Is there a way to treat unwanted stretch marks?

Whether you’ve experienced significant weight loss or have recently been pregnant, you may be well aware of the marks on the skin known as stretch marks. Stretch marks are imperfections that develop on the second layer of skin called the dermis. They remain after periods where the skin has been stretched tight. These streaks form anywhere on the body, but are most commonly seen on the stomach, thighs, and breasts. Many of these are visible when patients wear a bathing suit, which can make them feel self-conscious about their skin’s appearance.

While there are many creams and lotions on the market that tout the ability to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, most of these fail to provide the results patients desire. This is when patients visit the practice of Dr. Jack Bertolino in Williamsville, NY to learn about effective alternative treatments with a professional. At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we understand how embarrassing some of these marks and imperfections on the skin can be and offer solutions that truly work at reducing and even eliminating stretch marks on the skin. While many of them cannot be eliminated completely, the following solutions are often used to make them far less noticeable without the need for plastic surgeries. Determining eh best treatment for your needs will start with a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our providers to decide the severity of the stretch marks and to make appropriate recommendations based on the patient’s unique situation.

Methods of treatment

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we are pleased to offer the following solutions for stretch marks:

  • Dermawave ultrasonic treatment
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies
  • Microneedling treatments
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Address stretch marks for good!

If you have been bothered by your stretch marks and are seeking a treatment that works, connect with Dr. Jack Bertolino and the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. We can assist you in choosing the procedure best suited for your needs at our practice, conveniently located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 in Williamsville, NY. Call (716) 633-6100 to make an appointment with our front office staff to be evaluated for stretch mark treatment.

Enjoy fat transfer with the Brazilian Butt Lift

Many women are unhappy with their natural curves. They may consider body contouring options such as liposuction or tummy tucks. However, many want to avoid invasive procedures such as this, and instead want a less invasive method of improving the curves of the body. With a procedure known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL, women can have fat extracted from a problematic area of the body, such as the flanks or abdomen, and have it injected where volume is desired, typically in the area of the buttocks. This provides a lift and enlargement of the buttocks while reducing fat cells in problem areas—all at the same time!

Why choose a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Adding a little “oomph” to the buttocks is one way for women to feel more confident in their appearance, especially if they have a flat or unnaturally small buttocks. Using fat from elsewhere in the body and injected it in precise locations of the buttocks is a relatively effective and minimally invasive way to address less volume where it is desired. These injections are incredibly safe and eliminate the risk of allergic reaction, as the patient’s own fat cells are being used and transferred where desired.

How much downtime and recovery is needed for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Fat transfer through the Brazilian Butt Lift method reduces the downtime needed for more invasive surgical procedures. Instead, patients will need to take some time off of work, especially if they work a position at their job that requires them to sit for extended periods of time. Our doctor will provide patients with aftercare instructions, as well as recommendations as to when to call the office for a follow-up if they are experiencing side effects or complications from their procedure. Most patients can expect to take approximately one week off of work, school, and other activities, and should only resume moderate exercise once their doctor has approved.

Discuss the advantages of the Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL

Call (716) 633-6100 today to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino to learn more about this and other minimally-invasive procedures to improve the skin and body. The practice, located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102, services patients in and around the area of Williamsville, New York.

Understanding BHRT

Dr. Jack Bertolino of Williamsville, NY is a dedicated professional who works with patients at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to provide top-notch care. When patients are dealing with the unwanted changes that occur with aging, they often look to a medical doctor to learn about ways to manage their changing hormones. During the aging process, both men and women will experience changes in the levels of their hormones which can directly impact their quality of life. At this point, patients need to learn about treatments that can help, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.

Understanding BHRT

BHRT is the balancing of hormones by replacing those which are at lower levels and causing unwanted symptoms related to aging. Therapy replacement options range from medications to injections, but they begin with an evaluation by a medical professional. This evaluation will include a full exam including bloodwork to determine if the hormone levels are lower or higher than they should be. Then, by using a special blend of hormones tailored to the patient’s individual needs, these hormones can be effectively leveled and balanced to address the common symptoms of hormone irregularities. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, patients will use skin cream or take a pill that provides the hormones needed to regulate a patient’s body. Bioidentical hormone delivery methods are determined during a consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino.

Is BHRT safe?

When managed by a medical professional, patients can rest easy that their hormone replacement therapy is both safe and effective at managing proper hormone levels. BHRT, administered as advised by a professional, is a great way to restore one’s natural quality of life and eliminate the symptoms of poorly balanced hormone levels.

Learn more about BHRT with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, patients in and around the Williamsville, NY area who are considering hormone replacement options are welcome to book a consultation with our team to learn more. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team can educate patients on ways to maintain hormone regulation and address common issues that come with the gradual process of aging. Call (716) 633-6100 to request an appointment and work with our professionals to find a solution for balancing the hormones and improving one’s overall quality of life.

