How to Treat Dry Skin

The frigid temperatures and long winter have added stress to our general skin health.  Artificial heat in our homes removes moisture from the air, further aggravating the existing skin condition.   Adding a humidifier in your bedroom will help to put moisture back into the air. While going to school to obtain my esthetician’s license, I…

All About Eyes

When I wake up in the morning, I often glance in the mirror and notice that the skin around my eyes is not what it used to be!  And let’s not forget the added bonus of puffiness and dark circles.  Dehydration, a night of too many cocktails, daily stress, and this most extremely dry winter…

Summer Make Up

I need to switch my face makeup routine a bit in the summer as heavier tinted moisturizers or foundations don’t sit well on my skin in this heat. I like lighter and brighter make up with sunscreen. How do we achieve a fresh faced look in the humid summer months? I start by cleansing the…

July is National UV Safety Month

By: Laura Hunnewell A recent email from a friend prompted me to write about this topic. After spending many of her teen and young adult years in the sun, she felt the need to see a dermatologist. Much to her surprise, she received the news that she has Basal Cell Carcinoma. She sent me the following…

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

By: Jessica Meyer Do you know what the most common form of cancer is in the United States? Skin cancer. Do you know which type of cancer is the most preventable? That’s right, skin cancer. The month of May is also known as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With May being the start of warm weather…

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PicoSure Promises Faster Tattoo Removal

By: Jessica Meyer With more research comes a new and hugely improved laser for tattoo removal. The PicoSure laser is now at Derick Dermatology and is the only one in the Chicagoland area! This laser can remove up to 75% of the ink in just one session, dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes…

Update on My Tattoo Removal Experience

By: Jessica Meyer This month I couldn’t wait to come in for my tattoo removal because of the brand new laser at Derick Dermatology! The PicoSure laser was just set up and I was fortunate enough to be one of the first people to use it. This new laser uses picoseconds compared to nanoseconds to…

Tattoo Removal Getting More Popular

By: Jessica Meyer With my laser tattoo removal process started, I’ve noticed the huge rise in popularity of laser tattoo removal. In the media especially, tattoo removal by all methods is being talked about more and more. Dr. Amy Derick has been interviewed regarding tattoo removal more this year than all previous years combined. Some…

A Life-Changing Diagnosis

By: Jessica Meyer Dr. Amy Derick saw Christine, a 17 year-old girl, originally for acne. When she came in, Dr. Derick noticed that her face looked unusually thin, especially for someone so young. Christine didn’t have any known medical history that would explain the thinning face. The patient came back after her face had gotten…

Laser Tattoo Removal Update

By: Jessica Meyer Second Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment: I waited seven weeks (six weeks were recommended for me) for my second tattoo removal session. During those seven weeks, my tattoo faded so much! In the thinner lines the pigment seemed to do a better job of breaking up after the first session, compared to some…