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MEET DR. RACHEL PRITZKER: CHICAGO BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST

04-29-18 | Posted by


Rachel Pritzker, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologist who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree from Emory University.  She completed her medical education at Rush University where she graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following a residency in dermatology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Pritzker completed a prestigious Laser, Cosmetic and Dermatologic surgery fellowship at SkinCare Physicians in Boston.

Dr. Pritzker is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatology Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and Chicago Dermatological Society. She is a consulting physician at Cook County Hospital and is actively involved in teaching dermatology residents.

BITB spoke with Dr. Pritzker about her passion for the field of dermatology and the most effective tools she uses to help turn back the clock.

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1. How did you select the field of dermatology?

My whole family, including my mother, are all doctors so I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, and while doing rotations in medical school, it was dermatology that wowed me. I love how dermatology allows me to form great connections within my community and really get to know my patients as well.

2. Please tell us about the top trends in cosmetic dermatology. What are patients asking for most frequently?

A lot of the patients I see in our office are millennials, and with them, I stress “prejuvenation”. Patients are starting to think about and care for their skin at an earlier age these days. That doesn’t mean every 21-year-old should come in and get botox, but a healthy skin care regimen implemented sooner rather than later makes a dramatic difference in my patients. And if you aren’t wearing a sunscreen every day, then you’re really sabotaging all the other cosmetic treatments and products you may be utilizing.

3. In your view, what are the most effective tools you have in your practice to turn back the clock?

One of my go-to procedures we have at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is our Fraxel® Dual Laser! It treats everything from acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, and melasma. I combine laser treatments with one of our newest skincare lines in office, Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar. It has TriHex Technology which assists in a faster recovery time post-procedure and supports collagen and elastin production.

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