By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
September 29, 2020
Category: Dermatology

When was the last time you visited the dermatologist for a skin cancer screening?

We all have moles, but it’s important not to ignore them. The summertime equates to more time in the sun, and if you aren’t wearing molessunscreen or have been sunburned in your lifetime then you are at risk for skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and our South Barrington and Willowbrook IL, dermatologists Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti want to protect their patients by arming them with knowledge and education about skin cancer.

Know What to Look For

If you have a lot of moles, you are fair-skinned or you have a family history of skin cancer, it’s particularly important that you examine your skin regularly and know how to protect yourself against skin cancer. Moles should maintain the same appearance throughout the years; therefore, if you start to notice changes in the color, shape, size or texture of a mole, it’s best to see Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti for an evaluation. If any of your moles become painful or tender to the touch, or bleed, crust or weep it’s also important to see a skin doctor right away.

Perform Monthly Self Skin Exams

You should be performing regular skin exams on yourself once a month. You will want to use a full-length mirror, which can help you see areas that may be difficult to examine on your own. You may also wish to use a hand mirror, which can help you evaluate growths on the scalp or in other more difficult-to-reach areas. Don’t ignore any area of the body. It’s important to check all spots including the scalp, back of the knees, groin and between the toes.

See a Dermatologist Annually

While self-skin exams are important for everyone to perform every month, this won’t take the place of what a skincare professional can do. It’s important that you see your dermatologist at least once a year for a comprehensive evaluation. We can monitor your moles every year to spot even the smallest changes. We can also determine whether any changes in your moles require additional testing. Skin cancer screenings are painless but could just save your life. The exam is professional and thorough. 

If you are dealing with changing or suspicious moles, it’s always a good idea to turn to our dermatologists Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti. Call Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery today. South Barrington at (847) 304-0303, and Willowbrook at (630) 321-0303.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
July 06, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  

How Botox from your dermatologists in South Barrington and Willowbrook IL can help you look younger.

If you are starting to form wrinkles, they can make you look older or more tired than you are. If you are frustrated with your wrinkles and botoxwant to appear more refreshed, your dermatologist can help with a Botox treatment.
 
Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery offer a wide range of dermatology services including Botox treatment. They have two convenient office locations in South Barrington and Willowbrook IL.
 
Info About Botox

You’ve probably heard a lot about Botox South Barrington. It’s been a mainstay of anti-aging treatments, helping people look younger and better for decades. Now it’s time for Botox to help you too.
 
Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck. Depending on your face shape, skin tightness, genetics, and how often you make certain expressions, you may notice wrinkles that look like wavy lines beginning to develop. The wrinkles between your eyes are typically noticed first and are commonly referred to as the “11s.” Then we get the lines across our forehead and the crow's feet around our eyes.


The muscles in your forehead and around your eyes contract more over time…. These lines get deeper over time, causing deeper wrinkles. So the earlier these lines are addressed the smoother your skin will be over the years, as the lines were not there for years and left to get deeper.
 
Botox South Barrington works by temporarily “softening” the muscles ability to contract near the injection site, making your skin look smooth and youthful. It’s the perfect choice to minimize the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet: the wrinkles at the corners of your eyes
  • Furrows: the lines running across your forehead
  • Glabella: the lines between your eyebrows


Botox South Barrington is injected using a tiny needle. The procedure is tolerated very well, with no downtime. The number of injections you will need may vary, depending on the area being treated. You will see results in three to seven days, and your results can last up to 3-4 months.
 
If you are tired of wrinkles, your dermatologists can help. To find out more about Botox and other anti-aging and skin care services, call Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery. You can reach them in South Barrington at (847) 304-0303, and Willowbrook IL at (630) 321-0303. Call today and enjoy the summer looking refreshed and like your younger self!

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
April 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: coronavirus   skin changes   rashes  

Many dermatologists across multiple countries are noting skin manifestations associated with a positive Covid-19 diagnosis. Italy noted skin rashes occurred approximately 20% of the time in one study and thankfully also noted that the presence of a skin rash did not correlate to the severity of the disease.

