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New Skin, Fresh Start

Here at CCSD, we want you to feel great in your own skin! We have an expert team of MD’s, PA’s & Aestheticians who can keep you looking and feeling your best, even in the harshest of winter months! Book with our Aestheticians Meaghan, Lizz or Angela for a complimentary Reveal Skin Analysis to get a jump start on your skin care regimen. Begin your year with peace of mind by scheduling yourself a full body mole check with our certified Physician Assistants Whitney or Brittany. For the complete cosmetic treatment, our fellowship trained board-certified physicians are here to banish wrinkles, volume loss and sun damage! Make your appointment with Dr. Lauren Fine, Dr. Omer Ibrahim, Dr. Rachel Pritzker or Dr. Carolyn Jacob today and rest easy that 2019 can be your best year yet!

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Neocutis Raffle

In the spirit of holiday season we wanted to give all CCSD patients the opportunity to share our favorite anti-aging skin care items. From now, through December 21st, every Neocutis purchase will include a free entry to our Neocutis raffle. The winning ticket with receive a Neocutis Lumiere Riche eye cream,  a luxurious BIOcream anti-aging moisturizer, hydrating Hyalis and Neocutis key chain valuing $338! Neocutis uses patented ingredients developed by leading Swiss scientists containing an optimal blend of nourishing proteins and polypeptides. Their PSP® technology harnesses the power of collagen growth factors, to help deliver state-of-the-art skin revitalization. You will find the raffle located at our check out desk and the lucky winner will be drawn on December 21st. Good luck!

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12 Days of Christmas

Tis the season to be merry, and we want to share the joy of saving with you throughout our 12 Days of Christmas holiday promotion. Book your appointment for the day of your chosen special. If you cannot make that day, or the schedule is full, call on the day of the special to lock in your deal. There will be a limit of two promos per patient when you prepay over the phone (subject to consult). Specials cannot be combined with any other monthly promotion, except skin care product specials. December 10: $150 OFF Botox Cosmetic + Juvederm (Must be a member of Brilliant Distinctions and if you pre-pay, book your appointment before 12/31) December 11: Buy 3 get one FREE of Sculptra Aesthetic to replace lost collagen & restore volume December 12: 15% OFF a single laser hair removal treatment (multiple treatments needed) December 13: 15% OFF a Laser Genesis package to reduce facial redness and rosacea December 14: $50 OFF one Silkpeel Microdermabrasion December 15: Get a FREE GIFT with any skincare purchase (One gift per patient while supplies last! Only for in-office product purchases.) December 17: $200 OFF any Thermage FLX skin tightening December 18: $25 OFF one PCA Antioxidant treatment for a no-downtime glow December 19: Get 20% OFF RevitaBrow with any brow service – tinting and shaping done by our licensed esthetician Lizz Malave, LE December 20: $50 OFF one area or more of Dysport to soften crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines December 21: Neocutis Day – Double Swiss Reward Points and Neocutis giveaway drawing (double points can only be applied to purchases made in-office) December 24: $100 OFF one Excel V treatment to treat veins, scars, and pigmentation Book your 12 Day of Christmas appointment today before time runs out. Call or text us 312-245-9965!

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CCSD now stocks RevitaLash Cosmetics! A Physician led, award-winning line of lash and brow products designed to enhance, elevate and restore health and natural beauty to lashes and brows. Established in 2006, the RevitaLASH story began with just one product – the lash conditioning serum – and one cause – to provide a hair strengthening and growth solution during cancer treatment. Now used cosmetically, the award winning RevitaLASH Advanced Eyelash Conditioner and RevitaBROW Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner use a proprietary blend of peptides, lipids, biotin, green tea extract and panthenol to condition and strengthen lashes while defending them from environmental damage. 98% of users report an improved appearance with healthier, stronger lashes and brows. We also carry the 2-in-1 RevitaLash Double-Ended Volume Set designed to prep lashes and enhance volume, creating gorgeous, richly pigmented, luxurious lashes. Buy on our website or in-office today!

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Accelerate your journey toward healthy, beautiful skin with our amazing new proprietary CCSD Restart Peel. Unique to CCSD, formulated by experts and suitable for all skin types this peel promotes a smoother texture, improved tone, reduction in brown spots and wrinkles and and increase in radiance and luminosity. Containing a highly effective blend of 8 rejuvenating acids, antioxidants and an all-trans-retinol, it’s perfect for those who love to peel! Patients will find shedding typically starts 2-3 days after the treatment and should take about 7-10 days to fully heal. As an introductory price for the month of November, CCSD patients can try this corrective treatment for $200, saving $25 on the regular price of $225. We also offer a package of 2 for $400. Call 312-245-9965 to learn more!

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Customized Esthetician Services – We know how to glow

The key to providing you customized skin treatments lies in understanding your skin type and health. Lucky for our patients, this is what we do best! While the skin is a formidable organ by itself, its physiology connects with the rest of the body. During your consultation, it is important you disclose any information about current medications, conditions, current lifestyle choices and details about your skin care regimen to our experienced estheticians. Our trained estheticians use this information, along with a unique camera to look at skin redness and brown spots to map a picture of where you currently are, and plan for improvement. They use highly customized treatments, including peels, masks, microdermabrasion, light therapy and extractions that only medical offices can provide,  not “over-the-counter” procedures. In order to protect your skin and bring out that inner glow we need to treat the complete patient, not just the immediate problem. CCSD respects the differences in all skin types, because we are all so unique. Call 312-245-9965 today to schedule your highly specialized esthetician service with our dream team: Meaghan, Lizz or Angela. They look forward to taking care of you!

