Posts for category: Dermatology

By Dr. Mary Szatowski
February 06, 2015
Category: Dermatology

Are you unhappy with the appearance of the skin under your eyes?  Is your skin wrinkled and loose?  Are your pores too large or is your skin dull? Dr. Mary Szatowski-Pritikin can improve ALL of those issues without ANY surgery and WITHOUT downtime! It may sound unbelieveable, but it is true! 

Dr. Mary Szatowski treats patients that aren't satisfied with the appearance and function of their eyesFresh Face or skin. One of the most advanced aesthetic treatments available to Chicago patients is called Halo Hybrid Fractional laser. Learn more about this laser therapy and if it is right for your specific case.

What is the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser?
The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser is an advanced skin technology developed by the Sciton company that is aimed at reversing the effects of aging. The laser pinpoints skin perfections that are caused by too much exposure to the sun, including sun spots and lines in the skin. It tightens and tones the skin to give you a more youthful look. 

What Does the Laser Treat?
If you’re unhappy with your skin because you feel that it has lost its original “glow,” the Halo laser might be right for your needs. The laser treats the following specific aesthetic facial problems for Chicago patients:


Reduction of large pores
Dullness in the skin’s complexion
Damage from the sun’s rays
Winkles and lines in the skin
Skin discolorations and uneven color
Rough texture (extra layers of skin)
Reduction of the appearance of scars


Some patients report significant positive results after just one “light” treatment. More intensive treatments are also available that require a few days of downtime. 

Learn More about the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser
This non-surgical procedure can help you achieve more radiant skin with minimal downtime. The best way to learn more about this new technology is to see it in action. Contact the Chicago office of
Dr. Mary Szatowski
today to set up a time to talk about how the Halo laser can help you achieve the aesthetic results you've been seeking. Call the doctor’s main office line at 312-332-4296 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Mary Szatowski
December 22, 2014
Category: Dermatology

Acne is known to present itself to almost every person just after puberty, but the seldom few who may not experience acne during these early teenage years may still develop it much later in their life. Acne has been reported to flare up for some people well into their 50's. The face is the most afflicted region on the body by acne, second is the back, and third the chest.

Acne develops when a follicle or pore becomes clogged. When the pore is blocked, oil, or 'sebum,' cannot work its way out of the skin as it is meant to . Bacteria can then become trapped in the pore which creates inflammation.

Proper acne treatment, whether they are natural or pharmaceutical, can make improvements to people physically and psychologically. As mentioned before, acne is primarily targeted to the face. This can make it very hard to cover up with clothing, makeup, or hair, and it often affects our appearance. The way that we look at ourselves and the way we are perceived by others has a direct link to our mental health. Everyone wants to look their best, regardless of whether you are a pubescent teen or far into adulthood. Proper treatment not only prevents acne flare ups, but also helps minimize or prevent scarring from acne.

Many preventative methods also promote good overall health. The refined carbohydrates found in junk food don't cause acne, but research has proven a significant drop of acne lesions in people with a lower glycemic index. Some doctors have suspected salt to be a contributing factor in creating acne, as iodine may increase acne breakouts. Research has recently proven that Americans consume much more sodium than is healthy for the body. In decreasing your sodium intake, you may experience improvements in your acne as well as other health benefits.

For more information about what specific acne treatments could do for you, call Dr. Mary Szatowski at 312-332-4296.