Contour No More: The Art of the

Contouring is extremely popular in the makeup industry right now. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian embracing the contour wave, you have probably gone to the makeup counter to pick up more than your fair share of makeup you can contour with. However, did you know that there is a surgery out there that can help with contouring as well? With the Silhouette Instalift, you can get that contoured look you have always wanted without having to spend your savings on makeup. Read on to learn more.

Adds Contour

If you have started to lose elasticity in your skin due to sun damage or old age, then you know how hard it can be to get that perfectly contoured look. However, with the Silhouette Instalift, we will use Silhouette Instalift sutures to lift and tighten the skin around your cheek bones and the mid portion of your face to give you that more contoured appearance.

Non-Invasive

Even though surgical procedures like a facelift give patients extreme results, they are considered to be an invasive surgery meaning that it requires general anesthesia and a whole lot of recovery time. With the Silhouette Lift from Jack Bertolino, however, you can get similar results without any cutting into the face which means that you won’t have to worry about missing work and a lengthy recovery.

Limited Pain

When you get a surgical procedure like a facelift, you can expect pain medications to be your best friend for the first few weeks that you are in recovery. However, with a Silhouette Instalift, you will experience a limited amount of pain that can be treated with an over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen or Tylenol.

Losing the elasticity around the middle portion of your face can make you look more like a bowl of jelly than an actual human. However, with the non-invasive Silhouette Lift from Dr. Jack Bertolino, you can get a contoured face that will make even Kim Kardashian herself jealous. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!

 

The Fun Facts About Microneedling

microneedlingWhen you hear the term “microneedling” you may want to run for the hills when imagining hundreds of tiny needles being injected into your skin. However, the actual process of microneedling is a lot less dramatic than the name suggests and it will give you results that will have you glad you never ran up that hill. This article will discuss a few of the benefits of microneedling and why you may want to consider it. Read on to learn more.

How Does It Work?

The best part about the microneedling procedure is that unlike your nightmares where you look like Hellraiser, microneedling is done using a device that looks like a pen. By moving the pen across your face, hundreds of tiny microscopic holes will be made without causing you very much— if any— pain in the process.

Once the holes have been made, your skin will naturally work to repair itself. In the process of repair, your skin will produce more collagen and elasticity— helping to fill in fine lines and wrinkles across your face and forehead.

What Is the Procedure Like?

As a non-invasive procedure, you will be able to come into Jack Bertolino’s office and get the treatment done in less than an hour. Plus, because it is non-invasive, there won’t be a need for any anesthesia. If you do start to feel uncomfortable during your microneedling procedure, we can apply a topical numbing gel to help ease the pain. Once the procedure is done, you will notice a bit of redness but should be able to get back to your daily activities.

What Are Results Like?

One of the biggest things to know about microneedling is that the more frequently you get it done, the greater the results you will receive. The great news though is that most patients start to see real results after just one treatment. Most patients start to see an improvement in their skin’s texture, less visible wrinkles, less visible scars, and an overall improvement in pigmentation.

Microneedling is a fast and easy way to help improve your complexion. If you would like to learn more about microneedling or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino, contact our office today!

 

 

How to Get a Tighter Face In 4 Minutes

4 minute faceliftWhen it comes to restoring your youthful complexion back to what it looked like in your teens, twenties, and even thirties, you have several options. As one of the most popular options, a facelift is a surgical procedure that is used to physically lift the skin on your face and tighten it— getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles in the process. And although a facelift gives patients phenomenal results, it’s a relatively invasive surgery that requires a lot of recovery time. If you want the results of a facelift without having to go under the knife, you may want to consider getting a 4-Minute Facelift from Dr. Jack Bertolino. Sound too good to be true? Read on to learn more.