Enjoy a wide range of services with the Venus Versa device from Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Having treatments that offer various benefits is key to having versatility and options for patients of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Jack Bertolino has invested into his practice and his patients and provides the Venus Versa device, which is FDA approved to offer solutions for:

  • Vascular lesions
  • Unwanted hair
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity

The Venus Versa ensures patients have access to the latest technology for the most noticeable results when undergoing treatments of the skin and body. Below are just a few of the services that are provided using the Venus Versa device at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics:

  • Hair removal – unwanted hair can be effectively removed with the help of the Venus Versa device. This treatment uses intense pulsed light to treat the hair at the follicle, damaging it and preventing hair growth permanently. This treatment can be used to reduce the amount of hair in an area or to completely remove it.
  • Anti-aging – patients with fine lines and wrinkles caused by increased skin laxity will want to work with our team of professionals to learn more about how Venus Versa can help. Multi-polar radiofrequency energy along with a pulse electromagnetic field energy will combine to provide heat production in the skin, stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin fibers that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming the skin to address skin laxity.
  • Acne and acne scarring – acne and acne scarring can happen at any age, and the marks left behind can be difficult to cover with cosmetics alone. Using the Venus Versa, patients can enjoy skin rejuvenation. With a combination of red and blue light, sebaceous glands can be cleared and bacteria that contributes to inflammation can be treated quickly and easily.
  • Skin resurfacing – rough, dull, or uneven skin tone can negatively impact the skin’s overall appearance and health. With skin surfacing using the Venus Versa, patients can take years off of their age while improving texture and tone.

Are you ready to learn more about the versatility of the Venus Versa?

Call Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today to discuss your options. His practice can be reached at (716) 633-6100 to schedule a visit at 5839 Main Street #102 in Williamsville, NY.

Enjoy rejuvenated skin with less downtime using the Cutera Pearl Laser treatments

Enhancing the skin’s appearance will improve texture and tone, while also improving overall youthfulness and a healthy glow! With the Cutera Pearl Laser treatment at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino can offer a rejuvenation service like none other! With laser technology, patients can experience results similar to a chemical peel in a short period of time, while also addressing concerns including:

  • Pigmentation
  • Photoaging
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture and tone

We continue to see a growing demand for laser technology in our dermatological practice, and we are excited to invest in our patients and provide them with the solutions they desire. With the Cutera Pearl Laser, fractional laser light is used at 2790m wavelengths to maximize the aesthetic benefits while reducing the downtime needs for healing and recovery. This makes it a wonderful solution for busy patients who cannot take extended time off of work or social activities for more aggressive skin treatments.

Why choose the Cutera Pearl Laser treatment?

While some treatments are meant to address just one single skin condition, fractional laser skin resurfacing addresses a wide range of issues with just one treatment. Additionally, patients love the ability to rejuvenate and resurface their skin without extensive downtime, and enjoy the dramatic results they can achieve with the help of our team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics.

Who is a candidate for this procedure?

In the past, laser technology could only be used on patients with fair skin. Now, with continued advances, candidates for treatment are those with light to medium skin tones, and adult patients that are dealing with imperfections of the skin, including sun damage and aging. We evaluate our patients during an initial consultation appointment to determine if they are fit for this or other cosmetic treatments available at our practice.

Request an appointment with Dr. Jack  Bertolino today

If you are considering skin rejuvenation with the Cutera Pearl Laser, we welcome you to book an appointment with our team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY. Connect with our team by calling (716) 633-6100 and visit our practice at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102.

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Cellulite treatment with VASERsmooth

Cellulite is a common complaint from women of all ages. While it used to be thought of as something caused by obesity, this isn’t the case. Anyone can develop cellulite, which is characterized by dimpling of the skin in the midsection. It is commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks, and hips, and can be severe and embarrassing. Williamsville, NY area women who are bothered by cellulite are welcome to ask Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics about an effective treatment called VASERsmooth.

Understanding how VASERsmooth works

VASERsmooth is a specialized device that is used for the treatment of cellulite. This minimally invasive procedure is performed using a special device that uses a wand to deliver ultrasonic energy into the body to break down fat and tight fibers that contribute to the development of cellulite. The treatment is done with local anesthetics and numbing cream for patient comfort. This treatment is done quickly and easily in our office, and most patients return to their normal activities within a few days. The results from VASERsmooth are often seen over the course of several weeks and months, allowing women to feel more confident in their own skin without having to undergo any surgical procedures.

Who is a candidate?

Most women who are unhappy with the development of mild to moderate cellulite are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team to find out if they are appropriate candidates. He can evaluate the skin and decide if VASERsmooth would be beneficial for a patient, and speak to women about the results that can be achieved. Patients should have realistic expectations as to how much their cellulite will be improved, and can take this time to ask their doctor any questions they may have regarding this or other treatments used at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics.

Take charge of cellulite today!

Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is a dedicated professional in the community of Williamsville, NY who is pleased to offer a variety of cosmetic treatments for new and current patients. Call (716) 633-6100 today to request a consultation visit with our team, and get started learning more about VASERsmooth for cellulite.

Venus Versa with Dr. Jack Bertolino

Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is a professional who invests back into his practice to offer his patients the absolute best in cosmetic treatment solutions for the face and body. Many patients who are dealing with certain cosmetic problems may find that non-invasive, non-surgical solutions can help. This includes treatments using the Venus Versa.