“The skin changes are similar to the ones we typically see with viral infections,” states Dr. Jeffrey Berti, however, he adds “there are some atypical presentations such as bluish-colored toes and little red dots (petechiae) or some have a ‘livedo style’ transient red vessel looking rash with bruising,”

These findings are very significant, as the first sign of infection may be one of these skin changes. Dr. Berti urges anyone who has a new onset rash or skin changes to contact our office and schedule a visit either via telemedicine or by phone.

We are committed to maintaining the highest level of safety and professionalism during these unusual times of the Coronavirus Pandemic as we continue to see patients either in office or via video/phone call visits.

The physicians and staff at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery are here to help you and keep you well. Call (630) 321-0303 for the Willowbrook office and (847) 304-0303 for South Barrington.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
March 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care

With unprecedented times comes unprecedented efforts and valiance. We express our fondest gratitude to those on the frontlines working to flatten the curve and do their part to ensure a success combating the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Let's take this time to focus on our health as well as the health and wellness of others by supporting our communities— remembering self-care, washing our hands, and showing kindness and gratitude even during the toughest times.

Though there may be much uncertainty, there is one thing we are sure of— we will recover.

Stay HEALTHY with
Virtual FaceTime VISITS

The health and well-being of our patients is our #1 priority.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery offices of Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti with any questions!

630.321.0303

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
March 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: coronavirus   hand washing  

Hand washing is the best way to protect against infection.

We learned how to wash our hands as children and yet, we often forget just how important proper hand washing actually is. With the handwashingconcern of the recent coronavirus outbreak, it’s now more important than ever for people to practice proper hand washing; however, for it to be effective you actually have to do it right. Our South Barrington and Willowbrook, Illinois, Physicians Dr. Jeffery Berti and Dr. Toula Berti want to make sure you stay healthy and safe during these times. Here’s how to avoid infection by keeping your hands clean and what can be done to keep your skin healthy while washing your hands so often.

Wash Your Hands Often

It’s important that you wash your hands regularly to prevent the spread of germs. According to the CDC, you should wash your hands,

  • Immediately upon entry into home or business

  • Before and after preparing and eating food

  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick

  • Before and after going to stores

  • After you use the bathroom

  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose

Know How to Wash

Hand washing is one of the most effective and easiest ways to stave off germs and to stop an infection from spreading. Yet many people aren’t washing their hands properly. These simple steps could keep you and your family healthy,

  • Run your hands under cold or warm water. Avoid hot water, which can cause skin to dry and crack, making it more susceptible to infection.

  • Rub your hands together with a mild soap, making sure to lather up the front and back of your hands, as well as between your fingers and under the nails.

  • You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each and every time. Not sure you’re washing your hands long enough? The CDC recommends singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.

  • Rinse off the soap and then towel dry your hands (or let them air dry). You can try patting rather than rubbing your skin when drying your hands.

  • Apply a moisturizer right away - Frequently washing hands, while essential, can also dry your skin and cause irritation in your hands, causing them to become dry and cracked. After washing your hands, you should use moisturizer such as a hand cream to maintain moisture in your hands.

Turn to Sanitizer When Absolutely Necessary

While hand washing is truly the best way to rid yourself of potentially harmful germs, if you don’t have access to a sink or soap you can use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. While sanitizer can get rid of some germs it can’t get rid of all germs. Therefore, use sanitizer or sanitizer wipes when you’re on the go but remember to wash your hands as soon as you possibly can. 

Remember to wipe down surfaces in your home and car steering wheel often with sanitizer wipes.

If you are looking for a dermatologist in South Barrington or Willowbrook, IL, who can provide you with treatment for every concern regarding your skin, hair and nails, then call Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery. Call (630) 321-0303 for Willowbrook and (847) 304-0303 for South Barrington, for an appointment or request a convenient time online or via Zocdoc.

FACE TIME appointments now available! Be able to have your visit in the convenience and safety of your own home.





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