Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
20 W. Kinzie, Suite 1130
Chicago, Illinois 60654 US
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5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Outstanding Doctor - Chicago, IL

I have been seeing Dr. Jacob for around 2 years now. I am pretty choosy when it comes to physicians and I can't praise her highly enough. She will make suggestions in terms if what treatments will be helpful. For cosmetic concerns which are not covered by insurance the prices are clearly stated and she does not push products. Since I have been seeing her my skin has improved immeasurably...

5 out of 5 stars Skin Rejuvenation

Great Cosmetic Doctor - Chicago, IL

I am 43 years old and see Dr. Jacob for facial cosmetic work. As we all know some people are just born with specific talents. Dr. Jacob definitely has an innate eye for identifying flaws of the face and the talent to correct them. I have had facial botox, fillers, and skin tightening. I have been very pleased with it all!

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Wanted a more relaxed, rested look - Great Experience - Chicago, IL

I have lines above the bridge of my nose, wanted a more relaxed, rested look. I had a dysport appointment, it was ontime, my nurse asked if I had any concerns.I was a little nervous... Then Dr. Jacob came in, made sure I was comfortable. She asked if I wanted more of an arch in my eyebrow. She said it would really opened my eye area... 4 days later... Full effect...AWESOME results!! Very...

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Fabulous - Chicago, IL

Dr. Carolyn Jacob always takes time with me and takes time to answer the questions that I have about any of the procedures. She is always very much the consummate professional.

Disappointed in Zeltiq Procedure for Abdomen - Chicago

Lack of compassion that treatment was unsuccessful and no follow-through.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Jacob has hospital affiliations at Northwestern Memorial.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    Internship: Internal Medicine Northwestern University Evanston Hospital
    Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Marshfield Clinic
    Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Madison
    Fellowship: Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Treatments offered at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology

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MiraDry Laser for Hands and Feet?

It works using microwave technology to heat the area where the sweat glands reside. A vacuum action is applied to bring the skin away from the... READ MORE

What Treatments Are Available for Excessive Sweating?

Including topical solutions such as drysol, pills such as Robinul, and treatments such as Botox/Dysport which are temporary. THere is now a new long... READ MORE

Smiling Looks Odd After Botox In Chin, Will It Subside?

And can also be used for the muscles that pull down the corners of the lips. However, there are muscles in the chin which depress the lower lip, and... READ MORE

What Strength Trentinoin Cream Can Be Used on Upper/lower Eyelid Wrinkles?

It's best to use Renova which has a moisturizing base to it, rather than generic tretinoin. Go slowly using it every other night to the sensitive... READ MORE

How Do I Get Rid of Discoloration from Juvederm?

When it is due to product placed too close to the surface of the skin. A simple #11 blade piercing of the skin and gentle cotton swab pressure will... READ MORE

What's the Best Treatment for Atrophic Scars?

It really depends on the actual type of scar. Most acne scars are classified as ice pick, box car, or rolling scars. Some scars can also be simply... READ MORE

How Do You Properly Use Tazorac Cream?

We start patients out every other night for the first two weeks, and if they are having dryness or irritation, they can add a moisturizer on top of it... READ MORE

How much it will cost me to get rid of my belly fat using CoolSculpting? (Photo)

Great question and thank you for your photo! Coolsculpting is great for treating stubborn pockets of pinchable fat. Patients can see up to a 20% redu... READ MORE

Are there any side effect for miradry? What are they ?

We have been treating patients in the Chicago area suffering from hyperhidrosis and bothersome sweat since 2011. As one of the first Practices to ... READ MORE

Do fillers address vertical lines around lips and droopy sad mouth?

Depending on the depth of your wrinkles and folds, there are many different fillers to choose from. Fine lines around the mouth are best treated with... READ MORE

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