Derick Dermatology Donates Shade Structure to Ringwood School Primary Center

Derick Dermatology Donates Shade Structure to Ringwood School Primary Center Arlington Heights, IL, August 8, 2019 — The playground equipment at Ringwood School Primary Center now has built-in sun protection for children thanks to a newly installed, permanent shade structure. Made possible by a generous donation from Derick Dermatology in collaboration with the American Academy…

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Why Scratching Feels So Good – And Why It’s Important to Stop

Why Scratching Feels So Good – And Why It’s Important to Stop. Any time your skin itches your first instinct is to scratch. Scratching that itch can feel good, but the relief won’t last very long. No matter if the cause of the itch is from a bug bite, an illness, or from a persistent…

Why Choose Derick Dermatology?

Why Choose Derick Dermatology Life can get very busy – we all have packed schedules with work, children, hobbies, and other obligations demanding our time. We at Derick Dermatology want to make your life a little easier by providing you dermatological care you can trust and consultation times that fit your schedule. We want you…

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…

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Excision of a Melanoma

Excision of a Melanoma In recent years, skin cancer has become increasingly prominent–far outnumbering all other types of skin cancers combined. One specific type of skin cancer is called melanoma which affects the pigment-producing cells in the skin. Melanoma can present in various ways, e.g. atypical moles. Although melanoma cancer accounts for only about 1%…

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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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Jenny Brophy, PA-C

One of Derick Dermatology’s many superstars is Jenny Brophy, PA-C. Jenny was excited enough by the prospect of joining the Derick Dermatology team that she was willing to interview with them a mere three days before her wedding. Jenny enjoys making every experience meaningful for her patients. “My goal is to create a lasting personal…

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Managing Eczema in Warm Weather

Summer is the time for the beach and fun in the sun, isn’t it? If you have a condition called eczema, that isn’t always the case. Eczema is a skin condition that has any number of possible causes. It can be hereditary, a genetic disease passed down from generation to generation or the result of…