Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
755 N. Wells St., River North
Chicago, Illinois 60654 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Internal Medicine


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: English, Boston College
    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internal Medicine, University of Chicago
    Dermatology, University of Arizona Medical Center

Treatments offered at CDAM

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Developed a lot of wrinkles under my eyes in less than 3 months. I'm 30 years old. The wrinkles appeared in two months (Photos)

Hi, Thanks for your question and sharing your pictures. The under eyes are quite susceptible to damage from the sun and volume loss because the skin... READ MORE

Under Eye Wrinkles, what can I do to treat them? (Photos)

Hi, Thanks for your question and sharing your pictures. The under eyes are quite vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles because the skin is quite thin... READ MORE

Laugh line/wrinkle that appeared suddenly at age 39, should I do something about them? (Photos)

Hi, Thanks for your question and sharing your pictures. Lines like this do not form suddenly or over night. Fine lines are caused by repetitive muscle... READ MORE

What are the best options for new acne, dark spots, and hyperpigmented skin in an African-American 33-year old female? (Photo)

Hi, Thanks for your question. Topicals often can take two to three months to improve acne. If you are interested in more immediate improvement in... READ MORE

How long does it typically take the skin under the eyes to adjust to Retin-A? (Photos)

Hi, Thanks for your question. It can often take several weeks to adjust fully to Retin-A. I would recommend you apply it on dry skin and use only a... READ MORE

What can I do for these awful lines on my cheeks when I smile? I'm only 38. (photo)

Hi, Thanks for your question. A combination approach is best. In our clinic we use a series of Sculptra treatments to build a scaffolding / network of... READ MORE

Nasolabial folds, pre-marionette lines, no jawline definition, loss of cheek volume, lines, and tired appearance. Advice?(photo)

Hi, Thanks for your question and sharing your photos. I'm sorry to hear that you feel you have aged more rapidly over the last few years. I suggest... READ MORE

I recently started using Latisse and have been having headaches and pain behind my eyes.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Given your history of inflammatory eye issues I recommend you seek out the care of your ophthalmologist immediately and... READ MORE

How is tear trough filler supposed to feel?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Sometimes immediately after injection you may feel dermal fillers along with associated swelling for several days to... READ MORE

What is the best way to treat melasma?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Melasma is a very stubborn and difficult condition to treat. The cornerstone of melasma treatment is with diligent... READ MORE

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