Treating the Effects of Aging


Juvederm – Treating the Effects of Facial Aging Gravity and age work together to replace the youthful contours of the face with sagging and wrinkled skin, thinning lips, and more. The Juvederm® collection of products are designed to provide a nonsurgical remedy for these problem areas. Clinical Uses for the Juvederm® Family of Injectable Gel…

Coolsculpting® Near Me


Coolsculpting® – Reshape Your Body Without Surgery We can devote hours to “spot” exercise and months following special diets only to realize that neither has affected the very areas we want to reduce. If we don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure is there another answer? Fortunately, there is. It is called Coolsculpting®. What Is…



Botox® – Why Settle for Crow’s Feet, Frown and Forehead Lines? Are you troubled because your face is showing signs of age? Have you developed “smile lines” near your eyes? Is there a furrow between your eyebrows and frown lines on your forehead? Growing older and signs of aging are inevitable. While we might actually…

Lauren Baruch, PA-C

Welcome Lauren Baruch, PA-C!

Welcome Lauren Baruch, PA-C! We welcome Lauren Baruch, PA-C, to the Derick Dermatology team! Lauren grew up in Barrington, Illinois and attended Barrington High School where she was an all-state soccer player. Before joining Derick Dermatology, she worked in a fast-paced orthopedics office for over six years. Lauren currently lives in Arlington Heights with her…

Alexa Komnick, PA-C

Welcome Alexa Komnick, PA-C

We welcome Alexa Komnick, PA-C, back to Derick Dermatology! Alexa originally joined the practice as a medical assistant in 2015 after finishing her master’s program in Biotechnology at Rush University.  After completing Derick Dermatology’s pre-professional program, Alexa earned her second master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Now, Alexa is…

Picture describing the ABCDEs of Melanoma

The ABCDEs of Melanoma

The ABCDEs of Melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer that can be fatal if not identified and treated early. At Derick Dermatology, we take great pride in protecting our patients from harmful melanomas by performing thorough, full-body, skin examinations. Since last Melanoma Monday, we diagnosed and treated approximately 400 melanomas. If…

Picture of Dr. LaReau and Nena celebrating a great review

5-Star Review ft. Dr. LaReau and Nena Audisho

At Derick Dermatology, we strive to ensure that our staff provides our patients with the best experience possible. Here is a patient review for our Barrington office. We are so proud of Dr. Amanda LaReau and Nena for their great work! “I have always loved coming to Derick Dermatology and this visit was no exception. The experience I…

Picture of Dr. Derick speaking to camp staff at Buffalo Grove Park

Dr. Derick speaks at Buffalo Grove Park District

The Buffalo Grove Park District invited Dr. Derick to speak to over 200 members of their camp staff about the importance of sun safety. We applaud the BGPD for recognizing that their camp counselors have the opportunity to be role models through demonstrating proper sun protection to campers. Derick Dermatology opens its doors in Buffalo Grove on…

Andrew Thompson, M.D.

Welcome Dr. Andrew Thompson!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Derick Dermatologist, Dr. Andrew Thompson, M.D.! Dr. Thompson attended Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in the top 20% of his class. He then moved to Chicago for the residency program in dermatology at Rush University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Thompson’s knowledge and…