Rejuvenating your Skin with Alma Hybrid Laser at CDAM in Chicago

Posted on April 9, 2024

Rejuvenating your Skin with Alma Hybrid Laser at CDAM in Chicago Thinking about rejuvenating your skin this spring? Look no further than the innovative Alma Hybrid Laser treatment at the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. This innovative laser treatment can transform your skin and leave you looking brighter and more youthful in no time.


Should I Get Botox or Daxxify?

Posted on March 15, 2024

Aging can be a wonderful thing, bringing wisdom and memories to cherish for a lifetime, but despite all its glory, the physical toll it takes on your appearance weighs down on many individuals. Fortunately, the world of plastic surgery has continued to advance, recognizing the desire of many individuals to have nonsurgical solutions to the


Am I A Good Candidate for Ellacor?

Posted on February 15, 2024

As we age, the amount of collagen and elastin in our skin starts to significantly decrease. This often leads to a loss of elasticity, sagging skin (jowls), and wrinkles. While there are surgical options to address these issues, not everyone is willing or able to go under the knife. Luckily, with Ellacor, you can see


How Sofwave Tightens Skin Without Surgery

Posted on January 22, 2024

Skin is the first line of defense against dirt, grime, and bacteria. Years of exposure can weigh on the skin, causing wrinkles, lines, and sagging prematurely. Many individuals may seek solutions to refresh their skin, and the innovative technology of Sofwave offers fast-acting skin-tightening to give a youthful appearance back to the skin. Center for


Everything You Should Know About the Excel V Laser

Posted on December 27, 2023

The Excel V laser is an innovative technology from Cutera, a leading manufacturer of aesthetic laser and light systems. This advanced laser system can treat a variety of skin conditions on the face and body to restore clear, beautiful skin.  What is the Excel V Laser?  Excel V is a powerful green laser that targets


Skinvive for Glowing, Youthful Skin

Posted on November 28, 2023

We are excited to introduce a new and innovative product from Juvéderm: Skinvive. If you want to achieve healthy, glowing skin, this might be the perfect treatment for you. Here’s what you need to know about its benefits and how it works. What is Skinvive?  Skinvive is an injectable treatment that uses microdroplets of hyaluronic


The Beauty of Knowledge: Busting Filler Myths

Posted on October 24, 2023

There are constant advancements being made around dermal filler products and understanding their distinctions can be confusing. Many individuals may opt out of these transformative procedures simply because they do not properly understand them. Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine is here to help shed some light on the world of fillers and break the


Understanding BBL Photofacial: How Light Energy Transforms Your Skin

Posted on September 21, 2023

What if we told you that your skin concerns could be treated with something as ordinary as light? Not the kind that is in your living room lamp, but a powerful form of Intense Pulsed Light called Broad Band Light (BBL). By utilizing blue, yellow, and infrared light energy, a BBL Photofacial at Center for


Halo Facial for Acne Scars: Transforming Your Skin’s Texture

Posted on August 21, 2023

Millions of people struggle with acne every year and with acne comes acne scarring. And unfortunately, acne scarring can be difficult to get rid of. Luckily, there is a treatment that can diminish the appearance of acne scars and give you the smooth, brilliant skin you’ve been looking for. What’s this treatment? The Halo Hybrid


Your Guide to Botox for Men

Posted on May 17, 2023

Botox has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use since 2002. Since then, the minimally-invasive procedure has been very popular among women who are looking to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. But what about men? The procedure is finally becoming mainstream for men as well. Over half a million men


What You Should Know Before Getting AviClear Treatment

Posted on April 19, 2023

Acne is a frustrating skin concern experienced by millions of people each year. Although acne is typically thought of as a concern affecting teenagers, it can affect people of all ages. Many products and treatments promise to get rid of acne, but the truth is that they don’t treat the underlying cause. AviClear is a


What to Expect After CoolSculpting Treatment

Posted on March 13, 2023

Sometimes diet and exercise simply don’t work when you want to remove unwanted fat from specific areas on your body. Liposuction is an option but it requires going under the knife and a long recovery period. But what other options do you have? CoolSculpting might be what you’re looking for. It’s noninvasive, has a short


How Does Kybella Eliminate Double Chin?

