Meet The Chicago- Elk Grove, Illinois Team

Dr. Polisky

Dr. Polisky is a board-certified dermatologist at Elk Grove Dermatology in Elk Grove Village, IL. He is a Chicago native and attended Mather High School, The University of Illinois and The Chicago Medical School. The doctor has had a lifetime interest in sports, working at Sox and Cubs parks through school. He lettered in baseball and tennis in high school and keeps active today by bike riding and kayaking on local lakes.

He became board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Dermatology completing training in both specialties at Vancouver General Hospital and Cook County Hospital. He was Chief Resident at Cook County Hospital where he developed a medical device to suppress formation of keloids.

The Practice was started in 1986. While the office was being constructed, Dr. Polisky saw his first patients at the outpatient department at Alexian Brothers Hospital. The practice and the hospital have grown remarkably. For example, before the highway 53 exit, it was common to stroll across a near-empty Biesterfield Road. Dr. Polisky was also fortunate to get some outstanding office staff who were originally patients!

The doctor wanted to establish and maintain a state of the art dermatology center but at the same time one that was friendly and personalized. The top-notch staff helped put it all together with such innovations as a down-home waiting area with tasty snacks for patients who undergo in-office skin cancer removals. The staff decorated the office, set up a high tech cosmetic consult room and did countless things to make the practice one of a kind.

Amanda Carter, L.M.E., C.M.L.T.

Vice President of Clinical Operations

Since receiving her medical aesthetics license and laser certification in 2008 she has overseen more than 50,000 laser treatments. Amanda has a passion for developing team members and is experienced at creating, implementing, and managing treatment protocol and clinic procedures. She has personally performed almost 8,000 laser tattoo removal treatments and has a proven track record in the successful operational oversight, hiring, and training of key staff members in a multi-unit clinic operation. Amanda maintains a close relationship with the laser manufacturers and is the only non-employee in the nation to be certified by CynoSure and Syneron-Candela as a PicoSure and PicoWay Master Trainer.

Haley Barranco

Laser Manager

Haley is a licensed esthetician, certified laser technician, and is currently pursing a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion.  She graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in 2009 and from one of the leading laser schools in the nation, National Laser Institute in 2012. She has eight years of medical esthetic experience working for some of Chicagoland’s top plastic surgeons. She has specialized in tattoo removal for the past three years, worked with multiple tattoo removal devices, and has performed thousands of laser treatments. Haley enjoys getting to know her clients and prides herself on treating them with safe, efficacious treatments.