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DISCOVER THE SCIENCE OF BEAUTY


Not all medical spas are the same. At Belleza Skin Care Institute, we are actively run by board certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons of DMG Aesthetics, a member of DuPage Medical Group. As the only medical spa in the western suburbs with four locations and eight on-site supervising dermatologists and two plastic surgeons, we pride ourselves on our expertise and attentiveness. Our physicians work side by side with our estheticians, resulting in experiences and outcomes that are second to none.

As a medical spa under the direction of board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons, we blend the science of modern medicine with the best esthetic care. Using the latest in esthetic treatments and the finest in skin care products, we bring out the best in you.

We take great pride in delivering an experience that is beyond our clients' expectations. At Belleza Skin Care Institute, our focus is on providing the best care possible in a relaxing environment. We understand our clients have many choices for their skin care needs, which is why we work so hard to deliver the highest quality in all that we do.

Discover Belleza and get the beautiful skin you always knew was possible.


Physicians

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Alix J. Charles, MD, FADD, Hinsdale

Dr. Charles specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and preventative care through comprehensive skin exams. His emphasis is in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in adults and children. Dr. Charles focuses on cutaneous oncology, ethnic skin disorders and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures involving lasers and injectables.


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James J. Herrmann, MD, FADD, Wheaton

A board certified dermatologist, James J. Herrmann, MD is the Director and Founder of Belleza. He provides his patients with outstanding care encompassing adult and pediatric dermatology, acne, psoriasis, skin cancer surgery and cosmetic dermatology including laser treatments, Botox, facial augmentation, sclerotherapy for leg veins, chemical peels and facial rejuvenation.


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Kelle Berggren, MD, FADD, Wheaton

A warm and caring physician, Dr. Kelle Berggren is a board certified dermatologist with clinical interests encompassing the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases as well as cosmetic procedures including laser treatments, Botox, facial augmentation, facial rejuvenation, sclerotherapy for leg veins and chemical peels.


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Ted Conrad, MD, FADD, Wheaton

A board certified dermatologist, Ted Conrad, MD provides his patients with outstanding care encompassing adult and pediatric general dermatology, eczema, pigmented and vascular birthmarks, acne, psoriasis, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer and skin cancer surgery. His cosmetic interests include laser surgery, hair removal, Botox and fillers.  


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Stephanie Gan, MD, FAAD, Hinsdale

Dr. Stephanie Gan is a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with special interests in laser surgery, soft tissue augmentation, and scar revision. Dr. Gan specializes in minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation. She brings to the group advanced knowledge in neuromodulators for wrinkles and fine lines, and lasers for sun damage, age spots, redness, broken blood vessels, and hair reduction, amongst other applications.


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Shraddha Desai, MD, FAAD, Naperville

Dr. Shraddha Desai provides dermatologic care with the utmost compassion. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Desai enjoys working with both children and adults to treat all conditions of the skin, hair and nails. 


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Reena Varade, MD, Joliet

Dr. Varade aims to provide comprehensive and high-level dermatologic care for all patients. She believes it's important to create a comfortable and trusting environment for patients to be able to discuss their concerns. With access to the latest research, up-to-date technologies and coordination of care with top providers in other fields, Dr. Varade is able to provide unparalleled patient care. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve healthy and beautiful skin!


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Karina Alexander, DO, Warrenville

Dr. Karina Alexander is a plastic surgeon who joined DuPage Medical Group in 2019. Her surgical expertise include aesthetic surgery of the face and body, body contouring and breast cancer reconstruction. A graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Alexander continued her education completing a fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Plastic Surgery. When working with her patients, Dr. Alexander believes that the patient-physician relationship begins with trust and an understanding of that individual's expectations and goals. It's this focus on delivering patient-centered care that drives her to create individualized treatment plans that provide the best possible outcome for each patient. It's a personal approach that's made her know for her compassionate care. Dr. Alexander is highly involved in the medical community with memberships in the American Osteopathic Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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Yekaterina (Kate) Polyatskaya, MD, Warrenville

Dr. Kate Polyatskaya joined DuPage Medical Group Plastic Surgery department and DMG Aesthetics in 2019. She strives to provide caring, compassionate and high quality care to all of her patients. She believes that the patient - physician relationship is a partnership which begins with a clear understanding of patient expectations and desired results. Every plan is uniquely designed with patient expectations and desired outcomes in mind. Dr. Polyatskaya's surgical expertise includes breast reconstruction, burn deformities, cosmetic surgery of the face and body and oncologic reconstruction. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she went on to complete her fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan as well as her fellowship in breast microsurgery at Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Polyatskaya is a member of the American Medical Association and is affilated with Edward Hospital in Naperville. She speaks English and Russian fluently.


