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Find the Care You Need at Chicago’s #1 Dermatology Center – Skin MD

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As the largest organ of the human body, our skin can appear any number of ways. Skin can be soft, smooth, tight, and lustrous. It can also be rough, mottled, loose, and dull. The largest organ of the human body can easily become our pride and joy—a vital part of who we are. But skin is also plagued by chronic conditions that severely limit both the quality and quantity of our lives. 

At Skin MD in Chicago, IL, our dermatologists have seen skin in nearly every state. We’ve seen melanoma. We’ve seen acne. We’ve seen jowls, warts, and sunken cheeks. And at our multiple offices throughout the area, we’ve treated it all, too—from the life-threatening to the purely cosmetic. 

To supercharge Chicago’s skin health, we’ve assembled an international team of dermatology luminaries—each with awards, publications, and major medical advancements to their name. 

So, what can Skin MD do for you and your skin? 

Treat Skin Cancer, Acne, & Fine Lines at Chicago’s Leading Dermatology Clinic

Unlike bladders, lungs, and kidneys, skin is among our most visible features. Few of us fuss over how our heart looks so long as it’s healthy. But when it comes to skin, it’s not enough to just be healthy—it has to look healthy, too.

By combining medical dermatology and surgical dermatology with leading-edge med spa services, we offer comprehensive skin care for patients of every age—from infants and toddlers to adults and senior citizens.

Browse our services below and call 708-636-3767 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.

Medical Dermatology From A to Z in Chicago

When you hear that skin is the “largest organ of the human body,” that’s far from an overstatement. The total surface area of your skin can range from 16 to 20 square feet. Naturally, with this much skin, isolated or even chronic issues are bound to crop up. When they do, finding a treatment that works for you is an absolute must.

Most of us are familiar with common skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, and eczema. But these are only the tip of the iceberg. Dermatitis (skin irritation, swelling) comes in nearly too many different forms to list. And other rarer conditions (such as vitiligo) can be life-altering. 

From the latest acne treatments to wart removal and rosacea medication, the dermatologists at Skin MD have a solution that will work for you. We take a multimodal approach to chronic skin concerns, meaning that we won’t stop until we find a treatment or combination of treatments that addresses your symptoms specifically.

Oral medications, topical creams, injections, education, and even antibiotics can be employed—alone or in concert with other treatments—until an effective care plan is uncovered and established. 

At the end of the day, we won’t rest until you’re better off than you were when you scheduled your appointment in the first place.

Serving Our Youngest Patients – Pediatric Dermatology in Chicago, IL

A bad rash or severe acne outbreak can be extremely painful, even for adults. But in children, the sensation of skin irritation can be devastating. 

Adult patients can comfort themselves by taking action to reduce symptoms or by simply reasoning with themselves about discomfort. But children don’t have these remedies—instead, they rely on their parents, and their parents rely on Skin MD.

Your choice of pediatric dermatologist is important for two major reasons. The first has to do with finding a caring provider who can suggest the best and gentlest treatment. But more than that, you’re also looking for someone who can introduce your child to the concept of healthcare and self-care.

At Skin MD, we’re honored to treat so many young patients. We take the responsibility seriously, and do everything in our power to make the experience pleasant so that your child associates a visit to the doctor with good outcomes and healthy living.

Life-Saving Surgical Dermatology Services in Chicago

There’s hardly a person alive today who doesn’t fear a sudden heart attack or deadly aneurysm. But even these killer events pale in comparison to the Big C. 

Cancer—in all its forms—is a modern-day bogeyman, lurking around every corner and compelling us to visit our doctors more often than not. But if we’re not careful, we could prioritize the search for lung cancer or breast cancer to such a degree that we miss a malignant mole hiding somewhere on our skin.

At Skin MD, we believe that you can’t be too proactive in the hunt for skin cancer. Melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma kill thousands of Americans each year while something as simple as a skin cancer screening could have saved them. 

