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Chicago Summer Skin Savers

Our warm, sunny Chicago summers are such a treat. With July 4th, Lollapalooza, and park-season in full flow we want you to be prepped and ready for all that time spent outdoors! 1. Avene Thermal Water: cooling and soothing! It always sprays at 52F for a refreshing boost no matter how warm the weather. 2. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic: a powerful antioxidant helps to neutralize free radical damage from the sun and environment. This serum also helps your sunscreen work harder. 3. EltaMD Aero SPF 45: sheer but sure sun protection in a spray. 4. Avene Skin Recovery Cream: soothing and moisturizing for irritated, sunburnt or compromised skin. 5. EltaMD Lip Balm SPF 31: Lips need sun protection

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Earn and use Brilliant Distinction Reward Points for Coolsculpting

We are excited to share that Brilliant Distinctions members are now able to earn and redeem rewards for their CoolSculpting services! Brilliant Distinctions (BD) is the ‘frequent flyer’ reward program for Botox and other Allergan services. Members can now earn 200 points per Coolsculpting cycle, which translates into a $20 rebate on future eligible Brilliant Distinctions services including Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Latisse and SkinMedica skin care products. The program will reward a maximum of 8 cycles per 12-month period. That’s a possible $160 saving! If you want to start saving money on your future Coolsculpting, Botox and Allergan injectable services click here to

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Welcome Brittany Rank, PA-C

We are pleased to announce we have added another certified Physician Assistant to the CCSD Team! Please welcome Brittany Rank, who joins us following completion the St. Ambrose University Physician Assistant program. She has an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a B.S. in Biology with Nutrition, and recently completed a Dermatology rotation in Hawaii. Brittany is a board certified Physician Assistant trained in all aspects of General Dermatology and aesthetic treatments including laser hair reduction, Coolsculpting, MiraDry, microneedling, ThermiSmooth and Thermage. Brittany is currently completing her CCSD induction program under the expert guidance of Dr. Caro

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New Office Hours

  We thank all loyal friends and patients of the Practice - your feedback has been awesome and we are listening! To best fit the needs of our patients we are updating our office hours as of July 1st 2017. Our new clinic and Esthetician hours will be: Monday: 8am-6pm Tuesday: 8am-6:30pm Wednesday: 8am-6:30pm Thursday: 8am-6pm Friday: 8am-5pm Saturday clinic hours will be announced soon! We look forward to having more time to care for each and every one of our patients! Call 312-245-9965 today if you need to schedule an appointment.

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Improvements at CCSD: New phone system coming……

We are aware that a few of you have been experiencing difficulty getting through on the phones and struggling with appointment availability. Over the last year we have experienced significant growth thanks to the expertise of our providers and cutting edge services we offer. We thank all loyal friends and patients of the Practice - your feedback has been awesome, and we are listening! To best fit the needs of our patients and office we have been busily working behind the scenes to hire more staff, more providers, extend business hours and revamp our entire phone system for the better. We are excited to announce you will see some of these developments roll out over the next few months. The ro

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By Women for Women: ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation

ThermiVa is a non-surgical procedure for vaginal rejuvenation. The device uses radiofrequency energy to treat internal and external tissue and help promote collagen growth, skin tightening and improved coordination of muscle activity and strength. Aside from internal and external vaginal tightening, some of the benefits include a noticeable reduction in sagging or lax skin, decreased vaginal dryness, reduced leakage (for women who are diagnosed with mild to moderate stress incontinence) and increased sexual satisfaction. If you pee-when-you-sneeze, suffer with problematic dryness or lax skin, you are not alone! Call 312-245-9965 today to learn more about how ThermiVa can help you.

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June is acne awareness month: How to treat an acne cyst

Acne is one of the most common skin complaints treated at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Bothersome blemishes don’t discriminate against age, gender or skin type. They can be debilitating. We talk a lot about the miracle products you can incorporate as part of your daily skin care regimen to maintain and manage acne, but what happens when a huge painful pimple rears its ugly, pus-filled head? You know, the one that ironically emerges days before the most important event of your life, causing you to Google in a blind panic ‘What would Dr. Pimple Popper do?’ When oxygen can easily flow into the follicle, bacteria can’t thrive or cause problems. It's only when you get the

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CCSD Chicago Fundraising – Miles for Melanoma 2017

May is skin cancer awareness month. In addition to running our free mole check clinic on May 1st the providers and staff of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology will be participating in Miles for Melanoma on July 9th 2017. This 5k event for walkers and runners aims to raise awareness and money for research in the fight against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. To join the CCSD team or donate to this worthy cause please click HERE. Use the green button on the right side that says JOIN TEAM and complete the steps to register yourself as a participant. We participated last year and it was a fun event with an excellent turnout. Family, friends, and four-legged walkers are welcome!

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Mother’s Day Gift Options at CCSD

Dedicate Sunday, May 14th, to the special lady in your life...your Mom! Make her feel special with some skin-spirational gifts like the Neocutis BioEssentials Ritual Kit, a perfect anti-aging starter kit containing two Practice must haves, Neocutis BioCream moisturizer and Lumiere eye cream. With every Neocutis purchase in may we are also giving away free pashmina scarves, while supplies last! The other gifts we highly recommend are the Clarisonic Smart Profile, the skin cleansing equivalent of brushing with an electric toothbrush, and the Skinceuticals Tria Age Defying Laser, an at home laser to improve the visible signs of aging. We also offer many relaxing and restorative skin maintenance

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Free Skin Cancer Screenings – May 1st

Dr. Carolyn Jacob, as part of Melanoma awareness month and in conjunction with the AAD SPOTme® community initiative, will be providing free mole checks on May 1st between 1:20-3:30pm. When it comes to good skin health, prevention and protection is key. Skin cancer describes an abnormal growth of cells, most often (but not always) found on sun-exposed skin. Skin cancer can all affect all race and ethnicities with melanoma being the deadliest diagnosis. A top tip from our physicians: “Look for the ugly duckling” and learn your ABCDE warning signs to promote early diagnosis and treatment. Use a sunscreen that protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Reapp

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Chicago Summer Skin Savers

Our warm, sunny Chicago summers are such a treat. With July 4th, Lollapalooza, and park-season in fu
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Earn and use Brilliant Distinction Reward Points for Coolsculpting

We are excited to share that Brilliant Distinctions members are now able to earn and redeem rewards
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Welcome Brittany Rank, PA-C

We are pleased to announce we have added another certified Physician Assistant to the CCSD Team! Ple
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