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Restylane Lyft gets FDA Approved for Hands

We are pleased to announce that CCSD fan-favorite Restylane Lyft is now approved for hands! We often think about how our faces age while forgetting that our hands are one of the most hard-working and sun-exposed parts of our body. Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid filler that can now be used for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands and is the first of its kind the FDA has ever approved for use in the body, other than the face. CCSD currently has a promotion to get $250 off Dysport with two or more Restylane fillers and/or Sculptra Aesthetic in the same treatment session - perfect to target frown lines, face and hands in one easy appointment. Call 312-245-9965

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Dysport Event, June 28th 5-7pm

We love giving our loyal patients the opportunity to schedule appointments outside of our regular business hours. We work hard and know you do too! Come on down to see Drs. Jacob, Christopoulos, Pritzker, Fine and Ibrahim on June 28th between 5-7pm for your regular Dysport treatment. Banish frown lines and smooth the summer squint. New and return patients are welcome. We are pleased to announce an event special of $50 off any Dysport treatment of one area or more that evening. CCSD will donate $25 to the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation for every person that attends, so it’s a great way to do a little something for charity, as well as yourself! Call 312-245-9965 today as appointments

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It’s here – the lazy guide to perfect summer skin!

AM & PM / Cleansing: Daily sun often causes our skin to suffer from build-up of sweat, sunscreen residue, oil and city grime. Under these circumstances, be sure to rinse your face morning and night to avoid acne. There is nothing wrong with using a cleansing wipe (it’s better than doing nothing) but remember they are often filled with chemicals that shouldn’t remain on your face! We recommend using the EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser as it is gentle enough to be used night and day, a great deal at $25. AM / Antioxidants are your friend: If you still feel that your summer glow hasn’t quite emerged, or that your sunscreen alone isn’t quite cutting it in the protection stak

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EMSCULPT

New at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, Emsculpt is perfect for people who want to get an edge on their workouts, people who want to enhance their lipo or CoolSculpting results, people who want strong abs and can’t get them on their own (no matter how hard they try!), and people who want to lift and tone their buttocks (who doesn’t?). Suitable for both men and women with a healthy weight, patients will need a course of 4 treatments; 2 per week for 2 weeks.  At 3 months thereafter, patients should get monthly treatments to maintain their result. Current data has shown that Emsculpt can decrease separation of the abdominal muscles post-pregnancy (also known as rectus diastasi

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Join the Sunscreen Scene

Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from sunburn, early skin aging and skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen offering Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays), an SPF 30 or higher and with water resistance. When dealing with reapplic­ation, the FDA requirement for label directions is to reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating. However, everyone should be aware that redness is not a sign to reapply sunscreen, but rather to to get out of the sun. If the skin is red at the time of reapplying, this is a sign your skin is already burning. In addition to wearing sunscreen, dermatologists recommend taking

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Defend, Catch & Take Action! How to be a Skin Cancer Hero

May is skin cancer awareness month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are over 5 million diagnosed cases of skin cancer in the United States each year. This makes skin cancer one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, fortunately it is also one of the most preventable and treatable. About 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives. Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, in association with the AAD’s SPOTMe campaign, will be running free full body mole c

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With 💕 For Mom: Sunday, May 13

Look no further than the skin care store at CCSD for Mother’s Day gifts. Whether you're treating yourself, getting mom a gift, or showing your love for an important lady in your life, our office is here to help you. This year we have some great gift deals; - Spend $200 on Neocutis products and receive a FREE 15ml Neocutis Journee and a FREE water bottle   - Save $25 on a Dermaplaning or SilkPeel Microdermabrasion with PCA Antioxidant treatment (regular price $195, now $170) - Save $20 on any purchase of a 5ml Latisse with Brilliant Distinctions call 312-245-9965 to make your purchase as this is a prescription medication - CCSD Gift Cards available in any dollar amount We p

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NEW at CCSD: Emsculpt Body Contouring

We are proud to announce that we are one of 11 centers across the US to offer Emsculpt body contouring treatments. Emsculpt is a form of electromagnetic therapy used to stimulate neuromuscular tissue and improve muscle tone to the abdomen and buttock areas. Suitable for both men and women with a healthy weight, patients will need a course of 4 treatments; 2 per week for 2 weeks.  At 3 months thereafter, patients should get monthly treatments to maintain their result. Current data has shown that Emsculpt can decrease separation of the abdominal muscles post-pregnancy (also known as rectus diastasis) by 11%, decrease fat by 19% and increase abdominal muscle mass by 16% thus improving tone. Tr

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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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Restylane Lyft gets FDA Approved for Hands

We are pleased to announce that CCSD fan-favorite Restylane Lyft is now approved for hands! We often
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Dysport Event, June 28th 5-7pm

We love giving our loyal patients the opportunity to schedule appointments outside of our regular bu
Read More

It’s here – the lazy guide to perfect summer skin!

AM & PM / Cleansing: Daily sun often causes our skin to suffer from build-up of sweat, sunsc
Read More