Chicago Dermatologist
738 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, Illinois 60010 US
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5 out of 5 stars Perlane

Very Happy with Perlane Experience

I have been going to him for about 16 years and cannot say enough good things about the doctor and his staff. He is professional, knowledgeable and honest.

1 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

What a Waste - Ultherapy - Barrington, IL

I was told by Dr. Van Dam and by his "associate" whom I later found does not even have a medical degree--that I was the "perfect candidate" for Ultherapy. I signed up, paid my $3500. It was an extremely painful procedure which was NOT performed by the doctor as I had been lead to believe. After 7 months, I've had no results but lingering numbness and pain. The practice's response to this was pretty much "tough luck - nothing we can do". I do not recommend wasting your money on Ulthera or Dr. Van Dam's practice.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Purdue University, B.A. English Literature, 1969
    Indiana University School of Medicine, M.D. , 1975
    University of Chicago Graduate School of Business,M.B.A., 2007
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Mehthodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Internship, 1975-76
    University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics, Residency in Dermatology, 1976-79 (Chief Resident, 1979)

Treatments offered at Van Dam Dermatology & Laser Center and Versa MediSpa

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Elure Skin Lightening Cream Work?

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Is Removing a Lipoma on the Back of the Head Risky for a 14-year-old?

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