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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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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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When it first hit stands, NewBeauty carved a unique niche as the only magazine dedicated to beauty.
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Chicago Summer Skin Savers

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