Posted on February 23, 2023

Kybella is an innovative fat-reduction treatment that can help you achieve a stronger jawline without the need for incisions or any surgical measures. How does this non-surgical treatment work and how can you benefit? We have all the answers: What is Kybella? Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable for fat reduction. This injectable is made


How to Care for Your Skin After a BBL Photofacial

Posted on January 23, 2023

BBL (BroadBand Light) treatment has become a popular cosmetic treatment in Chicago. This skin rejuvenating treatment has many benefits and can treat a variety of skin conditions, but it is important to care for your skin after treatment to maintain your beautiful results. What is a BBL Photofacial? The BBL Photofacial is a non-surgical cosmetic


What is AviClear?

Posted on November 28, 2022

Acne is the single most common skin condition in the United States. If you’ve been struggling with acne, you know how defeating it can be. Acne most commonly affects teenagers, but it can last throughout your adult years. AviClear is one exciting new treatment option for acne patients of all ages and skin types and


6 Reasons to Consider Sculptra Injectable Treatments

Posted on October 24, 2022

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler that doesn’t just fill in facial folds and wrinkles – it stimulates collagen production for gradually developed natural-looking results. If you want to reverse the signs of aging, here are six reasons why you should consider Sculptra injections. 1. Skin Rejuvenation Sculptra works by stimulating collagen production, a protein


Everything You Should Know About CoolSculpting®

Posted on August 26, 2022

CoolSculpting® is one of the most popular non-surgical body contouring treatments available. If you’ve heard of it along your journey toward a more confident you, then you likely have questions about it. CoolSculpting is an exciting way to achieve the body you’ve been working toward, so here’s what to know about CoolSculpting and what you


Six Misconceptions About Botox

Posted on June 20, 2022

Even though Botox has been in the market with FDA approval for over two decades, and has grown immensely in popularity and public awareness in that time, there are many things that modern techniques and treatments provide that are no longer true about the previous stereotypes of Botox. Botox Will Not “Freeze” Your Face Early


How is Sofwave Different from Other Skin Tightening Devices?

Posted on May 17, 2022

Did you know that collagen production can begin to slow as early as your 20s? When this occurs, your skin’s elasticity declines which can lead to lax skin, wrinkles, and lines. If you are beginning to notice loose skin on the eyebrow area, under the chin, and on the neck? If so, we have an


What is Contour TRL Resurfacing?

Posted on April 12, 2022

As we age, our skin is affected by many different factors, including the natural aging process, lifestyle choices, sun exposure, the climate, and more. If you are looking to turn back the clock to achieve a more youthful complexion, the Contour TRL resurfacing treatment may be a great solution! How Does Contour TRIL Resurfacing Work?


What to Know About the New Alma Hybrid Laser

Posted on March 4, 2022

You have probably heard about how lasers are used today at med spas and plastic surgery and dermatology offices. However, did you know that there are different types of lasers and that they can treat different issues?  Read on to learn more about lasers, specifically the new Alma Hybrid Laser, which is a standout device


How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Do I Need?

Posted on February 13, 2022

Are you putting in the necessary time exercising your body and following a balanced diet, but just can’t seem to get rid of those last few bulges? If so, CoolSculpting is a fantastic solution! This noninvasive treatment eliminates unwanted pockets of fat for a slimmer, more confident you. However, before booking your CoolSculpting appointment, it


Ways to Treat Aging Skin

Posted on January 7, 2022

How Does the Face Age Over Time? Over time, structural changes will occur that are responsible for visible signs of aging. In our youth, fat throughout the face is more evenly distributed, while plumper areas can be found in the temples, cheeks, or forehead—think of “baby fat” causing chubby cheeks. Over time, this fat distribution


