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5 Common Rosacea Triggers to Avoid Jun 6th, 2020

Did you know that over 16 million Americans now live with the chronic skin condition called rosacea? To help raise awareness about this frustrating condition, the National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month.     At SkinMD, our experienced skin care team understands the embarrassment and frustration rosacea...

When are Skin Tags and Cysts Cause for Concern? Mar 4th, 2020

The bad news? Wrinkles and sagging skin aren’t the only signs of aging. As you get older, it’s common to develop unsightly skin growths, like skin tags or cysts. The good news? These signs of aging on your skin are easier to get rid of than wrinkles and sagging skin!...

5 Tips for Healing Chapped Lips Feb 13th, 2020

It’s winter here in the windy city, and nothing chaps lips faster than biting temperatures and cold wind. With the most romantic day of the year just days away, having smooth, kissable lips is on everyone’s wish list.    At SkinMD with multiple locations in the Greater Chicago area, our experienced...

Protecting the Skin You're In With a Skin Check Jan 1st, 2020

Did you know that skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States? Every day, about 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer, and more than 4 million Americans are affected by all skin cancers each year.  Start the new year right by...

4 Tips to Help Your Skin Looks Its Best This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2019

Winter in Chicago can be brutal, with temperatures dipping below freezing, and the notorious winds whipping across the lake, chilling your bones and drying out your complexion. Chicago winter weather can certainly take its toll on your skin — especially your face, since it’s exposed to the elements.  Here at...

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Vitiligo Nov 1st, 2019

Given how important your skin is to your everyday appearance, it’s no surprise that a skin condition like vitiligo can mar your appearance — and undermine your self-confidence and your social life. The whitish patches that are a hallmark of vitiligo, especially when they appear on your face and hands,...

Worried About Hair Loss? Learn About How PRP May Help Oct 1st, 2019

It’s completely normal to shed a few hairs every time you wash, brush, or style your mane. In fact, the average person loses 50-100 hairs every day as their follicles cycle through routine phases of growth, rest, and shedding.   Unfortunately, some 80 million adults in the United States — about...

5 Benefits of Microneedling with PRP Sep 1st, 2019

The battle against aging skin is becoming easier thanks to tools that help rebuild your skin from the ground up — without the need for invasive surgery. And when we combine these tools with regenerative medicine, your skin benefits with renewed resources that tackle myriad skin concerns, clearing away the...

What Can I Do About Spider Veins? Aug 15th, 2019

Is your wardrobe dictated by whether it’s too hot for hosiery? If spider veins on your legs or on your face make you feel self-conscious, you might have looked into solutions. Vein stripping and other surgical options are so invasive, but there could be a better way to get rid...

5 Simple Tips to Prevent Bruising with Botox and Dermal Filler Injections Jul 22nd, 2019

One of the advantages of cosmetic treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers is their minimally invasive approach to enhancing your appearance. But even the smallest needle can cause significant bruising. A bruise forms underneath your skin when a blood vessel is damaged and bleeds into the surrounding tissue. This leads...

Secret to a Natural Looking Nose Job Jun 5th, 2019

Each year in the United States, about 215,000 Americans undergo rhinoplasty — more commonly called a nose job. In years past, having a smaller, perfectly straight, symmetrical nose was one of the main reasons people underwent nose jobs. Today, our culture has embraced the many differences in what constitutes an...

Skin Cancer Prevention 101 May 16th, 2019

Just as you’d study before taking an exam at school, learning a few facts about skin cancer prevention before the summer season starts helps you pass your annual skin-cancer examination with flying colors. Our expert dermatologists at SkinMD — with four convenient locations in the greater Chicago area — provide...

Let Us Help You Develop a Rosacea Skin Care Plan Apr 1st, 2019

It’s Rosacea Awareness Month, a fitting time to talk about this chronic and common facial disorder that is affecting more than 16 million men and women in the United States. Rosacea causes a wide range of symptoms, including visible redness, blood vessels, and swollen red bumps that can start in...

Reduce the Signs of Aging with Ultherapy Mar 14th, 2019

When it comes to firm, elastic, and supple skin, you have collagen and elastin to thank. As you age, however, your body produces fewer of these proteins, so your skin grows saggy, and fine lines and wrinkles appear. You don’t have to turn to plastic surgery to reverse the hands...

What is Mohs Surgery, and When is it Recommended? Feb 1st, 2019

Mohs surgery, also called Mohs micrographic surgery, is a procedure that treats certain skin cancers, which is especially important when you consider that skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Every year more skin cancers are diagnosed than all other cancers combined! The majority of skin...

6 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Your Skin from Dry, Cold Winter Weather Jan 22nd, 2019

When the temperature drops, so does the amount of moisture in the air. Cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. A change in weather means you should change your skin care routine to make up for the lack of moisture in the air, the dry heat in...

WhatZit: Let's Get Comfortable in Our Own Thick Skin Dec 18th, 2018

Your skin is your biggest protector and defender, and in this role it undergoes a fair amount of abuse. From shielding you against the sun’s ultraviolet rays to deflecting harmful bacteria, as well as the odd flying object, your skin’s job is not an easy one. To help your skin...

5 Treatments to Maintain Healthy and Healthy-Looking Skin Nov 28th, 2018

Your skin is a defining feature, so keeping it looking healthy matters. Of course, that starts at home with a comprehensive skin care plan, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle. There are some things that you need to see the doctor for, though, if you want the best outcome. Conditions like...

What Causes Adult Acne and How You Can Get Rid of It Sep 17th, 2018

Acne is something most people expect to leave behind once they’ve reached the privileged status of adulthood. Unfortunately, unlike those memories of high school lunches and questionable crushes, acne doesn’t always fade once you cross the timeline from teenager to grownup.Acne can follow you right into your 20s, 30s, and...