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Daniel Danahey, MD, PhD, Glen Ellyn

Dr. Dan Danahey is board certified in two inter-related specialties; Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Danahey’s thoughtful and thorough approach to patient care focuses on creating an open dialogue with each patient, answering questions and informing patients of their options. Whether a patient is seeking to improve his or her appearance, or requires healing of a serious medical condition, Dr. Danahey feels having a well-informed patient/physician partnership is of paramount importance. 


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Ainah Tan, MD, FAAD, Glen Ellyn

Dr. Tan joined DuPage Medical Group in 2017 as a member of the Dermatology Department. She is known as an enthusiastic and passionate physician, from treating skin cancer to providing aesthetic dermatology procedures. She treats both pediatric and adult patients. Her clinical interests include women's skin health, acne, rosacea, skin of color, cutaneous oncology, dermatologic surgery, and vulvar dermatology. Dr. Tan specializes in cosmetic procedures including Botox, facial augmentation with fillers, and vulvar/vaginal rejuvenation.


Licensed Estheticians

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Grace Sciortino, LC, LMT, Wheaton

As a licensed cosmetologist performing esthetics in the medical field and a licensed massage therapist, Grace takes great pride in her work and strives to stay current with the latest techniques and treatments. She received training and certification to perform medical grade chemical peels and laser treatments. Her commitment is to provide the highest level of patient care and esthetic services for women, men and teens, including advance treatments such as laser hair reduction, photo rejuvenation, acne laser treatment, chemical peels, and HydraFacials. She will customize a treatment plan for her patients along with educating them on product knowledge that is useful for them to help with their treatment. 


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Anna La Tour, LE, Wheaton

Anna offers preventative and corrective skin care treatments that are customized for each person. Her background as a spa esthetician, make-up artist and an educator, allow her to offer a wide range of expertise. Anna is certified in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, skin rejuvenating treatments and face lift massage techniques. Because of her own struggle with acne and sensitive skin, she specializes in treating problematic skin types, by incorporating practical and holistic solutions that treat the whole person. Anna continues her education on new innovations in the esthetic industry on a regular basis and has been trained by national esthetic educators.


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Izzie Flynn, LE, Hinsdale, Warrenville

Izzie Flynn uses her 20 years as an esthetician in the medical aesthetics field to perform results-driven skincare services that help meet patients’ goals. She works closely with Dr. Joseph Daw and Dr. Steven Sigalove, ensuring all treatments and at-home regimens complement and enhance their work. Educating patients on how their skin functions and why products and services chosen will benefit the patient is most important to Izzie. She starts by evaluating each patient’s skin care goals, beginning with the Reveal® Imager system which helps her asses a patient’s skin at the visible level and underlying layers.This allows her to take a proactive approach and customize a specific treatment plan to treat patients actual skincare concerns. Izzie also helps guide patients through the various products and services available to create a comprehensive program to achieve their skincare goals and ensure they have the best experience possible. Izzie performs results-oriented treatments such as chemical peels, Intraceuticals® infusions, Hydrafacials, laser treatments and permanent make-up tattooing. As a veteran esthetician, she prides herself on blending all aspects of the aesthetics industry by keeping the relaxing environment of a traditional spa while achieving the maximum results of a medical spa. Skincare consultations are always complimentary; she would be happy to show you her before and after photos from participants of the 90 day challenge and permanent make-up services.


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Michelle Testen, LE, Wheaton

Michelle has experience in the medical aesthetics field having worked as both a licensed esthetician and a medical assistant. She is passionate about executing results-driven services as well as recommending at home skin care regimens that are effective in maintaining your healthiest skin possible. Her areas of expertise include skin rejuvenating treatments, laser hair removal, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Michelle has the knowledge and training to perform comprehensive skincare treatments that help meet patients’ individual skin care goals.


