Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology is offering the NEW Halo Treatment!

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Have you heard about our new and exciting laser technology?

“Halo” is a great new rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that focuses the laser energy on the deeper layers of the skin while leaving the surface of the skin largely intact. This means quicker healing and less downtime for amazing results!

Sciton HALO Laser

Here is a great Halo Laser before and after photo. Halo is unique because the energy is focused deeply in the skin, treating UV damage and wrinkles with little to no downtime!

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology Chicago is proud to be the first in the nation to provide this technology!
Here’s a link to our site to learn more: http://www.ericksondermatology.com/new-halo-technology

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Treatments that are a Treat: Botox in the Bands, A.K.A. the ‘Nefertiti Lift’

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Nefertiti was arguably one of the most famous and beautiful women of the ancient world,  and perhaps one of the very first icons of beauty. One very notable feature is her elegant and long neck, which is complemented by a beautifully defined jawline.

Nefertiti demonstrates a beautiful neck and jawline

Nefertiti demonstrates a beautiful neck and jawline

The WHAT: Enter the present-day Nefertiti Lift technique, a contemporary treatment focused on relaxing the depressor action of the platysmal bands (the pulling-down on the neck) and other muscles to re-contour the jawline without surgery.

Dr Quenby Erickson injected BOTOX Cosmetic into the platysmal bands to recontour the neck and jawline without surgery.

Dr Quenby Erickson injected BOTOX Cosmetic into the platysmal bands to recontour the neck and jawline without surgery.

The WHY: In short, the platysma basically spreads from the chest up the neck, and to the jaw.  When we age, (and due to genetics) the platysma separates into ropey bands, which can pull downward, exaggerating the jowls and creating the ‘turkey neck’ or ‘gobbler’ effect.

The HOW: During the Nefertiti Lift treatment, Botox Cosmetic is used to relax those bands, and sometimes the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth/chin down.  Dr. Quenby Erickson uses this advanced, non-invasive (and pretty much painless) technique to smooth and lift without surgery or downtime. The result is a beautiful and elegant jawline and smooth neck.  The results last up to 3-4 months, and usually take at least 20-25 units of Botox (increasing from there, depending on your individual needs).

Nefertiti Lift with BOTOX Cosmetic, performed by Dr Quenby Erickson

Nefertiti Lift with BOTOX Cosmetic, performed by Dr Quenby Erickson

In or Around Chicago and need a bit of a lift? Call Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology today to schedule your consultation!

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & MedSpa

312-300-6858

http://www.EricksonDermatology.com

E’s 3 Current Faves: a Sunscreen for Everyone

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Hi, Elizabeth for Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology here!
I think many of us thought it would never happen, but Spring is upon us… and the sun is out Chicago! Well, it’s THINKING about it. =)
Though it’s important to be aware of daily sunlight exposure all year-round, the thought of daylight in Chicago after this winter is suddenly inspiring! So, I thought I would take a moment to share some of my favorite daily-use facial sunscreen products.

My favorite for a smooth, powdery finish (AND there’s bonus Vitamin C!!!):
Obagi Medical Products Gentle Rejuvenation Fortified Sunscreen. 

This awesome makeup primer-consistency Sunscreen is fortified with Vit C. This is like winning the  multitasking skin care lotto!

This awesome makeup primer-consistency Sunscreen is fortified with Vit C. This is like winning the multitasking skin care lotto!

This is sunscreen is unique because it features the ever-important antioxidant Vitamin C in its broad spectrum, matte finish sunscreen formulation.I love this one for it’s fresh, almost citrusy (yet subtle) scent. This line rocks, by the way, and so does the Obagi 360 system, but I digress…

My favorite for a tinted sunscreen:
Revision Skin Care Intellishade Original SPF 45

Yes, I took this photo myself. Impressive, eh?

Yes, I took this photo myself. Impressive, eh?

This anti-aging tinted moisturizer with sunscreen is a New Beauty  Magazine “Beauty Choice Product Winner”, likely due to its ability to blend naturally with almost every skin tone.Peptides in this formulation, along with hydrators and antioxidants make this broad-spectrum protection a MUST! Available in two finishes, Matte (clean, shine-free) and Original (dewey, hydrated-looking), there is a finish for everyone.

My favorite for sensitive skin:
SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30

SkinMedica's SPF won't make your skin angry... AND it's Dermatologist Approved! =)

SkinMedica’s SPF won’t make your skin angry… AND it’s Dermatologist Approved! =)

This oil-free, fragrance-free SPF offers fairly-creamy-yet-sheer broad spectrum defense against UVA/UVB for even the most reactive or sensitive skin types. (If you despise coconut-scented, greasy SPF that makes your eyes water, this might be good for you)
The “physical” part of the title means that this is product features non-chemical SPF ingredients (Dr. Erickson’s favorite sunscreen elements) titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Not sure what type of sunscreen is best for you? We have tons of other options too, and can help you incorporate new and fun goodies into your existing regimen, too. Give us a call anytime: 312-300-6858, the girls here at Erickson Dermatology will help steer you in the right direction! Jennifer and I are both licensed Aestheticians, so we LOVE chatting about this kind of thing.
…Oh, and there’s free shipping for our clients within the US, so give us a ring even if you’re busy enjoying the Spring!