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.
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!
New Office Hours + Upcoming Saturday Clinics
Starting on May 31st, Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology & Chicago Skin Science will have updated hours of operations. Our new office hours are: Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We know that some of our patients relied on the late appointments, however, we are still maintaining our once-a-month Saturday appointments open for those who may need them! Our upcoming Saturday clinics are as follows: Saturday, June 18th from 9:00am - 1:00pm Available Providers: Dr. Omer Ibrahim, Caroline Sheppard, PA-C and Nicki Loizzi, LE Saturday, July 9th from 9:00am - 1:00pm Available Providers: Dr. Lauren Fine, Brittany Rank, PA-C and Alexis Jawny, LE Saturday, August 13th from 9:00am - 1:00pm Available Providers: Dr. Omer Ibrahim, Whitney Hersh, PA-C, Nicki Liozzi, LE and Alexis Jawny, LE Call or text us to schedule your upcoming appointment at 312-245-9965 (option 2 if you call).
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!
Melanoma Monday – FREE Skin Cancer Screenings
Monday, May 2nd is Melanoma Monday, a day focused on raising awareness of the deadliest form of skin cancer which nearly 20 Americans die from everyday! That’s why the American Academy of Dermatology recommends getting an annual skin check with a Board Certified Dermatologists or Certified Physician Assistants, like your trusted providers at CCSD! In recognition of May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we will be providing FREE skin exams on Melanoma Monday (May 2nd) through May 5th. New and current patients are encouraged to make an appointment for their full body skin check before these limited appointments run out! Call or text our office at 312-245-9965 (option 2 for calls) to schedule your FREE skin exam today! Providers available during the week of May 2nd for FBSE: Monday, May 2nd Dr. Jacob - 1:20-3:30pm Whitney, PA-C - 2pm - 3pm Wednesday, May 4th Dr. Fine - 12pm - 1pm Thursday, May 5th Caroline, PA-C - 10:30am - 11:40am Dr. Ibrahim - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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.
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!
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.
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!