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 is a masters prepared Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner degree from North Park University. Holding 24 years of clinical experience and expertise, Selika possesses a strong background in Aesthetic Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Clinical Psychiatry. She was 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
Robyn Tong, MS, PA-C
Robyn Tong is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated with a Master’s Degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. She is a Chicago transplant who grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. Robyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University.
Robyn is passionate about dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Robyn spent two clinical rotations in Plastic Surgery while at Midwestern University. Robyn continued her training in cosmetic injectables and aesthetic lasers with world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, professor and researcher Dr. Steven Dayan, MD, FACS. She specializes in subliminal aesthetics, using technique resulting in natural improvements. Hair loss/thinning, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation are two of her favorite conditions to treat. She strives to have all her patients leave the office feeling they’ve been well taken care of by delivering quality care, individualized to their personal needs.
“I believe establishing a caring relationship with patients is essential in delivering the best outcome. My goal is to provide you with dedicated care and for you to feel confident knowing I will always prioritize your needs.”
Kelcy Bai, MS, PA-C
Kelcy Bai is a NCCPA certified physician assistant. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Kelcy received her Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri, earning highest honors in biological and health sciences. She then completed her physician assistant training at Northwestern University where she rotated in plastic surgery, dermatology, and otolaryngology. Kelcy has over 6 years of patient care experience. Prior to working at SDMD, she worked as a patient care technician in orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and long term acute care.
Kelcy always puts her patient’s comfort first. Her favorite part of her job is developing relationships with patients and customizing each patient’s care plan to work towards his or her personal aesthetic goals. She is passionate about using a multifaceted approach by incorporating a home skin care regimen, injectables, and laser treatments to emphasize that subtle changes can make a dramatic improvement over time. When she is not providing patient care, she enjoys dancing and gymnastics.
Lori is a Chicago native who studied business at DePaul University. Combining her degree and love for aesthetics, she has spent eight years delivering exceptional care and communication to patients through their surgical experience.
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 what I do because I build relationships with all of my patients, it starts when they enter our doors but lasts a lifetime. I love seeing patients overcome with happiness because of what we do here, it’s a special job!”
Lori’s Favorite Treatment: “My favorite treatment is Microneedling! It’s my holy grail! I tell everyone how it can improve fine lines, wrinkles, and the texture of your skin.”
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.
Dr. Emily Rubenstein
BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST
Dr. Emily Rubenstein is a board certified dermatologist who treats acne, rashes, detects skin cancers, while also doing injectables and lasers on a daily basis. With over 9 years of experience as a dermatologist, Dr. Rubenstein currently splits her time between seeing patients at SDMD and at Swedish Covenant Medical Group, where she is the director of Swedish Skin Institute in Chicago. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, and completed her residency and fellowship at Broward General Medical Center. When Dr. Rubenstein is not seeing patients she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and is also an avid runner.
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