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Alix J. Charles, MD, FAAD

Alix J. Charles

Philosophy of Care

Early in my training at the Mayo Clinic I was taught that the interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. With that as my guiding principle, I strive to create a warm and trusting relationship with my patients so they may feel at ease discussing their skin care issues with me. I believe strongly in educating patients on how best they can be in control of their own outcomes; after all, they are the ones who live day to day in their own skin! Lastly, I try to administer a healthy dose of laughter with each prescription or procedure as I've found this helps my patients get better more quickly.



  • Dermatology
  • DMG Aesthetics
  • Years in Practice: 13

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology

Patients Seen

Accepts both children and adults


  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

Medical Interests

Pigmentation disorders, Psoriasis, skin of color, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, BOTOX, dermal fillers, cosmetic varicose vein treatment

Personal Interests

Reading, cycling, fine wines/dining, latin dancing, weightlifting, cooking



School Mayo Medical School
Graduation Date 06/2000
Degree M.D.


School Mayo Graduate School of Medicine


School Rush University Medical Center
Title Chief Resident



  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Chicago Dermatological Society

Awards and Accolades

Name President of the Chicago Dermatology Society (2016-2017)
Date 10/2016

Media/Published Articles

Research & Clinical Trials


  • Compounding Dermatologic Preparations in Developing Countries
  • Prognostic Factors for Life Expectancy in Nonagenarians with Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Implications for Selecting Surgical Candidates
  • Superficial Fungal Infections in Developing Countries

Health Topics Posts

Decoding the SPF of Sunscreen

Dr. Charles

Not really sure what SPF numbers mean and how to best protect your skin? Learn more!

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Summer Legs Are Made in the Winter Months

Dr. Charles

How sclerotherapy can help you get rid of your spider veins.

5 Botox Myths Exposed

Dr. Charles

Despite its popularity, there are still a number of myths surrounding the use of Botox. Learn more!


Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale