Why Choose Dr. Lapinski
Your skin works hard to protect you from the outside world, and you work hard to take the good care of your skin. That's why it's so important to spend some time and find a trusted dermatologist that can provide you with the latest treatments for your skin's health and beauty. Dr. Paula Lapinski is a board-certified dermatologist who serves people in Naperville, IL and other communities throughout southwest Chicago. She is dedicated to developing a lasting relationship with her patients by delivering a full range of skin care services and regular skin care checkups.
Her Education and Training
Dr. Lapinski earned her undergraduate degree in Pre-Professional Studies from the University of Notre Dame, graduating with Honors as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, she began her medical education at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, graduating in 1997.
Immediately after graduation from medical school, she began an internship at Evanston-Northwestern Hospital before moving to Dallas to complete her residency in Dermatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She spent an additional year at UT Southwestern Medical Center focused on Mohs micrographic surgery, a specialized method of skin cancer excision and pathologic examination. While completing her residency in Dallas, she also lectured as a Clinical Instructor in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
An Accomplished, Board-Certified Dermatologist
After her residency, Dr. Lapinski obtained board certification from the American Board of Dermatology. She began offering dermatology services in the private practice setting in Dallas-Fort Worth while she also co-directed the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This clinic is a specialized center for patients with melanoma, atypical nevi, and other malignant skin conditions. After remaining in Texas for another year to offer dermatology and Mohs surgery in private practice, Dr. Lapinski decided to move back home to Illinois and established herself as a dermatologist near Naperville, serving patients in Joliet, Frankfort, and Bourbonnais.
Dr. Lapinski is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. She has presented on topics in dermatology at conferences across the United States.
Cosmetic Dermatology & Surgery Under One Roof
Dr. Lapinski works with Dr. Jose Rios, an accomplished plastic surgeon. Together these two doctors established Pinnacle Dermatology, S.C. in 2004. By teaming with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lapinski is able to provide her patients with comprehensive cosmetic care, and also works closely with Dr. Rios' patients who need dermatologic treatment. Achieving high quality patient care is the focus of all procedures offered at the practice.
Combining expertise in dermatology and cosmetic surgery helps patients obtain a full range of aesthetic services and cosmetic care. Dr. Lapinski provides state-of-the-art dermatologic treatments and cosmetic skin care services to help you enhance your appearance.
Your Source for Beautiful, Healthy Skin
Dr. Lapinski is dedicated to helping her patients achieve skin that is healthy and looks its very best. Using her extensive training and expertise to provide both general and cosmetic dermatology services, she uses today's latest techniques and treatments to create clear, smooth skin. She is also skilled at performing Mohs surgery to excise skin cancers while protecting as much healthy tissue as possible.
With additional experience treating acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema, Dr. Lapinski is highly qualified to help her patients enhance their appearance, a goal they can further achieve through plastic surgery at the practice's Joliet and Frankfort locations.
Dr. Lapinski looks forward to meeting with you, helping you understand the dermatological services available, and creating a comprehensive plan to treat your skin. To schedule an appointment with her, call (815) 744-8554 .