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Put Fat in the Deep Freeze Before Summer

While we may not head to the beach here in landlocked western Illinois, that doesn’t mean we don’t hit Horseshoe Lake or any of the myriad area pools. And we all want to look our best in our swimsuits. But unwanted fat that tends to accumulate in areas such as the lower abdomen, thighs, flanks, […]


Who Wants More Sculpted Muscles?

Most of us had some sort of New Year’s Resolution that involved getting more exercise and eating better. Some of you may even have said you want to get more sculpted muscle tone. But walking, going to Zumba classes, spin classes, running, and other regular forms of exercise can get you in shape, but they […]


Hydrafacial

A Resolution for Hydration and Exfoliation All in One Treatment

What happens when you merge invigorating spa skin therapies with advanced medical technology? You get the HydraFacial MD®, winner of New Beauty’s 2015 Best In-Office Treatment. That award was just the beginning, as the HydraFacial has become all the rage in the four years since its debut. At Musick Dermatology, we have patients come in […]


All I Want for Christmas Is No More 11s

This time of year, everyone’s calendar is full of events. Between office parties, having a couple drinks with friends, neighborhood dinners, and family get-togethers, it feels like we’re characters in that children’s book Go, Dog. Go!  We all want to look our best, but those lines and wrinkles on the upper third of the face […]


Laser Hair Removal

Winter’s a Great Time to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

How many of you love the tedium of shaving, plucking, waxing, or applying harsh depilatory creams all in the quest for hair-free underarms, bikini lines, or wherever else? Anyone? Bueller? Then after you get rid of the hair, two weeks later back it comes again. So you get to repeat the exercise…forever. Ugh. But you […]


The P is Silent, the Irritation Isn’t — Psoriasis

If you’ve ever heard of the term gingivitis, it’s probably due to advertising for Listerine mouthwash that may have come right down the road from some agency over in Chicago. The same is true with psoriasis and dandruff shampoo advertising — you’ve probably heard of it, but don’t know anything about it. But if you […]


We Have a Secret — Secret RF Microneedling

Most people who follow the aesthetic industry have now heard of microneedling. This treatment uses microneedles on a handpiece to create hundreds of microscopic punctures across the treatment area. These punctures break down some skin texture issues, but more important, the tiny holes trigger the body to repair the area, building new collagen and elastin. […]


Sherlock Holmes and Contact Dermatitis

Have you ever come in contact with something — maybe it’s a cleaning product, maybe a new cosmetic, maybe a type of metal — and the next thing you know you have a red, inflamed, itchy patch of skin that soon turns scaly? If you have, you’ve had allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a skin condition […]


The Redness that is Rosacea

Some people say they just have a “ruddy” complexion.  Others assume they must have gotten a little sun without having sunscreen on. Others wonder if it’s that extra drink they had last night. On a humid Illinois July day, it’s even easy to assume you’re just flushed from the heat. Rosacea is a word that […]


Shingles and Shingrix

Shingles on our roof are a good thing, especially during a summer Illinois thunderstorm. But if you’re not a roofer the word “shingles” is one you don’t want to come across. Shingles is a skin disease that can be exceedingly painful. If you had chicken pox when you were little, you can get shingles when […]


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