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5 out of 5 stars Laser Peel

I had an incredible experience.

Dr. Fabi was amazing. I felt comfortable with her and​ the entire staff. She answered all my questions and was able to provide the treatment, laser dermatology immediately. I will definitely be going back.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

I will definitely come back.

This is the first time I really enjoyed getting Botox. Dr. Fabi came highly recommend and Im glad I listened to her other clients! She really works well with men. My face looks very natural and refreshed , but not "done" at all.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Dr. Fabi is the Best!!

Wonderful disposition and very knowledgeable. Dr, Fabi was very much interested in solving the problems that I was concerned with and not pushing other treatments. Wonderful experience. Great office staff and facility. Dr. Fabi targets to treat your concerns and she is creative about combination treatments to solve individual issues. Very easy to talk to and absolutely no second thoughts or regrets.

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

Wonderful Experience with Dr. Fabi

Dr. Fabi is absolutely fabulous. Never having had lip sculpture before, she and her staff made me feel very comfortable and welcoming. Dr. Fabi has a heart of gold and she takes her work very seriously. She wants the VERY BEST for her patients and she enjoys making people happy. You only live once... do what you want to do and Dr. Fabi will make it an amazing experience!

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Amazing

20 years ago I experienced a severe case of Bell's Palsy. The episode left the eye on my affected side appearing smaller than the unaffected side and unable to raise my eyebrow on the affected side; my nose appeared to pull toward the unaffected side; my mouth pulled down on the affected side but lips appear thinner on the unaffected side. After having spent so many years unhappy with my...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Dr. Fabi is truly wonderful!

As a first time patient to Cosmetic Laser Dermatology I was beyond impressed and relieved when I saw Dr. fabi! She is absolutely wonderful, takes the time to go through each treatment option and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Fabi without hesitation. I received Botox treatment for the first time ever and IPL treatment for skin discoloration and brown spots. The entire...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Great doctor - San Diego, CA

Awesome Doctor! She is not only friendly and down to earth, she is a fountain of knowledge. She always takes time to listen to concerns and answer questions, and is genuinely a caring person. I had excellent results from my IPL treatment, with much hyper pigmentation removed from my neck and all the red blood vessels/spots eliminated. I think she is exceptional. The office is also pleasant and...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Wonderful doctor

I recently went to see Dr. Fabi for the first time and had a great experience. Between the effects of age and having a toddler, my face was in need of some rejuvenation. Dr. Fabi came up with great treatment plan that was considerate of was time and budget and very honest about what she could and could not help with. I’m still at the beginning of my treatments, but so far, have been r...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

I had an amazing experience

Dr. Fabi is amazing! I recently had her do my lips and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. She has a great eye for detail and proportions and made me feel extremely comfortable. I wanted a natural look and that is exactly what I got. I highly recommend her.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great outcome

Dr. Fabi is so warm and inviting. IiShe really listens and makes you feel comfortable. Plus she has a very soft and gentle touch. I hadsome cosmetic injectables. Felt good about it and am returning today for a touch up.u

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Memberships

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Women's Dermatologic Society

Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Illinois in Champaign - Urbana
    Medical: MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: St. Francis Hospital
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Treatments offered at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick & Groff Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

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After repeated Kybella treatments (like 4 or more treatments), does your body create scar tissue in the chin from needles?

The needles used to deliver Kybella's deoxycholic acid to melt submental fat are very thin and are unlikely to cause scar tissue. The reason no more... READ MORE

How much fat does each 2 vial session of Kybella remove?

The amount Kybella destroys depends on the surface treated.  A larger surface area needs more vials.  The first session usually doesn't make a d... READ MORE

Kybella Injections

Kybella injections are used to dissolve small pockets of stubborn fat. If you are troubled by loose skin, ThermiTight or Ultherapy may be able to help... READ MORE

Why do some people get 2 or 3 units of Botox vs. 5 or 10 in certain areas?

The number of units required for each person will vary; it’s not a “one size fits all” treatment. The number of units used will depend on the perso... READ MORE

Would the Picosure laser work to flatten a raised scar?

Classically when we use any laser for scar revision, a combination of lasers are utilized, including the use of either 5-FU or kenalog. READ MORE

Aging neck - will Sculptra do the trick (Ultherapy sounds painful!) If yes, how much is required?

To rebuild a jawline I like to use Radiesse, Voluma or Sculptra, depending on how the patient presents. This will not help with thinning neck skin,... READ MORE

Can I do ultherapy after I've had botox and fillers?

Yes, you can have Ultherapy performed after receiving Botox or dermal filler injections. I typically wait at least 2 days after doing Botox, or I do... READ MORE

How long do I need to wait before having my second CO2 fractionated laser?

Great question! I typically have my patients wait six months before repeating a fractionated C02 treatment. READ MORE

What is the Best Laser Treatment for Dermal Melasma?

Dermal melasma is the most difficult to treat. One needs a laser that can penetrate into the dermis, so I typically use the QS-Nd:YAG lasers at low... READ MORE

Horizontal Line Above Lip After Juvederm Injection?

I inject lips frequently, and this line is typically not caused of volumizing the lip, but is usually already there, as it is caused by the underlying... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Fabi

Sabrina Fabi, MD has shared 233 before and after pictures with 1,051 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Sabrina Fabi, MD

Sabrina Fabi, MD has shared 12 videos.

