At The Skin Care Center, we are committed to educating our patients in the office and online with as much practical information as possible to help you maintain healthy skin.

Please continue to check our online Knowledge Center for up-to-date information about common skin issues where we answer common questions posed by our patients and provide links to credible sources for supplementary information.

Have your skin examined with a melanoma-detecting device by our board-certified dermatologists. We will review our findings and discuss with you normal and abnormal moles. We are the best at reassuring you when your skin spots are normal. We are the ones that diagnose those early irregular spots that need urgent removal. If suspicious or bothersome moles need removal, we typically remove them during the same visit utilizing the latest techniques. If necessary, we schedule a timely return visit to our office where we will remove the mole.

For more information please visit:
https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melanoma/DS00575

Our doctors are experts in diagnosing skin cancer and treating it. Our skilled dermatologists offer the latest surgical treatments for skin cancer from excisions of various types and cryotherapy involving the use of very cold liquid nitrogen to simple removal or Mohs surgery.  Often, skin cancers can be cured by using FDA-approved creams that our doctors prescribe which are then applied by the patient.

For more information please visit:
https://www.skincancer.org

Developed especially for basal cell skin cancer and later adopted for other skin cancers, this technique allows definitive excision in-office without hospitalization and totally under local anesthesia.  We have a 
state-of-the-art Mohs surgery suite and lab for our patients’ convenience and Dr. Gina Dillig is specially trained in this very popular skin cancer removal technique.

For more information please visit:
www.mohssurgery.org

Psoriasis is a common skin condition and is often very treatable. If your psoriasis seems difficult to treat, let us develop a treatment plan to help that fits your needs. If you have widespread psoriasis we might use narrow band light treatment (phototherapy) or oral tablets.  Excimer laser treats small, stubborn areas. The new amazing biologics may clear even the most advanced cases, and of course, the latest creams, foams, sprays, and unique scalp treatments help simpler, but no less irritating cases. Severe or mild, hands or feet, scalp or hairline or maybe only one small but bothersome plaque – whatever type you have, come and learn about your condition and let us clear it up. We provide excellent care for our psoriasis patients at all of our locations.

For more information please visit:
https://www.psoriasis.org

The latest narrow band ultraviolet light treatment for psoriasis is available at all Skin Care Center offices where we use well-accepted and extremely effective protocols that very safely improve psoriasis.

For more information please visit:
https://www.psoriasis.org

We’ll provide you with a treatment plan for your acne problem. The plan might include the latest approved treatments of creams, tablets and other natural or homeopathic treatments, even laser or blu light treatments. At The Skin Care Center, we work to cure even the worst cases of acne. Our team includes our dermatologists, physician assistants, dermatologycertified nurses, aestheticians and other staff specially trained for the needs of acne patients of all ages.

We are the skin experts in diagnosing itchy, stubborn rashes. Our doctors will educate you in treating your skin condition and advise you on how to prevent it from coming back. Treatments include the application of medicated or non-medicated creams and lotions, as well as tablets. Occasionally, dietary discretion and the addition of daily vitamins are suggested. Advanced patch testing may also be utilized to detect the cause. We offer the newest medications for treating eczema including biologicals.

For more information please visit:
https://www.contactderm.org

Persistent allergic rashes may occur anywhere on the body.  At The Skin Care Center, we perform advanced patch testing, a simple scientific method to find the exact cause of the rash.  Strips of chambers filled with the suspect antigens are placed on your back.  Upon completion of this procedure, you will be provided with your allergy results and how to minimize possible reoccurrence.

For more information please visit:
https://www.contactderm.org

Doctor, what is causing my rash?

Patch testing is a scientific method of finding the specific cause of your rash. It utilizes the most up-to-date dermatology allergy tests to isolate the root of the problem.

Warts are caused by stubborn viruses that can be treated in many ways. Some need freezing treatments such as liquid nitrogen, which is more aggressive than any over-the-counter cold wart treatment. Multiple treatments may be necessary.  For some patients, Vbeam laser may be appropriate. Other options for wart treatments may be utilized for best results. To make your treatments timely, our patients enjoy working with Kelsey Grimmer our dermatology physician assistant.

