Susan's Experience

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Susan came to Dr. G.D. Castillo because she was dissatisfied with the signs of aging that emerged as she entered her 50s. When she met with Dr. Castillo, he recommended laser skin resurfacing at our Bloomington, Illinois, practice. The procedure was initially targeted under the eyes, but Susan liked the results so much that she later came back for a second procedure on her face and neck. Read on to hear about her cosmetic journey, in her own words.


I am 56 years old, and I started coming to "The Dream Team" of Dr. Castillo and his staff about 4 years ago. The only regret I have is not finding them sooner. I couldn't be happier with everything they have done for me, and I like that I never feel pressured to do anything.

About 3 years ago, I consulted with Dr. Castillo because I just wasn't happy with the way my skin was looking and the way I was aging. I had bags under my eyes, a sagging neck, and a few other things.

After a lot of thought, I underwent a chin implant, liposuction under my chin, a cheek lift, lower blepharoplasty and traditional CO2 laser resurfacing (level 3) under my eyes. The results were amazing! I still look like me — but a better version of me.

Patient Before Image

Before surgery

Patient After Image

After surgery

Now fast-forward 3 years, and I'm still loving my surgical results. When I had the traditional CO2 laser resurfacing done 3 years ago, though, I did not do my whole face, just under my eyes. I was unhappy with the how my skin looked that had not been treated by the laser, and I wanted the skin on my neck to look smoother and younger as well. I made an appointment with Dr. Castillo, and he suggested I talk with Roxanne. Roxanne was wonderful.

She suggested I try CO2 micro-fractional laser resurfacing on the areas I was unhappy with: level 2 on my face and level 1 on my neck. Once again, the results were amazing, and the downtime was even shorter than the last procedure. It helped with brown spots, discolorations, and the lines on my face. It really improved the texture of my skin, too: It is so smooth now! My whole face looks brighter and fresher. My makeup lays beautifully now.

Patient Before Image

Before CO2 micro-fractional laser resurfacing

Patient After Image

After CO2 micro-fractional laser resurfacing

I'm always a little nervous before something like this, and Roxanne was so wonderful about explaining just what to expect from start to finish. Keeping my skin looking as good as possible is very important to me. The CO2 micro-fractional laser resurfacing that Roxanne did for me is something I would definitely do again! The cost is very reasonable, and like I said, the downtime is short.

I have recently started using Dr. Castillo's skincare products, too, and could not be happier with the results. You can tell they are real, quality products. I am very much a believer in the old adage, "You get what you pay for." His products are worth it, and the knowledge you gain about caring for your skin is priceless.

I can't say enough about how nice the staff is Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Castillo, Roxanne, and Stephanie have always made me feel so comfortable and welcomed. I would recommend considering "The Dream Team" for any changes you are thinking of making.


To view more results from patients who decided on laser skin resurfacing, visit our photo gallery. And if you'd like to talk about the procedure in more detail, please request a consultationrequest a consultation or call our office at 217-359-7508217-359-7508 (Savoy) or 309-662-0436309-662-0436 (Bloomington).

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