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CCSD: Supporting Science & Research

Here at CCSD we always strive to provide the latest and greatest in treatment options and knowledge for our patients. Both Dr. Carolyn Jacob and Brittany Rank, PA-C were key investigators in the clinical research for Emsculpt body contouring, making us one of the most familiar with the device and best able to provide optimal outcomes for patients. More recently Dr. Omer Ibrahim was published in Dermatologic Surgery magazine on the topic of injectable filler nodules and their implications in clinical practice. Although rare, if a nodule or inflammation does occur, our expert physicians are able to provide safe and swift resolution using their years of research and experience. In the coming mo

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April is National Rosacea Awareness Month

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the impact of this chronic disorder, estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. Often observed as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go, the earliest signs of rosacea are often overlooked because people assume they are temporary. Without medical treatment the effects of rosacea can become increasingly severe. Common symptoms include blushing and flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples, visible blood vessels, eye irritation, burning or stinging, a dry appearance, plaques, skin thickening and swelling. The great news is that with medical help, Ro

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EVENT: Defy Aging, April 25th

If you are bothered by signs of aging, now is the time to DEFY! From cutting edge skincare to the latest advances in dermal fillers, non-surgical facial rejuvenation and body treatments, get answers at our educational Defy Aging event on April 25h from 5:30-7:30pm. Attend short, informative lectures with your favorite CCSD providers, who will be discussing the innovative procedures available at our Practice. Talk to industry professionals about anti-aging products and services. We will be offering 20% off all product purchases that evening, event only specials and an awesome raffle. A deposit of $25 is required to confirm attendance, which can be put toward any purchase made that night (prod

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

“I have wonderful patients who come to see me because they simply want to look like a better version of themselves.” A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic, surgical procedures designed for women wanting to restore and repair their body to a pre-pregnancy appearance, usually focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical combination of procedures can include a tummy tuck with a breast procedure, such as an augmentation with implants, a lift or reduction. It is not uncommon to see liposuction of the tummy, legs, arms or bra line also included. The term “mommy makeover” may be new, but the procedures Dr. Christopoulos chooses for her patients have a long, successful, and sa

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Miles for Melanoma – June 2nd 2018

Lace up your running shoes! Registration is now open for the 2018 Miles for Melanoma Chicago 5k Run/Walk. Over 178,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year.  Join Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, along with the Melanoma Research Foundation, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Diversey Harbor in taking another giant step toward ending this deadly disease. Be part of a community that advocates change, coming together and making a difference for those who have been affected. Together, we play a critical role in raising funds, supporting research efforts and taking the necessary steps to put an end to this skin cancer. If you want to help raise awareness, Register now. Friends,

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Beauty best not from the store

Believe it or not, the best skin care products aren’t found at beauty counters, or surfing the web (where you can’t even guarantee you are buying genuine article). The real gems, we're talking the hero products that extend a youthful and healthy glow, can only be found at your trusty Dermatology office. A good, remedial skin care regimen doesn’t always come in the form of a prescription. Corrective and preventative, dermatologist-approved brands contain only medical-grade ingredients, higher concentrations of key molecules (like vitamin C and retinol) and are scientifically backed and studied as to their efficacy. Your CCSD Derms are only about proven science, results and what really w

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Esthetician Services Price Increase

CCSD prides itself on providing our patients with the highest quality of personalized and compassionate care. We try to keep price increases to a minimum, but sometimes to maintain our high standards of care and continue providing the services you love, procedural costs do change. We care about all of our patients, so if you have a question about any of the services you receive with us, please don’t hesitate to call! Our new prices as of March 1st, 2018 will be; Dermaplaning - $100.00 SilkPeel Microdermabrasion + PCA Peel - $225.00 Dermaplaning + SilkPeel Microdermabrasion - $225.00 Dermaplaning + PCA Peel - $225.00

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MARCH EVENTS: PCASkin and Botox

PCASkin week is upon us. Running from March 5th-9th there will be 20% off all PCASkin peels, masks, packages and skin care products. Raffle prizes will be drawn! This year our bargain bonanza day will be Wednesday, March 7th when Esthetician’s, Meaghan and Lizz, will be offering our lowest priced peels of the year, $99 per peel, $59 per mask! Whether you suffer from a little acne, some sun damage or are looking to refresh and brighten a dull complexion, now is the time to try our Esthetician services. Appointments will be limited, as such prepayment is required to secure your spot and guarantee attendance. Book now to avoid disappointment! Our Botox 2 For You event, on Tuesday, March

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Skincare Trend: Microneedling

Hundreds of tiny needles going into your skin might sound like the beauty version of torture, but it could be the best thing that ever happened to your face! Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, creates micro-injuries in the skin which stimulate a natural wound healing process, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production. It works the same way some lasers do, only therapeutically treating  the skin with a mechanical action, instead of using heat or light. Microneedling can be helpful in treating acne scars, stretch marks and reversing or preventing signs of aging to the face and body. We also can offer PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) with all microneedling services f

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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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CCSD: Supporting Science & Research

Here at CCSD we always strive to provide the latest and greatest in treatment options and knowledge
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April is National Rosacea Awareness Month

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public
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EVENT: Defy Aging, April 25th

If you are bothered by signs of aging, now is the time to DEFY! From cutting edge skincare to the la
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