Posts for: July, 2015

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
July 21, 2015
Category: Coolsculpting
Tags: Untagged

Summer is in full swing! Are you spending your summer enjoying the heat and showing off your beach body or are you spending it hiding in an oversized t-shirt once again?
If you've tried every diet and work out plan under the sun and still are not seeing results, it is time for something new. This summer, get Coolsculptingrid of those problem areas by visiting Dr. Jeffrey Berti, M.D. and Dr. Toula Romas Berti, M.D., at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. in Willowbrook for Coolsculpting!

What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is an FDA approved fat reduction procedure, developed by scientists at the Wellam Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss solution for those who are obese, but it can smooth out unsightly bulges in those stubborn spots that never seem to go away on their own. This includes the flank (love handles), abdomen, thighs and stubborn "back fat."
Coolsculpting targets fat cells underneath the skin with precisely controlled FDA approved cooling. The treated fat cells are cooled to a specific temperature, then naturally are eliminated over the course of a few weeks. Over time, your body naturally and safetly processes the fat and eliminates these dead fat cells leaving a more sculpted body.

What are the Benefits of Coolsculpting?
The biggest benefit of visiting Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. in Willowbrook for Coolsculpting is that the procedure works! The dermatologists at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery will create a treatment plan based on your individual goals. The amount of time for each procedure is different for each person depending on the number of areas being treated during the visit. But do not worry about the length of the visit. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, people have been known to read, work, or even take naps during an appointment.

You may feel minor discomfort beginning of the procedure, but that soon dissipates.  Side effects are typically minor and patients often return to work after their session.
If you're ready to finally get a beach body you can be proud to show off, Coolsculpting from Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. in Willowbrook may be just right for you. Give us a call to learn more or to set up an appointment today! 

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd.
July 17, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Learn more about this cosmetic treatment and what it can do to boost your skin’s appearance.

Are you looking for a fast, painless way to revive the look of your skin? If so, your Willowbrook and South Barrington dermatologists Microdermabrasionhave a cosmetic option that could give you the makeover you want. Find out more about microdermabrasion and whether it’s right for you.

Q. What is microdermabrasion?
A. This is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that helps to improve the overall look, feel and condition of your skin by polishing away the outer layer of dead skin to reveal a healthier new layer of skin. Microdermabrasion also promotes the production of collagen which will help give you the facial rejuvenation you are looking for in Willowbrook and South Barrington.

Q. What skin problems can microdermabrasion improve?
A. Microdermabrasion can effectively treat a variety of skin problems:

  • Ance
  • Clogged pores
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven, blotchy skin
  • Sunspots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Any skin tone or type can benefit from microdermabrasion in Willowbrook and South Barrington.

Q. Does getting microdermabrasion hurt?
A. One of the benefits of opting for this facial rejuvenation treatment in Willowbrook and South Barrington is that it’s painless with no downtime. While some patients have reported stinging or itchy skin during their treatment, this is usually minor and will go away during the course of your microdermabrasion session. Your skin may also appear slightly pink for about a day after your treatment, and you can wear makeup.

Q. What should I expect from my microdermabrasion treatment?
A. The doctors will have the patients clean their face before treatment. After your skin is free of impurities we will start your microdermabrasion session by gliding the handheld wand over your face. The aluminum oxide crystals will help to remove dead skin cells. We will treat the entire face to make sure that your skin appears completely even.

Q. How long does microdermabrasion take?
A. On average, it takes about 20 minutes to treat your face. For patients looking to also treat their neck or other areas of the body, the process could take up to an hour.

Q. How many microdermabrasion treatments will I need?
A. This is different for every patient and your Willowbrook and South Barrington dermatologists would be happy to discuss how many treatment sessions you’ll need. The average patient has between six to 10, which are performed about four weeks apart.

Q. When will I start to notice results?
A. You will start to notice the most significant change to your skin tone and appearance around the fifth treatment session. Most notice smoother, brighter skin immediately afterwards!

Q. Can I get future treatments to maintain my new appearance?
A. Some patients want their new results to last, which means scheduling subsequent microdermabrasion treatments every three months to keep up with your skin’s new look. Talk to the physicians at Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery of Willowbrook and South Barrington about how often you need to come in for future microdermabrasion treatments.

Q. Are there any risks to getting microdermabrasion?
A. Microdermabrasion is a great option for people looking to improve the quality and tone of the skin because it is almost completely risk-free. Since the treatment is non-invasive and conservative you don’t have to worry about complications.

If you are ready to breathe new life into your skin, then it’s time to find out if microdermabrasion is the way to do it. Schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery today!