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What others are saying aboutBodyworks

Hi Gayle, Hope all has been well with you - thought you'd like to know that not one day this past year - have I regretted the job you did on my face (OCT 2003) It looks as good as ever.
Happy holidays to you and yours!!

Lydia Navarro, IL

Gayle is a fantastic permanent cosmetic artist, absolutely one of the best.

Ilenia Consalvo

What Gayle is able to do with permanent cosmetics is amazaing, it's great that she utilizes her talent to better peoples lives."

Joanne R. Frankfort, IL

I was referred from UCLA Medical Center, traveled from California to have my eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips tattoed by Gayle.  It was worth every penny.

Rita C. California

My eyebrows look absolutely GROGEOUS!  I simply cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me.   It is incredible, the transformation that has taken place, not only on the outside but on the inside as well.  I have so much more self confidence and feel great!!
You are truly an artist.  It's amazing to think of where I was when first entering your office seven years ago.  You have completely transformed them and now I have beautiful, realistic looking eyebrows.  Your talent is worth the cost.  I use to spend so much time penciling in and covering my eyebrows with makeup.  I cannot express to you how wonderful it is not having to fuss with my eyebrows anymore. -Thank you so very much,

Jennifer P. Woodridge, IL

About Gayle

Gayle is a world renowned and exceptional Permanent Makeup Artist. She frequently has clients travel from across the U.S., ocean and as far as Europe so that Gayle is able to apply her artistic talent.

With ongoing requests from patients for help with their eyebrow reconstruction and correction, Gayle decided to expand her services and began studying permanent cosmetic makeup under a renowned physician in California. By the early 1990's she was certified in the application of tattooing permanent cosmetics.

Her driving force, to see the smile on her patients face, the joy in their eyes, and enthusiasm their voice as they return to thank her for helping change their face and life for the better. Over the years Gayle has worked on patients whom have suffered from birth defects, accident victims, burn survivors and alopecia suffers.

Gayle has assisted cancer patients that have had breast reconstruction, as well as those in need of their eyebrows or eyelashes to be enhanced or totally replaced. Over the years she has worked on many patients which required a complete overhaul of their esthetic look which enabled the client to regain inner peace.

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Having articles published in trade magazines and major news papers (see Chicago Tribune Article) recognizing Gayle's ability to transform people through the art of permanent makeup. She receives referrals from a renowned instructor from the UCLA School of Dermatology Physicians, as well as having patients travel from across the country for her tremendous ability to apply permanent cosmetic makeup in a realistic manner.

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Services

Permanent Cosmetics

This is a tattoo that your Grandma would certainly approve, and is for both Women & Men.

Permanent Cosmetics is a great convenience for all, and can release you from the dependency of your eyeliner pencil, eyebrow pencil or lipstick. Men & Woman from all walks of life have come to enjoy the effortlessness that Permanent Cosmetics have brought to their mornings.

Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing is for Men and Women. As many Men with Alopicia, accident victims and cancer survivor's have sought-out my services.

Gayle is an expert in Lip and Eyebrow reconstruction, completing numerous procedures on: burn & dog bite victims, lip-line/lip color deterioration, scar camouflage, skin repigmentation, areola restoration, aloepicia patients, hair enhancement. Gayle works closely with several plastic surgeons, is a receiptent of referrals from local and out-of-state medical Doctors including UCLA and Northwestern Cancer Center in Chicago. Bodyworks by Gayle complies with all OSHA standards of sanitation and sterilization.

    I should consider permanent cosmetics if:
  • I have Alopecia
  • I have Hair Loss from Cancer Treatments
  • I suffer from Vitiligo
  • I have undergone reconstructive procedure for Cleft Lip or Cleft Palette
  • I have Tweezed away my eyebrows
  • I require Corrective work (previously completed procedure by alternative PCM Tech that requires correction).
  • I pencil in my eyebrows, eyeliner and lips every morning.
  • I want to not worry about having to pencil in or fix my eyebrows, eyeliner or lips after I swim, workout, etc...
  • I had an injury resulting in a scar to an eyebrow, eyeline or lip.
  • I have a scar that I would like to be less noticeable.

but I have questions?

