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.
Virtual Day of Beauty 2022
Join us in celebrating our annual Day of Beauty virtual event on Thursday, October 13th from 12:00 am - 11:55 pm CST! Sign up below and gain access to these event specials: Save on skincare product purchases at chicagoskinscience.com! (only available to Virtual Day of Beauty guests) 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 CoolSculpting, 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 Oct. 13th! 10% of our Day of Beauty event proceeds will go to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thank you to our patients for your continued support of CCSD, and we hope to (virtually) see you there! [gravityform id="30" title="true" description="false"]
Botox flash sale until August 31st!
Book your Botox appointment of two areas or more by August 31st and save $75! Don't wait to book your next Botox appointment with your favorite CCSD Board-Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. To save even more on treatment day, don't forget to check your Alle wallet for available points and gift cards before checkout! WHAT: $75 off 2 areas or more of Botox WHEN: Going on now thru 8/31/22 DETAILS: Botox areas include crow's feet, forehead and frown lines. Must be a member of Alle (free to sign up) Limit one rebate per patient, while supplies last. Two Botox areas must be treated during the same appointment to be eligible. Call 312-245-9965 or book your Botox appointment online by August 31 to save $75! 515 N State St Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60654www.chicagodermatology.com | (312) 245-9965
August is Hair Loss Awareness Month
Suffering with excessive shedding, thinning or loss of hair can be a silent struggle for both male and female patients. Hair loss has many causes including (but not limited to) heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications associated with them, a stressful life event and certain styling techniques. Diagnosis is often incredibly patient specific, which is why it is important you seek the guidance of a hair loss expert. Since August is Hair Loss Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight our expert hair loss providers and treatment options. Dr. Omer Ibrahim’s interest in the condition of alopecia and hair loss began with working alongside Dr. Wilma Fowler Bergfeld at the Cleveland Clinic, who is one of the nation’s top experts on hair loss. As the hair growth guru of Chicago, Dr. Ibrahim makes time for his hair loss patient’s during clinic hours recommending many successful results-driven patient care plans. One of the most popular treatments for hair loss at CCSD is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. PRP is blood plasma that contains essential proteins to stimulate natural hair growth. This therapy involves drawing a patient’s own blood, spinning it so that only enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and re-injecting it into the scalp. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months following treatment. Hair growth will continue to improve up to a year thereafter. CCSD has a multitude of treatment and product options at our office, and we can customized hair loss regimens based on your needs. Check out how other CCSD patients saw fantastic hair growth improvements HERE! Call 312-245-9965 option 2 or book online, to schedule your hair loss appointment today!
NEW Acne Treatments at CCSD
Our acne fighting armamentarium is growing at CCSD! These light-based therapies are perfect for patients who are searching for a safe, effective and drug-free alternative to topicals, chemical peels, oral antibiotics and/or isotretinoin treatments. What’s even better is you can save $1,000 this August when you purchase a BBL Hero and AviClear package combination! But first, let’s take a deeper looking into these new FDA-cleared acne treatments at CCSD: BBL Hero – This non-invasive IPL device is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of BBL (BroadBand Light) to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine in just four treatments. BBL Hero uses a combination of blue, yellow, and infra-red light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote the body’s natural healing process. AviClear – The first and only device that selectively targets and suppresses the sebaceous glands, eliminating acne at the source without the need for prescription medications. AviClear utilizes a revolutionary 1726 nm wavelength to treat mild, moderate, and severe acne vulgaris in just three treatments. Patients can expect acne reduction regardless of skin type or cause of breakout (even hormonal acne!) with no significant side effects. Call our office to schedule your acne appointment with a CCSD Provider at 312-245-9965 option 2.