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***NEW PRODUCT ALERT*** Alastin ReFORM and RePAIR Complex

Alastin Restore and Repair
The Alastin ReFORM and RePAIR Complex benefits the patients by accelerating the healing process as it reduces:
  • Edema and Inflammation (swelling)
  • Subcutaneous Fibrous Banding
  • Bruising and Tenderness
  • Scarring
It improves skin quality, texture and tone as well!
Key Ingredients
  • TriHex Technology – Actively works to help clear out old, damaged proteins and replenish skin with new elastin and collagen for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
  • Hexapeptide 11 – Supports the body’s natural detoxification and repair process to improve the clearance of waste products, such as lipid droplets.
  • ChromaFADE Technology – Accelerates recovery from post-surgical bruising and enhances patient experience with less downtime and more symptomatic relief
  • Arnica Montana Extract – Helps to reduce the appearance of swelling
  • Centella Asiatica Extract / Tetrandrine / Oleuropein – Helps to balance and prevent overproduction of collagen helping to minimize the appearance of scars.
What procedures does it pair with?
  • Facial Procedures
  1. Facelift – Pretreat with Nectar, Post treat with R&R (behind the ears)
  2. Neck Liposuction
  3. Facial Fat Transfer
  • Breast Procedures
  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Breast Lift
  3. Breast Reduction
  4. Breast Reconstruction
  • Body Procedures
  1. Abdominoplasty
  2. Liposuction
  3. Brachioplasty
  4. Thigh Lift
  5. BBL With Fat Transfer or Grafting
  • Non-surgical Procedures
  1. QWO

This product is ready to be purchased! You can purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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An Esthetician’s Point of View with Nicki Loizzi, Licensed Esthetician

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From our Licensed Esthetician, Nicki Loizzi – Favorite Exfoliating Skincare Product

I am fortunate to work at such an incredible practice that takes skin health so seriously, which is why I am always excited to walk my patients out to the checkout counter located in our very own store, here at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, called Chicago Skin Science. We carry the biggest selection of skincare I’ve ever seen at a practice because we know that each patient’s skin needs, as well as the budgets, can vary.  

I make sure that at the beginning of every appointment I ask what my patient is currently using at home and if they feel like it’s working. After carefully listening to what they are currently doing and their level of satisfaction with what they already have, it is my job to be a “skinvestigator” (as I call myself), to see what they are missing from their routine so that I can suggest products to help their concerns and/or assure that the products they have already invested in are working to their full potential. There truly is no point investing in expensive serums and moisturizers if one is not exfoliating your skin properly because the skincare products are essentially just sitting on top of the skin instead of penetrating deep into the dermis. 
 
I’ve noticed a common trend in what the majority of patients are lacking- an exfoliating step to their skincare regimen (and no, a scrub with beads in it will not suffice), which is why I am so happy we carry our own CCSD Reverse Peel Pads which are 15% glycolic acid and come in a convenient pack of 60. I recommend patients start incorporating these easy-to-use, inexpensive (about $42) pads every other night after they cleanse their skin and prior to putting on serums/moisturizers/night creams for a variety of reasons since glycolic acid…
 
  • Helps prevent acne
  • Slows down the aging process 
  • Treats hyperpigmentation
  • Aids in reducing the appearance of scars
  • Improves the overall appearance of skin
“Glycolic acid has a small molecular structure, giving it the ability to travel deep into the layers of the skin. Once there, the acid dissolves excess sebum and dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin.”
 

Call or text our office at 312-245-9965, to book your consultation with me so I can help further educate you on what we offer! We can take a deep dive into how we can help assist you in your skincare needs and overall skin health goals!

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Updated Skincare Pricing For 2022

Updated Skincare Pricing For 2022

Due to updated pricing per our suppliers, the following products will be subject to a modest price increase effective January 1, 2022. Our mission continues to be providing our patients with the highest quality products and personalized service!

