Whether we notice it or not, our skin is affected by both our physical and mental well being. That’s why Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd. provide a comprehensive dermatologic exam that includes a physician discussing the history, as well as performing the evaluations for every patient.
“We strive to be a full-service dermatology practice for the entire family,” Dr. Jeffrey Berti says.
Both he and Dr. Toula Berti trained at the Mayo Clinic, where virtually every aspect of medical treatment is available under one roof.
“We can’t be exactly that as dermatologists, but we can be as excellent within our own realm, drawing upon our training to evaluate what is causing both simple and complex issues our patients are having,” Dr. Jeffrey Berti says.
Because of their background, they are able to treat issues that other medical offices or spas cannot. Dr. Toula Berti notes that cosmetic counters focus on covering the issues such as sun damage or redness, while their office treats these issues so that patients can minimize the use of cover up. She also adds that spas are relaxing and can offer skin treatments that are beneficial, but one should still visit their office for a proper diagnosis and potential skin cancer screening.
Prior medical training has given both doctors the tools needed to detect skin cancer early when, Dr. Jeffrey Berti says, it’s most easily and very often successfully cured. However, prevention is the key.
“Prevention is always the best medicine, but you’re not going to have that early diagnosis unless you come in for a screening,” he says. “Developing a relationship with your dermatologist is advantageous, and if you are under our care virtually every other skin condition will also be caught and diagnosed at an earlier stage than normal, and readily treated.”
After discussing any medical issues, the doctors are happy to talk about restorative procedures with their patients, Dr. Toula Berti says.
“Treatments such as Botox, laser treatments, fillers and body contouring procedures are all services that dermatologists have developed and perfected over the years, and we provide full-service treatments in all of these areas,” she says.
The doctors have 18 years of experience working on cosmetic procedures, and are always looking for the most effective and safest possible treatments for their patients. One such treatment is TruSculpt, an FDA approved, non-invasive procedure that helps to both tighten and eliminate fat bulges.
“It helps trim bulges even in areas that have been historically difficult to treat, such as on the neck or arms. Sometimes these areas have bothered people for years despite exercise and diet,” Dr. Toula Berti says. “It’s ideal for people who want to look great in a particular dress for the holidays, or just would like to look their very best with a quick recovery time and no incisions.”
Dr. Jeffrey Berti says what really separates them from other dermatology offices is that a physician evaluates each and every patient that walks through the door.
“A physician evaluates and treats even the most common conditions such as acne follow-ups, which is rare. Often you would simply see a nurse practitioner or aesthetician, but this goes back to our Mayo Clinic training,” Dr. Toula Berti adds, “A patient encounter is a chance to further evaluate the situation and to potentially diagnose an underlying medical condition that may have gone unnoticed.”
The practice has offices providing care in the Hinsdale and South Barrington areas, and also accepts most PPO insurance plans, including Medicare.
For more information on current treatments as well as various skin conditions, please visit their website at jbderm.com.
Dermatology & Dermatologist Surgery, Ltd. is located at 6825 Kingery Highway in Willowbrook and 2 Executive Court in South Barrington, 630-321-0303, jbderm.com.