The Best Products for Winterizing Your Skin Care Routine

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There’s Cold Weather Ahead: Is your ‘skin care wardrobe’ winter-ready?

You may have already taken your sweaters out, and moved the winter coats to the front of the closet. It’s that time of year again. Just like your clothing wardrobe changes to make the seasons tolerable and enjoyable, changes in your skin care routine can help you transition through changes in climate.

An arid, dry atmosphere can cause the skin to lose moisture quickly, resulting in irritation, roughness, or flaking. To treat and prevent Winter Skin, consider changing up your products’ consistency and potency. Here are some tips for winterizing your skin care wardrobe:

Consider a switch to a richer moisturizer in the winter months.

Dr. Erickson’s winter favorite, Obagi Hydrate Luxe, consistently delivers moisture for 8 hours after application! In addition to it’s hydration-boosting qualities, its luxurious and velvet-like texture makes it a joy to use.

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Obagi Hydrate Luxe

Don’t give up on your anti-wrinkle treatment, swap it out!

Even if you’re a seasoned tretinoin pro, extremely dry winter months can cause even your usual products to dry out the skin. Avoid ditching your evening exfoliant (for fear of excessive dryness) by swapping your Tretinoin cream for Renova.

RENOVA

Renova Cream

Renova is a gentle –yet still prescription strength- wrinkle-fighting tretinoin in a creamy, emollient base. With Renova’s moisturizer-like qualities, you won’t miss a beat of your anti-aging routine, no matter how cold and dry it gets!

Upgrade your anti-aging products.

Winter sun is just as harmful as the sun all year ‘round. Be sure to keep up on your antioxidants and sunscreens to prevent damage to your skin.

To boost hydration, brighten, and protect, we love TNS Essential Serum. Hylauronic Acid plumping spheres smooth fine lines for instant gratification during party season, while a creamy blend of peptides and antioxidants protect and nourish.

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TNS Essential Serum

All products mentioned above are available at Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology.
Regimen assessments and consultations are complimentary.
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Friends don’t let Friends have Frown Lines

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Do you love BOTOX? Have a friend who would too?

Starting now, The BOTOX® For Friends (BFF) Program rewards YOU for inviting your BFF to try your fave anti-aging treatment.*

BFF BOTOX at Erickson Dermatology is a win/win!

BFF BOTOX at Erickson Dermatology is a win/win!

After your Botox treatment, refer a friend to Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & MedSpa to receive:

  • Your choice of 600 bonus Brilliant Distinctions points ($60 off your next treatment). WOW! Normally 200 points
  • OR a SkinMedica AHA/BHA Kit, which includes the popular AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser!
  • AND a $100 gift card to use towards Juvederm, laser, or spa facial treatments at Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology!

Your friend will enjoy a complimentary BOTOX® treatment… it’s a win/win!

BFF BOTOX is a win/win at Erickson Dermatology

Friends Don’t Let Friends have Frown Lines! Call Today!

*Current Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology Chicago patients will be eligible for treatment now through September 2014. Referred friend will be eligible for treatment now through October 2014. While supplies last, limited-time offer. Patients must be determined an appropriate candidate for treatment by Dr. Quenby Erickson. Complimentary Botox treatment is up to 50 units, treatment amount will be determined by Dr. Quenby Erickson. Limit one friend referral per patient.

 

Call us today to book an appointment to see if Botox Cosmetic is right for you, and remember: friends don’t let friends have frown lines!

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & Medspa: 312-300-6858

 

Double Your Points? It’s Brilliant!

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Starting July 14th, Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology Chicago is offering DOUBLE Brilliant Distinctions Points for any Allergan treatment or product. This means DOUBLE the credit towards your next Allergan treatment or product!

Brilliant Distinctions Brilliance: Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology Chicago is offering DOUBLE POINTS on Allergan treatments and services.

Brilliant Distinctions Brilliance:
Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology is offering DOUBLE POINTS on Allergan treatments and services. Call us for details!

What’s included?

Your favorite Rejuvenation and Wrinkle-Relaxing Treaments like:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic
  • Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm VOLUMA

SkinMedica Chemical Exfoliation Facials (Peels)

  • Illuminize Peel
  • Vitalize Peel
  • Rejuvenize Peel

And, some of your favorite products like:

  • Latisse (Eyelash Enhancement Product)
  • SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
  • SkinMedica Lytera
  • And, the whole SkinMedica collection!

Double points are available only for a limited time, please call us for your appointment or with any questions: 312-300-6858

or visit our website: www.ericksondermatology.com

To sign up for Brilliant Distinctions, click here: https://www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com/

Ask Dr Erickson: Q & A

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We’ve received some really good skin-related questions from our patients and friends, and thought we’d like to share Dr. Quenby Erickson’s comments and thoughts in response.

Here’s a great summer-related question from one of our fantastic clients:

Q: “What sunscreen products are safe to use on a baby?”

