Elana Block, MSN, RN , Aesthetic Nurse Provider
Elana Block, MSN, RN (formerly known as Elana Cole, MSN, RN) has been with the Advanced Dermatology team since 2011 when she started as a medical assistant. Originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Elana received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University. Elana completed her master’s degree in nursing from DePaul University in 2016. She is now a registered nurse and the Aesthetic Nurse Provider at Advanced Dermatology.
Through years of exposure to a variety of medical and surgical specialties, Elana has maintained a strong interest in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Her postgraduate education and training with Dr. Taub, and other esteemed Chicago-land surgeons, have been invaluable to her career and skill-set as a nurse and aesthetic provider. In her multi-faceted role at Advanced Dermatology, Elana is committed to education and improving the quality of patient care by being actively involved in clinical development, coordinating clinical research at Advanced Dermatology, and is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
As our body shaping specialist, Elana is recognized for her artistic background and unique approach with her patients. She is a proud graduate of CoolSculpting Core and CoolSculpting Master’s university. As of 2021, Elana was chosen as the first aesthetic provider in Illinois to serve as CoolSculpting faculty for Allergan Medical Institute, where she educates and trains providers across the country on how to perform CoolSculpting. Elana especially enjoys carrying out innovative and individualized treatment plans using her creativity, attention to detail, and aesthetic eye. In her role as aesthetic nurse provider, she strives to deliver excellent results aligned with patient expectations and to create long-lasting relationships with her patients.
Currently, Elana provides treatments including CoolSculpting, TruSculpt® iD, Thermage, Sofwave, Laser Hair Removal, Microneedling, Clear and Brilliant, Permea, Xtrac laser, Fraxel, LaseMD, eMatrix, Keralase, and Photodynamic Therapy for the treatment of actinic keratoses and superficial skin cancers.