Facial Aesthetics

Berk's Womens Health

Susan Probst, MD

Gynecology located in Reading, PA

Today, more women than ever are investing in health care that stretches beyond the basics into aesthetics, a field focused on promoting both beauty and health. If you’re interested in aesthetics treatments such as laser hair removal, reducing varicose veins, age spot reduction, or Botox®, reach out to Berk's Womens Health, an OB/GYN practice located in Reading, Pennsylvania. Led by Susan Probst, MD, the practice is passionate about connecting women to meaningful care. To get started, reach out to Berk's Womens Health over the phone today.

Facial Aesthetics Q & A

What is aesthetic medicine?

Aesthetic medicine is a growing branch of health care focused on noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures that enhance your physical appearance while promoting health and wellness.

Berks Women’s Health offers a number of aesthetic procedures for its patients, including:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Botox® and Dysport®
  • Laser vein reduction
  • Age spot reduction

The practice also offers the NU•YU Weight Loss Program, a medically supervised, non-surgical bariatric weight loss program. This program promotes healthy changes that bring about quick but long-lasting results. 

Through the NU•YU program, you receive nutritional advice and personalized, physician programmed attention. You eat your own food with our supplements to keep losing weight day after day.

What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are two extremely similar injectable aesthetics treatments. Both are purified versions of the Botulinum toxin type A, derived from bacteria, and both treat wrinkles in adults. 

They work by blocking a muscle’s nerve signals so that it temporarily paralyzes, and wrinkles can soften, fade, or disappear completely.

The main differences between these two treatments are their intensity and where they work best.

When injected into the muscle, it blocks the muscle’s nerve signals, temporarily paralyzing it so that wrinkles caused by muscle movement can soften, dissipate, or fully disappear. Results usually last between three and four months.

Botox and Dysport

These products work on dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by muscle movement, such as:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Smile lines around the mouth
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Lines between the eyebrows


Dysport’s effects are visualized sooner and last longer than those of Botox, so it is the product of choice for moderate to severe glabellar lines.

Both products are safe, with little to no downtime. The team at Berks Women’s Health performs both Botox and Dysport procedures in-office.

How do laser treatments work?

Berks Women’s Health offers several types of laser treatments: laser hair removal and laser vein reduction. Laser treatments such as these work by harnessing light and heat.

Laser hair removal

During a laser hair removal treatment, your team member presses a nonablative, handheld laser against your skin, where the laser light passes through your skin, directly to your hair follicles. The laser light damages the follicles so that they eventually fall out and inhibits future growth.

Laser vein reduction

Laser vein reduction procedures use a handheld laser device to deliver blasts of laser heat into undesired leg veins, such as spider veins or varicose veins. The laser light moves harmless through your skin and straight to the veins.

Laser vein reduction produces immediate results on small spider veins. Varicose veins and larger spider veins take longer to disappear after treatment. First, they darken, then they disappear in one to three months.

Whether you want to look younger or remove varicose veins, book your aesthetics appointment at Berks Women’s Health, where the practice cares about your wellbeing. Get started over the phone today.

Laser pigmented lesions

Whether you want to look younger or remove varicose veins, book your aesthetics appointment at Berks Women’s Health, where the practice cares about your wellbeing. Get started online or over the phone today.