Ainah Tan, MD, Glen Ellyn Dermatologist

Ainah U. Tan, MD, FAAD

Belleza & DMG Aesthetics, Dermatology

360 Ratings
Practices In: Glen Ellyn
Patients Seen: All Ages

I believe in treat­ing each patient as if they were my fam­i­ly, with high-qual­i­ty and well-researched care. Each patient is a unique indi­vid­ual that deserves per­son­al­ized care, whether it is treat­ing acne, per­form­ing cos­met­ic pro­ce­dures, to remov­ing skin can­cer. I absolute­ly love get­ting to know my patients and aim to cre­ate a com­fort­able envi­ron­ment. We look for­ward to help­ing you look and feel great about your skin!

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Board Certifications
Awards & Accolades
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society 2013
University of Pennsylvania Lawrence R. Klein Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate 2009
Certificate in LGBT Health 2013
New York University President's Service Award 2013
Clinical Interests

Acne, Cuta­neous oncol­o­gy, Der­ma­to­log­ic surgery, Rosacea, Skin of col­or, Skin reju­ve­na­tion, Vul­var der­ma­tol­ogy, Wom­en’s skin health and Cos­met­ic der­ma­tol­ogy includ­ing Bot­u­linum tox­in injec­tions, Fillers and Scar revision.

Personal Interests

Spend­ing time with friends and fam­i­ly, trav­el­ing the world, and eat­ing deli­cious food along the way.

American Academy of Dermatology Women's Dermatologic Society American Society of Dermatologic Surgery American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Chicago Dermatological Society Illinois Dermatological Society American Medical Association Medical Dermatology Society

New York University School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2013 Degree: MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Dermatology, Chief Resident
Provider’s Publications
Breaking Out? Why a Dermatologist Wants You to Reconsider Your Natural Skincare
The Best Wrinkle Creams, According to Dermatologists
The Best Sunscreens for Babies and Kids, According to Dermatologists
Adult Acne Is On The Rise & It Goes Way Beyond Surface Level
7 Dermatologist-Approved Ways to Improve Your Hair Health Today
10 Sunscreen Myths Experts Want You to Stop Believing
5 Medical Professionals Sound Off on the One Thing Women Should Be Doing for Their Health
7 Beauty Products That Protect Your Skin From Blue Light Damage
4 Expert-Approved Steps To Improve Your Hair
Tan AU, Schlosser BJ, Paller A. A review of diagnosis and treatment of acne in adult female patients. Int J of Women's Dermatol
Hinchcliff M, Toledo DM, Taroni JN, Wood TA, Franks JM, Ball MS, Amin SM, Tan AU, Tom K, Nesbeth Y, Lee J, Ma M, Aren K, Carns MA, Pioli PA, Whitfield ML. Mycophenolate mofetil treatment of systemic sclerosis reduces myeloid cell numbers and attenuates the inflammatory gene signature in skin. J Invest Dermatol 2018 Jan 29 [Epub ahead of print].
January 2018
Tan AU, Silverberg J. Chapter: Preservatives in cosmetics and toiletries. Fisher's Contact Dermatitis, 7th Ed.
Gibbs T, Tan A, Weis RJ, Coffey BJ. Stimulant medication addition to antidepressant in an adolescent with difficult to treat depression. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2012 Dec;22(6):466-9.
Tan AU, Gonzalez ME. Management of severe atopic dermatitis in children. J Drugs Dermatol 2012 Oct;11(10):1158-65. Review.
Martiniuk F, Giovinazzo J, Tan AU, et al. Lessons of leprosy: the emergence of TH17 cytokines during type II reactions (ENL) is teaching us about T-cell plasticity. J Drugs Dermatol 2012;11(13):626-630.
Tan AU, Orlow SJ, Manga P. Identifying novel therapeutic agents for vitiligo [Abstract]. J Invest Dermatol 2011 April;131(suppl. 1):S121.
Tan AU, Hoffman B, Rosas SE. Patient perception of risk factors associated with chronic kidney disease morbidity and mortality. Ethn Dis 2010;20(2).
Tan A, Rosas SE. Race differences in perceptions of chronic kidney disease risk factors [Abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol 2008;19:959A.
Robinson J, Tan AU, Wilensky, Matthai W, Munoz M, Rosas SE. Electron-beam computerized tomography correlates with coronary angiogram in chronic kidney disease patients. Am J Nephrol 2007;27(3):247-52.


Acne Management, Acne Scar Removal, BELOTERO BALANCE®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Biopsies, Cosmetic Laser Services, Cryotherapy, Dysport®, Electrodessication and Curettage, Excision, Full Skin Exam, Hair Restoration, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, KYBELLA™ (for double chin), Liquid Facelift, RADIESSE®, Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Scar Revision, Sculptra® Aesthetic, SkinPen® Microneedling, Vulvar Dermatology, Wart Treatment, XEOMIN®


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

360 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

357 Ratings

Provider showed concern

356 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

355 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

352 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

353 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Very knowledgeable doctor who has a great rapport. I was put at ease and she was very engaging."
Jun. 5, 2022
"A few days prior, I sent a mychart message asking if doctor could do a full body exam, not just check a sore that she previously treated. A medical assistant wrote back saying doctor will do full body check. I told doctor I could return another time, but she said she would do the body check now, even tho she had a surgery patient waiting."
May. 28, 2022
"Dr. Tan listens, communicates clearly, is efficient, demonstrates competency and is knowledgeable in the field of dermatology. I trust her and she makes me feel at ease and comfortable. I have had many dermatologists in the last 40 years since we have relocated a few times and Dr. Tan is by far the best. She treats patients with respect."
May. 11, 2022
"Very informative and answered all my questions."
May. 6, 2022
May. 5, 2022
"Everyone was cari g and thorough"
Apr. 29, 2022
"She explained what had happened"
Apr. 29, 2022
"Dr Tan is thorough, friendly, and provides explanations in easy to understand terminology. I know that should I need guidance she is there to provide it"
Apr. 29, 2022
Apr. 24, 2022
"Courteous, professional, empathetic, caring, good listener!!"
Apr. 20, 2022
"Dr Tan is always professional and friendly. She puts you at easeI had a squamous cell carcinoma removed. She was wonderful. I've referred others to her."
Apr. 19, 2022
"She did seem a bit rushed but was very nice."
Apr. 15, 2022
"Dr Tan provides excellent care and patient follow-up"
Apr. 7, 2022
"Dr. Tan and her staff are very caring"
Apr. 6, 2022
"The care provider was well versed in my condition and thoroughly explained the options for treatment. Their personality made me feel at ease."
Apr. 6, 2022
"I like how clean and precautions still used for Cov-19"
Mar. 25, 2022
"I love Dr. A. Tan. She is always kind and considerate and truly interested in solving my issues."
Mar. 23, 2022
"I felt like all of my concerns were addressed"
Mar. 18, 2022
"She was so nice"
Mar. 17, 2022
"Such a wonderful and caring professional!"
Mar. 9, 2022
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