Advanced Dermatology Blog

Read our blog to hear what Dr. Taub and her medical staff have to say about the latest medical and cosmetic treatments.

Head Lice ›

With the back to school season in full swing, many parents of young children face a common source of panic: the human head louse. Lice, which live very close to the warm scalp and feed on our blood, have co-existed with people since before the dawn of civilization. The good news, is that they … Read More ›

BOTOX® for the Upper Face ›

There are many factors that contribute to the aging human face. Some of these factors are external, but others, including the muscles under our skin, are internal. For more than six decades, scientists have known that botulinum toxin can temporarily block the ability of our nerves to communicate with our muscles. Since the … Read More ›

Dupixent® – A Revolutionary New Atopic Dermatitis Drug Therapy ›

The long wait for a new systemic treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) is finally over! Just as long-suffering Cubs fans had to wait more than 100 years for a World Series championship, those who suffer from moderate to severe AD have waited many decades for a highly effective, on-label medication indicated for serious non-controlled skin … Read More ›

Melasma/Brown Spots and Associated Treatment Options ›

With summer coming to a close and autumn quickly approaching, now is a good time to assess the negative effects that the sun may have had on our skin during the warmer months. Despite our best efforts at wearing sunblock every day and trying to avoid exposure during peak sun hours, our skin can still … Read More ›


Winter Skin Conditions ›

Our Chicago winter weather brings a substantial decrease in both temperature and humidity compared to what our skin is accustomed to during the warmer seasons. Unfortunately, for many of us, this means the onset of cooler weather can also worsen more challenging and chronic genetic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema and … Read More ›

Hair Loss Products ›

Hair loss is a very common complaint in the dermatology clinic. There are multiple medical reasons or conditions that may cause reversible or potentially permanent hair loss such. These include anemia, hormonal abnormalities, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, taking certain medications, pregnancy and childbirth, major illness, general anesthesia, and underlying scalp conditions or infections. With medically … Read More ›

Summer Skin Conditions (folliculitis, yeast, molluscum) ›

Many skin conditions have seasonal variation. With the arrival of long awaited summer weather, several types of skin conditions become more prevalent. Such skin conditions are often microbial in nature. We all have billions of microorganisms living peacefully on and within our bodies, but given the right conditions, certain bad-acting microbes can predominate and cause … Read More ›

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