Chicago Dermatologist
333 East Benton Place , Suite 204
Chicago, Illinois 60601 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Economics, University of Chicago
    Graduate: MS, Biotechnology, Northern University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Loyola University
    Fellowship: Dermatology and Psoriasis, Loyola University

Treatments offered at D&A Dermatology

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How long should I expect to be swollen from Coolsculpting?

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

What is the difference between regular Botox, and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are both neuromodulators, made by different companies; they have differing chemical compositions and protein attachments but produce... READ MORE

Can I start with one or two units of Botox?

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

Is it safe to get Botox while breastfeeding?

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

Is it possible to track a doctor if he's using authentic Botox?

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

How much it will cost me to get rid of my belly fat using CoolSculpting? (Photo)

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

Is is safe to have Botox injected with autoimmune condition?

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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