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Volbella: Who Is the Best Candidate for This Filler?

Dr. Sabrina Fabi is live with RealSelf at ASDS 2016 to discuss traits of the ideal candidate for a Volbella treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Address Nasolabial Folds by Treating Your Mid Face — The Doctor Explains Voluma

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Sabrina Fabi answers questions about treating nasolabial folds. WATCH VIDEO

Kybella: The Doctor Shares Her Experience Treating Patients

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Sabrina Fabi answers questions about Kybella. WATCH VIDEO

Learn About ResurFX — The New Laser Treatment With Low Downtime

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains how this collagen-stimulating laser treatment can reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. WATCH VIDEO

When Can You Combine IPL With ResurFX Laser?

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains who is a candidate for combining IPL with this photo-fractional, non-ablative laser treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Lightsheer Duet: Laser Hair Reduction Without Pain

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains a vacuum-assisted, laser hair reduction technology that can be used on darker skin tones. WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 7 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Memberships
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Women's Dermatologic Society
Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition
RealSelf Top Doctor
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Illinois in Champaign - Urbana
    Medical: MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: St. Francis Hospital
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Treatments offered at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick & Groff Cosmetic Laser Dermatology


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5 out of 5 stars Laser Peel

I had an incredible experience.

Dr. Fabi was amazing. I felt comfortable with her and​ the entire staff. She answered all my questions and was able to provide the treatment, laser dermatology immediately. I will definitely be going back.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

I will definitely come back.

This is the first time I really enjoyed getting Botox. Dr. Fabi came highly recommend and Im glad I listened to her other clients! She really works well with men. My face looks very natural and refreshed , but not "done" at all.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Dr. Fabi is the Best!!

Wonderful disposition and very knowledgeable. Dr, Fabi was very much interested in solving the problems that I was concerned with and not pushing other treatments. Wonderful experience. Great office staff and facility. Dr. Fabi targets to treat your concerns and she is creative about combination treatments to solve individual issues. Very easy to talk to and absolutely no second thoughts or regrets.


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After repeated Kybella treatments (like 4 or more treatments), does your body create scar tissue in the chin from needles?

The needles used to deliver Kybella's deoxycholic acid to melt submental fat are very thin and are unlikely to cause scar tissue. The reason no more... READ MORE

How much fat does each 2 vial session of Kybella remove?

The amount Kybella destroys depends on the surface treated.  A larger surface area needs more vials.  The first session usually doesn't make a d... READ MORE

Kybella Injections

Kybella injections are used to dissolve small pockets of stubborn fat. If you are troubled by loose skin, ThermiTight or Ultherapy may be able to help... READ MORE

Why do some people get 2 or 3 units of Botox vs. 5 or 10 in certain areas?

The number of units required for each person will vary; it’s not a “one size fits all” treatment. The number of units used will depend on the perso... READ MORE

Would the Picosure laser work to flatten a raised scar?

Classically when we use any laser for scar revision, a combination of lasers are utilized, including the use of either 5-FU or kenalog. READ MORE

Aging neck - will Sculptra do the trick (Ultherapy sounds painful!) If yes, how much is required?

To rebuild a jawline I like to use Radiesse, Voluma or Sculptra, depending on how the patient presents. This will not help with thinning neck skin,... READ MORE

Can I do ultherapy after I've had botox and fillers?

Yes, you can have Ultherapy performed after receiving Botox or dermal filler injections. I typically wait at least 2 days after doing Botox, or I do... READ MORE

How long do I need to wait before having my second CO2 fractionated laser?

Great question! I typically have my patients wait six months before repeating a fractionated C02 treatment. READ MORE

What is the Best Laser Treatment for Dermal Melasma?

Dermal melasma is the most difficult to treat. One needs a laser that can penetrate into the dermis, so I typically use the QS-Nd:YAG lasers at low... READ MORE

Horizontal Line Above Lip After Juvederm Injection?

I inject lips frequently, and this line is typically not caused of volumizing the lip, but is usually already there, as it is caused by the underlying... READ MORE

Videos by Sabrina Fabi, MD

Sabrina Fabi, MD has shared 12 videos.

Narrow by:

Volbella: Who Is the Best Candidate for This Filler?

Dr. Sabrina Fabi is live with RealSelf at ASDS 2016 to discuss traits of the ideal candidate for a Volbella treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Address Nasolabial Folds by Treating Your Mid Face — The Doctor Explains Voluma

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Sabrina Fabi answers questions about treating nasolabial folds. WATCH VIDEO

Kybella: The Doctor Shares Her Experience Treating Patients

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Sabrina Fabi answers questions about Kybella. WATCH VIDEO

Learn About ResurFX — The New Laser Treatment With Low Downtime

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains how this collagen-stimulating laser treatment can reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. WATCH VIDEO

When Can You Combine IPL With ResurFX Laser?

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains who is a candidate for combining IPL with this photo-fractional, non-ablative laser treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Lightsheer Duet: Laser Hair Reduction Without Pain

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains a vacuum-assisted, laser hair reduction technology that can be used on darker skin tones. WATCH VIDEO

Treatments offered at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick & Groff Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Treatments offered at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick & Groff Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

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