BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles, especially frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) and smile lines (crow’s feet). It is injected under the skin into muscles in areas surrounding the eyes and forehead in order to reduce crow's feet, frown lines and worry lines. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a rejuvenated look.
Chemical peels remove the damaged outer layers of skin on the face in order to provide smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and sun damaged spots, producing healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient. Dr. Bershof's spa, Body by Design, generally uses the alpha-hydroxy acid peels. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look.
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to "plump up" contour issues and smooth wrinkles, lines and hollow areas in the face; as well as to augment the lips or cheeks for a younger, fuller appearance. We provide the following fillers:
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel
Touted as the "next generation" of facial fillers, Juvéderm™ injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face and cheeks. Made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, the Juvéderm™ product line works with collagen and elastin to provide volume and support to the skin. Juvéderm™ is especially effective around the mouth on the nasolabial folds (deep creases cheek to upper lip) and marionette lines (deep creases cheek to lower lip). It also adds fullness around the cheekbone prominence, although its sister product, Voluma™, is more often used in this area. Treatment takes only 30-60 minutes, depending upon the areas injected, with immediate results and little downtime. Results typically last about 6-12 months, sometimes 12-18 months.
Radiesse™ is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. It can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, and peri-oral lines such as the marionette lines, depressed scars and oral commissures. Treatment times vary depending upon areas being treated. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for many months or years, although the procedure can be repeated as often as needed within certain guidelines.
Medical Skin Care
We bring you the leading lines of medical-grade skin care products, available only through a physician and more powerful than many over-the-counter products. These products help with skin cleansing, hydration and rejuvenation.
Microdermabrasion improves mild to moderate sun damage, mild scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems. A gentle stream of tiny particles exfoliates (removes) the outer layer of skin and provides for the deeper layer to rejuvenate a fresh, glowing, younger outer appearance. Only a very thin outer layer of skin is removed, so sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated. Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible. Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as facials, light chemical peels, fillers and Botox®. Multiple and periodic microdermabrasion treatments are recommended for full and continual effect.
Your body, your options, and our expertise come together in a medical spa environment devoted to bringing out your best.
Visit with our trained registered nurse, Susan Strasburg, RN, and receive advice on the latest products and services available to improve your skin regimen. Treat yourself to a lunchtime peel and find out how various products can reduce the signs of aging. The key: tailored home products and home skin care combined with office medical spa skin care, fillers and Botox®.
Additionally, Body By Design carries a full line of top medical-grade skin care products, such as: Nia 24®, Obagi®, La Roche-Posay®, GloMinerals®, BioMedic® and as well as top line cosmetics and makeups.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and involves abnormal growths of skin cells that can form anywhere on the body, but most frequently appear on skin that is exposed to the sun. Dr. Bershof routinely operates and head and neck skin cancers and is often the referral of choice by Denver dermatologists.