Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
230 Center Dr.
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061 US
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$25 Off First Tattoo Removal Treatment
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$50 Off First Injectable Filler Treatment
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5 out of 5 stars Laser Eye Surgery

Seeing Without the Trouble of Contacts

He performed Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) on me last year. Both he and his office were very helpful and explained everything and made me feel at ease with the procedure and even had me laughing at myself about being so vain about not wearing eye makeup for two weeks (in my defense- it was the 2 weeks prior to Christmas, so it was tough)and did a great job at doing what I wanted done to avoid having to read with bifocals, as some doctors do. He did one eye for up close and one eye for far. He was very likable and knows his "stuff".

5 out of 5 stars Fractora RF

Fractora Did Not Deliver Results Promised - Vernon Hills, IL

This negative review is not on the doctor but of the Fractora laser treatment itself. Dr. Ritacca is a wonderful doctor and he really tries to make his patients happy. I love his work for Botox, fillers and blepharoplasties (I've seen his patients after the procedures). I think all the doctors at the clinic are brilliant.

Office review: I Called for a Consultation - Chicago, IL

I called for a consultation because the doctors were in Illinois and I'm in Chicago. To my amazement, when I asked a couple of questions, I found out that I would consult with a consultant (a non medical salesperson) . The doctor does not see me .The receptionist said that I would recognize the doctor at procedure time because he would have a white coat on. When you see this sort of assembly...

5 out of 5 stars ThermiTight

"Thermi Tight at 60 Years Old for Jowls and Under Chin Tightening." Vernon Hills, IL

Like I said , Dr.Ritacca is a genius., yet very humble. The team work and professionalism in his office is balanced by a staff of kindhearted , caring people .Dr.Ritacca , Nolan and Oceana , thank you for taking such good care of me .

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Young, Active 64 Year Old Woman. Vernon Hills, IL

Dawn and Sarah are beyond a five star rating. They find the perfect balance between personal and professional relationships with clients. Of greatest importance is the continuing growth and education which both pursue. I feel that ,as practitioners, they are always ahead of the curve . And there is that intangible that comes with the best ; an artistry and instinct in administering each procedure. I drive through three states every three months to continue my "maintenance" and that in itself reflects my trust and satisfaction with Ritacca Med Spa.

1 out of 5 stars PicoSure

RItacca in IL, Im from MN, Great Session with PICO! - Vernon Hills, IL

Thought it was great. Initially looked promising. Now, hyperpigmentation, yes, which can happen, but also delays future treatments. And not much lighter. For having 6 Q laser sessions then this pico, I expected more. Disappointed. The battle continues. Not going back. Plus I had to travel from MN to IL. Lesson learned. Pico, apparently, isnt all that.

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Voluma and Botox - Vernon Hills, IL

I have been going to Dr. Ritacca and Dawn since 2005. Today I saw Dawn and Latoya, both are true masters at their art/science. Dawn used a cannula technique to avoid any bruising, which was nice for me considering I had taken a blood thinner (aspirin) yesterday. The result are amazing so far, I showed her a photo of Zendaya (haha..yes Disney star) wanting my outer cheeks to emulate hers. I...

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

41 and Needed Filler, Blunt Micro Cannula and Voluma Was a Miracle - Vernon Hills, IL

Very nice office with friendly staff. I loved the marble angel with fairy in air sculpture in their entry area. I'm really spiritual so it made me feel like I was in the right place. I met with one of his consultant nurses (she looked like she could have been Cindy Crawford's sister), she took pictures of me and discussed my concerns and wishes. She talked to me about her professional opinion and suggested which product or procedure would help me get the results I desired. Dr. Ritacca came in to view my face and decided what he thought would work best. Once I agreed they escorted me to the procedure room and cleaned the areas for anesthetic and filler injections. I was nervous but desperate so I was game no matter if it hurt. It did not. When the doctor started filling, it felt a little bit strange but very tolerable and certainly not painful at all. After, the areas felt a tad warm and slightly tender but nothing unexpected or alarming. I had consulted another doctor for filler and noticed his front desk receptionist with very red blotchy cheeks. He did not use a blunt micro cannula and I could tell that her cheeks, which were also filled with Voluma, looked like they were going to bruise. She just looked like there was quite a bit of trauma with the blood vessels. After seeing that I knew I wanted the filler injected with a blunt micro cannula and boy am I glad I did. It was a five star experience all around. M.B.