 

Brand Product Previous Retail New Retail
Skinbetter Science Alpharet Overnight Cream 50mL $185.00 $190.00
1/1/22 Alto Defense Serum 30mL $155.00 $160.00
InterFuse Treatment Cream Face & Neck 30mL $125.00 $130.00
Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment 50mL $140.00 $145.00
PCA Skin Blemish Control Bar $48.00 $56.00
1/1/22 Pigment Bar $48.00 $56.00
Nutrient Toner $40.00 $42.00
C&E Advanced $120.00 $125.00
Intensive Brightening Treatment $111.00 $115.00
Retinol Treatment for Sensitive Skin $111.00 $115.00
ReBalance $50.00 $53.00
IS Clinical Active Serum 30mL $138.00 $142.00
1/1/22 Cleansing Complex 6oz $44.00 $45.00
Topix (CCSD) Correct Smoothing Cream $36.00 $42.00
1/1/22 Purify BPO 10% Spot Gel $21.00 $24.00
Purify BPO 10% Wash $24.00 $27.00
Purify BPO 5% Wash $23.50 $26.00
Purify GlySal 10/2 Pads $33.50 $36.00
Reverse Peel Pads $38.50 $41.50
Revive Moisturizer $35.50 $37.00
Revive Night Cream $94.00 $96.00
Protect Physical Spray SPF $28.50 $32.00
Revision C+ Correcting Complex 30% $160.00 $164.00
2/1/22 Exfoliating Facial Rinse $84.00 $88.00
Hydrating Serum $86.00 $90.00
Intellishade TruPhysical SPF 45 $76.00 $80.00
Nectifirm $92.00 $94.00
Pore Purifying Clay Mask $48.00 $50.00
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask $48.00 $50.00
Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar $195.00 $199.00
4/1/22 Restorative Skin Complex $195.00 $199.00
Restorative Eye Complex $95.00 $95.00
Restorative Neck Complex $110.00 $112.00
TransFORM Body Treatment $195.00 $205.00
INhance Post-injection Serum $55.00 $58.00
Silkshield All Mineral SPF 30 $55.00 $55.00
HydraTint Pro Mineral SPF 36 $55.00 $60.00
Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm $40.00 $42.00
Procedure Enhancement System $270.00 $275.00
Elta UV Clear SPF 46 $37.00 $39.00
4/1/22 UV Clear Tinted SPF 46 $39.00 $41.00
UV Daily SPF 40 $30.50 $32.50
UV Daily Tinted SPF 40 $32.50 $34.50
UV Elements SPF 44 $36.50 $38.50
UV Lip Balm SPF 31 $11.50 $13.00
UV Lotion SPF 30 $37.50 $40.00
UV Pure SPF 47 $27.50 $29.50
UV Replenish SPF 44 $34.00 $38.00
UV Sport SPF 50 $26.00 $28.00
UV Stick SPF 50 $34.00 $34.00
Foaming Facial Cleanser $28.00 $30.50
Foaming Facial Cleanser TRAVEL $11.50 $13.00
Moisture Rich Body Cream $29.00 $32.00
So Silky Hand Cream $21.00 $23.00
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic $166.00 $169.00
4/1/22 Phyto Corrective Gel $67.00 $70.00
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Product of the Week: Revision Intellishade TruPhysical

Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysicalOur Assistant Retail Store Coordinator, Vivi, absolutely LOVES this Product! See why below:

The Revision Intellishade TruPhysical is designed to correct, protect, conceal, brighten, and hydrate this chemical free sunscreen is a favorite for being a 5-in-1 age-defying moisturizer with broad spectrum all-mineral SPF with a tinted, fresh, makeup look finish.

**Key Factors & Key Ingredients**

  • Loaded with age-defying, beneficial ingredients
  • 2019 Newbeauty Award Winner: Best Tinted Moisturizer with SPF
  • 100% all-mineral technology that provides UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection.
  • Includes Peptides- helps skin appear firm and lifted, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Includes Vitamin C and other antioxidants- help combat environmental stressors, brighten and even skin tone.
  • Light diffusing ingredients help to even skin tone and blur imperfections.
  • Formulated without hidden chemical sunscreens, parabens, alcohol and artificial fragrances

*Directions*

Use as your last step in your routine, AM only. Can apply makeup after, but you may find it is not needed! 🙂

Makeup Tip: Vivi’s favorite thing to do is cocktail it in with your liquid foundation for that extra boost in SPF and Anti-aging skin benefits!

