Dr. Carolyn Jacob offers Microdermabrasion in Chicago, IL

About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a virtually painless method of exfoliating and polishing your skin to achieve a healthy glow and eliminate or reduce fine lines. A combination of abrasion and suction is used to take away the outermost layer of skin, which will leave your skin a pink for a few hours and then nearly perfect. Most dermatologists recommend a series of at least six treatments for optimal results. Many salons and spas offer the treatment, however, a dermatologist has access to much more powerful equipment, resulting in much better overall outcomes. Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that has suffered the effects of sun and aging. An esthetician uses a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.

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Carolyn Jacob, MD

Carolyn I. Jacob, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Harvard-Trained Cosmetic and Laser Surgeon, and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, located at 20 West Kinzie in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. In Biology, and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She was Chief Resident of Dermatology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, and completed a Laser Surgery Fellowship at Harvard, SkinCare Physicians. Dr. Jacob is a well-known expert on all medical skin issues, and has been published in numerous articles and medical textbook chapters on dermatology and cosmetic and laser surgery. As a matter of fact, she trains other physicians on injectable cosmetic aesthetics. She lectures nationally and internationally, and her expertise has been featured on Dr. Oz, Good Day Chicago, Windy City Live, NewBeauty Magazine and Online media including CBS, USA Today, ABC, FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, Allure, Forbes, and Self Magazine.

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