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James J. Herrmann, M.D., F.A.A.D.

James J. Herrmann

Philosophy of Care

I like to listen to my patients concerns and treat then with compassion and respect. Good medical care involves teamwork between the patient and the doctor. Our staff and doctors strive to offer the absolute best medical care and attention each patient deserves.



  • Aesthetics
  • Dermatology
  • Vein Clinic
  • Years in Practice: 19

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology

Patients Seen

Accepts both children and adults


  • English

Medical Interests

Acne, psoriasis, warts, treatment of skin cancer and moles, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology including laser surgery for aging skin, tattoos, birth marks, age spots, Botox® and Dysport® injections, fillers for facial wrinkles, fat reduction, chemical peels

Personal Interests

Travel, tennis, golf, running, spending time with my family, medical mission work



School Northwestern University Medical School
Graduation Date 05/1991
Degree M.D.


School Northwestern University Medical School


School Northwestern University Medical School
Title Chief Resident in Dermatology




  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Biopsies
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Excision
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions – Facial vessels/veins
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions – pigmentation issues, redness
  • Mole Removal
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Cancer Removal


  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Illinois Dermatologic Society - Past President
  • Chicago Dermatological Society - President 2013 - 2014

Awards and Accolades

Name Founder and Director of Belleza Skin Care Institute
Date 04/2004

Name Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
Date 07/1995

Research & Clinical Trials


  • PUVA and PUVA Interferon for Mycosis Fungoides Lym

Health Topics Posts

Is your SPF protecting or misleading you?

DMG Dermatology

When it comes to SPF, the higher the number, the better, right? What is SPF exactly? What do the numbers mean, and how high can they go?

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Common Melasma Causes & Treatments

DMG Dermatology

Melasma is a patchy brown, tan or blue-gray facial discoloration of the skin. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead and chin in a mask like pattern. Also known as the pregnancy mask. Melasma appears most common in women 20-50 years of age. Only 10% are men according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Sunscreen Basics

DMG Dermatology

Are you confused by all the sunscreen option and ingredients? Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or greater is recommended for protection on UVB rays. Broad Spectrum Protection protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

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Downers Grove, IL 60515

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