Why You Should Have Microneedling Done By a Professional

Posted on December 10, 2021

Because of microneedling’s increasing popularity over the last few years, it’s likely that you’ve heard of it. It’s one of the best options for transforming your skin and addressing a wide variety of skin concerns with great results. If you’re looking to get your hands on it, then it can be tempting to look for


The 5 Best Juvéderm® Treatment Areas

Posted on November 16, 2021

If you’re exploring your options with injectable dermal fillers, you’re not alone. Fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical treatment options performed each year, and they’re a quick and easy way to achieve rejuvenating results without downtime. When it comes to filler families like Juvéderm®, you can create a customized treatment plan that fits


Should I Get Botox®?

Posted on October 15, 2021

When it comes to big names in the cosmetic industry, Botox® is definitely one of them. That’s because it’s the single most popular non-surgical treatment performed each year, with over 4 million people getting Botox treatments in 2020 alone. It’s likely you know somebody who swears by Botox and it’s totally normal to consider your


What to Expect During a Chemical Peel

Posted on September 26, 2021

If there’s any professional-grade skincare treatment that achieves results, it’s the chemical peel. Chemical peels are extremely versatile and can be customized to your exact skincare needs, so there are plenty of reasons to consider adding them to your regular skincare regimen. If you’re considering your options with a chemical peel, then it can be


When Should I See A Dermatologist?

Posted on August 2, 2021

It’s not just when you notice a mole that’s changed in shape or size that you can benefit from seeing a dermatologist. Many issues both chronic and acute deserve to be treated, whether for aesthetic or medical purposes. So in case you’re unsure if an issue you have merits going to the doctor’s office, here


Your Guide To Injectable Fillers

Posted on July 8, 2021

You may know the big names in injectable treatments like Botox and Juvederm, but did you know that developments in skincare technology have expanded to not only provide immediate volume, but also stimulate collagen? Learn all about your options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation in our guide to fillers. What Are Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are


Your Guide to Skincare in Your 30s

Posted on June 25, 2021

Once you have gone from your 20s to your 30th birthday, you have new things on the horizon. While you may look forward to some of them, there are certain changes your body undergoes. Your skin starts to change as your 30s mark the time when you begin to produce less collagen. This means your


5 Qualities Patients Are Looking for In a Dermatologist

Posted on May 27, 2021

If you have issues with your skin, having the right dermatologist is essential. Just as with finding any other doctor, there are certain qualities you will want in a dermatologist. Here are the qualities to look for before you ultimately choose the doctor who’s the right fit for you. Strong Communication Skills Your dermatologist should


Get Your Body Beach Ready with CoolSculpting and CoolTone

Posted on April 12, 2021

Summer is approaching at a rapid rate, which means we are starting to shed some layers and show off some skin. After the long winter months, many are concerned about losing weight and appearing more fit. If you have been trying to lose weight and gain muscle but nothing seems to work, it may be


Why CoolSculpting is the Right Procedure for You

Posted on April 5, 2021

CoolSculpting is one of the best, innovative and non-invasive ways to reduce stubborn fat. It involves no surgery and works by removing excess fat cells from beneath your skin. If you prefer to avoid invasive surgical procedures in order to shed unwanted pockets of fat, CoolSculpting may be the best option available to you. The


Answering Your CoolSculpting® FAQs

Posted on March 10, 2021

If there’s one treatment option that has transformed the plastic surgery industry, it’s CoolSculpting®. This non-surgical treatment is one of the best ways to get rid of stubborn fat without surgery or even downtime. It’s common to have questions about CoolSculpting and whether it really works, so here’s answers to some of the most frequently


Are CoolSculpting® Results Permanent? – CoolSculpting Q&A

Posted on January 25, 2021

In the endless struggle for a toned, contoured figure, it’s important to know that you have options besides strict diet and exercise. For putting the finishing touches on your body, cosmetic procedures are some of the most effective options available – and there are more non-surgical options available than ever. If you’re considering CoolSculpting®, the


What’s the Best Treatment for Hair Loss?

