hair restoration | Buffalo, NY

Enjoy hair restoration with ALMI treatment

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we see a lot of patients who are unhappy with hair thinning and loss associated with aging and other conditions. We are pleased to offer reliable solutions for patient consideration, including the ALMI hair restoration process. The ALMI process is highly desirable because it allows Dr. Jack Bertolino to regenerate hair follicles that are otherwise de-activated and restore hair without undergoing surgical interventions and dealing with the side effects of medications or topicals. Instead, this treatment combines two methodologies including platelet-rich plasma and fat transfer to achieve thicker hair.

How does it work?

The ALMI hair restoration technique extracts stromal and stem cells from another area of the body, typically the abdomen, and injects them into the scalp as a way of triggering hair regrowth and cellular regeneration. By doing this, patients can experience hair thickness, strength, volume, and overall growth.

What to expect during your procedure

During the ALMI hair restoration procedure, the doctor will first take the extractions from an easily accessible area of the body before reinjecting the cells directly into the scalp. The entire procedure from start to finish takes less than 45 minutes to complete, and patients do not require any downtime or healing from the treatment. Because the procedure does not involve the injection of manmade materials or medication, there are no side effects to the procedure. Once the treatment has been done, patients will begin to notice the growth of hair in areas that were once unable to produce hair. This may be seen as early as one month after treatment. While one treatment can provide some results, it is best to have multiple procedures performed over time for optimum results.

Interested in hair restoration with the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics?

Contact Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team of professionals today to learn more about the advantages of treatment with our staff. We welcome new and existing patients into our office to discuss ALMI hair restoration and other cosmetic procedures available in our state-of-the-art facility. We are located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 in Williamsville, NY and can be reached at (716) 633-6100.

Achieve a facelift without plastic surgery using the Silhouette Instalift treatment

As we age, our skin begins to lose its firmness and youthful appearance. Skin laxity occurs and contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This can add to the look of aging skin and can cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance. For those who are looking to restore their youth, many consider plastic surgery. However, a facelift is not the only option for these individuals. Instead, the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics provides a non-invasive option called the Silhouette Instalift.

Understanding the Silhouette Instalift procedure

Instead of cutting into the skin and increasing one’s risk of infection and scarring, the Silhouette Instalift offers an alternative method for achieving a youthful look. With the use of specialized threads that are inserted to provide lift and hold, patients can reduce the appearance of loose jowls and nasolabial folds. These specialized, bidirectional thread lifts are dissolvable and can last for up to three years. In addition to dissolving and not requiring removal, these threads can stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen to restore volume to the facial areas and fill facial hallows. The threads and cones used to aid in lifting the skin are FDA approved and have provided reliable, natural-looking results for many of our patients.

What are the benefits of the Silhouette Instalift treatment?

There are several advantages for patients to consider when thinking about the Silhouette Instalift procedure:

  • Treatment does not require cutting into the facial area
  • Treatment is minimally invasive and discomfort is well-tolerated by our patients
  • Patients do not need to schedule extensive downtime
  • Patients can reduce the risk of infection by avoiding surgical interventions
  • Threads are dissolvable after several years, offering long-term results

Request an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino today

Williamsville, NY area patients who are interested in a facelift but want to avoid the invasive plastic surgery are welcome to speak to the team of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. Our providers are here to ensure patients have solution for their skin, hair, nails and body that improve their appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his providers can be reached by calling (716) 633-6100 and are available at 5839 Main Street in Suite #102.

Cellulite Treatment

What cellulite treatment is effective at reducing cellulite appearance?

Cellulite is a condition that impacts many adult women. It is most recognizable on the thighs, buttocks, and even the abdomen, and results in the formation of dimpled skin. Cellulite can make women feel self-conscious about their appearance when wearing revealing clothing, including bathing suits. Many women are unsure as to how they can improve the appearance or even eliminate cellulite. Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is pleased to provide a solution: VASERsmooth.

What is VASERsmooth?

VASERsmooth is a revolutionary solution for women with cellulite. This device looks like a large pen and can administer high-frequency ultrasound energy into the skin. By doing so, it can break down the tight, fibrous tissue bands that result in the dimpling of fat pockets. At the same time, it mobilizing fat to even it out and provide a smoother appearance to the treatment area.

