Chicago Dermatologist
1765 North Elston Avenue, Ste 110
Chicago, Illinois 60642 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Northwestern University
    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota for Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Internal Medicine / Dermatology, University of Minnesota for Medical School

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Is this post acne hyper pigmentation permanent or not? What lasers or creams can be used to permanently remove them? (photo)

I agree with Dr. Steil's comments. The photos look more like melasma. Melasma is a common skin condition seem more in women than in men (thought to be... READ MORE

What can I do about this jawline breakout?

New acne breakouts in women in their late 20's along the jawline is generally due to hormonal factors. If it's moderate to severe, You might be a good... READ MORE

I recently experienced severe steroid atrophy. Is there anything I can do to improve my scars? (Photo)

The first thing to do is stop the steroid cream.To improve the redness, the fastest and most effective treatment is laser with PDL or pulse dye laser.... READ MORE

How to get rid of those colourless bumps on my forehead at home? Is it acne? (Photo)

From the photo, this appears to be comedonal acne- also known as whiteheads and blackheads associated with acne. They are definitely treatable! I... READ MORE

Nothing helps against acne. What can I do?

Acne is very treatable, but there are different kinds of acne- such as comedonal (white head and black heads), inflammatory (the red pimples),... READ MORE

I don't know if it is a hypertrophic scar or keloid, and if identified, what treatment(s) will be best for it? (photos)

I agree with the assessment of hypertrophic scar. It is still quite early in the healing process, so you can intervene to give yourself a chance for... READ MORE

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