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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.


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Alix J. Charles, MD, FADD, Hinsdale, Lombard

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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Sharon Fang, MD, FADD, Hinsdale

Dr. Fang focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems in adults, children and newborns. She specializes in general and surgical dermatology including the treatment of skin cancer, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Dr. Fang stresses the importance of annual skin exams and treatment plan compliance to maintain excellent skin.

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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, Lombard

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!

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

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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Melissa Lounsbury, LE, Naperville

Melissa will provide the highest level of patient care and esthetic services to women, men and teens with skin treatments such as laser hair removal, acne treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. In addition to years of experience and training in the cosmetic industry after attaining her esthetician license, Melissa has worked closely with Dr. Desai to develop an eye for skin conditions and treatments needed to give her patients optimal results. She understands that every face is unique, requiring an unique approach. Melissa is particularly enthusiastic in formulating a comprehensive at-home skin care regimen, understanding the importance of medical grade daily skin care to maintain maximum results between esthetic 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.

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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Jackie Christopher, Cosmetic Coordinator, Wheaton

As the cosmetic coordinator, Jackie utilizes her years of experience and knowledge within the field to provide each patient with the cosmetic options that best meet their individual needs.  

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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.