As a reminder, you’re more likely to develop skin cancer if:

  • You Have a Family History – One or more close relatives with a history of skin cancer could put you at greater risk.
  • You Have a Lighter Skin Tone – Skin cancer occurs in people of every race and background, but those with lighter skin are more susceptible on average.
  • You Spend Hours Outdoors – Applying sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher can spare you from years of sun damage and grief.
  • You Have a Weakened Immune System – Certain medications and diseases may weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to skin cancer.
  • You Spent Time at Higher Elevation – The sun’s rays are more powerful at higher elevations. If you lived or spent time in elevated regions, you could be at higher risk.

What You Can Do About Skin Cancer

The easiest way to get ahead of skin cancer is to schedule regular skin cancer screenings with a trusted dermatologist. Skin cancer is lethal, but many forms are easily and successfully treated when caught early. As such, early detection is literally a lifesaver. 

Once skin cancer is confirmed, the expert dermatologists at Skin MD can recommend a surgical procedure to remove cancerous tissue. These procedures may include a reliable surgical excision procedure or even Mohs surgery—the gold standard of skin cancer surgery.

When performed by world-class surgical dermatologists, these treatments are incredibly successful. So schedule your skin cancer screening today and know for sure that you’re good to go.

Med Spa Services & Cosmetic Dermatology in Chicago

If chronic skin conditions and skin cancer weren’t enough to worry about, there’s also the effects of time and age. While mostly harmless, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and sun damage can injure our confidence and our way of life. Thankfully, there’s great news here: modern advancements in aesthetic technology make treating imperfections a breeze.

Modern cosmetic treatments throw out the anesthesia, scalpels, and sutures of old by embracing chemical peels, lasers, injectables, and microneedles. In short, for every common skin concern, there’s a quick, effective, and non-surgical treatment to match.

Take a crash course in contemporary cosmetic technology with these brief treatment descriptions.

Botox®, Dermal Fillers, & Lip Fillers

These world-famous cosmetic injectables do in 15 minutes what people have been trying to achieve for the last 1,500 years. Botox lightly stuns the facial muscles responsible for contractions (smiling, frowning, laughing). This prevents the development or worsening of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers, meanwhile, compensate for the loss of hyaluronic acid (HA)—a natural, skin-supporting substance that decreases as we age. By injecting HA-based fillers into sunken cheeks or flat lips, we can immediately plump any deflated facial feature. 

Chemical Peels & Facials

Under ideal circumstances, you shed and regrow your skin entirely on something like a 28-day cycle. But as we age, this cycle slows, leaving dead, decaying cells to compromise the next generation of healthy skin. 

Chemical peels and other advanced facials serve as the cornerstone of any skin care routine. Hit the reset button on skin health and appearance with an expert facial in Chicago.

Laser Hair Removal

Take back your time and your money by throwing out your razor and canceling your wax. Laser hair removal can permanently reduce the rate and thickness of hair growth in nearly any target area—from the most sensitive to the most visible. 


Supercharge collagen production for tighter, smoother skin by harnessing your body’s natural healing powers. Microneedling tricks your skin into sensing damage. In response, your skin produces more collagen and elastin—two vital structural proteins responsible for skin health and appearance.

With benefits that last for months (or even years) on end, microneedling is making waves the world over. Schedule your first appointment today!

Care For The Skin You’re In at Skin MD in Chicago, IL

From the irritating to the painful, the chronic to the lethal, no skin condition is safe from the expert dermatologists at Skin MD. Schedule your medical, surgical, or cosmetic dermatology appointment today and leave the rest to our world-class team of skin care specialists.

Call Skin MD today at 708-636-3767 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. We’re Chicago’s number one resource for healthier skin!

Let’s Find a Treatment That Works For You. Find a Dermatologist at Skin MD Today!

When we’re young, cuts and bruises seem to heal overnight. But as we age, our skin loses some of the magic that kept it tight, smooth, and bright. From the latest acne treatments to the most modern med spa services, gold standard skin cancer surgeries to a child’s first visit with a dermatologist, we have the tools, personnel, and experience to treat whatever life and your skin throws at you. Find a Skin MD location near your Chicago community and take the next step in your lifelong skin care journey.

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