keloid on stomach

The Facts About Keloids

From the tiniest paper cut to a surgical incision, we know that the possibility of scarring exists. Like other scars, keloids occur after the skin is damaged; unlike other scars, however, they continue to grow, sometimes becoming more expansive, raised, and dark in color. The following information can help you determine if a visit to…

Acne on girl's forehead

Dermatology and Your Children

Children Dermatologist Anything that makes children “different” from other kids – such as eczema, warts, acne, or moles – can also make them miserable. Fortunately, Derick Dermatology is staffed with practitioners who specialize in pediatric dermatology and love nothing more than helping kids heal so that they can feel good about themselves. Common Pediatric Concerns…

Amanda LaReau, M.D.

Amanda LaReau, MD

Since September of 2014, Derick Dermatology has been delighted to count Dr. Amanda LaReau among our highly skilled practitioners. At the distinguished Stanford University, Dr. LaReau received a B.A. in Human Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She then attended Yale University School of Medicine where she fell in love with dermatology: “In college and…

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What is Volbella and is it for You?

Derick Dermatology has recently started offering Volbella treatments and their patients are loving the results! If you’ve been curious about fillers but haven’t heard about Volbella, here are some facts that just might convince you to make an appointment today. What is Volbella? Volbella in a new injectable filler meant to improve the shape, fullness,…

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Is Earlobe Repair Right For You?

While pierced ears may have started the trend, body piercings are almost as common as tattoos these days. Nose, eyebrow, tongue, lip, or otherwise, almost any body part can be used for ornamentation. Regardless of location, any body piercing can have unpleasant outcomes, including keloids, infections, and allergic reactions, among others. One of the most…

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Tracy Campbell, MD

To say that Derick Dermatology is honored to have had this month’s Doctor on board for over four years is an understatement. Board-Certified Dr. Tracy Campbell joined our practice in 2012 and has been an asset ever since. For her undergraduate degree, Dr. Campbell attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated summa cum…

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How to Prevent Frostbite

Chicago area winters are brutal. Between the seasonal drop in temperature and the winds that blow off of Lake Michigan, we have more than our share of below zero days. Those frigid days and nights come with a number of unpleasant dermatological conditions including dry skin and hair, chapped lips, and the possibility of frostbite,…