Body Sculpting Williamsville, NY

3 Resolutions You Won’t Regret Making

Body Sculpting Williamsville, NYThere are three types of people: the kind who make their new year’s resolutions five months before, the kind who make them last minute, and the kind that don’t make them at all. Make 2018 a year that will go down in the books as the best year ever by, first of all, making resolutions, to begin with, and by making resolutions that will go a long way. Here at Dr. Jack Bertolino office, we offer patients a variety of different body sculpting procedures and treatments to help you get the best body of your life. Consider making resolutions to get one or all of these procedures done this year.

Cellulite

No matter how thin you are, you may still be plagued with enough cellulite to keep you out of a bikini. However, here at Jack Bertolino’s office, we offer a unique cellulite treatment that’s designed to help patients get rid of that cellulite that’s been making you hide your skin with the VASERsmooth system. This unique laser technology works to cut cellulite-causing fibers while promoting the production of more collagen in the process.

Hi-Definition Liposculpture

If you have been hitting the gym hard and have been trading in those Cheetos for carrots, but you still have some stubborn fat you can’t seem to get rid of, then you may want to consider getting Hi-Definition Liposculpture for Dr. Jack Bertolino this year. Unlike traditional liposuction that scrapes the fat out of the body, LipoSculpture not only removes fat from the body but it also reshapes it to help give patients a more toned body.

Fat Transfer

If you have been wanting to accentuate your breasts or buttocks but don’t want to go a traditional route, then you may want to consider getting a fat transfer. During this surgical procedure, fat will be removed from one portion of your body and will then be harvested in either your breasts or buttocks to give you the desired look you’ve been wanting.

Ready to learn more about these procedures? Schedule your consultation with our Williamsville office today!

Dermal Fillers Buffalo, NY

Gift Giving Alert! Give the Fountain of Youth

Dermal Fillers Buffalo, NYWhen it comes to aging, one of the real complaints that most people have is with their appearance. And although it’s impossible to stop the aging process, it’s definitely possible to slow it down— especially with dermal fillers from Dr. Jack Bertolino. If you have a friend or family member that you just aren’t sure what to gift them with this year, why not give them the fountain of youth? With dermal fillers, you can help to temporarily give them that more youthful complexion they’ve been wanting. Let’s take a closer look at how.

How They Work

Fillers work to add volume to the skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles— which in turn acts as a semi-fountain of youth. There are three main categories of dermal fillers that Dr. Jack Bertolino likes to use: 1) Hyaluronic acid fillers, 2) calcium based fillers, and 3) Poly-L-Lactic acid fillers. Depending on your friend’s area of concern and the type of wrinkles they have, will help Dr. Jack Bertolino decide what filler will be best for them. By strategically placing them in their skin, Dr. Jack Bertolino can help to temporarily give your loved ones a more youthful looking appearance.

Give a Gift Card

Unlike other gifts that you can wrap and place under the Christmas tree, giving the gift of dermal fillers is a bit different. Because every new patient who gets fillers from Der. Jack Bertolino requires a consultation appointment, the best thing that you can do is either come with your friend to our office or give them a gift card to use on their own time.

Nothing will put quite as big of a smile on your loved ones’ face— and get rid of those smile lines in the process— quite like giving them the fountain of youth. If you would like to learn more about how you can gift dermal fillers this season, contact our Williamsville office today!

CooLifting Gun from Cryosthetics Williamsville, NY

Get Holiday-Ready With the CooLifting Gun

CooLifting Gun from Cryosthetics Williamsville, NY If you wanted to have your skin ready and your wrinkles gone before the holidays, you should have hopped on that bus months ago, right? Luckily, that’s not the case. Here at Jack Bertolino’s office, we offer patients a variety of treatments that can be done with virtually no recovery time, but that will leave you with results you didn’t know existed. One of those treatments? The CooLifting Gum from Cryosthetics.

What Is the CooLifting Gun?

Yes, having a gun held to your face is the last thing you want to have happened to you— unless it’s the CooLifting gun. This unique facial rejuvenating procedure uses HA serum and CO2 spray to give patients tighter and firmer looking skin.

Does It Hurt?

One of the many benefits of the CooLifting gun is that patients don’t experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. In fact, unlike other skin care procedures, patients can go back to their normal skincare routine just one day afterward— including exfoliating— which is unheard of with other treatments.

How Long Does It Take?

How does 4-minutes out of your day sound? In just 4-minutes, we can use the CooLifting gun to help improve fine lines and wrinkles and the overall complexion of a patient’s skin. And because it only takes 4 minutes, there’s virtually no excuse not to get it?

How Long Do Results Take?

Patients will receive an immediate improvement in the appearance of their skin. And, in just 12-24 hours, they will also notice tighter, firmer skin which means that if you have a holiday party tomorrow, CooLifting will get you ready just in time.

Ready to learn more about CooLifting? Schedule your consultation at our Williamsville office today!

