Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. offers the most advanced treatments for skin rejuvenation and body contouring in a professional state-of-the-art environment. Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti provide complementary consultations for many cosmetic dermatologic procedures so that all questions and concerns may be addressed prior to the procedure.
The physicians here at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery know that there are many different centers providing cosmetic services, therefore, it is of utmost importance to fully understand the procedure you are considering and actually meet with the physician to have a professional evaluation and discussion. Also, with every procedure performed in this office a physician will meet with you to either evaluate the condition or discuss the progress and perform the procedure.
Botox has revolutionized treatment for wrinkles located around the eyes and on the forehead. Botox is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent frown lines that have developed over time. This procedure truly takes the clock back and the results reveal a smoother more youthful you! There is significant smoothing of the skin within 7 days and it can last up to four months. There is also no down time with this procedure.
Chemical peels utilize natural fruit acids derived from sugars to remove the outermost layer of skin. The results are radiant, younger looking skin with a more even color and smoother texture. In addition, the peel stimulates new cells to grow, thereby tightening the skin, which decreases wrinkling. There are varying strengths that may be utilized and are only applied by one of our physicians. In fact, with every chemical peel and procedure offered in this office one of our physicians will meet with you one on one to either discuss the condition or evaluate the progress and perform the procedure. This technique is used for treating a number of skin conditions including:
With this procedure most people experience minimal to no downtime and notice an improvement of skin texture within days. A personalized treatment plan will be discussed by the physician here at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery prior to the initiation of chemical peels.
Also here at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery we have revolutionized our treatment regimen with the 'Chemical Microdermabrasions.' The Chemical Microdermabrasion is a procedure that simply combines the natural AHA peels in varying strengths with our microdermabrasion. The results have been remarkable!
The latest FDA approved procedure for permanent and selective, non-invasive reduction of fat. Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves o needles surgery or downtime! During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area, specifically targeting underlying fat, leaving the surface tissue unaffected. The fat cells (adipocytes) then naturally disappear and your skin naturally tightens. On average, there is a 20-25% reduction of fat in the treated area, starting as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.
For a professional complementary consultation to learn more about this procedure, please make an appointment at either office location.
For a list of frequently asked questions and answers, please visit CoolSculpting.
The doctors at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti have extensive knowledge, experience and success with this laser system. Cutera laser systems are utilized in the advanced treatment for wrinkle reduction, treatment of facial redness and redness (laser genesis photofacial) as well as treatment for sundamage (Limelight facial). This laser system also removes unsightly freckles and pigmented discolorations via Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Treatment sessions are approximately 30 minutes per session and generally 3-6 treatments are recommended depending on the issues being addressed. There is minimal downtime and the results are remarkable.
Juvéderm® injectable gel is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment. Juvéderm® is applied under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis (the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis)to add volume and diminish wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® injectable gel is used most effectively for those wrinkles and folds in the lower third of your face, like your 'laugh lines,' 'smile lines' or 'parentheses' (nasolabial folds), or 'marionette lines' (oral commissures).
Juvéderm® is a 'next-generation' filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid - a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds.
Hair can be safely and easily removed utilizing the latest technology by Cutera- CoolGlide. Virtually all skin tones can be treated, even suntanned skin. The CoolGlide Laser System can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest and bikini line.
No local anesthesia or pain medication is required as typically most patients merely experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation.
Laser Hair Removal
Tumescent liposuction is commonly used to remove stubborn, diet and exercise-resistant fat deposits and to sculpt the body into a slimmer profile. The tumescent technique, which utilizes only local anesthesia, was developed by dermatologic surgeons in the 1980's. Based on the use of local anesthesia, tumescent liposuction performed by a dermatologic surgeon can safely and successfully remove fat deposits with relatively little discomfort, virtually no complications and improved cosmetic results. Patients typically resume normal activities within a couple days.
Dr. Jeffey Berti has ten years of experience in performing this procedure and is considered one of the leading physicians in the Chicagoland area performing this procedure. As with all of our cosmetic procedures a complementary private and professional consultation is provided.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that removes the superficial upper layer of old skin cells to reveal the younger, tighter more radiant skin underneath. This procedure not only exfoliates the superficial layer of skin, it also stimulates the growth of healthy new cell. This office utilizes the latest technology available for the very best microdermabrasions and personalizes the treatment regime to your needs. There are particle microdermabrasion, which uses a highly controlled spray of fine crystals to remove the outer layer of skin, as well as the the DiamondTome Wand which removes this layer of skin by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips, while at the same time removing the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. There are also microdermabrasions that utilize both of the above techniques. The physician will meet with you and decide which procedure is best for you.
Common treatment conditions include:
The average microdermabrasion procedure takes less than 30 minutes, depending upon the skin condition, the area to be treated and the desired outcome. Many will notice improvements in the texture and appearance of their skin immediately after the first treatment.
The Pearl procedure combines the impact of a resurfacing laser with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures to treat aging and sundamaged skin. Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damaged skin with fewer treatments and less overall recovery time than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl-like glow! This procedure can erase the years of sundamage on any area of the body as well. Please contact our office today for a complementary consultations to discuss if the Pearl Laser treatment would be effective for you.
Restylane is the most advanced form of cosmetic dermal fillers available. Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane is a cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction, therefore there is no prior skin testing required. There is also minimal to no downtime with immediate results!
Sculptra®, one of the newest and longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market, is made from poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic but biocompatible (not harmful to the body) material that has a decades-long history of being used safely for a variety of medical purposes, including threads for surgical stitches.
In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration approved Sculptra for cosmetic purposes, although the filler had been approved earlier (2004) to add volume to the cheeks of H.I.V.-positive patients with facial fat loss (lipoatrophy). The filler has been used cosmetically in Europe since 1999, where it’s called New-Fill.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra Aesthetic trained physician. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
The result of Sculptra is exceptional, usually lasting up to two years!