What Is a 4-Minute Facelift

When was the last time you got anything done in 4 minutes? Folding the laundry? That at least takes 10. Loading the dishwasher with kids around? That can last all day. But getting a facelift in 4-minutes? That just sounds impossible. However, as crazy as it sounds, Dr. Jack Bertolino at Smooth Skin Solutions can make this dream a reality. By using the new CooLifting Gun, the 4-minute facial administers CO2 at very cold temperatures to instill hyaluronic acid into the skin. Lasting only 4 minutes, this facial is painless and will give patients real results in just a few treatment sessions.

How Does It Work?

Popular facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made of a natural compound found in our skin: hyaluronic acid. By plumping up the skin and filling in fine lines and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid can transform your skin almost instantly. With the 4-minute facial, hyaluronic acid is administered to your skin by using CO2— filling in your fine lines and wrinkles almost immediately.

Aging is a real beast— especially when it comes to your skin. Luckily, with the 4-minute facial from Dr. Jack Bertolino, you can get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin look more youthful in no time. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Bertolino today.

 

 

 

 

3 Easy Ways to Detox

detoxThis time of year is all about feeling restored and rejuvenated. And because winter is a time of year where you eat richer foods and you’re more sedentary than usual, you may have gained a few pounds over the past month. Spring clean your body this month by getting rid of all the toxins in it. By making three simple changes to your diet, you can easily detox your body and hopefully lose a few lb’s in the process. This article will discuss three ways that you can detox this spring. Read on to learn more.

Drink More Water

Drinking more water is the number one way you can clean out your body and get rid of toxins while doing so. The more water you drink, the more you will excrete it through sweat and urine— leaving your body cleaner and healthier than before. As a suggestion, try carrying around a water bottle with you wherever you go. Remember that you should be drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

Stop Drinking Alcohol

If you are a regular drinker, this tip is going to be especially difficult to accomplish. However, alcohol can do damage to central organs like your liver. To help cleanse your liver and get it functioning properly, stop drinking alcohol altogether.

Eat More Vegetables

When was the last time you ate a vegetable that wasn’t covered in butter or salad dressing? To help clean out your body and get rid of toxins, consider loading up your plate full of vegetables. Filled with vitamins and minerals that your body needs for fuel, eating a diet rich in vegetables will make you feel like a new person. If you fill up on vegetables, you won’t have as strong of a desire to eat things like cookies, candy, and chips.

Detoxing your body doesn’t have to involve crazy things like cayenne pepper and lemon water. By simply drinking more water, stopping alcohol use, and eating more vegetables, you can cleanse your body and restore it. To learn more about how you can take better care of your body, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today.

4 Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks RemovalWhether you recently gained a lot of weight, lost a lot of weight, or went through a pregnancy, you likely developed some stretch marks along the way. When your skin stretches at a rapid rate, it can sometimes cause little lines to appear around areas of your body like your stomach, upper thighs, buttocks, hips, upper arms, and breasts. Depending on the type and location of stretch marks that you have, Dr. Jack Bertolino offers four safe, easy, and effective treatments. Read on to learn more.

  1. Ultrasonic Dermawave

Ultrasonic Dermawave is a type of PhotoRejuvenation that is used to help tighten the skin, produce collagen, and get rid of the overall appearance of stretch marks. One of the biggest benefits of Ultrasonic Dermaware is the fact that it is a non-invasive treatment which means that you will get results without having to go under the knife.

  1. IPL

Depending on the location and vibrancy of your stretch marks, IPL may or may not be the right option for you. Ideally, IPL is used to treat more subtle stretch marks across the body. By using intense pulse light therapy, this treatment helps to slowly get rid of your stretch marks and boost your skin’s collagen to get rid of any dimpling.

  1. Micro Needling

Micro needling is a treatment that uses hundreds of tiny needles to make microscopic wounds in your skin. Once your skin has been punctured, your body will naturally heal itself which will get rid of your stretch marks. Depending on your skin’s condition, a series of six treatments every two to four weeks is recommended.

  1. PRP

Similar to the treatments listed above, Platelet Rich Plasma uses your body’s natural healing power to get rid of your stretch marks.  By removing a portion of your blood, PRP is known to help promote healing across the skin and body.

