By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
December 14, 2020
Category: Skin Care

Your body may respond to stress, whether or physical or psychological, including depression and anxiety with new skin issues that stress and skindevelop or existing skin issues that flare-up. When you feel stressed, your sympathetic nervous system releases stress hormones like cortisol into your body. Cortisol causes increased oil production in your skin glands, which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Chronic stress leads to constant increased levels of these hormones and can have a negative effect on your skin health. Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery offer a wide range of dermatology services including ways to keep your skin healthy. They have two convenient office locations in South Barrington and Willowbrook IL.


In addition, certain psychological conditions may cause increased inflammation. When your body perceives a threat, the immune system sends out a response to handle it – that response is inflammation. Usually, inflammation helps protect and heal our bodies from microbes and wounds, but a body under stress causes the immune system to overreact and send out an inflammatory response.


Stress can also cause inflammation through the gut-skin connection. Stress impacts the balance of bacteria in your gut, which leads to a release of inflammation. Internal inflammation can manifest externally as skin conditions like acne, or eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. People with chronic inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea are more sensitive to flare-ups when they are stressed.


There are many ways stress physically affects your skin:

 

  • The stress hormone cortisol leads to an overproduction of sebum (oil) in your skin glands, which causes acne breakouts.

 

  • Stress impacts your immune system, causes your skin to be more reactive and sensitive, and triggers rashes, hives, and redness.

 

  • Stress exacerbates existing inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, leading to flare-ups.

 

  • Stress may cause you to feel nervous or anxious, and pick at scabs or acne, or scratch your skin until it becomes red or breaks.

 


To find out more about how stress can affect your skin and other anti-aging and skincare services, call Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery. To reach the South Barrington location call (847) 304-0303, and for Willowbrook IL at (630) 321-0303. Call today.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
December 14, 2020
Category: Dermatology

The aging process, an underlying health condition, stress, and other negative factors drain the skin of its moisture and result in fatigue. facial rejuvenationWhen a person compromises their body with bad habits like smoking and lack of physical activity, it can exhaust the skin's appearance, on the legs, arms, and face. Fortunately, facial rejuvenation exists to revitalize the surface of your dermis and improve its overall texture and quality. When patients visit Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd., they'll get the option of receiving treatment in one of two locations. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti in the South Barrington, IL, or Willowbrook office to get started.

What is Facial Rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation procedures incorporate a series of resurfacing treatments that address a broad range of skin concerns. These typically include Botox, Juvederm, microdermabrasion, and a few others, which Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti will discuss in detail during your initial visit. Our dermatologists will develop a personalized treatment plan based on an evaluation of your skin.

Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation

Patients who have achieved facial rejuvenation success in our South Barrington, IL or Willowbrook offices, often report the improvement of:

  • Skin elasticity
  • Natural collagen levels
  • Reduced inflammation

Other advantages also include youthful-looking skin, the disappearance of scars, and increased self-confidence.

When to Visit a Dermatologist

When makeup isn't doing the trick and surgery isn't an option, Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti recommend non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures. These will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, premature aging signs, dark eye circles, and a dry or dull complexion.

For more information about facial rejuvenation, other conditions we treat, and services provided at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd., visit our website. If you want to start looking a little more like yourself, please call (847) 304-0303 to schedule your appointment in our South Barrington, IL office, or (630) 321-0303 for our Willowbrook location.

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.





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