Deerfield, IL Dermatologist
Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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May 02, 2019
Category: Acne Treatment
Tags: acne treatment  

Is acne harming your child's self-esteem? Unfortunately, this inflammatory skin condition typically happens in adolescence and mars the Acneskin with characteristic blemishes called comedones. Your four board-certified dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates treat children who suffer from acne, giving them clearer skin and a more positive outlook.

 

What is acne?

Combining infection with inflammation, acne blemishes originate in the skin pores of the face, throat, chest and back. Pores contain both hair follicles and oil producing glands. When the oil, or sebum, becomes trapped due to dirt and skin cell debris, reddened papules form. Open papules, or comedones, are black because of a pigment called melanin. Closed comedones are whiteheads because the oil obstructs the pore, leaving the blemish white to red in color.

Acne tends to run in families and seems affected by androgens, or hormones. That's why your pre-teen child or teen (and pregnant and menopausal women) may develop frequent acne outbreaks and require treatment at Deerfield Dermatology Associates.

The American Academy of Dermatology says that preventing or limiting outbreaks helps avoid:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Areas of deep pigmentation
  • Emotional difficulties
  • More invasive treatments and stronger pharmaceuticals later in life

 

Treating acne

The first step is an in-office consultation with one of our physicians. They will inspect the areas of the outbreak and recommend a treatment plan suited to your child's age and overall health. Very mild cases of acne may need more directed hygiene habits (mild soap and water twice a day and no squeezing of blemishes) while other may require continual intervention with:

  • Over the counter or prescription medications and washes containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or other active ingredients
  • Oral or topical antibiotics to quell infection
  • Chemical peels (for moderate acne consisting of blackheads)
  • In-office surgical extraction of acne cysts

Whether your child has grade one (the mildest) or grade four (the most severe) acne, persistence and patience are key to successful treatment. In other words, your pre-teen or teen must stick with his or her skin regimen to enjoy the clearest skin possible.

 

Look and feel better

That's the aim of acne treatment at Deerfield Dermatology Associates. Please call the office for an appointment. Phone (847) 480-0004.

February 14, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: skin cancer  

Understand more about skin cancer, its warning signs, and its treatment options.

Whether you are currently at risk for skin cancer or not, it’s important to understand how to properly safeguard your skin from developingSkin Cancer cancer as well as to know the early warning signs so that you can turn to our Deerfield, IL, dermatologists for care right away. Read on to learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the subject!

 

Q. What are the different kinds of skin cancer?

A. There are three main types of skin cancer,

  • Basal cell carcinoma: This is the most common type of skin cancer and it’s most often found in areas of the body that are exposed to the sun such as the head.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: This skin cancer is also found in areas that are exposed to the sun such as the ears or face but can grow into a deeper layer in the skin and spread more easily than basal cell carcinomas.
  • Melanoma: This is a less common but serious and potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer.

Other types of skin cancer include Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, and cutaneous lymphoma.

 

Q. What are some warning signs of skin cancer?

A. It’s important that you perform regular self skin-exams to check the health of your skin and to be able to pinpoint any changes that warrant visiting our Deerfield, IL, skin doctors. When it comes to determining whether or not a mole or growth is potentially cancerous it’s important to follow the ABCDEs:

  • Asymmetry: If you were to split the growth in half would both sides look identical? They should match up if the mole is healthy. When the sides look different this could be melanoma.
  • Border: Moles should have a clearly defined border. Melanoma often has a blurry, poorly defined, or crusted border.
  • Color: Healthy moles are only one color and can be different shades of brown. Any mole containing more than one color should be checked out.
  • Diameter: Moles that are greater than 6mm in diameter (the size of a pencil eraser) may often be warning signs of melanoma.
  • Evolving: Healthy moles stay relatively the same throughout your life. If a new growth or mole appears later in life or if a mole begins to change appearance, it’s time to see your dermatologist.

Other warning signs include,

  • A growth that won’t go away
  • Redness or swelling around the mole
  • A mole or growth that is painful, itchy, bleeding, or tender to the touch

 

Q. How can I prevent skin cancer?

A. The number one way to reduce your risk for skin cancer is to wear a full-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every time that you are going to be in the sun for an extended period. Apply a generous amount to your face and body about 30 minutes before going outside. Remember to reapply immediately after sweating or swimming.

Other ways to prevent skin cancer include,

  • Wearing protective clothing when outdoors including sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat
  • Avoiding the sun during peak hours (from 10am-4pm)
  • Performing self-exams every month
  • Visiting a dermatologist at least once a year for a skin cancer screening

 

Give Us a Call!

If you are dealing with warning signs of skin cancer in Deerfield, IL, or if you just want to schedule your annual skin cancer screening, it’s time to turn to the skin care specialists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates. Protect yourself against skin cancer by calling (847) 480-0004 today!

December 13, 2018
Category: Skin Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Thinking about Botox? Millions of people are discovering the benefits of Botox treatments. Botox is a medicine that is injected into muscles to reverse the aging process and treat certain medical conditions. Deerfield Dermatology, located in Deerfield, IL, offers Botox treatment to their patients. Read on to find out how Botox can make you look younger. 

1. It rejuvenates the skin

Botox can bring back your glow! While traditional spa treatments leave your skin feeling clean and hydrated, Botox rejuvenate your skin from the inside out, making it more elastic and youthful. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel years younger. 

