Treatments in Chicago for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month, which is in November, offers a chance to educate patients of this debilitating condition. Hyperhidrosis afflicts millions of people around the world, which is nearly 5% of the world's population! This medical condition is when the body sweats four or five times more than normal. When sweating is this extreme it can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and anxiety-inducing. It can disrupt all aspects of a person’s life. Luckily, Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology has many hyperhidrosis treatment options available to our patients! Prescription strength topical antiperspirants and oral medications. miraDry is a FDA-cleared procedure that permanently reduces underarm sweat and odor. CCSD is the #1 miraDry provider in Chicago and top 10 in the United States! Plus if you purchase a miraDry package this November, you'll save $500! We now offer the new, FDA-cleared Brella underarm patch! This quick, needle-free, in-office treatment reduces underarm sweat for up to 4 months. CCSD is the first and only Brella provider in Chicago! You can also save $100 on a Brella package this November in honor of Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month! Botox for hyperhidrosis is an option for underarms, palms of hands and hairline. The sweat-blocking response time is usually 2 to 4 days after treatment and lasts for 9 months. Call or text our office at 312-245-9965 opt. 2, or book online to schedule a consultation and find relief for your hyperhidrosis.
Coming Soon: Dysport Day & Botox Cosmetic Day
Save the date for TWO big days of savings coming this November! National Dysport Day - November 8th Aspire Rewards is offering an exciting promotion on November 8 starting at 9am CST only to Aspire members! So make sure if you haven't registered or downloaded the app yet, to sign up today (it's free). Treat yourself on Wednesday November 8 by claiming $50 off a $150 ASPIRE gift certificate (while supplies last) to use on your next Dysport treatment at CCSD. Book your Dysport appointment and also save more on treatment day by using your Aspire points! (Book your appointment 90+ days after your last Dysport treatment in order to utilize your Aspire gift certificate) National Botox Cosmetic Day - November 15 There will be THREE ways to celebrate the 5th annual Botox Day this year on Wednesday November 15 starting at 11AM CST! Alle members can get a free $50 Botox gift card when they purchase a $50 gift card while supplies last (hint hint log into the sale right at 11am CST so you don't miss out!). Alle members who get treated with Botox Cosmetic at CCSD November 1-30 will also earn DOUBLE Alle points to save on future treatments. You'll also be entered into the Botox Day Sweepstakes for a chance to be 1 of 5 winners to win $25,000! With all of these amazing offers, make sure you're signed up for Alle and download the app, then book your Botox appointment to save at CCSD!
Day of Beauty Virtual Event!
Thank you for attending our Day of Beauty event! Shop today, October 12 from 12:00 am - 11:55 pm CST to enjoy these event specials: Get 20% OFF on skincare product purchases at chicagoskinscience.com by using code "DOB23" at checkout. All Day of Beauty orders will receive a free curated skincare sample bundle, and any orders over $500 dollars (after discount) will get a luxury swag bag, while supplies last! Event-only discounts on our most popular esthetic, injectable, cosmetic, and body sculpting services on our event page here chicagodermatology.com! Enter raffles on our event page for a chance to win FREE cosmetic treatments and skincare products! (event-day purchase needed to be eligible for product raffle. $500+ is necessary to be eligible for winning a treatment raffle.) Virtual all-day event, shop whenever you want on Oct. 12th! 10% of our net event proceeds will go to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Welcome, Dr. Solomiya Grushchak!
CCSD welcomes Solomiya Grushchak, MD and her patients to CCSD. Dr. Grushchak is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic and Cosmetic & Laser Surgeon. She is a Ukrainian born, Chicago-native who received her undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine from the Honors Program at Loyola University Chicago. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. To better serve the needs of her patients, Dr. Grushchak continued her training at the University of California - Irvine, specializing in cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstruction, aesthetic medicine, and laser surgery. She has published over 30 research manuscripts and book chapters in facial anatomy and skin cancer, presents regularly at national conferences, and ongoingly strives to improve her professional acumen. Dr. Grushchak’s clinical interests include skin cancer surveillance, Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction (She has performed over 650 Mohs cases!) and surgical treatment of scars. She also performs cosmetic injectables and laser treatments. Her aim is to foster a warm and open environment for her patients. Dr. Grushchak is fluent in English and Ukrainian, elementary in Polish and Russian, and is currently learning Spanish! We hope our patients will help us in welcoming Dr. Grushchak and call our office to book your next appointment with her, 312-245-9965.