Posted on December 23, 2020

It’s normal to lose hair over time and throughout your life, but it can be discouraging when it feels like nothing works to restore it. We still have a lot to learn about the best ways to treat hair loss, but there are a few options that show promise with the right approach. Your first


Everything You Need to Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing

Posted on November 25, 2020

When it comes to transforming your skin and addressing your cosmetic goals, laser skin resurfacing is one of the best options available. With some of the most advanced technologies on the market and the expertise of your dermatologist, you can enjoy radiant, clear skin with just a few treatments. Here’s what to know about laser


Does CoolSculpting Work?

Posted on October 25, 2020

Anyone looking to get rid of stubborn fat has probably researched all of the possible solutions. Once diet and exercise can no longer give you the results you’re looking for, it’s time to turn to other options. However, not everyone wants to go through a surgical procedure to reduce fat.    CoolSculpting is a non-surgical


Acne Scars 101: How to Get Smooth Skin Again

Posted on August 25, 2020

Just like any scrape from a fall can leave a scar, so can our acne. It’s already frustrating enough to have acne in the first place, but when those blemishes scar and potentially leave a permanent mark, that can lead to even greater dissatisfaction with one’s appearance. The problem isn’t just why these blemishes scar,


What is CoolSculpting and Does it Work?

Posted on June 25, 2020

CoolSculpting is an increasingly popular option for body contouring, with many patients enjoying the results of the noninvasive procedure. However, many people who are interested in the procedure may still be skeptical of whether or not CoolSculpting really works. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to remove fat from many areas of the body, but if you’re unsure,


Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

Posted on April 25, 2020

With coronavirus likely taking up so much of your news stream, it’s common to have plenty of questions about it and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Although the best way to find authoritative information is by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or your state’s health department, there


Questions about CoolSculpting? Here’s what you need to know

Posted on February 25, 2020

CoolSculpting is an incredibly popular procedure, with thousands of people choosing it as an effective and non-invasive body contouring technique. If you’re one of the many patients who have become interested in CoolSculpting, you probably have a handful of questions that need to be answered before you’re ready to get started with the procedure. Here


Volume loss in your skin? Dermal Fillers may be right for you

Posted on January 25, 2020

One of the most common signs of aging is volume loss. There are different ways volume loss manifests itself in the face. Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging cheeks, and thinning lips are all signs of facial volume loss. There are many cosmetic treatments available to combat these aging signs and restore volume. Our team at the


7 Reasons to Try Halo Laser Treatment

Posted on December 25, 2019

Halo is a hybrid fractional laser treatment offered by the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. This laser treatment resurfaces the skin, delivering both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to remove damaged outer layers. Because Halo ultimately results in a new, unblemished skin surface, it can be used to treat a variety of concerns. Here are


CoolTone: What it is and how it works

Posted on November 25, 2019

CoolTone is a new treatment for creating a more toned, firm, athletic appearance. Created by the same company that makes CoolSculpt, CoolTone is a device that strengthens muscles, resulting in a more toned and athletic appearance. The device looks like a large box with an attached computer screen, which allows the technician to monitor the


Dermal Fillers vs Traditional Facelift

Posted on October 25, 2019

For years, a surgical facelift was the only option for people seeking to truly reverse the effects of skin laxity such as a sunken appearance or wrinkles. Now, injectable dermal fillers can offer results that address some of the same problems solved by a facelift. There are several factors that go into choosing between the


New Frontiers in Hair Restoration

Posted on September 19, 2019

There are few problems more embarrassing than hair loss. It can damage appearance, undermine confidence, and generate social anxiety that can interfere with relationships. But there is a new reason for hope. “In the last 5 to 7 years, there has been a boom in the understanding of hair loss,” according to Dr. George Cotsarelis,


How A Laser Can Take Years Off Of Your Skin

Posted on July 31, 2019

There is nothing that you can do about the natural aging process. However, there are things that you can do in order to reduce the signs of aging you experience. You can get a customized treatment with the Halo laser. You will be able to have tighter, more youthful-looking skin. The halo laser treatment is


Removing Acne Scars and Restoring Your Confidence

Posted on June 17, 2019

Acne is something that is dreaded by teens going through puberty, but it also frustrates adults who live with acne well past adolescence. It forms reddish blisters, and when it dries out, it leaves the skin in a horrible state. There are ways on how you can improve your skin that has been filled with


How well does Botox work for frown lines between the eyebrows?

