Dr. Toral Patel at Dermatology + Aesthetics is your leading source for medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology services in Chicago.
Our cosmetic dermatology services at D+A Streeterville are designed to help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted. We offer a range of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, including laser treatments and chemical peels to address concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, acne, and even unwanted body fat.
Rejuvenate your skin with our state-of-the-art Co2 laser resurfacing treatments, which target fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and sun damage for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
DiamondGlow is a customizable exfoliation treatment for rejuvenating skin, typically the face, lips, eye area, and other body areas.
PDL, or pulse dye laser, is a laser treatment used in dermatology to treat blood vessels in the skin.
We’re committed to providing exceptional medical dermatology services to comprehensively address a wide range of skin conditions. Our board-certified dermatologists have the skills and experience to diagnose and treat eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, and more.
The TRUE test, also known as patch testing, is a quick and easy way to check for and diagnose allergic contact dermatitis in patients.
Learn about effective acne treatments, including topical creams, oral medications, and lifestyle changes, to achieve clear and healthy skin.
Protect your skin health with regular skin cancer screenings and advanced treatment options, including Mohs surgery, topical chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
Our surgical dermatology services are aimed at providing comprehensive care for various skin conditions that require surgical intervention. Our team of board-certified dermatologic surgeons has the skills to perform procedures such as skin cancer excisions and biopsies.
A biopsy works by taking a small sample of tissue from a suspect area in the body so that it can be tested under lab conditions for certain diseases and disorders.
Remove unwanted skin lesions and growths with our expert excision techniques, which ensure precise and thorough removal, minimal scarring, and optimal healing.
Previously D&A Dermatology, we’re located in the heart of Chicago, and our team brings full-service dermatology care to Streeterville, River North, The Loop, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and all surrounding neighborhoods. Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dermatology.
680 N. Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60611
Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: Call for Availability
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Our local providers are top Chicago dermatologists and advanced practice providers with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology care with your health and best interest in mind.
Experience a renewed glow at our Chicago dermatology clinic in Streeterville, where chemical peels are effectively administered to reveal your skin’s inner radiance. Our practitioners customize peel formulas suited to your unique skin type and concerns, whether it’s fine lines, pigmentation issues, or acne scars. With a commitment to safety and comfort, we help you uncover a smoother, more youthful complexion.
We want you to be able to take advantage of the services we offer, no matter what insurance you have. We accept several major health plans and are always expanding our list of accepted insurance plans. Our staff is highly trained in working with insurance providers and navigating the complexities of health care coverage.
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If you’re seeking exceptional dermatology care, D+A Streeterville is the place to be. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and skilled aestheticians are dedicated to helping you achieve your skin health goals.
Friendly staff, they have great recommendations on products to use and I feel safe and comfortable coming here and being myself and asking questions. 10/10
Dr. Patel is fantastic. Kind, empathetic, thorough, and efficient - she makes the annual mole check a breeze. The new office space is very easy to navigate.
I highly recommend Dr. Patel and her staff! I had such a wonderful experience there. From making my appointment over the phone, to check out, each experience was 5 stars! The atmosphere is friendly, helpful, and professional.
Here we have provided answers to some of the most common questions asked by patients about skin health and care. Our goal is to provide you with information that will help you make informed decisions about your skin health and beauty needs.
What dermatology treatments does our practice specialize in?
We offer a variety of skin care services to help with issues like acne, rashes, lesions, rosacea, skin growths, eczema, skin cancer identification and treatment, and much more.
Why choose a board-certified dermatologist?
Trust your skin care to a professional. Board-certified dermatologists have completed medical school and three to four years of advanced medical training in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. They’ve passed rigorous exams in dermatology to specialize in treating over 3,000 conditions. They’ve also made the commitment to keep up on the latest advanced in dermatology.
Why choose a fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologist?
Fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists spend an extra year of specialized training learning in-depth evaluation of the skin, performing specialized procedures, and managing patients to ensure excellent results. By choosing our practice, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of cosmetic care with ideal outcomes.
How can I make or reschedule an appointment?
