Facelift Buffalo NY

A New Type of Facelift: The Thread Lift

One thing that we always talk about here at our office and one thing that Dr. Jack Bertolino prides himself on is his unique and innovative techniques to help patients get more youthful looking skin. If you have always wanted to get a traditional facelift, but are a little bit nervous about the surgical procedure and the recovery time then you may feel at a loss for what to do. Here at our office, Dr. Bertolino offers patients a unique type of facelift called The PDO Euro Thread Lift.

What’s the PDO Euro Thread Lift?

This unique non-invasive facelift procedure uses the use of threads that are inserted underneath the skin in the face and neck. Once the threads have been properly inserted, then Dr. Jack Bertolino will tighten them which will lift your sagging skin and get rid of a variety of issues like fine lines and wrinkles around the cheeks, mouth, nose, neck, or anywhere else on the face.

Why Is It Popular?

The biggest reason why this surgical procedure is popular amongst our patients is that it is non-invasive which means that there is no surgery required or downtime. In fact, you can come in to get this procedure and then go directly afterward back to work or taking care of your family. One of the greatest things about this is that we can actually call it the lunchtime lift because it is, in fact, what a lot of patients do; they come into our office on their lunch break to get this lift and then go right back to work afterward.

Is getting a facelift without having to undergo surgery something that sounds appealing to you? If so, schedule your consultation with Dr. Bertolino at our Williamsville office and call us today at (716) 633-6100.

Vampire Facelift Buffalo NY

Will A Vampire Facelift Make You Look Like a Vampire Before Halloween?

If you want to really get into the Halloween spirit this year, then Dr. Jack Bertolino has the perfect solution for you: the vampire facelift. Here at our office, we use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help our patients with a variety of different issues like hair loss, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and sexual dissatisfaction in women. But, we also use PRP for cosmetic issues as well. So, how can the vampire facelift help you get the skin of your dreams? Let’s take a closer look.

How Does It Work?

The spookiest part about PRP is that we have to actually extract the platelet-rich plasma for your blood by spinning it through a machine called Pure Spin Centrifuge which has an 87.7% platelet recovery which is way higher than other systems. Once we have extracted the plasma, we will then inject it into your skin on its own or we will combine it with microneedling. Typically, we encourage patients to combine it with microneedling because it allows the PRP to penetrate into the skin and pores more easily.

What Is It Used For?

When we use PRP for cosmetic purposes, we can help patients who have issues with:

  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scars
  • Damaged Skin
  • Rosacea
  • Fine Lines
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Tightening and Toning
  • Fat Grafting After Liposculpture

As you can see, there is no better time of year than now to come into our office to get a vampire facelift. By combining PRP with microneedling, we can help patients significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and just help enhance their appearance overall.

Are you interested in learning more about the vampire facelift? If so, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jack Bertolino at our Williamsville office and call us today at (716) 633-6100.

ALMI – Anti Aging Buffalo NY

New Life Changing Regenerative Medicine

When it comes to trends, Dr. Jack Bertolino has seen it all and been part of it all as well. One of the most popular trends right now in the cosmetic industry is regenerative medicine. What is regenerative medicine and what are the new trends that we are seeing? Let’s take a closer look.

What’s Regenerative Medicine?

Typically in the past, we have used regenerative medicine like platelet-rich plasma to help patients with a variety of different issues including sexual issues like vaginal dryness and erectile dysfunction, as well as loss of hair. The great thing about platelet-rich plasma is that it involves using your own protein enriched plasma to help stimulate the growth of stem cells. With platelet rich plasma alone, we have seen great results amongst all of our patients, but typically we also combine it with ALMI which takes additional stem cells from your fat to help promote even more hair growth.

How Is Amniotic Fluid Used?

Although we have seen PRP on its own be effective and we have also seen a lot of success with PRP combined with ALMI, we are introducing patients to a new form of regenerative medicine: amniotic fluid. By mixing FDA approved amniotic fluid with PRP, it helps to promote follicular growth in the hair follicle, increase vascularity for erectile issues in aging men, and promote vascularity for dryness and discomfort in the aging female.

Here at Smooth Solutions, Dr. Jack Bertolino prides himself on providing people not only in Western New York but all across the country, with new, innovative solutions to promote health and well being. If you are interested in learning more about amniotic fluid as part of our new regenerative treatment, schedule your consultation at our Williamsville office and call us at (716) 633-6100.