2. It can erase your wrinkles

Botox injections work by blocking nerves and weakening certain muscles in the body. Accordingly, it is commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get Botox treatments, choose to do so because it provides a flawless complexion without the need for surgical enhancement. 

3. It can remove smile lines

Smile lines are types of wrinkles that develop around the sides of your mouth. If you are bothered by the presence of these wrinkles, treatment can improve your appearance with minimal to no downtime! You will be even able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.

4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Crow’s feet are the fine lines that extend out from the corners of your eyes. They are primarily caused by exposure to sunlight, but smoking can contribute to their formation. To counteract them, Botox is injected directly into the crow’s feet with a very small needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your Botox treatment within one or two days, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Turn back the clock on aging today. Say yes to Botox! Call Deerfield Dermatology at (847) 480-0004 right now to schedule a consultation in Deerfield, IL. We have helped many people enhance their appearance, thereby giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives—we will do the same for you!

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
October 08, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Facials  

Sun spots, redness, broken capillaries or texture problems don't have to make you feel self-conscious about the condition of your skin. LimeLight Facials offer a simple way to enhance your appearance. The dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates in Deerfield, IL, provide a variety of skin care services that will help you look your best, including LimeLight Facials.

Are LimeLight Facials a Good Choice for Me?

LimeLight Facials treat the signs of aging and damage from ultraviolet light exposure. The treatment is frequently used to treat:

  • Brown sun spots
  • Pigment irregularities
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rough patches of skin
  • Redness
  • Broken capillaries
  • Change in skin texture

The treatment doesn't just rejuvenate your face but can also be used on your legs, arms, hands, chest and neck.

How do LimeLight treatments improve the condition of skin?

LimeLight Facials use intense pulsed light (IPL) laser light to target small veins and eliminated red or dark spots and small veins. Heat from the laser destroys broken capillaries or breaks up the pigments that give brown or red spots their color. Light pulses also increase collagen production, which improves skin texture, reduces the size of pores and makes wrinkles less noticeable.

Is LimeLight treatment painful?

LimeLight treatments reach the dermis, one of the deeper layers of your skin, yet don't damage the surface. You won't need any anesthesia and will probably only notice a slight pinching or stinging sensation when the light pulses are aimed at your skin. Most people need one to three sessions for optimal results. Each treatment lasts about 60 minutes.

Is there any downtime after the treatments?

You can return to your usual activities immediately after LimeLight treatment. Your skin may look a little red when you leave your Deerfield dermatologist's office. You may also notice that brown spots look darker than usual. Although the redness won't last long, your spots will continue to grow darker before flaking off at about 10 days. You'll also notice a decrease in redness and an improvement in texture at the same time. Wearing sunscreen daily can help you avoid sun damage in the future.

Are you ready to improve your skin with LimeLight Facials? Call the dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates in Deerfield, IL, at (847) 480-0004 to schedule an appointment.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
October 05, 2018
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Eczema   Rash  

Eczema is a chronic skin condition associated with rashes, redness, itchiness, scaliness, and dry, leathery patches on the skin. The Eczema Skin Conditionchronic itchiness of eczema can make the condition extremely uncomfortable. Additionally, some patients are uncomfortable with the appearance of their skin during an eczema flare-up due to symptoms such as redness, scaliness, blistering, and leathery patches. Fortunately, eczema treatments are available. Deerfield Dermatology Associates are your Deerfield, IL, dermatologists for the treatment of eczema.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition characterized by itchiness, inflammation, and a rash. Other symptoms of eczema include scaliness, blistering, redness, and dry, leathery patches. Eczema tends to be chronic and often runs in families. It is not contagious, but the exact causes are unclear. Certain factors seem to trigger eczema flare-ups, such as allergens, irritants, or even weather. There are several different types of eczema, including:

  • Atopic dermatitis — Most common type of eczema, runs in families, and is believed to be caused by abnormal immune system functioning
  • Contact dermatitis — Triggered by allergens or irritants, such as harsh chemicals
  • Dyshidrotic dermatitis — More common in warm climates or during summer months
  • Nummular dermatitis — Tends to be chronic and most often affects the back, buttocks, arms, and lower legs
  • Seborrheic dermatitis — Dandruff and infant cradle cap are both forms of this type of eczema, which is often triggered by oily skin, stress, or weather
  • Stasis dermatitis — Develops on the lower legs of elderly and middle-aged people and seems to be caused by circulation problems

Eczema Treatments

Mild eczema flare-ups are often successfully treated with over-the-counter antihistamines or itch relief creams. For severe or persistent eczema flare-ups, treatment by a dermatologist is best. A dermatologist can prescribe a prescription strength antibiotic, anti-fungal cream, corticosteroid, or steroid cream. Your Deerfield dermatologist can determine the best method for treating your eczema. Eczema can also be prevented by avoiding known triggers, using mild products on the skin, and refraining from scratching the skin.

Eczema can be uncomfortable and unsightly, but you do not have to struggle with it on your own. A dermatologist can identify the type of eczema you have and recommend an appropriate method for treating it. To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist in Deerfield, IL, call Deerfield Dermatology Associates at (847) 480-0004.





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