Posted on May 8, 2019

Your face allows you to express yourself, but unfortunately, these repeated expressions can lead to fine lines and wrinkles over the years. One common concerns is frown lines between the brows even when the face is relaxed. This can cause an angry or tired appearance. Botox is one of the best ways to get around


Is Sculptra Safe?

Posted on April 17, 2019

If you’re looking for a way to lift sunken cheeks or contour your jawline, Sculptra may be for you. This injectable filler adds volume to your face and also helps to define your jawline. It does this by restoring the youthful contours of your face by significantly increasing both volume and skin thickness. By restoring


The Latest Addition to the Juvéderm Collection: Vollure

Posted on September 27, 2018

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles, especially the nasolabial folds, the newest addition to the Juvéderm line of facial fillers may be exactly what you are looking for. What is Juvéderm Vollure? Juvéderm Vollure is an injectable filler intended for filling lines and wrinkles, particularly in


Types of Skin Cancer Surgery

Posted on September 12, 2018

Skin cancer surgery Surgery is the first treatment in case of skin cancer. For the patients who have squamous cell carcinomas or basal cells, a qualified doctor or dermatologist will perform the procedure as an outpatient procedure with the use of a local anesthetic.  During this procedure, as it happens with all skin cancer surgeries,


The 411 on Microneedling

Posted on July 10, 2018

With the current rise of K-beauty products, our society has suddenly placed an emphasis on healthy, glowing skin. While many people may find the idea of obtaining clear, radiant skin intimidating, it is actually easier than you might think. The aesthetic treatment known as microneedling is a popular option am among celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow


Introducing the New FDA-Approved Solution for Rosacea

Posted on June 1, 2018

In the disorder is known as Rosacea, facial redness is very common on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. As you age Rosacea, unfortunately, can continue to worsen with further redness and the appearance of red blood vessels. If you leave this condition untreated, it can even result in pimples, bumps, and excess tissues. How


Refresh Your Skin with DiamondGlow®

Posted on May 5, 2018

Are you dealing with a dull complexion? Or perhaps you are living with pesky black and white heads which are littering your complexion. If you have tried at-home facial treatments without any luck, it may be time to consider DiamondGlow®. This peel is a breakthrough skin treatment to revitalize your skin for a glowing complexion.


The Top Benefits of BBL Photofacial

Posted on April 23, 2018

During the summer, many Chicago residents spend ample time in the sun. Many are not aware of the damage that the sun is causing to their skin, even if only a short amount of time is spent outdoors. Over time, the sun can contribute to the formation of age spots, sun damage, and sagging skin,


Customize Your Skincare Routine

Posted on March 11, 2018

Shopping for skincare products can be a daunting task (to say the least). There are a seemingly endless number of brands and products. Beautiful Hollywood starlets advertise many of these in glossy print ads and on TV often making overambitious claims, promising the fountain of youth with pithy slogans (wink, you’re worth it!). At the


Skincare Products at CDAM

Posted on February 12, 2018

Whether you desire products for a daily routine, or to enhance your cosmetic dermatology services, Drs. Kalimullah and Cavanaugh will help you pick out the best products for your unique skin type and condition. Our board-certified dermatologists believe in a combination of regular skin maintenance at home, in addition to medical and cosmetic dermatology services to provide


Don’t Forget Your SPF!

