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5 Things Only People Who Sweat Excessively Understand

The truth is, more people suffer from excessive sweat than you might expect. If any of the following sound familiar, we should definitely talk: 1. Raising your arms in public? Fuh-get about it! 2. You’ve tried every deodorant and antiperspirant on the shelf. “Prescription Strength?” Yeah right. 3. Light gray and white clothing are to be avoided at all costs. 4. People tend to avoid equipment after you’ve finished using it at the gym and have voiced concerned about your well-being. “Are you sure you’re okay?” 5. You think you’re only option is to sweat (and suffer) in silence. Here’s … Continue reading

Now You Know: How to Choose Sunscreen

Everyone knows they should wear sunscreen, and if you don’t, please consider this a very BIG wake-up call. In fact, I bet if you ask any dermatologist what the most essential skin care product there is, the majority (if not all) would cite sunscreen – I know I would! But, when it comes to choosing the “right” sunscreen, it can be tough – and I’m a dermatologist! But I tell my patients in Lombard, Joliet, and the surrounding areas this: Yes, there are quite a few factors to consider. No, you don’t need to get overwhelmed. Here’s how we break … Continue reading

My Skin Cancer Was Removed, Now What?

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer. One of the most effective treatments for common skin cancers is Mohs surgery, and even though it’s less invasive than traditional excisions, I think it’s important that people know it’s no walk in the park. A highly effective treatment option for common skin cancers, Mohs is best used to treat cancers on and around the face, because it removes cancerous cells layer-by-layer. The process takes approximately 1 to 3 hours for each layer, with most patients requiring 1 to 3 stages for complete removal. Even despite … Continue reading

The Who, What & Why of miraDry®

As a plastic surgeon, as well as a pretty impressive sweater myself, I understand why Lombard patients who struggle with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, are so thrilled to learn that there is finally a solution to their problem: miraDry. Let’s break down this innovative non-surgical treatment: Who is a good candidate? On Facebook and in a recent newsletter, I shared a few things only those who sweat excessively have in common, including avoiding light clothing, trying every deodorant and antiperspirant on the shelf, and scoffing at the phrase “prescription strength.” If this sounds like you, miraDry is for you. What is it? … Continue reading

#SkinTip: Why We’re Serious About Cancer Prevention

As a dermatologist, I’ve seen the good and the bad when it comes to skin conditions among my Joliet, and Lombard-area patients. But the truth is, nothing compares to the physical and emotional toll of skin cancer, the most common form of the disease in the U.S. That’s right: The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will develop it at some point during their lives. If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, you may be familiar with #SkinTip, but just in case you’ve missed our new series, here are 4 of the unbelievably simple tips we’ve … Continue reading


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