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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Defy Aging Virtual Event

Thank you for supporting our Defy Aging Event!   Join us in celebrating our annual Defy Aging virtual event on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00 am – 11:55 pm CST! No sign up is required this year, just visit our website on the 20th to gain access to these event specials: Save on skincare product purchases at chicagoskinscience.com! Online access to event-only discounts on our most popular esthetic, injectable, cosmetic, and body sculpting services! Enter for a chance to win FREE cosmetic treatments and skincare products such as EmSculpt NEO, Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Alastin, DiamondGlow & more! (event-day purchase of skincare or treatments is necessary to be eligible for winning raffles) Virtual all-day event, shop whenever you want on April 20th! Thank you to our patients for your continued support of CCSD, and we hope to (virtually) see you there!

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Welcome EMSELLA to CCSD 

CCSD is happy to present our latest device. Welcome EMSELLA! This unique technology revolutionizes the intimate health and wellness category by providing those suffering from incontinence with a completely non-invasive option. Stress incontinence is when there is exerted pressure on the bladder causing leakage. This can be caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising. EMSELLA utilizes HIFEM electromagnetic energy to deliver thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session, that you would not be able to do on your own. This treatment can be beneficial for both men & women.   EMSELLA consists of 6, 30-min treatments, performed twice a week. Some patients notice improvement after a single session, with results typically continuing to improve over the following weeks after the final treatment. Studies confirm 95% of patients report an improved quality of life!   CCSD now offers the Core to Floor experience. This therapy utilizes two HIFEM devices, EMSCULPT NEO and EMSELLA to strengthen, firm and tone the abdomen and pelvic floor muscles. This combination therapy improves neuromuscular control, strength, balance, intimacy, and vitality. It’s a fantastic solution for women and men of all ages including athletes, women who have been pregnant, and people who want to maintain or regain quality of life.  If you’re interested in a consultation, call our office at 312-245-9965 opt 2.  

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Virtual Chat with Dr. Niki Christopoulos

Dr. Niki Christopoulos invites you to an exclusive virtual chat regarding Mommy Makeovers. Join us Monday, March 27 at 5:15pm - 6:00pm as Dr. Christopoulos, Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, discusses the combination of procedures involved in a mommy makeover procedure, show real patient results, followed by a real time Q&A discussion! Click here to register via Zoom! You'll receive the webinar link and calendar invite, so you don't miss out on our virtual chat with Dr. Christopoulos.  

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Client Reviews

Thank you to the friendly staff at CCSD for always making my visits pleasant and efficient! An even bigger thank you to Dr. Jacob for the phenomenal job she did all but erasing a scar on my face from skin cancer, and the amazing job she always does defying Mother Nature keeping my face looking young and alert!

— Christopher

Dr. Ibrahim is AMAZING. He has such a wonderful “bed side manner” and his experience is multifaceted. I go to him for both regular skin concerns and cosmetic reasons and he has been able to help with every issue I have! He is by far the best dermatologist I have been to and I recommend him 100%!

— Maddy

Loved results..and my daughter had microdermabrasion and beautiful results..they r so professional and very organized..appointment times right on schedule..no waiting. I would say this is the best place in Chicago..for any needs of the face. They are the experts..

— Rosalina

What a great experience! I love this office, every time I come everyone has a great smile, and the office is always bright and clean. Dr. Pritzker is awesome, she is so fast and efficient and knows exactly how to combat those pesky wrinkles.

— Valarie

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