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By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
November 02, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers  

As technology and products develop , conventional surgical procedures are increasingly being replaced by non-invasive techniques that fillersprovide amazing results, erasing years in just one appointment.  Dermatologists now have the tools to help our patients meet aesthetic goals with minimal downtime. Dermatologist  Dr. Jeffrey Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery can help you discover the benefits of Fillers. He has two office locations in South Barrington, and Willowbrook, Illinois to help you look your best.
 
You may have heard about these procedures, the ‘Fillers’ (Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra ) come in various formulations and are safe, FDA approved treatments that provide beautiful results!
 
Many people think of a filler as something added to erase wrinkles in our skin, but fillers injected strategically along the jawline, sides of face and chin can add structure, contour and lift the skin to look more youthful, without losing your personal look.  In essence, it is you, but you 5-10 years ago.
 
Utilizing a filler is one of the most effective ways people, both women and men, can reverse signs of their aging, sagging face.
 
Dr. Jeffrey Berti, M.D. is a board-certified Dermatologist who performs such procedures daily and has pioneered the use of fillers to provide truly radiant results.
 
Please do not hesitate to discuss this procedure or any other cosmetic procedure at one of our personal and professional Dermatology offices either in Willowbrook or South Barrington locations. Call (630) 321-0303 for Willowbrook and (847) 304-0303 for South Barrington.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
October 08, 2018
Category: Dermatology

How your dermatologists can help you look younger.

Are you suffering from dull-looking skin? Perhaps your skin is showing signs of aging? Or maybe your skin tone looks uneven from many facial rejuvenationhours spent in the sun? If so, it’s time for a facial rejuvenation treatment to help you look younger and better! Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery want to introduce you to just a few of the cosmetic treatments that can help renew your skin. They have two convenient office locations in South Barrington, and Willowbrook, Illinois to serve your dermatologic needs.

One of the most popular services is a photofacial treatment using a combination of laser and pulsed-light system which is non-invasive, comfortable and has no downtime. Photofacial treatment stimulates collagen production, which is an essential component of healthy, younger-looking skin. This treatment is an excellent solution to minimize the look of:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Facial scarring from acne
  • Hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Rosacea and broken capillaries

Botox treatment is another sought-after solution to smooth out skin and reduce the look of wrinkles and lines. Botox temporarily weakens the muscles associated with the wrinkles. It is carefully placed with an individual touch maintaining the most natural results. It’s the perfect treatment for minimizing the look of:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead frown lines
  • Lines between your eyebrows
  • Smile lines around your mouth and nose

Chemical peels are another type of treatment that may address various problems. They work by resurfacing and renewing your skin cells. You eliminate the top layer of dead, dull skin and reveal a new layer of beautiful, smooth, dewy skin. Consider a chemical peel if you want to minimize the look of:

  • Blotchy skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Acne and Acne scarring
  • Rough skin

These are just three of the many facial rejuvenation services available at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery. For a complete list of services, please visit the Services section on the website at https://www.jbderm.com/services.html

It’s time to take back what the years have done to your skin and regain your beautiful face and healthy skin! The answer is a facial rejuvenation treatment. Restore your youthful look and boost your self-esteem by calling Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, with offices in South Barrington, and Willowbrook, Illinois. Call (630) 321-0303 for Willowbrook and (847) 304-0303 for South Barrington.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
June 25, 2018
Category: Coolsculpting
Tags: Coolsculpting  

Say goodbye to stubborn areas of fat with this painless non-surgical procedure.
 
Are you finding that despite eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly that it’s still not enough to tame those love handles or to achieve that perfectly flat stomach? There are countless men and women that still have trouble with those pesky pockets of fat regardless of how healthy their lifestyle may be. If this sounds like you, our South Barrington and Willowbrook, IL, dermatologists Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti are here to tell you how they could freeze away the fat and improve your figure.

What is CoolSculpting?
This non-invasive FDA approved cosmetic system uses a gentle and safe cooling system that is directed over the treatment area through the skin to target, freeze and safely destroy the fat cells. This procedure is able to reduce fat cells by about 20 to 25 percent per treatment area.

What happens during the CoolSculpting process?
The first step is to come in for a consultation so that our skin doctors can sit down with you and determine your treatment goals. This procedure can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Once we have created the proper treatment plan we will also determine if you require more than one CoolSculpting session in order to achieve the optimal results. Depending on your specific needs, we may be able to treat more than one area at a time.

During the actual treatment, a special pad will be placed over the area and the handheld CoolSculpting device will transmit the proper amount of cooling to the area to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells. In most cases, patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment, as CoolSculpting boasts little to no downtime.

When will I notice results?
Many patients report seeing results around three weeks after their treatment; however, you won’t see significant changes until about 2 months. Even then, your body will still be removing those unwanted fat cells for up to 6 months after your cooling procedure.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
It’s important to note that this treatment isn’t right for everyone. An ideal candidate will be someone who already has maintained a healthy diet and regular exercise and despite that continues to have problem pockets of unwanted fat. CoolSculpting should not be considered a weight loss treatment; however, some patients who are motivated to becoming more fit, will utilize the extra fat loss as a boost to keeping their commitment to a healthier lifestyle. CoolSculpting treatments will help to get you one step closer to the more ideal shape and form you want.

