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Fire & Ice Event: January 25th 2018

Join us on January 25th for our second annual Fire and Ice event. RSVP today for this appointment based event to learn more information about miraDry, the permanent solution for underarm sweat, odor and hair reduction. If you suffer from excessive underarm sweat (also called hyperhidrosis) or just want to ditch chemical antiperspirant in 2018, this is the treatment for you! We will also be showcasing  CoolSculpting, a non-surgical option for fat reduction to the abdomen, love handles, thighs, braline, back and arms, Coolmini, for non-surgical fat reduction for a double chin. And the iS Clinical Fire & Ice Peel for intensive exfoliation. There will be exciting live demonstrations, free c

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Scheduling Updates for Dr. Carolyn Jacob

As of January 2018, Dr. Carolyn Jacob will be reducing her general dermatology availability. She has been working tirelessly over the last year to bring on talented and highly skilled medical providers, Dr. Lauren Fine and Dr. Omer Ibrahim, while mentoring our newest Physician Assistant, Brittany Rank, PA-C. Dr. Jacob loves her loyal patients (although we like to think she is Wonder Woman - who needs a cape, right?!), but there is only one of her. By increasing availability, we hope our patients will enjoy the additional clinic days and appreciate extended hours for general dermatology visits. Dr. Jacob will still be seeing patients for full body mole checks and spots of concern on Monday af

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Facing the New Year with a Smile, Healthy & Happy!

We hope all patients, friends and followers of CCSD have had a festive and relaxing holiday season.  As we move into the new year with an invigorated and renewed desire to look and feel our best, our thoughts often turn to health and appearance. Start your year right, supporting peace of mind and body, with a top-to-toe mole check courtesy of our certified Physician Assistants, Whitney Conen and Brittany Rank. If good skin health doesn’t put the pep in your step maybe some buffing and pampering with estheticians Lizz Malave and Meaghan Dare will? You won’t find a better duo for delivering bright and beautiful radiance. If your concerns are a little more focused on this frown line and f

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Refyne & Defyne with Dr. Fine

While there are many fillers on the market that can plump wrinkles and replace volume, Refyne and Defyne were created to provide patients with an even more natural-looking result. Both products use a new type of hyaluronic acid, called XpresHAn technology, which allows the injected gel to flex within the skin as you move and ‘express’ your face. So whether you're smiling, frowning, or wrinkling your face the result remains soft and natural for up to 12 months. In the month of December any patient having Refyne or Defyne with Dr. Lauren Fine (so good it rhymes) will eligible receive one free area of Dysport! Call 312-245-9965 to find out more. Restrictions apply. Promotion valid for si

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Meet Meaghan & Lizz, Licensed Estheticians

We are pleased to introduce Meghan and Lizz, licensed Chicago estheticians, each handpicked by Dr. Carolyn Jacob for their sparkly personalities and exceptional skill. Meaghan obtained her esthetic license at Pivot Point Academy. She joins us with over 5 years experience working within plastic surgery and medical skin care specialties. She loves to be on the forefront of technology and product science, enabling her to provide the perfect treatment plan for each patient. Meaghan believes we all deserves to look and feel our best, every single day. She loves helping her patients achieve that goal and her favorite treatment is dermaplaning! We welcome Meaghan’s knowledge, skill, leadership

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Welcome Dr. Omer Ibrahim, MD

We are pleased to announce that we have added another board-certified, fellowship trained Dermatologist to the CCSD family! Please welcome Dr. Omer Ibrahim, who joins us from completing a prestigious fellowship in cosmetic, laser and dermatologic surgery at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, with clinical faculty from the Harvard and Yale Departments of Dermatology. Dr. Ibrahim completed his medical education at Yale University School of Medicine, with an undergraduate degree from University of Cincinnati with a combined B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Spanish. He will focus his practice on both general and cosmetic dermatology, while placing a strong emphasis on patient education and mapping

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Skincare BFF’s = Antioxidant + SPF

Guys, we've told you before and we'll tell you again: Sunscreen alone is not enough to keep sun damage away. Before you have a freckle freakout and cry into your EltaMD, we have the solution! In honor of our awesome monthly special we wanted to spread the love about these two skincare BFF’s: antioxidants and sunscreens. So why do they work so well together?  There is significant research to show that antioxidants help prevent free radical damage that causes unhealthy or mutant cells. Sunscreen is still important because it prevents those molecules from getting to your cells in the first place. In short, adding a layer of an antioxidant serum or lotion under your sunscreen can add an extra

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The Experts of NewBeauty

When it first hit stands, NewBeauty carved a unique niche as the only magazine dedicated to beauty. Since its inception, no other publication has done more to educate readers on how to make better beauty decisions. Created to fill a void where real and trusted beauty information was nearly impossible to find, NewBeauty has grown into a powerhouse publication offering cutting-edge tips, suggestions and solutions across a wide range of options. From the latest beauty products, treatments and cosmetic enhancement procedures to advancements in health, wellness, diet and fitness, NewBeauty remains THE trusted beauty source. As such, it’s really no surprise to find Dr. Christopoulos and Dr. Jaco

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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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Fire & Ice Event: January 25th 2018

Join us on January 25th for our second annual Fire and Ice event. RSVP today for this appointment ba
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Scheduling Updates for Dr. Carolyn Jacob

As of January 2018, Dr. Carolyn Jacob will be reducing her general dermatology availability. She has
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Facing the New Year with a Smile, Healthy & Happy!

We hope all patients, friends and followers of CCSD have had a festive and relaxing holiday season.
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