Meet our Physician Assistants!
Chicago Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology offers all of the latest innovative treatments only performed by the best providers. Alongside our Board-Certified Dermatologists, we have a specialty-trained team of Physician Assistants that perform a variety of treatments including CoolSculpting Elite, EMSCULPT NEO, EMFACE, Thermage FLX, miraDry and so much more! But what is a Physician Assistant? PAs are licensed clinicians who evaluate, diagnosis and treat a broad variety of medical and cosmetic concerns. They also perform screening exams, preventive care and education for dermatologic patients and families. Our Certified Physician Assistants are under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Jacob, have a Master of Science and are also certified by the National Commission of Certification of PAs. Meet our Physician Assistants! Nirali Miller, PA: Nirali has been with CCSD since 2005, lending her skills in laser hair removal, CoolSculpting Elite, miraDry, and Thermage FLX just to name a few treatments! Whitney Hersh, MS, PA-C: Whitney is a Nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant who joined CCSD in 2016. She is experienced in diagnosing and treating dermatological conditions as well as a variety of aesthetic treatments like EMSCULPT NEO, CoolSculpting Elite and Thermage FLX. Brittany Rank, MS, PA-C: Brittany joined CCSD in 2017 as a Nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant trained in general dermatology as well as aesthetic treatments. Brittany has a philosophy for providing compassionate and integrative care, tailored to each person as an individual. Caroline Sheppard, MS, PA-C: Caroline joined CCSD in 2020 with years of experience as a Nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she cared for patients in general dermatology. She is passionate about maintaining strong patient-provider relationships and has a special interest in treating acne, psoriasis and hair loss! Book your cosmetic or dermatologic appointment with one of our experienced Physician Assistants today!
Cosmetic Procedures for Men: Get Summer-Ready!
Summer is a time when many people want to look their best. With the hot weather and more time spent outdoors, it's a great time to take a closer look at your appearance and consider cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve the look you want. While cosmetic procedures are often associated with women, men can also benefit from these treatments. In this blog, we'll discuss some cosmetic procedures that men can have to look their best for summer. Emsculpt NEO This non-invasive body contouring treatment reduces fat and improves muscle tone. Using radiofrequency (RF) waves and high-intensity electromagnetic energy concurrently helps patients achieve a more sculpted and toned physique. This procedure can be performed on the abdomen, flanks, and other areas of the body. Emsculpt NEO is safe and effective for those who want to improve their body contour without plastic surgery or downtime. Laser Hair Removal Excessive hair can be a source of embarrassment for some men. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce unwanted body hair. This treatment uses laser energy to target the hair follicles, preventing them from growing back. Laser hair removal is a long-term solution that can save men time and money in the long run, as they no longer need to spend time and money on shaving or waxing. These are just two of many cosmetic procedures that men can have to look their best for summer. To learn more about other options for men or to schedule a consultation, please reach out online or call Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.
Treat Yourself to a Mommy Makeover in Chicago
It’s no secret that mothers have some of the most challenging jobs out there and make a multitude of sacrifices for their children. Some give up careers, others have to work multiple jobs, and single moms are simply doing it all on their own. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, here’s a reminder to thank moms everywhere. Mother’s Day is also a great time for moms everywhere to celebrate their accomplishments and do something nice for themselves. If you’re longing for the pre-pregnancy body you used to have, a mommy makeover may be just the thing you need. Common complaints from moms about their bodies include: Extra tummy weight Stretch marks Sagging breasts Stubborn pockets of fat deposits on hips and thighs Facial stress lines and wrinkles Mommy makeovers are customized to address many issues, and because everyone is different, your makeover will be tailored specifically for you and your goals. In most cases, combinations of procedures can be done at the same time for a true makeover. Surgical options include a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, facelift, and more. Non-surgical options may include laser treatments, skin tightening procedures, injectables, and chemical peels. With a combination of these procedures, your mommy makeover can help you look and feel your best. Your surgeon will be able to recommend the best combination of procedures to help you achieve your desired results. Not feeling confident about your body can seriously affect your self-esteem, motivation, productivity, and more. Think about how good it feels to buy a new outfit or get your hair done—that simple act of self-care can be rejuvenating enough to help you get through a rough time. Mommy makeovers can help similarly, but the effects last longer and have far more impact. To learn more about mommy makeovers, schedule a consultation for an in-depth discussion about your cosmetic goals. Reach out online or call Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.