O-Shot® Buffalo NY

How to Enhance Your Sex Life

In a relationship, sometimes it can seem like sex is everything but if you just aren’t into it for whatever reason, then you may think that something psychological is going on with you. However, did you know that about 50% of women suffer from sexual problems like the inability to have an orgasm, a lack of sexual desire, or a loss of arousal? And this isn’t a psychological problem; it’s actually a physical one.

As you age, your vagina ages too which can lead to a loss of vaginal lubrication, sensitivity, and sexual comfort. Additionally, some women also experience urinary incontinence, especially after a pregnancy. So, what can you do to help enhance your sex life and gain back all of your sexual satisfaction? The O-Shot.

What’s the O-Shot?

Here at Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office, we use a procedure called the O-Shot to help women gain back sexual satisfaction and gratification. Similar to the vampire facelift, the O-Shot also uses platelet-rich plasma to help women gain sexual satisfaction. After the platelet-rich plasma has been extracted, Dr. Bertolino will use a local anesthetic to numb the upper vaginal areas. After they have been numbed, a tiny needle will be used to inject the PRP into the clitoris and upper vagina which are the most crucial areas for female sexual satisfaction. Typically, the entire O-Shot procedure only takes about 10-15 minutes, and because the area is numb, patients don’t experience any sort of discomfort.

How Does It Work?

After the PRP is injected into the upper vagina and clitoris, the O-Shot works by triggering the growth of healthier vaginal tissue which can enhance a woman’s sexual sensation and satisfaction while also decreasing urinary incontinence.

Are you interested in learning more about the O-Shot? Schedule your consultation at our office today and call us at (716) 633-6100.

Skin Care Buffalo, NY

What to Know About Pimple Care

If there’s one thing to know about acne it’s that it can feel like it’s plaguing your life. Whether you have chronic adult acne or if you just suffer from some hormonal acne about once a month, then this article is definitely for you. Before you go back to your old habits and start popping your pimples like it’s nobody’s business, take a closer look at these tips from Dr. Jack Bertolino.

Hand Over the Torch

You may consider yourself to be a pimple popping professional but before you add that status to your LinkedIn page, hand over the torch to our staff. Because Dr. Bertolino and his staff have actual professional experience extracting pimples, it’s safe to say that we know what we are doing and that when we do it, you are less likely to have scarring or more breakouts afterward.

Clean Up After Yourself

If you’re going to pop your pimples— no matter how much we tell you not to— make sure you at least clean up after yourself. As soon as you pop a pimple, bacteria can spread to the skin surrounding it which can lead to further breakouts. Use either rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or some facial astringent afterward to ensure that the bacteria doesn’t spread.

Get Treatment

If you feel like your acne is getting out of hand, then it’s time to come into our office for a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Bertolino will take a closer look at the type of acne that you have and will then discuss our OmniLux, DermWorx, or clearConcept treatments with you.

Leave the popping up to your popcorn and skip the pimple popping altogether. Use the tips in this article to help you manage your pimples and get one step closer to a clearer complexion. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Williamsville office and call us at  (716) 633-6100.

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male Sexual Dysfunction and How to Correct a Long Standing Problem

The aging andropausal male should no longer sit in the shadows awaiting new synthetic drugs form Big Pharma that are ineffective, not covered by insurance and are costly again with no or limited satisfaction. We in the medical profession should be looking to fix the problem, not cover it up and try to only treat symptoms with medications. The aging male (and female) should be treated in a regenerative manner, fixing the sexual problems and rebuilding tissue and blood supply.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the bane of existence of every man in his time, some faster than others. Age, medical issues (hypertension, diabetes), and habits (smoking and alcohol/drugs) add to the frustration of achieving youthful sexual wellness. Today, doctors can help in a natural way to fix vascularity and get rid of plaque, opening up the canals thereby improving male sexual satisfaction. This is a God-given function that does not have to end. What is life, but to fully enjoy one’s existence?

What is libido?

