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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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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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Introducing Jessica Taylor – Permanent Makeup Artist

We’re excited to announce our newest CCSD provider! Now introducing Jessica Taylor – Permanent Makeup Artist. She is a Licensed Aesthetician with over 10 years of experience in the skin and beauty industry. Jessica's passion for all things beauty led her to find her true passion in becoming a Certified Permanent Makeup, Lash and Brow Artist. She finds great pleasure in making others feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, with patient satisfaction being her primary goal! Jessica will begin seeing patients on Wednesday, June 1st with clinic openings on Wednesdays 8am - 6pm and Fridays 8am - 5pm. She will be providing the following services (with more on the way soon!):  Nanoblading, Ombre, powder and Combo brow treatments Eyelash and Eyebrow tinting Eyebrow waxing & shaping Lash lifts & tints Lip blushing Book your appointment with Jessica by calling or texting 312-245-9965 today!

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CCSD Texting Update

We know our patients enjoy the convenience of directly texting our Practice phone number, 312-245-9965! CCSD is dedicated to continuing providing this service, however please note that we cannot receive photos via texting at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will notify our patients as soon as this service is restored! In the meantime, you can still send photos to us by emailing [email protected] or by uploading it to your patient portal, which is the most HIPAA compliant way to transmit this information. If you still need to register with our patient portal please give our office a call (312-245-9965 opt. 2) as it is the gateway to safe and secure messaging, appointment confirmations, photos, medical records and more. If you are texting our office for the first time, we will prompt you to reply with  “CONSENT” in order to text back and forth with you. The consent text will come from our office phone number, so you’ll know it’s CCSD! Appointment reminders via text message are currently down, but we are working to restore this service. Appointments can still be confirmed via email (so make sure we do not go to spam) and your patient portal. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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CCSD MASK REMINDER – Updated 3/1/22

At Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, the health & safety of our patients, providers and staff have always been our top priority. We continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for healthcare settings and continue to implement procedures to adhere to these guidelines. As you may know, the CDC recently released new masking recommendations that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance themselves. However, as explicitly stated by the CDC, these new recommendations do NOT include healthcare settings, like CCSD. While we can’t wait to see your smiling faces when visiting our practice, because we are a healthcare setting, CCSD will continue to require: ALL patients, providers and staff must continue to wear face masks, regardless of their vaccination status. We will continue to follow the full infection control procedures required by the CDC for healthcare settings. This includes masks, social distancing, enhanced infection prevention, monitoring and screening staff & patients (health survey and temp checks), and sanitizing clinic rooms and common areas.   If this requirement changes, we will notify our patients ASAP! Thank you for your understanding and continued trust in us as your dermatologic healthcare provider.

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Saturday Clinic: February 12, 2022

Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology has brought back Saturday clinics in 2022 for patients that are unable to get to our office Monday-Friday. We will be offering this availability at least once a month, with different CCSD Providers. Schedule your appointment on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 with Dr. Carolyn Jacob, Caroline Sheppard, PA-C, Angela Preski, LE or Sarah Post, PMU Artist. Prepayments are required at the time of scheduling to ensure your time and our Providers time is as efficient as possible. Call our office at 312-245-9965 option 2 to schedule with your favorite CCSD Provider!

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Upgraded Credit Card System

With the new year, comes exciting new changes! As of January 4th, we've updated our credit card processing system for an easier, faster and more seamless patient experience. We are pleased to announce that CCSD and CSS can now also accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, and contactless payments!  Please note, that with this new secure system, we will need to enter your credit card on file at your next office visit - even if you have just recently updated it with us within the last few months. We apologize for the inconvenience, but promise smooth sailing throughout the rest of the year! Thank you for your understanding.

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Meet Nicole “Nicki” Loizzi, Licensed Esthetician

Nicki has an unmatched passion for the Aesthetics industry and a real talent for helping others feel great in their own skin. In 2009, she became professionally certified in make-up artistry from London Eyes Make-up School. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Marketing Communications with a concentration in Public Relations in 2013. Nicole began her career in Plastic Surgery in 2014 as a Patient Coordinator working for a prominent cosmetic surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Educating, consulting, and helping patients through their surgical & non-surgical journeys led her to pursue her Esthetician career due to her in depth knowledge of the industry, and in 2018 she obtained her Esthetician License from G Skin & Beauty Institute. Since then she has worked for BTL Aesthetics, creators of EmSculpt, as well as a plastic surgeon on Chicago’s NorthShore.  Nicki believes in putting her patient’s skin needs/goals above all else and with honest, transparent communication and genuine care, she can help every patient feel and look their best from the inside out! She stands by the philosophy of only wearing make-up when you want to, not because you feel like you have to. Nicki knows the benefits of all the esthetic treatments we have to offer, and can put together a customized at-home skincare plan to meet individual needs. Call/text us at 312-245-9965 or book online to schedule your CCSD Specialty Treatment, Chemical Peel or DiamondGlow Microdermabrasion with Nicki today!

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Saturday Appointments Are Back!

We are excited to announce that our popular Saturday appointments are back, and will now be available for October 9th, November 20th, and December 11th, 2021. Our Saturday clinic hours will be 9am - 1pm, with the last appointment being at 12:30pm. These popular appointments are limited and will be in high demand! Therefore, we will be collecting payments in advance when scheduling your appointment over the phone, which will ensure your time and ours is productive. If you would like to make an appointment for any of the dates listed above, please call our office at 312-245-9965 option 2, and our Patient Entry Staff will be happy to assist you!

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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 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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