Posts for: December, 2020

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.




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