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Brilliant Distinction Points for Coolsculpting Treatments

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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Collagen, the pathway to fresher, younger looking skin

After the age of 20, a person produces about 1% less collagen in the skin each year. By age 40, we have lost approximately 10%-20% of our collagen. By 50, we are down 20%-40%....and so the trend continues. Eek! This means that our skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. We see diminished function of the oil glands (hydration and protection) and less elastin (elasticity) production. Wrinkle formation as a result of intrinsic aging is inevitable, but it is gradual and very normal. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, and the key building block for everything from connective tissue  to hair, nails and the dermis layer of our skin. It functions much like the frame of a

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Treats for your Sweet – Valentine’s Day Prep

As the most amorous day of the year brings a flurry of Valentines romance around once again, there is no better time to plump your pout, energize your eyes and rejuvenate your neck. Our $100 off promotion is great for reducing expression lines to the face, hydrating lips and smoothing neck wrinkles. A quick appointment with one our board-certified physicians will tell you if you are a suitable candidate. This month Whitney Conen PA-C is also offering free consultations for ThermiSmooth radiofrequency tissue tightening to the eye area. This is a perfect choice if you aren’t quite ready to talk upper or lower eyelid surgery. If you are looking for solutions to gently and subtly make you f

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Financial Reminders for 2018

The new year often means a change of insurance provider or policy. If you have new insurance, or want to know if your policy is in network, please call the office in advance of any forthcoming visit so we can run a check on your eligibility and benefits. You need to bring a copy of your current insurance card to all appointments, otherwise may risk being considered self-pay for the day. Please be aware that we do require all patients to leave a credit card on file, and have found this to be a more convenient and private option for you to pay your bill, wherever you are. With the increase in high-deductible health plans, If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak with our b

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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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Brilliant Distinction Points for Coolsculpting Treatments

We are excited to share that Brilliant Distinctions members are now able to earn and redeem rewards
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Collagen, the pathway to fresher, younger looking skin

After the age of 20, a person produces about 1% less collagen in the skin each year. By age 40, we h
Read More

Treats for your Sweet – Valentine’s Day Prep

As the most amorous day of the year brings a flurry of Valentines romance around once again, there i
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