Many dermatology practices may tout laser treatments that can improve cellulite. However, this procedure is much safer and more effective because of the treatment works at a lower temperature, eliminating the risk of burning of the skin. Additionally, the VASERsmooth treatment also allows the fat cells in the skin to be removed and used for fat and stem cell grafting.

Is it painful to have VASERsmooth treatment?

Absolutely not. Our team can apply a numbing cream to the area of treatment to reduce the sensation of the ultrasound energy. It is often a heating sensation that is well-tolerated. VASERsmooth eliminates the need for any incisions in the skin which increase the risk of infection.

Am I a candidate for VASERsmooth?

Most adult women are appropriate candidates for VASERsmooth treatment. Individuals with moderate to severe cellulite can see noticeable results with one or more treatment sessions. Our team can evaluate a patient prior to undergoing treatment and discuss the needs and expectations.

Interested in VASERsmooth?

Contact Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today to learn more about this and other skin care solutions. Call (716) 633-6100 to request a consultation, and visit us at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102. We accept new patients at our facility for quality care.

Laser Hair Removal Buffalo, NY

Enjoy Smooth Skin with Laser Hair Removal

Imagine having smooth, hair free legs. Think about the time you have spent during your adult years trying to shave and wax away this unwanted hair. Women who are tired of spending time with razors, waxes, and depilatory creams to continually remove hair on the legs may want to think about the benefits of laser hair removal. At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, our team from Williamsville, NY encourages both men and women to consider laser hair removal as an investment in their appearance and time!

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a process of permanently removing unwanted hair with laser light treatment. The lasers target the melanin present in the hair shaft and damages it, keeping it from producing hair in the future. This treatment needs to be done several times for complete hair removal, as each session targets hair follicles in the active growth phase. However, patients who just want to reduce the thickness of hair in an area, such as the arms or chest, can achieve results with one or two treatments.

Why choose laser hair removal?

The primary benefits of laser hair removal is the ability to permanently address unwanted hair on the face and body. Laser hair removal can also be done on many areas of the face and body, making it a versatile solution for many of our men and women.

What can I expect during laser hair removal?

Treatment is performed right in the office of Dr. Jack Bertolino by a trained and experienced professional to ensure safety and efficiency. Patients relax on the treatment table as the targeted area is addressed using our state-of-the-art laser devices. The length of time needed for each session is determined on the size of the treatment area. Once treatment is complete, patients are given aftercare instructions and can book their next treatment session with the front office team before they leave.

Schedule your consultation today

Stop wasting time waxing and shaving away unwanted hair. Instead, call Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to learn more about laser hair removal. Call (716) 633-6100 and visit at 5839 Main Street, #102 in Williamsville, NY.

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What Is Venus Versa Treatment and What Can It Treat?

Improving the skin’s natural beauty, texture, and tone may seem like a daunting task for those who have a variety of imperfections on the skin. However, with continued technological improvements, patients in the Williamsville, NY area who are unhappy with their skin may want to ask Dr. Jack Bertolino about Venus Versa treatments.

What is Venus Versa?

The Venus Versa is a specialized device that uses today’s amazing technology to help achieve beautiful, healthy looking skin. This device utilizes intense pulsed light, or IPL, to transmit light energy through the skin. The light administered by this device is absorbed to destroy imperfections of the skin without destroying the surrounding healthy tissues. Treatment sessions can achieve a wide range of benefits, and may be used to treat:

  • Poor skin texture and tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles and sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Capillaries

This device has a superior cooling effect that enhances patient comfort, and treatments do not require any downtime or healing necessary. Patients can get back to their day without interruption.

Who is a candidate for Venus Versa treatment?

The best candidates for Venus Versa treatments are adult men and women seeking rejuvenated skin. With this amazing technology, patients find that treatment is affordable, effective, and non-invasive. This treatment is in high demand at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics because of its many benefits. Dr. Jack Bertolino encourages patients to take the time to discuss this treatment with him and his team to determine if it is the best treatment for you! An initial evaluation visit and consultation allows our team to assess a patient’s needs and decide if Venus Versa or other advanced solutions can help. This versatile treatment allows many individuals to address a wide range of skin concerns with just one specific treatment provided.