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery is proud to provide both South Barrington and Willowbrook, IL, with comprehensive skin care to patients of all ages. If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting and whether it’s right for you, call (630) 321-0303 for Willowbrook and (847) 304-0303 for South Barrington today to schedule your consultation.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
April 17, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne   acne treatments  

Find out the many ways in which we can help you address your acne issues.
 
As you might have already discovered from your own trial and error, there is no perfect solution for treating acne and unfortunately no acneknown cure.  However, there is good news!  There are many new medications that have been made to clear acne lesions and many procedures to help smooth and soften the skin.  Even though there are many reasons one may develop acne, the dermatologists Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti of South Barrington and Willowbrook are here to diagnose, guide and provide many options for reducing your acne flare-ups, ruddy skin and clogged pores.
 
While most people associate acne with those formidable teen years, adults into their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s can still deal with annoying flare-ups. It’s important to treat acne rather than ignore it, as leaving it untreated could lead to scarring and unsightly discolorations. Plus, reducing your acne symptoms could also greatly improve your self-image. Stop using cover-up, don’t conceal, reveal your healthy blemish free skin.
 
What acne treatments are available?
Many of us know that there are many different acne-fighting products that can be bought buy over-the-counter.   Very often it can feel rather daunting and embarrassing as store clerks provide advice to sell the products, but do not have a medical background to accurately assess which one is needed.  If you find that the acne products you are using are not providing you the results you want then it’s time to speak with our Willowbrook, IL, skin doctors to discover more effective approaches.
 
There are a variety of topical acne products that we can prescribe that have prescription strength and combination treatment. Some topical acne medications reduce oil to prevent acne from forming while others target and destroy acne-causing bacteria from the surface of the skin, and some do both.
 
Those with severe, nodule or cystic acne may require a more systemic evaluation and treatment. In this situation, we provide a complete exam with potential lab screening searching for potential reversible causes or issues.  We may also prescribe oral medications such as antibiotics to target those red, swollen forms of acne and reduce inflammation, or Isotretinoin.
 
There are also specific dermatological procedures that can help improve inflamed cysts, blackheads and scarring with discoloration. Glycolic, natural fruit acid peels, extractions, microdermabrasion and laser therapies can be useful in not only treating current breakouts, but also preventing future breakouts and improving old scars and marks.

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd is proud to provide the ultimate acne treatment to both teens and adults in the South Barrington and Willowbrook, IL, areas. If you are dealing with acne that you can’t get under control don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
February 20, 2018
Category: Dermatology

 Would you like a smoother, less wrinkled skin on your face, neck or hands?

Change your skin's texture

When you come to Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd., either Dr. Jeffrey Berti or Dr. Toula Berti will carefully inspect your skin in thechemical peels typical problem areas: your face, neck, chest, and hands. Both men and women experience noticeable signs of aging on these parts of their body, including sun damage, brown/red freckling, acne scarring and wrinkling.

Once the areas of concern are identified, the various treatment options will be discussed.

Chemical Peels

You may well be a candidate for a glycolic chemical peel, a natural fruit acid which is a truly gentle and effective way to exfoliate the topmost layer of skin with minimal to no downtime time afterwards. The skin to be treated is cleansed gently. Then, the glycolic peel, the strength of which is decided by the physician, is applied and then neutralized.
Noticeable results take one to three weeks. Some patients benefit from multiple treatments as determined by your dermatologist.
 
Some of you may need a deeper peel for more dramatic results. These different types of peels, some of which are called trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA) are also applied to the cleansed skin, however, these stronger peels have a few days of skin peeling and the area treated may scab, all of which would be reviewed at your visit.
 
Microdermabrasion

Another choice for facial rejuvenation at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery in Willowbrook and South Barrington is a procedure called a microdermabrasion. Painless and quick, a microdermabrasion gently buffs and polishes the skin with fine sterile crystals and a diamond etched tip. The procedure helps to smooth fine lines and unclog pores creating a refined surface for your skin and over time if done more often, will help stimulate collagen and treat acne scars.

Most people experience mild redness that can last a few hours, sometimes until morning. The best part about this procedure is that the treated skin feels smoother right away.

The doctors at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery may also combine the chemical peel with the microdermabrasion for an additive effect culminating in even smoother and softer skin.
 
Laser Treatments/Photofacials
 
For more dramatic results, the physicians will review the various laser options available. The photofacial treatments gently and effectively utilize laser and intense pulse light technology to stimulate collagen and eradicate broken blood vessels and sun damaged spots to reveal a more even skin tone. There is minimal downtime with some redness that may last a few days to longer depending on the strength of treatment as discussed with Dr. Berti.
 
The deepest laser treatment, called the Pearl, can smooth areas of skin after just one or treatments. With this treatment, there is approximately one week in which your skin looks like there is a sunburn with some peeling of skin and slight swelling. Most people are instructed to wear a healing ointment for the first three days and then can resume wearing their routine products in a week.

Facial rejuvenation in Willowbrook & South Barrington

Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti will help you determine which skin care plan is right for your particular skin needs and aesthetic goals. To learn more about chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and lasers, please call Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. and schedule a personal consultation with one of our dermatologists. For the Willowbrook office, phone (630) 321-0303, and in South Barrington, call (847) 304-0304.





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