A sexual urge, an emotion, a fantasy or all three? Libido comes from your brain and in the andropausal male, a lack of testosterone causes a falling off of these vital feelings. Therefore, looking at the total and free testosterone and correcting it, putting it into a healthy range makes all the difference. What about the mechanical problems associated with ED? What happens to the vascular supply? Every man and woman loses vascularity over time. Can it be given back? Yes, by stimulating the body to rebuild it.

For men now we have two modalities:

  • Platelet Growth Factors (the P OR Priapus Shot)
    Platelet growth factors from the patient’s blood stimulate growth factors that build vascular blood supply. Sounds gory, but done right it is quick and effective.

  • Acoustic Wave Therapy or Shock Wave Therapy
    AWT are wave forms that are faster than sound which causes microtrauma in the penile shaft so that the body rebuilds the blood supply in what’s called COLLATERAL CIRCULATION. The body rebuilding itself. All procedures have no downtime and have been shown to work.

    What is the difference between VIAGRA/CIALIS versus these therapies? Medications cause dilation of EXISTING blood supplies – we build NEW blood supplies that are natural to the patient. Life is to be enjoyed to the fullest, it’s not your granddad’s time anymore. Get back what you think you lost and thought you could not find again. Think regenerative medicine, think AWT and The P-Shot, and of course think Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in beautiful Williamsville NY. Call 716-633-6100 today to learn more.

  • ALMI – Anti Aging Buffalo NY

    ALMI for Collagen Induction? What Does It Mean

    Did you know that by the time you hit your 40’s you will start to lose about 20% of the collagen in your skin? And by the time you hit your 50’s you will experience about a 30% loss of collagen which means that the more you age, the more collagen you are going to lose and the more fine lines and wrinkles you are going to gain. So, what can you do to help restore the collagen in your skin and get a more youthful complexion? Let’s take a closer look at one procedure that is taking our patients skin by storm: ALMI.

    What Is ALMI?

    ALMI may sound like the name of someone’s alma mater, but it actually stands for Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection. This state of the art procedure uses a person’s own tissue and cells to help renew and restore damaged tissues and volume loss; leaving you with more collagen in the process. Specifically, at Jack Bertolino’s office, we combine the use of a patient’s fat that broken into nanoparticles with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

    What Is PRP?

    We’ve discussed PRP on our blog before but because it’s so popular, let’s talk about it again. PRP is a procedure that involves extracting the plasma from your blood and then either placing it on your skin by itself or using microneedling beforehand to help the PRP penetrate deeper into the skin. Because your plasma has so many proteins in it, it helps to regenerate collagen and volume in the skin.

    Here at our office, Jack Bertolino has a variety of different anti-aging procedures and techniques that can be used to help restore volume and collagen in your skin. If you want to learn a little bit more about ALMI and other anti-aging procedures, contact our Williamsville office and call us at (716) 633-6100.

    Acne Treatment Buffalo NY

    Suffer from Adult Acne? How Dr. Bertolino Can Help

    Having acne when you’re thirteen is one thing, but having adult acne can make you feel like you’ll forever be stuck in puberty. And although you may think that popping your pimples and using over-the-counter ointments are going to help your acne get better, if it’s not already long gone by now, it’s time to move on to bigger and better acne treatments. Whether you suffer from hormonal acne or acne that’s caused primarily by bacteria, Dr. Jack Bertolino may have a few treatments to help you. Let’s take a closer look.

    Omnilux Blue LED Light

    One of the best ways that we have seen acne treatment work is by treating the source. By using Omnilux Blue LED light, we are able to kill acne-causing bacteria on contact. Then, we usually follow up 48 hours later with the Omnilux Red LED light to help manage the inflammation.

    Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion

    Another option that we use to help get rid of the acne-causing bacteria and inflammation is a combination of chemical peels and microdermabrasion which work to get rid of dead epithelial cell and make sure that the pores stay open and clean.

    Dermworx

    This at-home acne fighting kit is great at helping you get rid of acne and maintaining your results from the comfort of your own home. Depending on how severe your acne is, it will help Dr. Bertolino determine if Dermworx will be strong enough to fight it.

    PRP

    Platelet-rich plasma isn’t just good at helping treat patients who are suffering from fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, Dr. Bertolino uses it for a variety of things including helping treat acne in the acute phase to get rid of scarring and improve your skin heal up.

    clear CONCEPT

    This acne treatment process combines acne treatments and technology to help give you superior clinical results without the need for prescription drugs.