Purchase your Revision Intellishade TruPhysical in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

Need it ASAP?! Try our Same-Day Skincare courier service* (available online during checkout)!

*available within a 10 mile radius of our skincare store

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Skincare Resolutions For The New Year

Skincare Resolutions For The New Year

Let’s be honest, when most people think of New Year’s resolutions, the first thing that comes to mind is going to the gym more, cutting back on certain foods/drinks or learning a new hobby. But have you ever thought about having a SKINCARE resolution?

Taking care of yourself can look different to many people, but taking care of the largest organ of your body is extremely important! Here are a few ways to have a great skinvestment throughout the New Year:

Wear your SPF *DAILY* even on those cloudy, gloomy days! Some great options for SPF for you and the whole family are:

Drink your water! Keeping yourself hydrated helps ALL of your organs, ESPECIALLY the largest one – your skin!

Wash your face *DAILY* – It cleanses your skin of all your makeup, oil, and daytime pollutions. Check out some of these cleansers our Providers recommend to their patients:

Get a good night’s sleep – you may be thinking “yeah, sure” but it’s the truth! Resting your mind and body have beneficial effects, like de-stressing, which in turn helps you wake up with clearer skin.

Treat yourself to a self care day – It’s not selfish or “too much”, it’s needed! You can schedule a CCSD Signature, Luxe or Revitalize treatment with any one of our Licensed Estheticians – Angie, Angela P., or Nicki!

Looking to deep dive into your SKINCARE Resolution, but don’t know where to start? Give us a call at 312-245-9965 option 2 and we can help get you started on the right path!

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Product of the Week: CCSD Purify AHA 5% Wash

CCSD Purify AHA 5% WashThe CCSD Purify AHA 5% Wash is a great cleanser for acne/oily skin. It is pregnancy safe, is an oil-free exfoliating face wash to cleanse and retexturize the skin.

Ingredients: Contains a 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Water, sodium laureth sulfate, glycolic acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, lavender oil, potassium hydroxide, FDC Blue #1. Comes in an 8oz size.

Directions: Use a dime-sized amount with warm water, rinse thoroughly. Can be used up to twice a day if the skin tolerates or as directed by your provider.

Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

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New Product Alert! PCASkin Overnight Lip Mask

The PCASkin Overnight Lip Mask is on the CSS shelves and ready for purchase! A great stocking stuffer for anyone in your life!

What does it do?

  • Hydrates and nourishes lips while helping retain moisture
  • Fights visible signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of lip lines
  • Soothes and conditions chapped, tight lips and reduces flakiness
  • Helps skin maximize its overall natural overnight rhythm of repair and protection

What’s in it?

  • Hydrates and nourishes lips while helping retain moisture
  • Fights visible signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of lip lines*
  • Soothes and conditions chapped, tight lips and reduces flakiness
  • Helps skin maximize its overall natural overnight rhythm of repair and protection

How do you use it?

Apply nightly to the lips.  Can be used every night.   Great to pair with filler to help relieve post injection dryness!

Who is it good for?

Anyone and everyone who wants supple, soft, hydrated lips!

Purchase yours in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App! Available for download on the Google Play Store or App Store.

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Product of the Week: CCSD Revive Moisturizer

The CCSD Revive Moisturizer cream is very affordable and perfect for patients that want other skincare benefits throughout the day. Anyone who wants to start an anti-aging moisturizer (no matter the age!) should definitely try our brand of anti-aging cream. Super moisturizing and lightweight! Great for patients with normal/dry skin wanting a light to medium cream-based moisturizer with some anti-aging factors.