What is the Venus Versa?

The team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics describe the Venus Versa as a nonsurgical treatment that can be used to enhance the skin’s appearance. This device is an IPL (intense pulsed light) device that has been cleared by the FDA for facial and body enhancement. There are several different ways in which Venus Versa can be used. The treatment can help with:

  • Active acne
  • Skin damage
  • Unwanted hair
  • Poor skin texture and tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Premature aging

The Venus Versa has a unique applicator that can be used on many areas of the face and body to administer light energy. The device is used directly on the skin while the light energy penetrates deep within. Treatments are comfortable and noninvasive, allowing patients to avoid costly and risky plastic surgeries to achieve results. IPL treatments have continued to grow in popularity and are an affordable way to address a wide range of skin and body concerns.

What are the benefits of Venus Versa treatments?

The Venus Versa treatment device has many advantages which is what makes it a highly requested treatment at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. The Venus Versa treatment is:

  • Fast
  • Effective
  • Comfortable
  • Down-time free
  • Customizable
  • Versatile

Most patients love to learn more about this treatment and can do so during a consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team.

Discuss Venus Versa with our team today

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we are committed to providing patients in the Williamsville, NY area with options for many cosmetic concerns.  If you reside in the community and want to work with a professional team, including Dr. Jack Bertolino, we invite you to call our office at (716) 633-6100 to request an appointment. Our facility is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102, and accepts new and current patients.

Effective cellulite treatment available at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Cellulite is a common concern for many women. This condition, which causes dimpling of the skin around the buttocks and thighs, can be unsightly and cause women to feel self-conscious about how they look, especially during the summer months by the pool. Thankfully, the medical field has developed a range of solutions for patients to consider when they are faced with these imperfections, including advanced treatments such as VASERsmooth.

Understanding VASERsmooth

To understand how VASERsmooth works, patients must first have knowledge as to why cellulite occurs. Cellulite has nothing to do with a patient’s weight. Instead, it is caused by tight bands in the skin that cause fat cells to pucker in-between. This is what causes the “cottage cheese” appearance to the skin. While many patients have tried massages or creams in the past, none of these truly work because cellulite needs to be treated at the source of the problem—the fat cells.

VASERsmooth uses ultrasound energy that penetrates deep into the treated area to combat the fat cells. Fat cells are liquified and are naturally processed through the body’s lymphatic system. This reduces the areas of fat that push through the fibrous bands that cause the formation of cellulite. By doing this, the area becomes smoother and patients can improve their body contours effectively at the same time with the tightening and firming of the skin.

Who is a candidate for VASERsmooth?

Patients in good overall health who follow a proper diet and maintain routine activity and exercise can ask our team about VASERsmooth. Patients who are overweight may not be considered an appropriate candidate until their weight is at a more manageable level. Most patients will find that VASERsmooth is right for their needs and can speak to our team about scheduling an appointment for treatment.

Find out more about VASERsmooth today

If you reside in the area of Williamsville, NY and want to discuss the benefits of VASERsmooth for the treatment of cellulite, contact our professionals by calling (716) 633-6100. Our facility, located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102, offers this and many other cosmetic and medical solutions for men and women. We are always accepting new patients, and invite you to discuss your options with our staff.

Three ways to rejuvenate the face

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we see many adult men and women who want to rejuvenate their facial skin. The skin is the largest organ on the body and is the most exposed to the elements, making it difficult to keep beautiful, clean, and healthy. When patients are ready to enhance their appearance by considering dermatological methods for skin rejuvenation, our team may suggest one of three common solutions:

  • Microneedling – microneedling is a specialized treatment during which the skin is pricked with a device that administers hundreds of small needles that puncture the upper layer of the skin. These pin pricks will stimulate the skin’s natural healing process with increased production of collagen and elastin. Most patients will find that they notice results after one treatment, though many patients have microneedling sessions done regularly to achieve optimum improvements.
  • Cosmetic injectables – another option for patients to consider is that of cosmetic injectables. Cosmetic injectables are used in addressing the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Injectables may include Botox, a neuromodulator that is injected into facial muscles and reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or dermal fillers, which are gels made with hyaluronic acid. HA plumps the skin by adding volume, resulting in smooth skin when injected directly into the wrinkles and folds of the face. These cosmetic injectables can also be combined for a more dramatic enhancement.
  • Laser and light therapies – laser light is used in many areas of medicine, and is also utilized by doctor to improve the skin’s overall appearance. Laser energy penetrates deep into the layers of the skin to revitalize it. Treatments can be as mild or aggressive as patients prefer, and can be done quickly and easily in our dermatology practice as an outpatient procedure.

Schedule your visit today

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY, Dr. Jack Bertolino provides his patients with solutions for enhancing the skin’s appearance, including overall texture and tone. If you are interested in skin rejuvenation services, we welcome you to book an appointment by calling (716) 633-6100 and visiting our practice in Suite 102 at 5839 Main Street.