Posts for: February, 2015

By Dr. Mary Szatowski
February 09, 2015
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Blepharoplasty  
BlepharoplastyThe look of your eyes plays a significant role in your overall facial appearance. In some cases, droopy or sagging eyelids can hide your eyes or give you a persistently “tired” look. Excess skin around your eyes can also make it more difficult to see clearly. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes or lids, the procedure that you may find valuable for your specific situation is called blepharoplasty. Learn about this advanced procedure, which is now available at the Chicago ophthalmology office of Dr. Mary Szatowski.

What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the technical term for “lifting” your eyelids with surgery, which in turn changes the entire appearance of the eyes and makes them more clearly visible. It can also remove bags under the eyes and some of the folds that show on the eyelids. During the procedure, excess fat, muscle and sometimes skin is removed from the areas above and below the eyes through very small incisions. In some cases the incisions are made from the inside of the eyelid. When the procedure is complete the eye area shows minimal to no scars. 

Things to Know in Advance of this Procedure
This eye surgery is an outpatient procedure can be completed in as little as 45 minutes under local anesthesia at Dr. Mary Szatowski's Chicago ophthalmology office. The healing process takes about a week and some patients are able to return to work shortly thereafter. Many patients are pleased with the results after an eyelid surgery. If you’re also concerned about lifting your eyebrows, talk to the doctor about what is called an Endotine device (eyebrow rejuvenator) or how Botox can supplement this procedure.

Come in for a Consultation
Are you curious about how blepharoplasty can “lift” the look of your eyes and face? Make time to talk to Dr. Mary Szatowski about this surgical procedure and learn if it’s right for you. Call her Chicago ophthalmology office at 312-332-4296 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Mary Szatowski
February 06, 2015
Category: Dermatology

Are you unhappy with the appearance of the skin under your eyes?  Is your skin wrinkled and loose?  Are your pores too large or is your skin dull? Dr. Mary Szatowski-Pritikin can improve ALL of those issues without ANY surgery and WITHOUT downtime! It may sound unbelieveable, but it is true! 

Dr. Mary Szatowski treats patients that aren't satisfied with the appearance and function of their eyesFresh Face or skin. One of the most advanced aesthetic treatments available to Chicago patients is called Halo Hybrid Fractional laser. Learn more about this laser therapy and if it is right for your specific case.

What is the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser?
The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser is an advanced skin technology developed by the Sciton company that is aimed at reversing the effects of aging. The laser pinpoints skin perfections that are caused by too much exposure to the sun, including sun spots and lines in the skin. It tightens and tones the skin to give you a more youthful look. 

What Does the Laser Treat?
If you’re unhappy with your skin because you feel that it has lost its original “glow,” the Halo laser might be right for your needs. The laser treats the following specific aesthetic facial problems for Chicago patients:


Reduction of large pores
Dullness in the skin’s complexion
Damage from the sun’s rays
Winkles and lines in the skin
Skin discolorations and uneven color
Rough texture (extra layers of skin)
Reduction of the appearance of scars


Some patients report significant positive results after just one “light” treatment. More intensive treatments are also available that require a few days of downtime. 

Learn More about the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser
This non-surgical procedure can help you achieve more radiant skin with minimal downtime. The best way to learn more about this new technology is to see it in action. Contact the Chicago office of
Dr. Mary Szatowski
today to set up a time to talk about how the Halo laser can help you achieve the aesthetic results you've been seeking. Call the doctor’s main office line at 312-332-4296 to schedule an appointment.