Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Economics, University of Chicago
Graduate: MS, Biotechnology, Northern University
Medical: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Dermatology, Loyola University
Fellowship: Dermatology and Psoriasis, Loyola University
Treatments offered at D&A Dermatology
Most popular answers from Toral Patel, MD, MS
Sorry to hear you're having discomfort after your treatment. Swelling from Coolsculpting can persist for a few days to a few weeks after the... READ MORE
Botox and Dysport are both neuromodulators, made by different companies; they have differing chemical compositions and protein attachments but produce... READ MORE
Hi and thanks for your question. It's always best to start with a smaller dose of Botox and add more units if necessary, but in general 1 or 2 units... READ MORE
Hello and thanks for your question. It is not recommended to get Botox while breastfeeding or pregnant. It is not known whether or not Botox gets into... READ MORE
What is the difference between Botulax and Botox? Aside from the brand, are they pretty much the same thing?
Hello and thanks for your question. The only FDA-approved neuromodulators in the US are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. Botulax is a product made overseas;... READ MORE
Hello and thanks for your question. I do not think Allergan is permitted to provide a physician's ordering history to patients. You could see if your... READ MORE
Hello and thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the cost of treatment cannot be determined by a photo. Each person's Coolsculpting treatment plan... READ MORE
Botox should be safe for patients with Hashimoto's, but if you have any concerns I recommend discussing the treatment with both your injecting... READ MORE
Coolsculpting yesterday. I'm very swollen, extremely tender abdomen, and I have a fever. Could swelling and pain be the cause?
Sorry to hear about your discomfort after Coolsculpting. Abdominal swelling and tenderness are common after the treatment, but fever is very unusual... READ MORE
I am a 34 year old woman suffering from adult cystic acne for many years. I am considering Spironolactone. Is it effective?
Spironolactone can be very effective for the treatment of female cystic acne, which has a strong hormonal component. If is an off-label use of the... READ MORE
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