Skin Care

Aesthetic South is a concierge aesthetic medicine practice in Northern Kentucky with Dr. Megan Bertke creating personalized medical-grade skin care regimens tailored to each individual patient.

Here at Aesthetic South we are firm believers in a good skincare routine. The health of your skin is the cornerstone of maintaining your natural facial beauty for years to come. Dr. Bertke is very passionate about preventing skin damage and helping you to address any baseline inflammation, acne, discoloration, and signs of aging that you may struggle with. She firmly believes in using clinically proven medical grade skincare products to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in order to give you the best cosmetic result. Dr. Bertke offers a free consultation to each patient and makes recommendations tailored to fit your unique skin type. We want you to invest in products that actually work and not just pretty packaging.

What skin care products do you offer?

We currently offer SkinBetter Science, Epionce, and NeoCutis skincare products, as well as Mizzi Cosmetics clean lip care. Dr. Bertke researches and hand picks each product that she offers to her clients.

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This technologically advanced skin care line was developed by the same people that brought you Restylane and Dysport. These products were developed to deliver highly effective skin care in a way that is effective yet easy to use. Although they are relatively new to the scene, getting their start in 2016, their products are Allure and New Beauty Award winners backed by stunning results in clinical trials. SkinBetter skin care is only available for purchase through licensed providers and Dr. Bertke is excited to be able to bring them to you!  Contact us directly or click here to purchase online!

Epionce is a medical grade skincare line created by dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt. These are safe and effective botanically based products, free of parabens, added fragrances, and sulfates. They have been clinically tested only on human volunteers and do not use animal testing. In blinded medical studies Epionce products have been clinically tested against other leading products to provide a visual improvement in: fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and discoloration, rough uneven texture, dry and scaly skin, blemished and problem skin, clarity and radiance. Healthy skin is beautiful skin!

Neocutis meaning “new skin” was initially developed in Switzerland to treat pediatric burn patients by supporting the natural healing process of damaged skin by stimulating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. They then began to apply the same principles to aging skin, developing products to make skin heathier with a more youthful appearance. Their products deliver a clinically effective blend of growth factors and peptides to help nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

Don’t forget about the lips! Your lips often times get neglected, but they need exfoliation, hydration, and regular care just like the rest of your face does. We carry a wide variety of lip scrubs, masques, and balms from Mizzi Cosmetics that you can choose from. You can also add on a hydralux lip treatment during your botox appointment for a little extra pampering to keep those lips kissably soft.

Why buy Medical grade skin care instead of other brands?

There are tons of products on the market, but you want to use the ones that penetrate down into the deeper layers of the skin and give you documented results. Stop wasting money on pretty packaging and good marketing. Instead, take that same money and invest in something that really works! All of the facial products that she recommends have been studied in clinical trials and found to give safe and effective results. Dr. Bertke personally tries out each product that she offers to her patients in order to bring you the best results.

Why do you carry multiple skin care lines?

Every face is different! Epionce, NeoCutis, and SkinBetter Science have a wide variety of products between them that can be tailored to fit your exact needs. Whether you need something to address acne, oiliness/dryness, pigmentation issues, sun damage, or just help to protect and maintain your natural beauty, Dr. Bertke can recommend the right products to give you the best cosmetic results within a budget that works for you.

What makes a good sunscreen?

Your sunscreen needs to be a broad-spectrum, meaning that it is effective at blocking both UVA and UVB light. Use a minimum SPF (sun protective factor) of 30. Find one that contains at least one of these ingredients: ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide. You also want something that will be water and sweat resistant.

How do I know what products are best for me?

Dr. Bertke has had training specific to these products and uses them herself. She will sit down with you and discuss your current skincare routine, skin type, and assess any problems you may have. Based on her assessment she will recommend products tailored to your specific needs.

If you could only pick one skincare item what would it be?

Sunscreen! Everyone should be using a good facial sunscreen daily. The UV ray exposure will do more damage to your skin than just about anything. If you are not using an effective broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent sun damage and the premature signs of aging that it leads to then you are not going to get the maximum benefit from any other facial products on the market.

What makes a good sunscreen?

Your sunscreen needs to be a broad-spectrum, meaning that it is effective at blocking both UVA and UVB light. Use a minimum SPF (sun protective factor) of 30. Find one that contains at least one of these ingredients: ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide. You also want something that will be water and sweat resistant.