Book your Venus Versa treatment today!

Patients in the area of Williamsville, NY and surrounding communities are welcome to call Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to discuss the possibilities of improving the skin’s texture and tone with Venus Versa treatments. The practice is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and can be reached by phone at (716) 633-6100.

Laser Hair Removal Buffalo, NY

Enjoy smoother, hair-free skin with laser hair removal

Many men and women of the Williamsville, NY area have unwanted hair somewhere on their face and body that they are tired of addressing with shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams. Thanks to continued advances in medicine, laser therapies are available to help with hair reduction and removal. Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer laser hair removal for patients interested in smoother, hair-free skin!

What is laser hair removal?

Removing hair from the body used to be time consuming and expensive with waxing and shaving on a regular basis. Instead of dealing with removal every day, patients can reduce and even remove hair on the face and body with laser technology. The laser device used for laser hair removal emits laser light and heat that penetrates below the skin to target the hair follicles in the active growth phase. Over the next few days, these hairs will fall out of the skin and will never regrow in that follicle. When patients have routine treatments done to catch all the hair during the active growth phase, they can permanently and fully remove hair in the treatment area.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Dr. Jack Bertolino ensures that all services in his practice are effective and safe. The laser devices used in our practice for various treatments are cleared by the FDA for use. Our practitioners also have years of combined experience in providing treatments for individuals, ensuring that they are performed correctly and in a safe manner. Patients who are uneasy about this technology are welcome to schedule a consultation to learn more about the devices we use to achieve amazing results!

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Old technology used to mean only patients with light skin and dark hair could see results with laser hair removal. Now, with technological changes and advancements, every patient can experience permanent hair reduction and removal, regardless of their ethnicity.

Enjoy hair-free skin with today’s amazing technology!

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY, patients have access to laser treatments for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes, including hair removal. Patients are welcome to call (716) 633-6100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino at 5839 Main Street, Ste. #102.

Thicken and lengthen eyelashes with Latisse!

Are you interested in having thicker, longer, and fuller eyelashes? Have you tried over-the-counter products that promise to provide results without seeing improvements? Are you interested in ditching the mascara and enjoying naturally beautiful lashes? If this sounds like you, it may be time to learn more about Latisse. Latisse is a prescription-only medication that can be used to improve the eyelashes.

How does Latisse work?

Latisse is formulated with a medication called bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. This medication is FDA-approved for use in increasing lash thickness and fullness. Patients use a mascara-like applicator to apply Latisse to their upper lashes at night before bed. Latisse is applied to the lower lashes naturally from the upper lashes during rest. Over the course of time, patients will notice improvement in their lashes with consistent application.

Latisse is not available over-the-counter. It is a prescription only medication. Visiting the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics on a routine basis is needed to start treatment and to receive refills of Latisse.

How long will the results last?

As long as patients continue to use Latisse, they will be able to maintain the results of treatment. However, as soon as patients discontinue use, the lashes will no longer be as thick and full as they were during treatment. The best way to keep beautiful lashes is to continually use Latisse and get a refill prescription every month.

What other alternatives are available?

At this time, there is no other lash-boosting treatment on the market that is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. This is what makes Latisse in such high demand. Our team of professionals can educate patients on Latisse and provide before and after photos of other patients who have undergone treatment with this medication. During the consultation appointment, patients can also ask any questions they may have about this or other cosmetic services available at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY.

Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is excited to offer Latisse

Williamsville, NY women interested in thicker, fuller, and longer eyelashes are encouraged to take the time to learn about Latisse. Patients can call (716) 633-6100 and visit Dr. Jack Bertolino at 5839 Main Street, Ste. 102.

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How to Get Stronger, Thicker Eyelashes

It’s safe to say that if you had one type of makeup to wear every day, it would be mascara. By lengthening and filling in your eyelashes, a simple swipe of mascara can transform your entire look. But what if there was a way that you could get thicker, stronger lashes without having to wear quite as much mascara? Let’s take a closer look at a few tips for you to consider.