Permanent Hair Removal

    Two Procedures performed:
  • Electrolysis
    • Electrolysis is one of two procedures that will Permanently remove any unwanted hair for both men and women. Disposable sterile probes are used on all patients. Bodyworks not only complies with all OSHA standards of sanitation and sterilization, they far exceed all requirements.
      The type of method utilized during Electrolysis is called the 'Blend Method', which is a combination of galvanic and thermolysis. Compared to straight thermolysis, we are able to cut the total treatment time in half by utilizing the 'Blend Method'. Electrolysis is a must for all hair that is Blonde, White, Gray, or for shaping the lower section of the eyebrows.
  • Laser Hair Removal
    • Laser hair removal is a technique that utilizes beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicles, eliminating bloodflow to the hair follicle and eliminating the hair within the follicle. Laser hair removal is among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S.

BOTOX®

    Cosmetic Applications help to reduce the appearance:
  • Frown Lines (a.k.a. Crows feet)
  • for Women: Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have experienced.
  • for Men: 6% of total BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are performed on males (313,714 procedures)1., BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular minimally invasive physician administered aesthetic procedure for males (314,000 procedures)2

With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women, men, and their doctors.


    Medical Applicaitons to Treat:
  • to treat Leakage of Urine (incontinence) in adults with overactive bladder due to neurologic disease who still have leakage or experience too many side effects after trying an anticholinergic medication in people 18 years and older
  • to prevent Headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older
  • to treat Increased Muscle Stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles in people 18 years and older with upper limb spasticity
  • to treat the Abnormal Head Position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in people 16 years and older
  • to treat certain types of Eye Muscle Problems (strabismus) or abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in people 12 years and older

BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used

all Botox® applications are administered by a board certified and licenced D.D.S. Ann E. Mazzotti, D.D.S., AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Botox® information obtained from botoxcosmetic.com, botoxmedical.com

JUVÉDERM®

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.†

    Helps Reduce:
  • Smile Lines (or “Parentheses”)
    • Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment area that many women seek help with.
      While individual results vary, after just one JUVÉDERM® XC treatment most patients see a real difference, with a noticeable softening of the smile lines.
      Proper grammar is important, however, parentheses have a place and it's not on your face!
  • Marionette Lines
    • Marionette lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of sagging and/or a downturned expression.
  • Vertical Lines
    • Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can begin to appear over time due to ordinary lip muscle movement. However, environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress can also contribute to how the area around our lips ages and the formation of vertical lip lines. The good news is that JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler can soften those with typically just one treatment!

† This includes all JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulations. Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment.

JUVÉDERM® information obtained from juvederm.com

For Men

  • Permanent Hair Removal
  • Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo
  • BOTOX®
  • JUVÉDERM®

For Women

  • Permanent Makeup
  • BOTOX®
  • JUVÉDERM®
  • Permanent Hair Removal

Frequently Asked Questions

Permanent Cosmetics FAQs

Is the procedure painful?

Level of sensation varies per individual. Prior to and during the procedure Gayle will apply a topical anesthetic (numbing solution) to the subject area.

How long will the procedure take?

The procedures may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours total time from the time you enter my office until you are ready to leave.

What if a mistake is made?

If an improvement upon shape is required, a sanitized applicator is used to draw the eyebrows or lips on prior to starting the procedure.
You'll be able to see and approve the shape before we start the application.

How does Gayle know where to place my eyebrows?

Everyone has a designated area determined by their bone structure. We use these guide line to apply the best brow for your face.

How will Gayle choose an appropriate color?

For your eyebrows we take into consideration the color of your skin undertones and natural eyebrow color.
As with lips, most women wear the same color or similar color, because it is what best complements their skin.

After the procedure can I apply an alternative color?

Yes, You will just have to take into consideration that you are dealing with a different starting canvas color.

Can Gayle make my lips have a more full look?

Yes, Lip correction is a specialty of Gayle's. Not only for the woman who just wants her lips enlarged,
but the man or woman who might be suffering from some type of deformity from birth or an accident.