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Nancy Keller, LE, Joliet

Nancy comes to DMG with over 25 years of aesthetic and beauty industry training. She takes pride in helping each and every patient achieve their skin care goals. Nancy will provide exceptional service and consultation with the highest care along side Dr. Reena Varade to determine the patients best options. She sees the patient from beginning to end; whether it be suggesting appropriate skin care for home use and/or providing in office chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling or hydrafacials. 


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Meghan Waegner, LE, Hinsdale

As a licensed esthetician for five years, Meghan strives to create a welcoming, positive and trusting environment for her patients. She believes in taking the time to educate her patients on their skin and creating an individualized and realistic treatment plan to enhance their natural beauty. Meghan treats a variety of skincare conditions including acne, aging skin, sun damage and hyperpigmentation and with a focus on preventative skin care. She enjoys performing procedures including the Hydrafacial, SkinPen microneedling, laser hair reduction, chemical peels, acne laser treatments, dermaplaning, UltraShape and photo rejuvenation. Her passion for the skincare industry and staying up-to-date with the latest treatments makes her valuable asset to the Belleza team.


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Claire McNamara, LE, Naperville

After working in both the beauty and healthcare industry for many years, Claire has learned that the treatment options available in skincare are endless. She provides care that is customized to her patients’ individual needs and thoroughly explains what they can expect with each product and treatment. Claire’s favorite treatment to date is SkinPen® Microneedling. The results can be boosted by a variety of products, lasers or peels that suit each patients' individual needs.


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Lindsey Ferro, LE, Glen Ellyn

Lindsey takes pride in every treatment she performs. She is known for building lasting relationships with her patients and helping them be the most confident version of themselves. Lindsey recognizes that everyone wants to age gracefully and believes with the right skincare regimen it is possible. Lindsey treats a variety of skincare conditions including acne, aging and pigmentation. She performs various treatments including chemical peels, dermaplaning, laser hair removal, microneedling, photo rejuvenation and skin resurfacing. Lindsey strives to help her patients meet their individual skincare goals by providing an individualized treatment plan at each visit.


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Lucy Collins, LE, Naperville

Lucy has been working in the esthetics industry for many years, which has allowed her to gain experience in all aspects of skin and beauty. Since graduating, she has also gone back to receive her esthetics teaching license and continues to take various classes so she can provide the most current and relevant information and treatments to her patients. As an esthetician, Lucy feels that giving her patients a thorough consult and educating them on what is happening with their skin is vital. She understands how pigmentation, adult acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self-esteem and confidence. Lucy's interests are, but not limited to brow shaping, spray tans, microdermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels, custom facials and dermaplaning. Lucy is truly passionate about what she does and is always striving to deliver the best possible patient experience.


Spa Coordinators

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Brooke Glisson, Spa Coordinator, Naperville

Brooke Glisson has been part of the Naperville Dermatology team since 2007, and transitioned to spa coordinator in May 2009. As spa coordinator, Brooke offers outstanding customer service and is committed to providing the best patient experience possible.  Brooke has a strong knowledge of all services and products offered at Belleza. She is dedicated to the integration between dermatology and esthetics and believes in providing great patient care to all who visit Belleza Skin Care Institute.


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Jane Jacobs, Spa Coordinator, Hinsdale

Jane Jacobs joined the Hinsdale Dermatology team in 2011 and transitioned to the position of spa coordinator in 2013. Jane works directly with the medical and esthetic team to provide patients with personalized skin care that meets their unique needs. She also attends educational seminars that allow her to offer patients the latest information on our complete line of skin care products and innovative treatment options. With her warm personality and willingness to go the extra mile, Jane is dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience for each and every patient who visits the Belleza Skin Care Institute.


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Lynette Hasselgren, Spa Coordinator, LE, Wheaton

As the Spa Coordinator and licensed esthetician, Lynette utilizes her experience and knowledge to provide outstanding patient care. She understands how skin conditions can affect one's self-confidence, having struggled with hyperpigmentation and changes to her own skin, which has further helped her to assist patients in scheduling treatments to discussing products and other services. Lynette is also trained to perform Photodynamic Therapy treatments for patients with Actinic Keratosis.