Research Studies

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Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology has a collaborative research team to advance in the fields of cosmetic surgery and dermatology. Our Providers and research staff follow Good Clinical Practice guidelines as well as FDA regulations. Our practice wide standard of care is maintained during all research related matters. The study patient and their care is of the utmost importance.

In the few short years that we’ve begun work in research we have focused on cosmetic procedures including injectables and device trials for the treatment of a range of conditions including cellulite, treatment of active facial lines, and enhancement of the abdominal muscles in postpartum women.

Our studies include those that were investigator initiated, sponsor initiated and FDA monitored.

Dr. Carolyn Jacob

Medical Director and Co-director of Research and Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Jacob has over 20 years of research experience. She has performed clinical studies on excessive sweat reduction with miraDry technology, cellulite reduction treatments, and body shaping with High Frequency Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM) Emsculpt treatments. Click here to read her research publications, journal articles plus national and international presentations.

Dr. Omer Ibrahim

Co-director of Research and Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Ibrahim is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatology Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has over 6 years of cosmetic and dermatologic research and has participated in numerous research trials covering topics  from hair loss to innovative laser anti-aging treatments. He has also published over 50 scientific papers and presented at national and international meetings.

Brittany Rank, PA-C

Specializes in dermatologic and cosmetic care as part of the research team.
Brittany is also a member of the Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (ISDPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Brittany has 2 years of cosmetic research experience, has performed research for body shaping with High Frequency Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM) and research for cellulite treatment.

Upcoming Research Studies:

  • Non-Invasive Cellulite Study- TBA
  • Psoriasis Topical Cream Study- TBA

Research Studies Currently Enrolling:

  • Currently Not Enrolling

Research Studies Fully Enrolled and Ongoing:

  • Midface Augmentation Study
  • Lip Filler Study
  • Non-Invasive Cellulite Study
  • Crow’s Feet Study
  • Submentum Fat Study


Our research coordinators can be reached by phone & text: 312.245.9965 ext. 5021, by email: [email protected] or by filling out the contact form below!

    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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