*Key Facts & Key Ingredients*

  • Ceramides, to keep the skin moist and supple.
  • Glycerin, to help to prevent moisture loss.
  • Antioxidants: vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10, and green tea extract, to help brighten the skin.
  • Non-comedogenic and can be used for AM and/or PM. (a lighter option at night for patients that find CCSD Revive Night Cream too thick)

*Directions*
After cleansing the skin, and applying any serums, topicals, etc., apply CCSD Revive Moisturizer as your last step. As always, feel free to extend the product to the neck! You can use this AM and/or PM, if using in the AM make sure to top it off with SPF.

Patient Review: “I LOVE this product! I LOVE that this is now in a tube rather than a pot! It’s great for all skin types, especially my acne-prone skin!”

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CCSD & Chicago Skin Science Holiday Hours

As a reminder, CCSD will be celebrating the holidays with our families and loved ones, and we want to ensure that all of your appointments, prescriptions and products are accounted for! Give us a call at 312-245-9965 (option 2 for scheduling, option 3 for refill prescriptions, & option 4 for Chicago Skin Science) to make sure you’re stocked up and  ready for the holidays!

  • December 23rd – 8:00am to 6:00pm (normal business hours)
  • December 24th – Christmas Eve – CLOSED 
  • December 27th through December 30th – normal business hours
  • December 31st – New Year’s Eve – CLOSED
  • January 3rd onward – normal business hours
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Learn about all of our Avene Tolerance creams we have!

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Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream

The Avène Tolerance Extreme Cream is formulated to gently hydrate without causing irritation. This hypoallergenic moisturizer utilizes Avene spring water to comfort dry and sensitive complexions for an even and soft texture. This product is safe to use after dermatological procedures such as peels or laser treatments. Tested by dermatologists and non-comedogenic, this cream restores and illuminates your complexion.

Ingredients
Active: Avène Thermal Spring Water (57%).
Inactive: Avène Thermal Spring Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer.

Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream

The Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream is an ultra- rich daily care for dry, hypersensitive skin. Clinically shown to calm skin in 30 seconds. Unique formula mimics skins composition so it’s similar in nature and function to help rehydrate and restore the skin barrier. Helps reduce all sensations of skin discomfort associated with hypersensitive skin, including: tingling, burning sensations and tightness. Postbiotic ingredients derived from Avene Thermal Spring Water help restore skin’s barrier and rebalance microbiome. Approved by the National Eczema Association for its efficacy and tolerance in soothing and calming dry skin prone to eczema.

Key Features & Benefits
Calms skin in 30 seconds and soothes skin discomfort, including tingling, burning sensations and tightness. – Provides 24 hours of continuous hydration – Ingredients are 98% of natural origin – Soothes and calms skin hyperreactivity

D-Sensinose postbiotic ingredient derived from Avène Thermal Spring Water helps calm all sensations of discomfort and restore skin’s barrier – Avène Thermal Spring Water clinically shown by 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm skin – Sterile Cosmetics, patented packaging allows only formula to be dispensed out, blocking allergens, bacteria or air that could compromise safety and efficacy. Allows formulas to remain free of hidden and known preservatives, parabens and fragrance.

Ingredients
Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Esters, Aquaphilus Dolomiae Extract Filtrate, Arginine, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Citric Acid, Tromethamine, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum

Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm

The Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm is rich, calming daily care for normal to combination, hypersensitive skin. Clinically shown to calm skin in 30 seconds. Unique formula mimics skins composition so it’s similar in nature and function to help rehydrate and restore the skin barrier. Helps reduce all sensations of skin discomfort associated with hypersensitive skin, including: tingling, burning sensations and tightness. Postbiotic ingredients derived from Avene Thermal Spring Water help restore skin’s barrier and rebalance microbiome. Approved by the National Eczema Association for its efficacy and tolerance in soothing and calming dry skin prone to eczema.