  1. Latisse

One of the brands that we are pleased to offer here at our office is Latisse. Latisse is a prescription-strength serum that you use to strengthen the lashes to make them longer and thicker in the process. The best thing about Latisse is that all you have to do is apply it to your lashes once a day and then in just a couple of months you will see results.

  1. Give Your Eyes a Break From Mascara

Another thing that you can do is give your eyes a break from mascara. Although you may not want to go to work or an event with naked eyelashes, if you are planning on spending a lot of time at home over the weekend, then give your eyes a break and don’t wear mascara. The more time they have to breathe, the healthier they will be.

  1. Wash Your Eyes Gently

Scrubbing your eye makeup off may be an excellent way for you to get rid of it, but it may also weaken your lashes and make them fall off. When you are taking your makeup off at night, use something gentle like some eye makeup remover on a cotton pad. Or, if you want to, you can also use an eye makeup remover towelette to get rid of it.

Having naturally stronger, thicker eyelashes may make your everyday routine easier because you won’t have to apply quite as much mascara (if any at all). If you want to learn a little bit more about Latisse, contact our Williamsville office today at (716) 633-6100.

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What to Know About BB Glow

Having smooth, dewy, glowing skin may be something that you thought you got rid of in your early teen years, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Although you may not get to sneak out of your parents’ house anymore, you can still have that youthful complexion that you miss.

One of the ways that we can help you achieve that dewy skin again is with a BB Glow treatment. During this microneedling treatment, we will apply a combination of hyaluronic acid, peptides, and growth factors to help your skin with collagen, fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. Let’s take a closer look at a few more things to know about BB glow.

Does It Work on Everybody?

With some treatments like laser, it’ s only effective on specific skin types and skin colors. One of the many great things about the BB Glow is that it can be used on any skin type or color.

What Are the Benefits?

There are several benefits of the BB glow, including smooth, healthy skin, reduced melanin, reduced pore size, and the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How Much Is It?

It costs $450 for a treatment pack of three. Each treatment will be spaced about two to three weeks apart, but we will discuss the details during your consultation.

When Will I See Results?

Patients see results right away, which means that there is no wait time required!

How Long Do the Results Last?

Similar to other treatments, results vary from patient to patient, but you can expect results to last an average of 6-12 months.

Microneedling is one of the most popular skincare treatments in the beauty industry. As a way to help with collagen induction, microneedling alone can give patients real results, but when you combine it with the topical creams we use for a BB Gow, results are even better.

Are you ready to learn more about the BB Glow? If so, contact our Williamsville office and call us at  (716) 633-6100.

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Sending Your Kid off To College? How to Make Sure They Take Good Care of Their Skin

One of the things that don’t seem to change in parenting is having to practically babysit your kids; even when they are in college. If your child has acne-prone skin, but they are headed off to college this fall, you may be worried that their acne may go into overdrive and they won’t know what to do. Luckily, Dr. Bertolino has created a list of a few tips that you can send with your college student so that they come back with clearer, healthier skin. Are you ready to learn some more? If so, then read on.

Send them with face wipes

If your teenager hasn’t already gotten into the habit of washing their face before they crash in bed, then they probably aren’t going to do it in college. Your college student is going to have more late nights and less time that they want to do things like wash their face. Make sure that you send them with plenty of face wipes that they can clean their face with. Face wipes are easy, fast, and relatively effective. One thing to remind them though is that face wipes can’t completely replace face wash, so they should at least use face wash when they are in the shower.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Bertolino Before They Go

Another thing that you should do is schedule an appointment for them with Dr. Bertolino before they head out of town. Dr. Bertolino will take a closer look at their skin and then put them on the right skincare products. For instance, if your child has acne-prone skin, then Dr. Berotino may recommend a series of treatments to help fight their acne and balance the oil on their skin. Just make sure that your child knows the importance of being consistent when using their new skincare products.

Ultimately, it’s up to your college student if they want to prioritize having good skin, but these tips may also put them on the right track. To learn more, contact our Williamsville office and call us at  (716) 633-6100.