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WE TRIED THE HALO LASER AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

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Posted by 03.13.19

Pale skin can be beautiful, but mine wasn’t. Far from the ethereal, creamy complexions of Hollywood A-listers, my facial skin was plagued with redness, acne scars, and speckles of sun damage despite years of pricey spa facials. At 34 years old, I was in that weird limbo where I was still dealing with acne while also noticing the beginning signs of aging like loss of volume and fine lines.

As much as I love a relaxing facial, at the end of the day, no facial can replicate the results of professional, medical-grade laser treatment. When I was offered the opportunity to try the Halo by Sciton laser treatment at Erickson Dermatology in downtown Chicago, I jumped at the chance. Smaller por

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MEET DR. LAUREN FINE: CHICAGO’S BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST

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Posted by 07.29.18

Lauren Fine, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice in the Chicago area since 2010. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she received her BS in biology and neuroscience. Dr. Fine attended Rush University Medical school, completed her internship at Resurrection Medical Center and went on to complete her dermatology residency at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Following residency, she completed a Laser & Cosmetic fellowship under the direction of renowned dermatologist Dr. Amy Taub. While there she received in-depth training on cutting-edge laser procedures and cosmetic treatments.

Practicing both general and cosmetic dermato

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DON’T SWEAT IT

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Posted by 07.06.18

Sweaty underarms can ruin a designer silk dress, are a real buzzkill on a first date, and can destroy your confidence before a career make or break a presentation.

Heat and humidity invariably cause perspiration for the best of us. But for people afflicted with the annoying medical condition called ‘hyperhidrosis,’ this becomes a very serious problem. About 2-3% of the population suffers from excessive sweating, but nearly all of us would rather not smell or sweat if we don’t have to.

There are some good treatments available now, and more on the way.

BOTOX has been FDA cleared for treating excessive sweating all the way back to 2004. Basically, it works by stopping nerves from f

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MEET DR. NIKI CHRISTOPOULOS: CHICAGO’S DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

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Posted by 05.20.18

A native of Chicago, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Niki Christopoulos attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated with honors as a James Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her doctorate from the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University and went on to complete an intensive seven year General and Plastic Surgery Training at Rush University Medical Center where she served as Chief surgical resident during her last year.

Named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Christopoulos is trained in all aspects of plastic surgery. Her expertise and specialty lies in

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