    With all of these options, you may be wondering how you’ll know what treatment is best for you. During your initial consultation with Dr. Bertolino, he will conduct a brief skin evaluation and help determine what treatment will work best for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Williamsville office and call us at  (716) 633-6100.

    Stretch Marks Removal Buffalo NY

    Post Pregnancy Stretch Marks: How to Get Rid of Them

    If this is your first pregnancy, you will quickly learn that there are only a few things that you have control over and one of them is your body. Although there are simple things you can do to alleviate nausea and help get rid of the potential for stretch marks, ultimately, your body is going to do what it’s going to do; no matter how much stretch cream lotion and oil you apply. If you have some unwanted post-pregnancy stretch marks that are making you feel a little self-conscious, Dr. Jack Bertolino has a few solutions to help you get rid of them. Let’s take a closer look.

    What Are Stretch Marks?

    Before we delve into the different stretch mark treatment options we offer, let’s take a look at what stretch marks are and how they are caused. Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and although it can stretch and grow with your body, sometimes there isn’t enough collagen in your skin to keep up with how fast it grows; leaving you with stretch marks. Another factor that leads to stretch marks during pregnancy? Hormones.

    How Can They Be Treated?

    Some stretch marks will fade on their own with time. Other stretch marks, however, need a little bit more tender love and care to get rid of them. Luckily, here at our office, Dr. Jack Bertolino offers patients four different stretch mark solutions.

    • IPL
    • Microneedling
    • PRP
    • Ultrasonic Dermawave

    No Recovery Time

    The great news about all of these treatments is that they are all non-invasive which means that you won’t have to worry about any surgery or recovery time. And, as a new parent, we know just how valuable all of your time is.

    Is It Safe For Nursing?

    If you are a nursing mother, we may recommend that you wait until after you’re done nursing to undergo any of these procedures. However, during your initial consultation with our staff, we will go over all of your options.

    What If I Plan On Having More Babies?

    Depending on the severity of your stretch marks, we may recommend that you wait until you’re entirely done having babies to get one of these stretch mark treatments. However, many women prefer to enjoy their body and their skin in between pregnancies, which is enough reason to treat stretch marks sooner rather than later.

    Having a baby and going through a pregnancy is a real joy for many women. However, it can also leave you with a body full of stretch marks. If you are interested in learning more about any of the stretch mark option we offer, schedule a consultation at our office and call us at (716) 633-6100.

    Body Design and True Contouring

    Body design and contouring is a “learning curve,” it is not just done on the fly after buying a machine that states or uses the term “contouring” or “sculpting” (think “CoolSculpting”). Any art form should arouse a passion in the artist whether it be a sculptor using clay or marble or a physician sculpting fat and skin around muscle. No machine can sculpt a person, only another human using a sculpting cannula and his or her hands can truly design what that patient’s body can offer.

    There are a lot of variables to consider when selecting candidates and doing consultations. First, the size of the patient and the amount of fat to be removed. Do they need surgery because of their size? Skin turgor – is the skin too lax, has it been damaged by large pregnancies? Will the skin come in nicely after suction? The patient deserves to know the answers so as not to keep him or her in the dark. Results and honesty matter. Professionalism is key, especially with dealing with the patient’s well being, and the fact that they are spending their money. Patient reviews matter to your bottom line, so do your very best for them. That’s common sense.

    Drawing the body out anatomically is the doctor’s best blueprint to giving the patient results with respects to line, shape, symmetry and form. Not everyone can look like an athlete, so be honest. Small surgical scars should be placed in areas of the body that hide their appearance so your work looks natural, almost virgin. That’s a great result with a happy client and hopefully a bang up review, which leads to more business.

    A learning curve takes time, patience and reading. I love the work of Alfredo Hoyos, a Columbian plastic surgeon who uses the Vaser Hi Def lipo system like me – with fantastic results. Lastly, a physician/artist should pick his tool. I love the Vaser Hi Def. ultrasound system. It helps break down fat quickly and painlessly, making removal and sculpting a breeze. It also allows for fat transfer as the fat stem cells are not killed but left intact to be placed in another region if the patient wants. Remember, do not be fooled by advertising gimmicks that use keywords like “sculpting” or “contouring.” Look at results. Only an artist can create, sculpt.