Posted on January 16, 2018

You should be wearing sunscreen every day — rain or shine. While at first this may sound excessive (cue memories of a neurotic mother wagging her finger at you as a child), but there is actual reasoning and science behind the importance of sunscreen. Lets start with UV radiation — yes, RADIATION (primarily UVA and


Winter Skincare Tips

Posted on December 19, 2017

The holidays and winter weather are here! Sweaters, scarves, festive food and drink, and holiday cheer make these months, as the song says, “… the most wonderful time of the year!” Unfortunately, the cool, dry air can sometimes leave our skin a little less than perfect. Here are some easy skincare tips to keep your


Have You Heard of Halo?

Posted on October 24, 2017

Have you heard of Halo (and I’m not referring to the amazing Beyoncé song)? The Halo laser is the latest technological advance in skin resurfacing to lend your skin an angelic glow (much like the beloved Beyoncé). But what is the Halo difference? Halo is the only laser that combines dual wavelength technology to give


Join us for Botox & Blowouts March 24!

Posted on March 16, 2017

The Benefits of the HALO Laser

Posted on February 24, 2017

Do you have to wear extra makeup because of irritating skin blemishes? Do fine lines and wrinkles cause you to look older than you are? Put down those “miracle” face creams and serums- the HALO laser treatment is your answer to clear, radiant skin! The HALO Treatment The HALO is the first hybrid fractional laser.


The 411 on Sculptra

Posted on February 21, 2017

As we age, our bodies begin to lose collagen, a structural component that keeps skin looking youthful. Sculptra® works to replace lost collagen in the skin over time to correct unwanted wrinkles and folds, resulting in a more youthful-looking appearance for up to two years. What is Sculptra®? Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to


Get Firmer Skin with SkinTyte II™

Posted on January 30, 2017

Skin tightening procedures will show the greatest treatment growth at 40.4% per year, increasing from less than 500,000 procedures in 2008 to more than 2.6 million in 2012 (The Aesthetic Guide). With this increase in popularity, non-invasive skin tightening treatments have many people wondering how they can achieve smoother, more youthful skin in just minutes


Introducing Volbella®: The New Filler for a Natural Pout

Posted on January 18, 2017

If you have been apprehensive about receiving lip fillers in the past, Volbella® may be the right dermal filler for you. Volbella®, from the makers of Botox®, is the newest injectable filler to be added to the CDAM service portfolio. Just Like Juvéderm®, Volbella® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler used to replace lost or non-existent


The Benefits of Botox

Posted on January 6, 2017

Botox injection are the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedure in the United States. Botox has several medical purposes but it’s cosmetic uses are the most sought after. Botox is made of Botulinum Toxin which blocks nerve signals and prevents facial muscles from contracting. Facial expressions cause fine to deep lines overtime, but can be lessened


What A BBL Photofacial Can Do For You

Posted on November 7, 2016

Throughout our lives, our skin is exposed to the sun and other environmental factors that can take a toll on our complexions. You may especially see skin irregularities if you do not regularly wear sunscreen or use harsh cleansers. At CDAM, we offer a cutting-edge treatment to reduce the appearance of skin damage: the BBL


5 Myths About Botox

Posted on September 26, 2016

Since its FDA-approval in 2002, Botox has skyrocketed in popularity to one of the most well-known injectables on the market. However, despite this popularity, many people are still unaware of what exactly it does and doesn’t do. Read on for some of the most common Botox myths, debunked! Myth #1: Patients should only receive Botox


Say Goodbye to Submental Fullness with Kybella

Posted on September 15, 2016

Are you tired of looking in the mirror, only to see a double chin staring back at you? Many people find themselves in this situation, but do not wish to undergo surgery to remedy the situation. Luckily, there is another, non-surgical solution for submental fullness: Kybella. Read on to learn about what Kybella can do


Neuromodulators vs. Dermal Fillers

Posted on August 26, 2016

Over the past decade, minimally invasive treatments have become very popular among dermatology practices and individuals wishing to improve their appearance. These treatments include age-defying injectable solutions in two primary categories, neuromodulators, and dermal fillers. However, the two have different techniques and produce different results. At the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine in Chicago,


DLM Internal

Posted on June 4, 2000