The Straight Shooter – Dr. Vince Bertucci
He was one of the first in Canada to use Botox cosmetically, but don’t expect Bertucci to promise you lips like Angelina Jolie’s. He’s not about false hope.
What are you recognized for?
“There is nothing better than the truth. That doesn’t mean being rude but explaining what you really can and can’t achieve with the different things that are available. I’m not a salesperson. I’m not going to pitch you something just because it’s the latest, hottest thing.”
What’s your skin care philosophy?
“Less is more. Do no harm. Looking at the whole picture and individualizing treatment, because what may work for one individual may not work for another.”
Any exciting new products?
“Injectable fillers similar to Restylane and Perlane will soon be introduced to the marketplace; [they] might potentially last longer and are changing the way we look at the face. Before we were just like, ‘Let’s fill this line and stop it from forming.’ Now we’re looking at the whole picture and what’s happening as we age. Like volume loss: our face is becoming a balloon that’s deflating. So you can give volume not by doing a facelift and removing skin, but by filling where there’s a deficit.”
Why is the dermatologist’s medical role so important?
“There are many rare conditions that are best diagnosed by a dermatologist. Diseases like lupus might show up first in the skin before they [show] internally.”