What if I have eyeliner applied and styles change?

Gayle is always conservative with the application of permanent make-up.
You can always add more for that special occasion, unless of course, you absolutely want it permanently applied. Then you will be accommodated.

How soon may I schedule an appoitnment?

Call 708.460.2202 - give us a call and we'll try and fit you in as soon as possible.

What if I want to change my eyebrow or lip color following the original procedure?

This can be done as the colors integrate to change the original color implanted.

How long will the permanent cosmetics last?

Some fading will be noticed, the amount of fading noticed is dependent upon the patients lifestyle and starting color.
Permanent Cosmetics will last indefinitely.

BOTOX® FAQs

What is BOTOX® cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows. Individual results may vary.

What to expect from BOTOX® treatment

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months.1 Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months.1 Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.

Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.

What are the possible side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic can cause serious side effects, see "What are the possible side effects : Medication Guide" Medication Guide.

    Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include:
  • dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain
  • eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes
  • allergic reactions; symptoms of an allergic reaction to BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic may include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

What will happen to the moderate to severe frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?

If you do not continue treatments, the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows will gradually return to the way they looked before treatment.

What to expect from BOTOX® treatment

Once you and your doctor have decided that BOTOX® is an option for you, your treatment will consist of a number of injections into the muscles selected by your doctor. BOTOX® injections are given right in your doctor's office. The amount and the locations of the BOTOX® injections will depend on your condition and individual needs.

Does BOTOX® treatment hurt?

The needles used to give a BOTOX® injection are very fine so most people experience only mild discomfort.

How long does it take to see results?

Once you receive BOTOX® treatment you'll start to experience the benefits soon, usually within a few days to a couple of weeks after receiving BOTOX® treatment.

Do treatment results differ?

Yes, individual results may vary. To get the best results, it's important to go to a doctor who is experienced in administering BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

JUVÉDERM® FAQs

What is JUVÉDERM®?

JUVÉDERM® is the only HA filler FDA approved to last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) —the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). JUVÉDERM® XC comes in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC.

What does JUVÉDERM® XC do?

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

What is JUVÉDERM® XC indicated for?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).

Why does JUVÉDERM® XC come in two formulations?

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique needs. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. Both formulations are available at Bodyworks.

What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different from other dermal fillers?

JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. The unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, JUVÉDERM® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

How is JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel used in treatment?

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is eased into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) and "marionette lines" (oral commissures). JUVÉDERM® XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

What will treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel accomplish?

It will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year.∆ δ 1, 2 Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.

Is treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of JUVÉDERM® XC allows your doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. And, JUVÉDERM® XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Additionally, JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience† 1. Your doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.

How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes.

How long will an application last?

No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection. We will provide you with Patient Safety Information guide for JUVÉDERM® injectable gel.

Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM®?

Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color 1.

1. Grimes PH, Thomas JA, Murphy DK. Safety and effectiveness of hyaluronic acid fillers in skin of color. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009;8:162-168. Please see JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC Patient Safety Information for more information.

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Company address
Bodyworks
9457 Bormet Drive, Mokena, IL 60448 708. 460. 2202 info@bodyworksbygayle.com

Directions

From Orland Park/ North:

  • South on LaGrange Road/ US-45 S/ 96th Ave.,
  • Turn LEFT onto W 191st St./ CR-84,
  • Turn RIGHT at first street HENRY Drive,
  • Turn RIGHT at BORMET Drive (first stop sign).

From Frankfort/ South:

  • North on LaGrange Rd/ US-45 S/ 96th Ave.,
  • Turn RIGHT onto BORMET Drive (first street before 191st, a 5/3 Bank is on corner of BORMET Dr.)

From the West:

  • I-80 to LaGrange Road/ US-45 S,
  • South on LaGrange Road/ US-45 S/ 96th Ave.,
  • Turn LEFT onto W 191st St./ CR-84,
  • Turn RIGHT at first street HENRY Drive,
  • Turn RIGHT at BORMET Drive (first stop sign).