Key Features & Benefits
Calms skin in 30 seconds and soothes skin discomfort, including tingling, burning sensations and tightness.
Provides 24 hours of continuous hydration
Ingredients are 98% of natural origin
Soothes and calms skin hyperreactivity

Ingredients
D-Sensinose postbiotic ingredient derived from Avène Thermal Spring Water helps calm all sensations of discomfort and restore skin’s barrier
Avène Thermal Spring Water clinically shown by 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm skin<
Sterile Cosmetics, patented packaging allows only formula to be dispensed out, blocking allergens, bacteria or air that could compromise safety and efficacy. Allows formulas to remain free of hidden and known preservatives, parabens and fragrance.
Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter), Squalane, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Esters, Aquaphilus Dolomiae Extract Filtrate, Arginine, Citric Acid, Tromethamine, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum

Shop in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App to get the right Avene Tolerance product for YOUR skin! Still unsure? Call us to speak to one of our knowledgeable Store Associates at 312-245-9965 option 4!

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Revision Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

Revision Pumpkin Enzyme MaskThe Revision Skincare Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is considered a scrub-in mask because it delivers enzyme and physical exfoliation benefits by applying the mask in a gentle scrub-in motion and then letting it work on skin for a period of time.

How to use:
First, by gently scrubbing the formula onto skin, the pumpkin and cocoa micro-exfoliators begin the process by loosening dead skin cells and debris. Then, during the 15-to-20-minute leave-on period, the pumpkin enzyme exfoliator breaks down keratin and other skin proteins that keep dead surface skin cells stuck together so they can be easily sloughed away. Rinse off to reveal a fresher, youthful glow.

What’s in it?
Naturally-Derived Pumpkin Enzyme

• Responsible for a critical part of the exfoliation process, breaking down keratin and other skin proteins that keep dead cells stuck together on the surface of the skin, allowing them to be easily sloughed away
• Rich in antioxidants

Pumpkin and Cocoa – Micro-Exfoliating Powders

• Finely ground exfoliators gently sweep away dead skin cells and debris leaving skin smooth and healthy looking
• Pumpkin Micro-Exfoliating Powder contains beneficial nutrients for healthy skin
• Cocoa Micro-Exfoliating Powder is derived from the shell of the Theobroma cocoa bean
• Both provide antioxidant benefits

Gold Brazilian Clay

• Has detoxifying benefits that can help draw out impurities and toxins from skin (oil, sebum, dead skin cells)
• Rich in minerals to support skin health

Bixa Orellana Seed Extract

• High in antioxidants that help skin combat environmental stressors
• Has soothing benefits

Replenishing Blend (Glycerin, Jojoba Esters and Squalane)

• Glycerin is a humectant that attracts replenishing moisture to hydrate skin
• Squalane and Jojoba Esters moisturize skin to smooth and soften

Formulation Information

• Gentle and effective for all skin types
• Has a Skin-neutral pH
• Formulated without parabens, phthalates, artificial dyes, alcohol or sulfates
• Features a rich, pumpkin scent for a sensorial experience

Who is This For?

• All skin types
• Those interested in a gentle weekly exfoliation option
• Those who might be sensitive to more aggressive exfoliation methods
• Those looking to brighten the appearance of dull skin
• Anyone looking for a detoxifying and purifying treatment

Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Product of the Week: CCSD Revive Night Cream

Let’s talk about our very own REVIVE NIGHT CREAM we sell at out Store. This cream is very much an affordable anti-aging option for our patients. Very elegant and enriched in amazing ingredients with amazing results!

The CCSD Revive Night Cream is a therapeutic rich night cream to nourish skin back to health containing peptides and Phyto stem cells (plant-based collagen growth factors).

 

 

*Key Factors & Key Ingredients*

  • Texture is thick, but not too heavy. Glides easily and immediately smooths skin.
  • Best for normal to dry skin.
  • Contains ceramides to keep skin moist and supple.
  • Emollients and Humectants (like hyaluronic acid and glycerin) for lipid replenishment and intense hydration.
  • Stem cells derived from Swiss Cultivar Apples to feed cells and promote skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Tetrapeptide-21 second generation peptide technology to support collagen growth.

*Directions*
After cleansing the skin, and applying any serums, topicals, retinols, etc., apply CCSD Revive Night Cream as your very last step. Apply every night all over your face and neck too (unless you have a neck cream).

Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!