As you can see, there are a variety of different treatments Dr. Jack Bertolino can use to get rid of your stretch marks. To learn more about all of these treatments and to find out what kind is right for you, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today.

 

 

How to Better Bat Those Lashes This Valentine’s Day

LashesMD™With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you are likely thinking of ways to make yourself both look and feel sexier than ever before. As one of the best ways to enhance your natural beauty, thicker and fuller lashes can make you look more beautiful without having to undergo any type of surgical procedure. From mascara to a LashesMD, this article will discuss three options that you have to make your eyes pop. Read on to learn more.

Mascara

Mascara is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to make your eyelashes look visibly longer, fuller, and darker. When choosing mascara for your eyes, consider both your eye color and your hair color. For instance, if you have blue eyes and blonde hair, you may want to consider either using a light brown mascara or even a mascara that is tinted a dark blue color. By matching your eye color and hair color to your eyelashes, you can make them “pop” in a more realistic way.

Eyelash Extensions

One of the most popular trends in eyelashes right now is eyelash extensions. By having either individual lashes or clusters of lashes professionally sewn onto your original lashes, you can get fuller looking lashes in no time without having to put on mascara. However, the downside to eyelash extensions is that you have to get them filled about every 6-8 weeks. Additionally, some patients have complained of their natural lashes falling out with the extensions.

LashesMD

Unlike prescription medications like Latisse, LashesMD gives patients the ability to get clinically proven longer, fuller, and darker lashes without having to have any type of prescription. This unique formula is designed to naturally stimulate the growth of your eyelashes, giving you eyes that pop without having to deal with the constant upkeep of both mascara and extensions.

Accentuate your natural beauty with thicker, fuller eyelashes this Valentine’s Day. To learn more about LashesMD or to schedule an appointment to learn more about this product, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

 

 

The Importance of Probiotics

ProbioticsWith it still being the beginning of the year, hopefully, you haven’t given up yet on your goals to live a healthier life as a healthier you. Although diet and exercise are the two components that will get you on the right track, taking things like probiotics will help regulate your digestive system. But what are probiotics exactly and how can they benefit your health? Read on to learn more.

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are a healthy type of live bacteria and yeast that are said to aid in the health of your digestive system. By balancing the good and bad bacteria in your body, probiotics help to regulate your digestive system and overall digestive health. Specifically, probiotics work to treat patients who suffer from illnesses like:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
  • Antibiotic-related diarrhea

How Can You Get Probiotics?

You’ve likely seen the commercials for yogurt filled with probiotics with actresses like Jamie Lee Curtis claiming that they have helped her feel better than ever before. As the most popular way to get probiotics, yogurt is a great way. However, Dr. Jack Bertolino also offers patients the ability to get these same health benefits but in pill form with a series of pills called the Ultra Flora line. Filled with pure strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis, this patented formula will aid you in getting optimal gut health.

By ridding your body of harmful bacteria and coating your gut with good bacteria, you can live a more comfortable and healthy life. In addition to a strict diet and frequent exercise, taking probiotics (especially if you have an illness like IBS) will help to regulate your digestive system. To learn more about probiotics and how our unique system can help you, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

How to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles in Your 40’s

Silhouette Lift40 may be the new 30, but one thing is for certain, no matter how hard you try, you can’t just wish away your wrinkles. And as soon as you near 40, you will start to notice that your skin is a little less elastic and your lines are more pronounced. Luckily, with a variety of different treatments— both surgical and non-surgical— you can help to look more youthful. Read on to learn more about your options.

  1. Silhouette Lift

If you have been considering getting a facelift but are ambivalent because of the recovery time involved, then you may be interested in learning more about the Silhouette Lift. By using Silhouette Sutures— that have been used in cardiovascular surgeries for years— Dr. Jack Bertolino will be able to tuck excess skin and lift it as well. Requiring no hospitalization, a Silhouette Lift can be done in our office in under an hour’s time.

