Dr. Steven H. Dayan
Dr. Dayan is a Facial Plastic Surgeon who is board certification by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a frequent lecturer, physician educator and active researcher in emerging cosmetic medicine technologies and techniques. Read more
Michelle Ruffino, MS, PA-C
Michelle is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She completed her Master’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University in 2003. Read more
Selika Gutierrez-Borst, MS, RN
Selika Gutierrez-Borst, MS, RN has a Master’s degree as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner degree from North Park University. Holding 23 years of clinical experience and expertise, Selika possesses a strong background in Internal Medicine and Adult Clinical Psychiatry. A noted member of the Psychiatric Medical Community for over a decade, her experience in psychiatry reflects her genuine commitment and concern for each of her patients overall well-being. Read more
Dr. Steven H. Dayan’s Research Division is passionate about exploring new devices, products, and procedures through studies conducted within his on-site laboratory and clinic; research is a core component of his practice. Dr. Dayan believes that continual research is essential to leadership and expertise in his field. Read more
True Skin Care Center
True Skin Center is Dr. Dayan’s team of the most highly trained medical estheticians. To polish off the results of your treatment and maintain your youthful, rejuvenated appearance, we encourage you to utilize this resource. Read more
Annie, a Highland Park native, studied engineering at the University of Arizona before deciding that her heart was in aesthetic medicine, She returned to Illinois to study esthetics at Pivot Point International Academy in Evanston (often referred to as the Harvard of Cosmetology and Esthetic schools). Annie then advanced in classes at our very own True U advanced esthetics education center. She immediately knew that she wanted to work with Dr. Dayan, the co-founder of True U. After interning for True U/True Skin Care Center and working as one of our Patient Relations Advocate for 6 months, she worked as an esthetician for True Skin Care Center. In just one year she performed more than 900 esthetic treatments before moving into the role of Patient Coordinator.
She will be the first person that you meet with when coming in for a surgical or non-surgical consult and will continue to be by your side throughout your surgical or non-surgical procedure. She is the go-to person for any questions you may have leading up to your consult, before surgery or in office procedure and during your recovery. “I love my job because I get to see the transformations people experience. Seeing the self confidence and improved self esteem people achieve warms my heart and inspires me. It makes me happy to see a patient who can’t stop smiling at what they see in the mirror.”
Annie’s Favorite Treatment: “My favorite treatment is Botox! Yes it smooths fine lines and wrinkles but the way it opens the eyes making patients look awake and refreshed is the best part for me.”
Otto J. Placik, MD, FACS
Dr. Placik is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. After completing his doctorate at Northwestern University School of Medicine and his fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago in the cosmetic reconstruction of complex nasal and facial abnormalities, Dr. Placik continued on to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. He also completed an additional fellowship in microvascular and hand surgery at Davies Medical Center. In addition to his hospital appointments at the Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and Evanston Healthcare—Glenbrook and Evanston Campuses, Dr. Placik works with the Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Otto J. Placik, MD, FACS is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, plastic surgery specifically. Visit Dr. Placik’s website.