Scheduling or updating an appointment is easy. Simply give us a call or you can make an appointment on our website.
How can I prepare for my dermatology appointment?
If coming for your first visit, please bring your insurance card, if applicable, and a legal guardian if you are under the age of 18. Please come prepared to provide your health history on your new patient paperwork as well.
What should I expect during my initial consultation?
Your first visit begins with a consultation with your board-certified dermatologist. Prior to care, we will get your health history and perform a clinical evaluation of the skin to determine which treatment options are the best fit. We will customize both a treatment plan and a skin care regimen if desired. Important pre- and post-treatment instructions will also be provided to accompany most treatments.
What insurances do you accept?
We accept a variety of major insurances for your skin care. We have example of insurances we accept on our website. If you don’t see your insurance listed, please contact us and we will verify if we accept. Any cosmetic procedures or products purchased in our office are out-of-pocket expenses that will not be covered by insurance; our staff will ensure that you are fully informed of all of these expenses prior to obtaining your consent for the procedure. To avoid the unpleasant surprise of an unexpected medical bill, please ask to speak to a member of our billing department before your visit if you have any questions or concerns about insurance coverage of your scheduled procedure.
What is the difference between a deductible, copay and coinsurance?
All three are medical charges you must pay out of your own pocket, even if you have insurance. Deductibles are a specific amount you must accumulate and pay each year of covered health services before benefits are provided by your carrier. Plans may also have separate individual and family deductibles and/or deductibles for separate services. Copayments are a set fee the member pays to providers at the time services are provided. Copays are applied to office visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, etc. Coinsurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.
How does your patient portal work?
With our patient portal, you can access and manage your appointments, get test results, update your contact/patient information and pay your bills online. Speak with one of our team members for how to gain access to your patient portal.
Can I buy skin care products at the practice?
Yes, we do carry select skin care items from industry-leading brands. Visit our practice for more information or give us a call for more information.
Where is your practice located?
If you are driving to your appointment, our parking garage entrance is located on Huron St., in between McClurg Ct. and Lake Shore Dr. We do validate two hours for $12. Our building is bordered by Huron St., McClurg Ct., Lake Shore Dr. and Erie St.
What makes D+A Streeterville different from other dermatology clinics?
How should I prepare for my CoolSculpting® appointment?
CoolSculpting® treatment can be done in as little as 35 minutes and afterwards, you can return to your normal daily activities. However, before your appointment, here are some things to remember:
What is the Vbeam Perfecta® laser?
The Vbeam Perfecta® laser is a type of pulse dye laser (PDL) used to treat blood vessels within the skin. The Vbeam Perfecta® stands out among other PDLs due to its advanced technology, ease of use and low incidence of side effects. This laser can treat a wide array of vascular, pigmented and non-pigmented legions on the skin. Conditions treated by the Vbeam Perfecta® include spider veins, port wine stains, acne scars, rosacea, and even wrinkles.
Who should receive a medical facial?
Medical facials are for anyone! At D+A Streeterville, our medical facials are customized to match your specific skin concerns and skin type. Most patients find our medical facials to be great for pampering, while others rely on them to correct skin issues. Whatever your reason, you can trust your needs to be met with D+A Streeterville’s medical facials.
But don’t just take our word, here is a testimonial from a patient:
“I admit I was not a firm believer of the effects a medical grade facial yielded until I experienced one for myself. I committed to one medical facial monthly for 3 consecutive months and I had never been so thrilled with how my skin appeared (and I have worked in a dermatology office or plastic surgeon office for the past 10 years). My skin was brighter, my texture was smooth, and my skin care products seemed to absorb more evenly which helped me to maintain my glow. I no longer perceive facials as just a pampering luxury. They are a crucial component to my skin regimen.” + NT, age 31
Learn more about the customized medical facial process here.
How often should I have laser resurfacing done?
The exact number of laser resurfacing treatments varies by your specific situation. Patients being treated for acne scarring will most likely need more treatments to see desired results. Whereas patients receiving laser resurfacing for fine lines and wrinkles may need fewer treatments. Always consult your doctor to find out what works best for your situation.
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