Blog Archive

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...