5 out of 5 stars Affirm Laser

A Very Good and Professional Doctor - Vernon Hills, IL

That was my first time coming to this office and I was amazed! Doctor made me feel very comfortable and secure. What an excellent work he has done! All the stuff was so kind and caring. I was scared at first but everything went on the higher level! I have never seen such a good job by a cosmetic surgeon in Vernon Hills IL.

5 out of 5 stars Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cathie N. - Ritacca Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Center - Vernon Hills, IL

Excellent first time experience here. I look forward to working with everyone. Paige and Nicole were so kind, Doctor was very experienced, caring and gentle. I had no fear, just confidence in my doctor...honest and it was a comforting experience being the first time here. I will surely come back exactly to this place. Thank u very much!!!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Consultation Fee

$50, Free if you mention


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of Illinois Medical School, 1979

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Ophthalmology, Microsurgery, Laser Corrective Vision Surgery, Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids and Small Cannula, Liposuction, Northwestern Hospital, 1984

Treatments offered at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa

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Who is a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

For over 30 years, Dr. Ritacca has helped patients achieve the best vision possible through Lasik eye surgery, eye exams and prescribing glasses and contacts. Furthermore, Dr. Ritacca enjoys when his patients exude with confidence and self-esteem from a simple cosmetic surgery like blepharoplasty. There are several reasons why a potential patient may be unhappy with their eyes such as; aging, sun damage, smoking, and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag as the...

DermaPen vs Sciton Profractional

Recently launched in 2011, Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa added Dermapen® to their menu of services. The Dermapen is a device that helps to build collagen, re-texturize the skin and promote great product absorption. Laser resurfacing has been a popular treatment for people who experience fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, shallow scars from acne and other tone & texture issues. The Pro-fractional laser uses a tiny laser beam to...

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Which laser is better for tattoo removal-picosure or picoway? (Photo)

From my professional experience I prefer the PiQo4 laser for black pigment. This laser uses Pico technology and has 4 wavelengths including the 1064 ... READ MORE

Can you remove my tattoo? How many sessions do you think it will take? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear you are unhappy with your tattoo. Once your tattoo is completely healed I would recommend laser tattoo... READ MORE

Enlighten Vs. PicoWay?

Thank you for your question. For red pigment the 532 wavelength is ideal. I would recommend a laser that uses picosecond technology which is a more... READ MORE

I Need a Professional Opinion of the Use of the Dermapen with Neocutis BioSerum?

Hi Stacey, We recently started Dermapen and Neocutis and we are impressed by both technologies. Dermapen is great for collagen development,... READ MORE

Scarless black ink arm tattoo -- which laser is best: Q-Switched, PicoWay, PicoSure, PicoSecond?

Thank you for your question. Pico lasers are the most advanced technology. My laser preference is the  PiQo4 laser which has 4 Pico wavelengths ... READ MORE

How long will the CoolSculpting results last?

Thank you for your question. Coolsculpting permanently eliminates the fat cells. To maintain these results you are correct that a healthy diet and... READ MORE

Would a more defined jawline & chin be achievable for me with Kybella? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. You appear to be a good candidate for Kybella based on your photographs. In our practice we have found Kybella to be... READ MORE

Is there a procedure that could make me look less tired and worn-out? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. There are a variety of treatments available to rejuvenate the under eye area. For under eye hollowness hyaluronic acid... READ MORE

How long should I wait before my second Coolsculpting treatment?

Thank you for your question. While results can take 3-4 months after Coolsculpting it is possible to retreat the body again at 4 weeks if you were... READ MORE

What can I do to add volume underneath my eyes? I would like to avoid surgery. (photos)

Thank you for your question. Hyaluronic acid injectable fillers such as Restylane are a non surgical treatment that can improve volume in the tear t... READ MORE

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