Daniel J. Ritacca, MD

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD

Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars from 15 reviews
230 Center Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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4.5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5.0 out of 5 stars Payment process
4.0 out of 5 stars Wait times

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5 out of 5 stars Laser Eye Surgery

Seeing Without the Trouble of Contacts

He performed Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) on me last year. Both he and his office were very helpful and explained everything and made me feel at ease with the procedure and even had me laughing at myself about being so vain about not wearing eye makeup for two weeks (in my defense- it was the 2 weeks prior to Christmas, so it was tough)and did a great job at doing what I wanted done to avoid having to read with bifocals, as some doctors do. He did one eye for up close and one eye for far. He was very likable and knows his "stuff".

1 out of 5 stars PicoSure

RItacca in IL, Im from MN, Great Session with PICO! - Vernon Hills, IL

Thought it was great. Initially looked promising. Now, hyperpigmentation, yes, which can happen, but also delays future treatments. And not much lighter. For having 6 Q laser sessions then this pico, I expected more. Disappointed. The battle continues. Not going back. Plus I had to travel from MN to IL. Lesson learned. Pico, apparently, isnt all that.

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Voluma and Botox - Vernon Hills, IL

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

41 and Needed Filler, Blunt Micro Cannula and Voluma Was a Miracle - Vernon Hills, IL

Very nice office with friendly staff. I loved the marble angel with fairy in air sculpture in their entry area. I'm really spiritual so it made me feel like I was in the right place. I met with one of his consultant nurses (she looked like she could have been Cindy Crawford's sister), she took pictures of me and discussed my concerns and wishes. She talked to me about her professional opinion and suggested which product or procedure would help me get the results I desired. Dr. Ritacca came in to view my face and decided what he thought would work best. Once I agreed they escorted me to the procedure room and cleaned the areas for anesthetic and filler injections. I was nervous but desperate so I was game no matter if it hurt. It did not. When the doctor started filling, it felt a little bit strange but very tolerable and certainly not painful at all. After, the areas felt a tad warm and slightly tender but nothing unexpected or alarming. I had consulted another doctor for filler and noticed his front desk receptionist with very red blotchy cheeks. He did not use a blunt micro cannula and I could tell that her cheeks, which were also filled with Voluma, looked like they were going to bruise. She just looked like there was quite a bit of trauma with the blood vessels. After seeing that I knew I wanted the filler injected with a blunt micro cannula and boy am I glad I did. It was a five star experience all around. M.B.

5 out of 5 stars

A Very Good and Professional Doctor - Vernon Hills, IL

5 out of 5 stars

Eye Filler - Vernon Hills, IL

Tattoo Removal Consult with Dr. Ricatta -Vernon Hills, IL

Very helpful explained everything well and made me feel very comfortable.

1 out of 5 stars Juvederm

You Have to Pay out of Pocket for Their Mistakes - Vernon Hills, IL

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

So Excited After my First Treatment with PicoSure! - Vernon Hills, IL

The whole office seems to run very efficiently, which I appreciated. My appointment (which included a consultation) was at noon and I was out of there by 12:45. Awesome! The staff, nurse, and doctor were all very friendly and professional. I feel like I am in capable hands and I expect to see great results due to their competence. So far, so good. Hopefully my other appointments with them will be just as nice.

About Daniel J. Ritacca, MD

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD practices in Vernon Hills at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa as an Oculoplastic Surgeon. Dr. Ritacca began participating on RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 31 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

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Treatments offered at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa

Blog Posts and Articles

Who is a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

For over 30 years, Dr. Ritacca has helped patients achieve the best vision possible through Lasik eye surgery, eye exams and prescribing glasses and contacts. Furthermore, Dr. Ritacca enjoys when his patients exude with confidence and self-esteem from a simple cosmetic surgery like blepharoplasty. There are several reasons why a potential patient may be unhappy with their eyes such as; aging, sun damage, smoking, and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag as the...

DermaPen vs Sciton Profractional

Recently launched in 2011, Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa added Dermapen® to their menu of services. The Dermapen is a device that helps to build collagen, re-texturize the skin and promote great product absorption. Laser resurfacing has been a popular treatment for people who experience fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, shallow scars from acne and other tone & texture issues. The Pro-fractional laser uses a tiny laser beam to...

Education / Training

Medical: University of Illinois Medical School, 1979

Ophthalmology, Microsurgery, Laser Corrective Vision Surgery, Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids and Small Cannula , Liposuction, Northwestern Hospital, 1984

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