4 Best Ways to Protect Skin From Sun Damage
The sun’s rays can be incredibly damaging to your skin, even on cloudy days. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your skin from sun damage. Here are some tips to keep your skin safe, healthy, and hydrated. 1. Wear Protective Clothing One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your skin from sun exposure is to wear protective clothing. This includes long-sleeved shirts, pants, and wide-brimmed hats that provide shade for your face and neck. Clothing made from lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen helps you keep cool in the sun and prevents overheating. 2. Apply Sunscreen Sunscreen is a must for protecting your skin from UV radiation. Use a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of at least 30. Apply it generously to all exposed areas of skin for at least 15 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if you are swimming or sweating. 3. Stay Hydrated Staying hydrated is important for maintaining healthy skin, especially during the summer months. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, which can further protect your skin from sun damage. 4. Avoid Tanning Beds Tanning beds are not a safe alternative to natural sunlight. They expose your skin to high levels of UV radiation, increasing your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. Instead, use a self-tanning product. Following these tips will help protect skin from sun damage and keep it looking healthy for years to come. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. To schedule a skin cancer screening, please contact Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.
For the Mothers – Specials & ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts
Mother's Day is coming up soon and CCSD / CSS has procured special promotions and gift ideas for your motherly figure. Read our blog showcasing our one-of-a-kind specials you can take advantage of to show mothers in your life that they deserve something special. The specials we have consist of treatments and store goodies offered with a purchase of an OMNILUX Device or ColoreScience product. Read below for Details. Treatments Save $50 when you purchase a $150 BOTOX Gift Card through ALLE Rewards. Sign into your Alle Rewards account and redeem today! If you haven’t signed up for our free rewards program through Alle – use the link below. OFFER IS AVAILABLE STARTING - MAY 10, 9AM PT | 12PM ET With this link https://mothersday.alle.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-alg-brand-us-Site Once purchased, all that you’ll have to do and it’ll be redeemed by our checkout team when you receive BOTOX. Products OMNILUX Devices we carry include the mask, glove, and neck/ decolletage. Receive a complimentary travel size Alastin Skincare A-luminate with any OMNILUX Device purchase. The Alastin Skincare A-LUMINATE BRIGHTENING Serum™ helps reduce the appearance of surface pigmentation, minimize recurrence and protect against future damage – through a clinically proven, non-irritating formula. Best for people treating hyperpigmentation, redness, brown spots, & sun damage. Check out our OMNILUX Devices With any ColoreScience product purchase you’ll receive a free ColoreScience Total Eye Hydrogel Treatment Mask. There are specialty ingredients which infuse into cooling, depuffing hydrogel. You'll be left refreshed, hydrated, and see immediate improvements in the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Check out our ColoreScience Collection Monthly Specials Strengthen your CORE & Pelvic Floor with Emsella. Get introductory pricing for a limited time - a great gift for moms! Now only $1,800 for a package of 6 sessions! Also helps decrease urinary incontinence & improve childbirth recovery. Get a free Alastin TriHex Transition Duo Kit with a package of 4 Sculptra Aesthetic Treatments A $254 value! Alastin Transition Duo Kit (Regenerating Skin Nectar + .5oz Restorative Skin Complex) helps build more collagen with your Sculptra! (Limit one gift per patient, given during checkout after first treatment in May. While supplies last.) Receive a complimentary travel size Alastin Restorative Skin Complex with an EMFACE package for a more lifted, youthful appearance $97 value! Alastin Restorative clears skin of old, damaged proteins and helps build new elastin & collagen for a more youthful appearance. (Limit one gift per patient, given during checkout after first treatment in May. While supplies last.) Get a complimentary Lash Lift when you book a Nanoblading Permanent Makeup service with Jessica ($125 value) Enhance your brows & lashes for the quickest morning routine ever! (Limit one complimentary lash lift per patient. Lash lift treatment must be performed during the same visit as your Nanoblading.) NEW! Receive a complimentary Alastin Eye Treatment with a purchase of a package of 4 PRX Skin Perfexion Skin Treatments A $99 value! This no downtime “reverse peel” helps lift & smooth crepey skin, heal acne scars, and reverse sun damage. (Limit one gift per patient while supplies last.). May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Get an EltaMD "Fun in the Sun" Gift with any $100+ EltaMD purchase Choose EltaMD branded sun hat OR beach bag, while supplies last! (Limit one gift per patient with a single $100+ before taxes of EltaMD sunscreen. While supplies last.) We hope you take advantage of these wonderful deals during this Mother’s Day season. - Because you deserve it.