Vitiligo experts report that narrow band UVB phototherapy is the most successful way to re-pigment vitiligo on the face and body. The use of an Excimer laser is very helpful for hands and feet and other localized areas. There are other treatments for vitiligo. Creams and even vitamins may assist in re-pigmenting the light areas. We have these treatments at all our offices and the specially trained staff to help you.

For more information please visit:
https://www.nvfi.org

Our aesthetic professional will evaluate your complexion and discuss your concerns with you. This is done in combination with a good screening by our dermatologists who first rule out serious skin conditions. Then the fun begins as our experienced RNs and aestheticians discuss how your skin can look and feel better and a personalized treatment plan is proposed by our aesthetic staff under the guidance of our dermatologists.

Do you know we have been recognized by Chicago Magazine again and again as Tops in Chicago for cosmetic dermatology?

Glo Mineral Makeup Consultation

Glo Mineral Makeup is a skin-nurturing makeup for beauty with a higher purpose. It is uniquely formulated using only the finest pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, triple-milled high pigment minerals and an advanced antioxidant containing vitamins A, C, E, and green tea extract. They help to defend against free radical damage while delivering a radiant healthy complexion. The makeup is free of perfumes and dyes, making them suitable for even the most sensitive skin types including acne and rosacea.

Crystal free microdermabrasion utilizes a unique diamond tip wand that exfoliates skin without the use of crystals. This process softens fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage while stimulating the production of younger, smoother skin and collagen. The correct use of microdermabrasion techniques will make your skin smooth and glowing. The Deluxe Microdermabrasion is the ultimate in exfoliation. This treatment includes a medical strength microdermabrasion followed by an enzymatic peel.

A microdermabrasion device exfoliates the skin with minimal trauma while stimulating the dermis and is good for mild wrinkles, discolored skin and many whiteheads or blackheads, as well as for general good skin rejuvenation. This treatment has been perfected by our aesthetic staff for your skin’s benefit.

The dermatologists at The Skin Care Center have used Botox Cosmetic® to control wrinkles of the forehead and crow’s feet since it became FDA-approved. Our success has produced many loyal patients who return for reinjection or just to find out what is new in The Skin Care Center.  We now have Dysport™ and the new PurTox to consider for forehead wrinkles. All of these agents temporarily weaken the tightened muscles that contribute to wrinkles.

Let us help you determine which one is for you.

FDA approved injectable to dissolve fat under the chin. Kybella is a non-surgical procedure and requires two to four treatments for the best results.

Do you have wrinkles that bother you? Do you see some loss of skin volume? You might benefit from a filler that fills in the problem. These fillers are modern and safe and injected by trained professionals. A variety of soft tissue fillers can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns from fine lines, wrinkles, and deep folds to scar repair, thin lips, and hollow cheeks. Soft Tissue Fillers work by filling in the skin under wrinkles or scars to add volume and smooth the area. A number of different substances can be used to achieve these effects. Some of our most popular treatments are: Restylane™; Juvederm™; Radiesse™.

Restylane,™ Juvederm,™ Restylane Lyft, Volbella are hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that help replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin. Our newest next-generation fillers: Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne offer XpresHAn technology which allows the hyaluronic acid gel to flex within the skin as you move your face. Radiesse™ is a deeper dermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres that restore facial volume as well as correct smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse™ lasts longer than hyaluronic based fillers.

Have one of our physicians or our Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist choose the right filler for you.

Encounter a healthier, more youthful appearance. Advanced Chemical Peels utilize an acid peel approach to improve skin tone and texture by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin. These procedures stimulate a burst of energy within your skin to bring healthy new living cells to the surface. Fine lines, poor skin tone, wrinkles, and acne scars are reduced and oily or acne-prone skin is improved. Healing time varies according to strength and most people can return to work or other daily activities immediately. Let us choose which peel best suits your skin needs. A series of peels may be recommended for best results.