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Williamsville, NY

How to Tell If Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Right for You

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy  Williamsville, NYAs you age your hormones start to decline which can lead to a variety of different health issues such as fatigue, irritability, depression, weight gain, a decreased sex drive, restless leg syndrome, and more. However, with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Jack Bertolino can regulate your hormones and help you start feeling like yourself once again. So, how can you tell if hormone replacement therapy is right for you?

You walk into your favorite clothing store and “BAM!” just like that you fall in love with a shirt that you just have to have— your life won’t be complete without it, it completes you, and yes, it’s completely right for you. Unlike your favorite shirt, however, there are many things— including hormone replacement therapy— that just aren’t right for everyone.

Blood Tests

One of the best ways for us to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is by conducting a variety of different blood tests. Blood tests allow Dr. Jack Bertolino to see if your hormones are low enough for BHRT and if you have any underlying health issues or concerns.

Health History

During your initial consultation, we will go over your health history to determine if any preexisting conditions or past health concerns will affect your candidacy for this type of procedure.

Physical Examination

Among drawing your blood and evaluating your health history, we will also perform a physical examination to make sure that there isn’t anything to be concerned about.

Just like with any medical or health-related procedure, we will make sure that you are a good candidate for BHRT by performing a variety of tests. If you would like to learn more about BHRT or to schedule your consultation, contact our Williamsville office today!

Vaginal Rejuvenation Williamsville and Buffalo, NY

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery

Vaginal Rejuvenation Williamsville and Buffalo, NYAlthough it may be embarrassing to talk about, vaginal rejuvenation is a fairly common procedure that Dr. Jack Bertolino performs. As we age, our bodies go through a variety of transformations at certain stages—, especially during menopause and childbirth. For many women, these transformations result in a loss of vaginal tightness which can lead to dissatisfactory sexual intercourse for both partners.

During a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, the vaginal muscles will be tightened which helps to improve vaginal strength, tone, and sexual gratification. To ensure that you don’t get an infection and that your recovery goes smoothly, we have created a list of a few helpful tips.

Avoid Bathtubs or Swimming

It may seem like a hot bath, or a nice dip in the pool would soothe your vaginal incisions, and that may be the case until it’s not. Bathtubs, hot tubs, and swimming pools harbor germs and bacteria that can cause infection in or around the incision.

Wear “Granny Panties”

Granny panties aren’t exactly the go-to lingerie for a special occasion, but while you’re recovering from your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, they may as well be your best friend. These large, high waisted undergarments won’t rub or irritate your incisions which will allow you to heal faster.

Watch Your Activities

For the six weeks while you are in recovery unless you get permission from Jack Bertolino, avoid any activity that involves you “getting in the saddle.” For instance, you should avoid activities like horseback riding, biking, ATVing, or motorcycle— the pressure on your vaginal region can cause injury or may even open your incisions.

Stay on Pelvic Rest

Possibly the hardest recovery step of all is giving your vaginal region pelvic rest from both sexual intercourse and tampon use. As your vagina heals, it’s important to avoid any pressure or impact to the area for about six weeks after surgery.

Contact Dr. Jack Bertolino to learn more!

Stretch Marks Removal Williamsville, NY

Embrace Your Weight Loss Without the Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Removal Williamsville, NYIf you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, a congratulation is in order! Losing weight not only requires extreme dedication and perseverance, but it also requires more work than most people are aware of. And although fitting into smaller clothes and reading a number you never thought you’d see on the scale are two accomplishments worth bragging about, there are some adverse effects of weight loss that many people don’t talk about like stretch marks.

What Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur when the skin has been overstretched over weak connective tissue which forms a type of scarring. Stretch marks appear as smooth, linear lines across areas of the body such as the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, and arms— although they can appear elsewhere on the body. Typically, stretch marks start out as long red or purple streaks across your skin and then fade to an almost silvery color later on.

How Are They Caused?

Although you only see the top layer of your skin (the epidermis) your skin is comprised of three separate layers including the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. When the connective tissue (the dermis) has been overstretched, stretch marks form.

Are Stretch Marks Permanent?

Depending on your skin, your stretch marks can fade over time, or they may need some treatment for you to see the results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Jack Bertolino, we will go over your treatment options. Depending on the severity of your stretch marks, Jack Bertolino offers a variety of solutions including:

  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
  • Microneedling
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Ultrasonic Dermawave

Losing weight is a large accomplishment that shouldn’t be overshadowed by your stretch marks. Schedule your stretch mark treatment consultation with our Williamsville office today!

Acne Treatment Buffalo NY

3 Ways to Avoid an Acne Breakout This Halloween

Acne Treatment Buffalo NYWith social media platforms like Instagram and SnapChat making people almost instantly famous, people will do just about anything to get a like or more followers— which makes them go all out for every occasion including Halloween. And with costume makeup and face paint, you can transform your entire appearance with just a few tools. But, if you have acne prone skin, costume makeup and face paint may cause your skin more harm than good. To ensure that you get as many likes on Instagram as possible without having to break out afterward, this article will list three things you can do to avoid acne.

Don’t Share

Sharing is caring until it’s not. If you and your friends are hoping to save money by sharing costume makeup and face paint this Halloween, think again. Not only will you be sharing makeup but you’ll be sharing germs and bacteria as well. And, if you are spreading bacteria from person to person, you are more than likely to break out.

