Lincolnshire dermatology clinic helps keep clients looking young
Anna Drathling, a licensed aesthetician, shows a client what environmental damage was discovered in her Visia Skin Analysis System scan. | Joel Lerner~Sun-Times Media
Location: 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 521, Lincolnshire
Phone: (847) 282-4047
Insurance: Accepted for medical procedures
Updated: March 11, 2013 2:19AM
LINCOLNSHIRE — The staff at Advanced Dermatology in Lincolnshire has reported a steady stream of clients filling the clinic’s lobby.
Dr. Amy Forman Taub explained that her path to building a busy, high-end clinic began about 10 years ago when she made the decision to go into business on her own.
“I wanted to open a practice that ... was modern, and fit into the community of Lincolnshire,” Taub said.
Being innovative and creative also was important, Taub noted.
“Because we have a lot to offer with our selection of technology, we can tailor to an individual’s needs and fine tune their treatment,” Taub said.
Taub’s clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic and medical facial procedures, catering to just about every skin type out there.
“Anti-aging services are the most sought-out cosmetic procedures,” Taub explained. “Injectables and fillers, such as Botox and Restylane, (treat wrinkles) and add volume in the face.”
Skin tightening, lifting, acne treatments and hair removal also are very popular, Taub added.
Grace Federighi, marketing manager for Advanced Dermatology, said the clinic also sees a lot of male patients seeking facial injections.
“We are finding that a lot of male patients are coming for more cosmetic procedures,” Federighi continued. “Just to get rid of stubborn fat, or getting injectable treatments because they want to look younger without looking overly done.”
With the new year just about two weeks old, and potential skin damage still lingering from summer, Federighi said the winter months are typically a busy time of the year for the clinic.
“The cosmetic treatments our clients will come in for in the winter include sun damage and wrinkles,” Federighi said. “That’s because some of the treatments require a little more down time (for recovery), so because they (clients) take the winter months to correct the sun damage and get the treatments that require not going out in the sun as much.”
Advanced Dermatology also now offers leg vein treatments, to get rid of some of the most stubborn spider or varicose veins.
“That’s not just for the elderly anymore,” Federighi said. “It’s for athletes or moms post-pregnancy who are seeing these veins.”
When it comes to deciding which services and technology to offer, Taub said it is a “very complicated process.”
“I attend national and international meetings every year so I can see what services are being offered and talk to my colleagues around the world , read articles that have been published to see data, talk to representatives of the companies, discuss it with my providers and management staff, and we review the data to see if it is a procedure we want to offer our clients,” Taub said.
Downstairs from Advanced Dermatology is the Skinfo boutique, which also is owned by Dr. Taub. The shop offers specially selected lines of cosmetic-grade, skin-care products and treatments, Federighi said.
“Skinfo and Advanced Dermatology work hand in hand because patients do come here for treatments, then go to Skinfo to get mineral makeup, sunscreen and products to calm any redness from procedures,” Federighi said.
Federighi said Skinfo sells the hard-to-find ProPlus Therapy line of products. Dr. Taub also created her own line of skincare products, called CORE 4, which treats skin concerns including aging, lightening, sensitivity and acne.