  1. Botox

If you are looking for an even less invasive procedure to help tighten your face, consider getting Botox injections. Derived from the botulinum toxin, Botox works to temporarily relax the muscles in your face and soften your wrinkles— leaving you with a smooth forehead and no visible appearance of wrinkles around your eyes.

  1. Microdermabrasion

While you’re still in your 40’s and your wrinkles aren’t as deep, consider getting microdermabrasion. By using tiny crystals to puncture your skin, Microdermabrasion will encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin— which means fewer wrinkles for you!

Celebrate your 40’s by looking your best. From getting a Silhouette Lift to Microdermabrasion, these three treatments will enhance your overall appearance. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino, contact our office today!

 

 

 

3 Ways to Get Fuller Brows

LashesMDLong gone are the days of skinny, tweezed eyebrows. If you spent most of the 90’s and early 2000’s with your tweezers in hand and don’t have many eyebrows left, you may consider declaring a state of emergency. But, brow-growers beware, there are three ways that you can get fuller brows in virtually no time at all. From microblading to LashesMD, this article will discuss a few of your options. Read on to learn more.

Microblading

As one of the hottest trends right now in the eyebrow industry, microblading is a process that uses temporary tattoos to help give you the appearance of thicker, fully eyebrows. Lasting an average of 12-18 months, microblading will give you the eyebrows you have always wanted without having to commit to permanent tattoos. After one session patients will notice a remarkable transformation of their eyebrows but will have to get them touched up after a few weeks to help enhance the pigment.

Castor Oil

If you want to try your hand at a more all-natural approach to thicker, fuller eyebrows, consider using castor oil. By stimulating the hair follicle, castor oil works to help you grow back your eyebrows in virtually no time at all. To use castor oil, make sure that your face is clean. Apply a small amount to a cotton swab and gently rub it across your eyebrows and leave it on overnight.

LashesMD

As one of the newest products that Dr. Jack Bertolino offers, LashesMD is a non-prescription medication that is used to help increase the production of both eyebrows and eyelashes. By applying LashesMD to your eyebrows once a day, patients notice thicker eyebrows in just four weeks.

If you are having serious regrets regarding your pre-eyebrow plucking obsession, consider using microblading, castor oil, or LashesMD. To learn more about how you can enhance your eyebrows or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

 

 

Keep Your Eyes Protected: 3 Safety Tips for Latisse

LatisseLatisse is an FDA-approved topical drug that is used to help aid in the production of thicker and more voluminous eyelashes. As the only drug that is clinically proven to help grow your eyelashes, Latisse is popular among women of all ages. If you or a loved one are considering starting to used Latisse to help you get those beautiful lashes you have always desired, make sure that you are using it properly and following the tips listed below. Read on to learn more.

Only Use On the Top
When you think of full lashes, you likely think of lashes that are full both on the top and bottom of the eyelid. And although this is true, Latisse is only approved to be used on the top lashline and should be avoided on the bottom of the lash line because it could cause infection or other eye related issues. To get a more volumized look on your lower lashes, consider using a dark mascara to help accentuate your current lashes.

Use the Disposable Applicator
You may not realize just how dirty things such as an applicator or wand can get and when it is coming close to your eyes, you are going to want to make sure you are using every precaution to keep your eyes clean of dirt and debris. As one of the most important rules for using Latisse, make sure that you only use one of the sterile, disposable applicators given to you with your Latisse purchase— this will help to prevent you against any eye infection.

Start Clean
Another great way to ensure that you protect your eyes from getting any infection is to apply Latisse to a clean face and to make sure that you aren’t wearing contacts. Contact lenses can sometimes attract the Latisse and can spread to your eye which can cause infection. Additionally, if you apply Latisse to a dirty face or a to eyes that have eye makeup on them, then you also risk the spread of dirt and infection.

Make sure that you get the most out of your Latisse by using the above recommendations. To learn more about Latisse or any of our other treatments, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!