Posts for category: Dermatology

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
May 07, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Manicure   Pedicure  

Proper nail care is the key to keeping your nails looking their best. Following safety guidelines for manicures and pedicures and visiting Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, the Willowbrook, IL, dermatology office of dermatologists Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti, will help you protect your skin and nails.

7 manicure and pedicure tips

Whether you visit a manicurist or perform your own mani/pedis, keep these dos and don'ts in mind:

  • Do use clean equipment: If you and another family member share manicure equipment, cleaning it after every use will reduce the risk of infection. When you visit a nail salon, ask how often the employees clean the equipment. If they don't clean every piece of equipment after every customer, or you notice unhygienic practices, it's time to find a new salon.
  • Do bring your own tools: You won't have to worry about contamination with bacteria or fungus when you bring your own manicure tools to your appointment.
  • Don't forget to moisturize your nails: Nails benefit from daily moisturizing. If they become too dry, they're more likely to split, crack and break. Apply moisturizer every day and after you remove nail polish.
  • Don't hide your nail problems: Concealing your problem nails under artificial nails may only worsen your nail issues.
  • Do use a gentle touch with your cuticles: Never cut your cuticles. Use a gentle touch if you prefer to push back your cuticles. Pushing cuticles back too hard can damage them and could cause an infection. Call the Willowbrook dermatology office if you notice signs and symptoms of an infection, which can include red skin, pain, blisters filled with pus, loose nail, or a change in the color or shape of the nail.
  • Don't shave before your pedicure appointment: It's best to wait until after your pedicure appointment to shave your lower legs. Shaving can cause tiny nicks or cuts in your skin, making it easier for bacteria or fungi in the footbath water to enter your skin.
  • Do apply a base coat: Applying a base coat of nail polish can prevent temporary nail discoloration that may occur after you remove red, orange, or brightly colored polish.

Are you concerned about a nail infection or another dermatology issue? Call your dermatologists in Willowbrook, IL, Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, at (630) 321-0303 to schedule an appointment.

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
January 22, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: rejuvenation  

It’s a brand-new year and that means turning your attention to your health and appearance.

Like the beginning of most years, 2021 might have you thinking about ways to improve your appearance or tackling those issues that rejuvenationhave you feeling less than confident in your own skin. This is where our dermatologists Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti come in. We offer a variety of rejuvenating and cosmetic dermatology options here in Willowbrook, IL, to help you achieve the look you want in 2021.

Brighten and Tighten

Just like our favorite clothes, we also notice our skin starting to stretch, sag, and fade over the years. Luckily, we offer a variety of cosmetic options that can help to tighten and firm skin. We offer dermal fillers to help plump up the skin and contour areas of the face that have lost their volume. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can also provide skin resurfacing results that can give you glowing, radiant skin.

Target Early Signs of Aging

Many people are looking to hide those signs of aging such as crow’s feet around the eyes, those deep furrow lines of the forehead, and laugh lines around the nose and mouth. It’s never too early to find skin rejuvenating solutions to help combat and slow these signs of aging. We offer Botox, Xeomin (an injectable treatment designed to smooth away moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows), and Pearl Laser, a skin resurfacing treatment that stimulates collagen production for younger, supple skin.

Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat

The new year brings vows to exercise and eat healthier to shed that unwanted fat around the midsection, thighs, and back; however, if this is already something you’ve been doing for a while but you still aren’t satisfied with the results, then you may be interested in CoolSculpting, a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that freezes and permanently destroys fat cells in areas that are more difficult to shed that excess fat. Get shapelier thighs, a more defined back, and a flatter midsection this year.

Have Unsightly Growths and Moles Removed

While some people find moles to be distinguishing marks, you may have one that’s rather large or in an awkward location (think, along the bra line or on your face). If so, our Willowbrook, IL, dermatology team can easily remove these moles through a simple excision. Of course, it’s also important that you are coming in every year for an annual skin cancer screening so we can examine these moles to spot early signs of skin cancer. Start 2021 with your skin health in mind.

If you are interested in sitting down with our Willowbrook, IL, dermatology team to discuss cosmetic options to help rejuvenate and improve your appearance, then call Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery today at (630) 321-0303.

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!