Dermaplaning is a gentle manual exfoliation technique removing surface debris with custom dermaplaning blades and creating healthier, more radiant appearance. It gently removes the “peach fuzz” or vellus hair that gather on the cheeks. After this treatment, the texture is improved and topical products are absorbed more efficaciously. Adding a micropeel post dermaplaning achieves the best results for deeper lines and photo-aging skin issues.

If you struggle with unwanted rosacea redness, small blood vessels or dark age spots on the face, neck, décolletage or hands, this treatment is ideal. This technique uses high-intensity light pulses. After several treatments, your complexion will be rejuvenated. For even more effectiveness, add Fotofacial RF and radiofrequency energy to the high-intensity light to treat capillaries, age spots, tighten pores and improve skin texture. For more information please visit:

https://www.fotofacialrf.com

Non-invasive radiofrequency technology delivering concentrated thermal energy to tighten loose skin, improve the appearance of cellulite, to renew, revitalize, and refresh your body and face. Multiple treatments required to achieve desirable results.

Refirme™

This skin tightening procedure is often done with Fotofacial RF.  A similar technique of using radiofrequency energy to tighten loose skin is a no-downtime method of achieving a more youthful complexion.

For more information please visit:
https://www.refirme.com/wrinkle-reduction

We have the V Beam Perfecta laser.  This state of the art pulsed dye laser treats facial veins, rosacea redness and small body red spots like no other laser.  Our physicians are Pulsed Dye technology experts and have used it to remove these cosmetic spots since it was approved.

For more information please visit:
https://www.candelalaser.com/products/index.cfm?task=vbeam

First, pulses of light even out your skin color and reduce tiny broken blood vessels and other color irregularities. Then, near-infrared energy and controlled deep heating help firm up any loose skin so you regain a more youthful, contoured appearance. Our laser, the Pixel®, then precisely creates thousands of microscopic perforations for texture and tone, which stimulate new collagen to grow. The new collagen improves your skin’s texture and tone to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around each of these perforations remains intact, allowing the skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly. Have your skin assessed by our doctors to see if you are a candidate.

The Skin Care Center was the first in the Chicagoland area to obtain one of the most advanced lasers today for our patients. After a few days of healing this laser works on wrinkles, acne scars, and discoloration as well as large pores. Special, advanced training and experience with these skin types allow us to get you the best results. Rejuvenate your face, neck and décolleté. As an added bonus you will experience the continual building of collagen for months after the procedure.

For more information view the Excelo2 CO2 Laser Brochure

Fractora skin regeneration is our newest technology for providing skin resurfacing and rejuvenation by rebuilding collagen to tighten skin. This fractional ablative treatment is especially helpful for somewhat deeper wrinkles around the lips and eyes, scarring and active acne. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro-pins to resurface and restore the skin providing exceptional results. RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. After a few days of healing, your skin will look smoother and more youthful.

Hand and Body Rejuvenation

A combination of intense pulsed light and radiofrequency energy enhances the look and feel of the hands and body. Therapeutic antioxidant hand and body peels are also available to treat brown spots, improve pore size and skin texture by collagen stimulation.

Laser Hair Reduction

We use the latest technology in laser energy to stunt your hair follicles; which reduce or can even eliminate further hair growth on the upper lip, chin, underarms, back, chest, abdominals, arms, bikini, and legs.  It is a simple no downtime procedure, and the patient can return to normal activities immediately.  Results are best with multiple treatments.  We offer these treatments individually or the patient may purchase a package of treatments.

Flashes of light disable the targeted hair follicle causing the unwanted hair to fall out and to prevent future growth.  Several treatment sessions are needed since hair growth cycles are not synchronized and to treat dormant follicles.  Within a few treatments, it leaves beautifully bare skin.

IN-Motion technology is used for advanced laser hair reduction treatments.  It is a rolling technique that eliminates the common problem of missed or skipped spots.  The In-Motion technology combines concurrent cooling with a gradual thermal rise to the desired temperature.  The treatment targets the pigments and melanin located in hair follicles.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*