Chicago Dermatologist
2800 N. Sheridan Rd., Ste. 508
Chicago, Illinois 60657 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Iowa
    Medical: MD, University of Iowa

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship: Clinical Trials, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University
    Residency: Department of Dermatology, Boston University Medical Center

Treatments offered at Forefront Dermatology

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Hematoma after receiving Juvederm injection in August? (photo)

Seek immediate evaluation by a board-certified dermatologist. This is not a hematoma. Hematomas do not last that long and do not look anything like... READ MORE

Is cryotherapy the best treatment for keloids? (Photo)

Keloids often require multiple rounds of injections before starting to soften. Intralesional cryotherapy can be extremely effective, but few providers... READ MORE

Are my severe chapped lips from an infection or a new allergy from using too much lip balm? (photo)

This is an expected side effect from isotretinoin. It should resolve within 1 week of completing your course. Emollient lip balms are generally the... READ MORE

Should I continue with more sessions of ipl or change treatment? (photo)

IPL may not be the best device for hair reduction on your skin type. It's also important to keep in mind how you space your treatment sessions. For... READ MORE

Is sculptra appropriate for patients in their 20s?

This is an excellent question. Sculptra can absolutely be done in your 20s to correct facial hypotrophy (that is, replace areas where your bone and/or... READ MORE

I have bad acne scars; how can I STOP them and get rid of them permanently?

Your concern is actually very common. Plenty of people cannot control acne with over the counter ingredients. Consult a board-certified dermatologist... READ MORE

I've taken 40mg of isotretinion drug for 9mo. What's a safe duration before getting pregnant to have a healthy baby?

Females must wait at least 30 days after your last dose of isotretinoin before attempting to become pregnant. Males must wait at least 30 days from... READ MORE

Remedy for green patch on my face caused by bleaching cream? (Photo)

It appears you may have a condition known as ochronosis, a well-known side effect of using topical hydroquinone for many years. Discontinue all use of... READ MORE

I work for a dermatologist & had many suggestions on raised scars from breast augmentation 3 years ago. Is this normal? (Photo)

A week is too soon to tell if the lesions are improving, but you should have the keloids re-evaluated if they are more itchy or painful than they were... READ MORE

Will these lines disappear? Laser hair removal. (photo)

Some lasers can leave behind temporary "gridmarks" or "trackmarks" after treatment. These are generally very subtle and fade after a few weeks. Notify... READ MORE

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