Be Cautious

Rather than buying just any cheap costume paint or makeup off of the grocery store shelf, take time to read the labels. For instance, some costume paint is designed only for the body and not the face which can lead to major breakouts. Remember that the more cautious you are when buying costume makeup, the better chances you have of shielding your skin from a major acne breakout.

Use Face Wipes

If you’re going to be hopping from party to party all night and then crashing on one of your friend’s couches, make sure to bring along some face cleansing wipes. That way you can quickly get the makeup off before you go to bed without having to worry about washing your face. Just remember to exfoliate your face the next morning to get off any leftover makeup or paint.

Avoiding acne breakouts starts with good skincare and habits. Keep your skin protected this Halloween by using the tips listed above. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino today to learn more about how you can treat your acne.

Functional & Metabolic Medicine Williamsville, NY

3 Things to Use Metagenics For

Functional & Metabolic Medicine Williamsville, NYMetagenics is a health and dietary supplement line that we offer here at Jack Bertolino’s office. By promoting good health and nutrition, Metagenics can be used to treat a variety of different things including, but not limited to, digestinal issues, bone density, and nutritional absorption. To help you better understand Metagenics and decide whether or not they’re good for you, read this article.

Digestinal Issues

If you suffer from digestive issues such as acid reflux, then you may want to consider using one of our Metagenics vitamins. By lining your digestive tract, you can help soothe your digestive lining and get rid of too much gas and acid.

Bone Density

Both men and women start to lose calcium in their bones as they age, making them more prone to extreme bone breaks and fractures. To help you create stronger bones that are less susceptible to breaking, you may want to consider taking a Metagenics supplement that contains ingredients like calcium in it.

Nutritional Absorption

A lot of times people take expensive vitamins and supplements but don’t reap the benefits because their body isn’t able to absorb them. Metagenics are different because they contain specific ingredients that help your body naturally absorb these nutrients so that you can stay healthy for longer.

Here at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino only offers patients brands of products that are trusted and beneficial. If you are looking for ways to improve your overall health, consider investing in Metagenics. To learn more about what Metagenics product can help you and your specific needs, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

Dermal Fillers Buffalo, NY

How to Get Lips that Will Make Kylie Jenner Jealous

Dermal Fillers Buffalo, NYKylie Jenner stunned her fans a few years ago when she started taking selfies with noticeably larger lips. And although she tried to continually put people off for months by claiming her injections weren’t injections but just lip liner, she finally ended up admitting it on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. So, how exactly did Kylie Jenner get those plump, sexy lips and how can you get a pout that will make her jealous? Read on to learn more.

Fillers

One thing Kylie finally fessed up to was using temporary lip fillers to enhance her otherwise skinny lips. If you want to add volume and contour to your lips, Dr. Jack Bertolino can use a filler like either Juvederm or Restylane. Composed of a common ingredient called hyaluronic acid, these types of fillers are safe, natural, and effective. By injecting your lips directly with a filler, Dr. Jack Bertolino will be able to mold your lips so that they are the right shape and size that you want.

Implants

Implants are not as common as fillers because they are more permanent and require surgery. Similar to breast implants, lip implants are typically made of a saline solution and are inserted under your lips to help add volume to your pout. Once the implant has been placed, your lips will be stitched up, and you will be sent off to recovery.

Add More Makeup

Whether you decide to get fillers or implants, take your lips to the next level and apply a combination of lip liner and lipstick. By accentuating your already full pout, these lip products will take your sexy pout to a whole new level.

To learn more about how you can get a sexier pout or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

Skin Care Services Williamsville, NY

Skincare Treatments to do in Your 20’s

Skin Care Services Williamsville, NYWhen it comes to things like Botox and chemical peels, you may think that they are only to be done in your 50’s and 60’s— or at least when you start getting more fine lines and wrinkles. However, one thing that Jack Bertolino insists on is that it’s never too early to start practicing good skin care habits. If you are in your 20’s and want to have the youthful skin for even longer, then consider getting some of these treatments done. Read on to learn more.

Chemical Peels

You may think that chemical peels are only done when you’ve hit your midlife and are in crisis mode— however, that’s simply not the case. In fact, we encourage many of our patients who are in their twenties to get a chemical peel because they help to get rid of things like acne, acne scars, freckles, and yes, fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox

Botox is popular amongst women of all ages— as long as they are over the age of 18— and can be used as a preventative treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Although there isn’t much scientific evidence to back up the fact that Botox is preventative, it certainly doesn’t hurt to start getting some injections around your forehead and eyes.

Dermal Fillers

If you have always wanted a sexier, fuller pout, then you may want to consider getting some dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane. Although these fillers can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, they are equally as good at adding volume to lips and cheeks— giving you a more contoured looking appearance.

Taking good care of your skin in your twenties is just as important— and fun— as it is in your fifties. If you would like to consider getting a chemical peel, Botox, or dermal fillers, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today and schedule a consultation appointment!