Michael C. Sotiriou, MD is a board-certified Dermatologist who joined Dermatology + Aesthetics in 2018. Dr. Sotiriou grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah though has strong ties to the Midwest with family in the Chicago-land and Milwaukee areas. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he received his B.S. in Neurobiology. He then returned home to attend medical school at the University of Utah, followed by a medical-surgical internship at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was elected by his peers and departmental faculty to serve as Chief Resident his final year. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, as well as a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago Dermatological Society, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Having spent significant time outside in the mountains of Utah, Dr. Sotiriou is passionate about the prevention, early detection, and medical and surgical management of skin cancer. He is an advocate for each of his patients, treating an array of dermatologic conditions including: psoriasis, adult and female hormonal acne, rosacea, and non-invasive mole monitoring. Dr. Sotiriou enjoys helping his patients improve the overall tone and texture of their skin so that they feel confident, youthful, and healthy. Understanding that everyone has unique and specific needs, Dr. Sotiriou will develop tailored treatment plans utilizing topical products, skin tightening, microneedling, laser procedures, and injectables such as Botox®, Dysport®, and fillers to achieve preventative and rejuvenating results.
Dr. Sotiriou is an avid outdoorsman spending his time off out west summiting mountains, fly fishing, skiing, and mountain biking. In Chicago, he and his fiancé love to explore the vast restaurant scene, play tennis, travel, and cook elaborate meals for their friends and family..
“EltaMD UV Elements Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 44 and EltaMD UV Lip Balm SPF 31
I like to be outside doing all sorts of activities: hiking, fly fishing, skiing, golfing, tennis, or enjoying a Chicago patio or rooftop on the weekend. When I’m doing something active I need a sunblock that won’t sweat right off like my daily moisturizer with SPF would. I like the UV Elements for my face because it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts, yet stays on my skin and won’t run off while I sweat. The tint on it is subtle and doesn’t leave white residue around my beard stubble. I use the Elta UV Lip Balm to prevent sun damage and moisturize dry, chapped lips. Plus it smells minty and doesn’t leave a bad taste like other sunblock lip balms.”
“My Favorite service: “I feel that skin cancer screenings are one of the most important services we provide as dermatologists. It is a simple and straightforward exam, but such an important part of our health. Regular screenings help catch skin cancers early and minimize potential consequences. The extensive training we receive in dermatology residency utilizing dermoscopy to evaluate skin growths and moles can help minimize the need for invasive biopsies that leave scars. Skin cancer screenings are also an opportunity to review what our patients should look for in self exams, and to discuss appropriate sun protection so everyone can stay save while having fun outside.”