A: Gentle products with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide (physical sunscreen elements which reflect and scatter UVA/UVB). Products that contain these ingredients include SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense, Neutrogena PureScreen, and Obagi Nu-Derm Physical UV Block (which contains a whopping 18.5% zinc oxide!)”. 

Dr Erickson cautions parents though, adding that “Direct and prolonged sun exposure is always to be avoided, and in infants especially. Their skin is much more delicate. Some people may have the misguided thought that if the baby has sun block on, that being out in direct sun is “OK”. It’s very important to understand that these sunscreen products are only a recommendation to add to the rest of the safe sun practices: seek shade, cover anything you can with UPF clothing, and avoid the mid day hours when the sun is hottest.” (This means you too, adults!)

So, no matter what your age, play it safe out there this summer!

 

'Mom, I am WAY too cool to be out in the sun like this!' Get the Kiddos indoors during the midday when the sun is the hottest.

‘Mom, I am WAY too cool to be out in the sun like this!’ Get the Kiddos indoors during the midday when the sun is the hottest.

 

 

Interested UPF clothing? Click here to check out Coolibar, one of Dr. Erickson’s favorite UPF brands. 

 

You’re Invited: It’s Time For A Peel Party!

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Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology is hosting a Peel Party! Make your appointment today!

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology is hosting a Peel Party! Make your appointment today!

Have you heard about the Spring Peel Party events at Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology?

Here’s How they Work:

  1. Call us at 312-300-6858  or fill out the form below to reserve your preferred day and time
  2. When you visit our office on the Peel Party day, simply purchase a minimum of $175 in take-home skin care products*
  3. Your Peel (chemical exfoliation treatment) is FREE! Choose from SkinMedica Illuminize Peel, Vitalize Peel, or Rejuvenize Peels, or Obagi Blue Peel Radiance (valued at $175-$350!)

Can’t wait to see you! Fill Out the form below and we will contact you to book your appointment or Click Here to check out our website: www.ericksondermatology.

 

 

(*take home product total excludes Latisse). Cannot be combined with other offers. Please call Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology in Chicago with questions or to schedule by phone: 312-300-6858

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!

Erickson Dermatology Opens in Chicago!

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Erickson Dermatology Launches in Chicago

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Weiler, Practice Manager and Aesthetic Director at Erickson Dermatology. I will be one of the contributors to Erickson Dermatology’s blog. If you are reading this, You are either digging way back in our archives, or you are embarking on this journey with us! So, let’s start with who we are and what we are all about.

Who we are:

Dr. Quenby Erickson is a practicing board certified dermatologist.

Dr. Quenby Erickson

Here she is, the Dermatologist herself!

Dr. Erickson received her Fellowship Training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology (at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas) and is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. (WHEW, if you try reading that out loud, you’d need to take a deep breath there) For more info on Dr. Erickson, click here.

 

At Erickson Dermatology, we will primarily offer cosmetic services like laser treatments and rejuvenation, VISIA skin analysis, BOTOX and fillers, chemical peels, and Hydrafacials. Our product lines include SkinMedica, Obagi Medical Products, Revision SkinCare, and Latisse.

So, why Erickson Dermatology?

Dr. Erickson fell in love with the city of Chicago, and decided it was time to open a cosmetic dermatology practice here. Living in the city, she saw that there was a gap that needed to be filled: people who needed the expertise of a board-certified dermatologist sometimes had to wait months to be seen. Additionally, waiting room times were ultra long, and people often described the doctor rushing, maybe even backing out of the room as they tried to ask their questions. So, Dr. Erickson set out to provide a whole new experience. Our cosmetic dermatology office is all about the client experience. Dr. Erickson’s vision is to provide a five-star experience, that’s convenient for you. You won’t find long waiting room times or a rushed appointment here. It’s all about you. This is your time.

What makes us different:

Our goal is to get you in when you desire to be seen. No time to come down to the office? We can schedule you a dermatology on demand cosmetic consultation via Skype. We want to provide you with access to your dermatologist, even if you have small children who need naps or if can’t find the time to escape your office. We also offer an ultra modern, contemporary, and relaxing office space in a great, easy to access location: on the magnificent mile, just above the Neiman Marcus. (yes, we validate parking in our building!) Our actual address is 737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905.

Here is one of our treatment rooms, overlooking THE Water Tower and WaterTower Place

Here is one of our treatment rooms, overlooking THE Water Tower and WaterTower Place

Our providers are highly trained and credentialed, always providing the best treatments at the highest quality. And, as a concierge dermatology practice, if there is anything that we can do to make your experience better, we want to know it …and will do our best to fulfill your needs. We are always looking to make your experience more amazing.

Hello, Beautiful!

So, hello Chicago! We are thrilled to be here, And we can’t wait to meet you!

Check out our website at www.ericksondermatology.com and we hope to see you soon!