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Tis’ the Season for a Chemical Peel

Before summer hits we’re offering a 20% discount on chemical peels. At Dupage Dermatology we recommend patients looking for a skin reboot to look into our chemical peels. Winter is a perfect time. With less sun exposure during the winter, Your skin deserves a clean slate.     Rejuvenate your appearance.   Request an appointment […]


Eating for Your Skin

Eating for Your Skin Did you know you’d need to eat 12 bowls of spinach today in order to get the same amount of iron in one bowl of spinach from the 1930’s? It’s a sad truth, but our food supply is nutritionally depleted. We often order several different blood tests in the office when […]


Hair Loss

Hair Loss Females can normally shed about 100-150 hairs a day, and you should be concerned if you’re shedding more than 250 hairs a day, consecutively, or if your ponytail is noticeably thinner. Acute stress, illness, medications, and crash dieting can trigger shedding, but if the shedding doesn’t stop and you don’t notice much regrowth, […]


More Winter Skin Care Tips

More Winter Skin Care Tips 1) The ambient humidity is so low during the winter season – use a heavier body wash and moisturizer to seal the moisture in your skin. Look for formulations with urea, lactic acid, glycerin, lanolin, dimethicone, or hyaluronic acid to bind water to the skin. 2) Don’t take long, hot […]


Cosmetic Conundrums

Cosmetic Conundrums 1) Can you use body wash to shave your legs? Yes, but it would decrease the quality of your shave and the life of your razor blade. Many body washes contain a moisturizing component that will leave a film on both the skin and the razor, thus dulling the blade. The film can […]


Winter Skin – Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are a common complaint in women who go barefoot, wear sandals or poorly fitting unpadded shoes. A callous is a dehydrated keratin that is not shedding so that it becomes stiff and inelastic. When the foot moves, the keratin will crack into the living tissue, producing bleeding and pain. Water is required by […]


Party Prep for Your Skin

Party Prep for Your Skin New Year’s Eve is upon us, which means your schedule is likely to be filling up with parties, events and family get-togethers. This also means you’ll want to put your best face forward, and there are many ways to help – both in the office and at home. Sciton BBL […]


Confidence Boosters

Confidence Boosters Are fine lines, wrinkles or loss of facial volume preventing you from looking as young as you feel? If so, you’re not alone, which is why injectables continue to be the most-requested aesthetic treatment performed. But many people still don’t know the difference between fillers and Botox. Here’s the lowdown on each—and how […]


Hair Loss is Treatable

Hair Loss is Treatable In preparation for our Hair Loss Lunch & Learn Event today, we’d like to share some information. Many women aren’t aware that there are medical treatments for female pattern balding. This can start in your late 20’s, as a subtle thinning in the part of your crown. Hair shedding increases, and […]


August is National Hair Loss Month

August is National Hair Loss Month Why is my hair falling out? It’s true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness (more about hair loss in men below). But thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women, and no less demoralizing. Reasons can […]


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