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Back to School Skin

Your trusty CCSD Dermatologist is the best person to help manage any back to school skin issues. Acne breakouts, dry skin, rashes, warts and molloscum contagiosum can be common occurrences during the school semester, all of which are simple to treat with the right medical care and skin regimen. With hours running from 8am to 6:30pm, and two Saturday clinics per month, we have plenty of before and after school availability. We also offer online remote dermatology appointment via our OnlineMD website, which means even if you are going away to college you can still receive medical care from your CCSD provider, or be seen remotely if you are experiencing a flare. Look no further than the CCSD Online Skin Store for any product refills – we ship across the USA and shipping is waived for all purchases over $100. Convenience has never been so easy!

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NEOCUTIS Double Points are HERE

Available just for in-office purchases, stock up on your favorite NEOCUTIS products during the month of August and receive double Swiss Rewards points! To join and reap the benefits, download the mobile app to earn and redeem points. You will earn 1 Swiss Rewards point for every dollar spent on qualifying NEOCUTIS products. Once you earn enough points you become eligible to receive a free product – a great opportunity to try something new or save for your fave!

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It’s here – the lazy guide to perfect summer skin!

AM & PM / Cleansing: Daily sun often causes our skin to suffer from build-up of sweat, sunscreen residue, oil and city grime. Under these circumstances, be sure to rinse your face morning and night to avoid acne. There is nothing wrong with using a cleansing wipe (it’s better than doing nothing) but remember they are often filled with chemicals that shouldn’t remain on your face! We recommend using the EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser as it is gentle enough to be used night and day, a great deal at $25. AM / Antioxidants are your friend: If you still feel that your summer glow hasn’t quite emerged, or that your sunscreen alone isn’t quite cutting it in the protection stakes, give your skin a boost of Vitamin C. Antioxidants are packed with anti-aging benefit, giving you brighter, healthier looking skin all summer long. We recommend Skinceuticals C E Ferulic or Skinceuticals Phloretin CF, which are both light serums perfect for hot days where you don’t want to smother too many products on your face. This month CCSD has 15% off any sunscreen and antioxidant combo when purchased together in the same transaction. AM / Sunscreen: A simple tip for the summer months is to use a moisturiser with at least SPF30 (and reapplying throughout the day). This way you can be one-and-done, without multiple steps or overloading your skin with goopy creams. Dr. Jacob loves the Neocutis Journee Bio_restorative Day Cream for it’s anti-aging collagen growth factors. Dr. Pritzker frequently recommends the EltaMD UV Elements SPF44 Tinted which contains hydrators and is perfect for sensitive skin. Dr. Ibrahim’s vote goes to the new Revision Intellishade TruPhysical SPF44, a 5-in-1 anti-aging moisturizer that works to correct, protect, conceal and brighten. All available in store now! PM / Fitting in facemasks: If you’re a lazy beauty or beau, face masks may just be your saviour.  To restore glow we recommend the Sesha Cell-White Brightening Mask to lighten and brighten, smooth fine lines, calm and hydrate skin. The Revision Black Mask is a popular silt-based product providing a deep cleanse, ridding the skin of impurities and excess sebum. Our brand new CCSD Reverse Peel Pads 15% are convenient and easy to use as they gently exfoliate, maintain cell turnover and assist in the removal of oil and residue on the skin. Although masks are soaring in popularity right now, whatever you do, please remember the internet is not your Dermatologist! Some of the ingredients in these products are not to be taken lightly. Watch HERE to see our very own Dr. Lauren Fine talk about a real life patient experience on Fox32 News.

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Join the Sunscreen Scene

Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from sunburn, early skin aging and skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen offering Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays), an SPF 30 or higher and with water resistance. When dealing with reapplic­ation, the FDA requirement for label directions is to reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating. However, everyone should be aware that redness is not a sign to reapply sunscreen, but rather to to get out of the sun. If the skin is red at the time of reapplying, this is a sign your skin is already burning. In addition to wearing sunscreen, dermatologists recommend taking the following steps to protect your skin and find skin cancer early: – Seek shade – One shot glass amount (1oz) of sunscreen will cover your entire body – Wear protective clothing – Use extra caution near water, snow and sand – Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet – Avoid tanning beds – Check your birthday suit on your birthday with a board-certified CCSD provider!  

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Beauty best not from the store

Believe it or not, the best skin care products aren’t found at beauty counters, or surfing the web (where you can’t even guarantee you are buying genuine article). The real gems, we’re talking the hero products that extend a youthful and healthy glow, can only be found at your trusty Dermatology office. A good, remedial skin care regimen doesn’t always come in the form of a prescription. Corrective and preventative, dermatologist-approved brands contain only medical-grade ingredients, higher concentrations of key molecules (like vitamin C and retinol) and are scientifically backed and studied as to their efficacy. Your CCSD Derms are only about proven science, results and what really works! The best brands for your skin, like Skinbetter Science, EltaMD and Alastin are only sold through medical offices, because you are guaranteed a tried, true and tested product under the care of your chosen CCSD medical professional.

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Esthetician Services Price Increase

CCSD prides itself on providing our patients with the highest quality of personalized and compassionate care. We try to keep price increases to a minimum, but sometimes to maintain our high standards of care and continue providing the services you love, procedural costs do change. We care about all of our patients, so if you have a question about any of the services you receive with us, please don’t hesitate to call! Our new prices as of March 1st, 2018 will be; Dermaplaning – $100.00 SilkPeel Microdermabrasion + PCA Peel – $225.00 Dermaplaning + SilkPeel Microdermabrasion – $225.00 Dermaplaning + PCA Peel – $225.00

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