Posts for tag: Microdermabrasion

By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
February 20, 2018
Category: Dermatology

 Would you like a smoother, less wrinkled skin on your face, neck or hands?

Change your skin's texture

When you come to Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd., either Dr. Jeffrey Berti or Dr. Toula Berti will carefully inspect your skin in thechemical peels typical problem areas: your face, neck, chest, and hands. Both men and women experience noticeable signs of aging on these parts of their body, including sun damage, brown/red freckling, acne scarring and wrinkling.

Once the areas of concern are identified, the various treatment options will be discussed.

Chemical Peels

You may well be a candidate for a glycolic chemical peel, a natural fruit acid which is a truly gentle and effective way to exfoliate the topmost layer of skin with minimal to no downtime time afterwards. The skin to be treated is cleansed gently. Then, the glycolic peel, the strength of which is decided by the physician, is applied and then neutralized.
Noticeable results take one to three weeks. Some patients benefit from multiple treatments as determined by your dermatologist.
Some of you may need a deeper peel for more dramatic results. These different types of peels, some of which are called trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA) are also applied to the cleansed skin, however, these stronger peels have a few days of skin peeling and the area treated may scab, all of which would be reviewed at your visit.

Another choice for facial rejuvenation at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery in Willowbrook and South Barrington is a procedure called a microdermabrasion. Painless and quick, a microdermabrasion gently buffs and polishes the skin with fine sterile crystals and a diamond etched tip. The procedure helps to smooth fine lines and unclog pores creating a refined surface for your skin and over time if done more often, will help stimulate collagen and treat acne scars.

Most people experience mild redness that can last a few hours, sometimes until morning. The best part about this procedure is that the treated skin feels smoother right away.

The doctors at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery may also combine the chemical peel with the microdermabrasion for an additive effect culminating in even smoother and softer skin.
Laser Treatments/Photofacials
For more dramatic results, the physicians will review the various laser options available. The photofacial treatments gently and effectively utilize laser and intense pulse light technology to stimulate collagen and eradicate broken blood vessels and sun damaged spots to reveal a more even skin tone. There is minimal downtime with some redness that may last a few days to longer depending on the strength of treatment as discussed with Dr. Berti.
The deepest laser treatment, called the Pearl, can smooth areas of skin after just one or treatments. With this treatment, there is approximately one week in which your skin looks like there is a sunburn with some peeling of skin and slight swelling. Most people are instructed to wear a healing ointment for the first three days and then can resume wearing their routine products in a week.

Facial rejuvenation in Willowbrook & South Barrington

Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Romas Berti will help you determine which skin care plan is right for your particular skin needs and aesthetic goals. To learn more about chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and lasers, please call Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. and schedule a personal consultation with one of our dermatologists. For the Willowbrook office, phone (630) 321-0303, and in South Barrington, call (847) 304-0304.

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!