What is microneedling and what conditions can it improve?

Poor skin texture and tone can be a serious impact on one’s appearance. Aging skin can be dry, dull, and loose, causing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Patients might also deal with poor complexion, acne, rosacea, and a wide range of other skin issues that can be difficult to cover up with cosmetics. Individuals who are looking to rejuvenate their appearance may be advised by Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY that microneedling can help!

What is microneedling?

Dr. Jack Bertolino describes microneedling as a procedure that is performed by a professional at his practice that can stimulate skin cell turnover and the production of collagen. This is achieved by creating tiny micro-punctures in the skin using a device with hundreds of tiny needles. The device causes wounds on the superficial layer of the skin. In doing so, it tells the skin to start healing, stimulating collagen for recovery. With routine microneedling procedures, patients can dramatically enhance the appearance of their skin and achieve better skin texture and tone.

What can microneedling be used for?

In addition to improving the skin’s overall health and appearance, microneedling can also be used for patients who would like to treat conditions such as:

  • Large, open pore size
  • Poor skin texture and tone
  • Skin laxity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Age spots/sun spots
  • Surgical or trauma scars
  • Stretch marks

Who is an idea candidate for microneedling?

The best candidate for this procedure is an adult patient of any ethnicity who wants to enhance their skin’s appearance and improve its health. Patients might not be a good candidate for treatment if they are pregnant, have open wounds, have recently undergone radiation therapy for cancer, or have certain conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. A full evaluation is recommended to find out if a patient is a good fit for this or alternative skin treatments available at our practice.

Call Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today

Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team in Williamsville, NY are here to help patients improve their skin. If you are thinking about undergoing procedures such as microneedling, we welcome you to call our office at (716) 633-6100. We are conveniently located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and accept new patients.

Rejuvenate the skin with IPL therapy at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

The skin is the largest organ on the body, and the most exposed to the elements. This includes the face that can impact one’s overall appearance and make a lasting first impression on others. When the skin’s texture is dull and the complexion is uneven, it can negatively affect one’s look. Additionally, conditions such as age spots and rosacea can cause pigmentation concerns. With the help of a cosmetic dermatologist such as Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, patients might be able to use intense pulsed light therapies, or IPL treatments, to enhance their skin.

What are IPL treatments used to treat?

Many patients choose intense pulsed light treatments because they can address a range of skin conditions with just one service. Some of the more common reasons why a patient might consider IPL therapy is for the treatment of:

  • Flushed, red skin
  • Rosacea
  • Dilated or broken blood vessels
  • Sun spots/age spots
  • Large pores
  • Excessively oily skin

With several treatments spaced weeks apart, many patients can make dramatic improvements in the texture and tone of their skin, as well as overall enhancement. Once patients have achieved their desired results, they can continue to schedule routine IPL treatments to maintain the results and keep the skin clear and beautiful!

Who is a candidate for IPL treatment?

Most patients who are interested in addressing a range of different skin concerns may find that this treatment is beneficial to them. Treatment can be performed on adult patients of all ethnicities to enhance the skin’s natural glow and improve problems that commonly impact the skin’s appearance and health. During a consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team, patients can find solutions that meet their needs, even if IPL is not recommended for them.

Ready to find out more about IPL treatment?

If you are intrigued at the idea of undergoing intense pulsed light treatments, it might be time to work with the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his staff are dedicated to helping individuals in achieving healthier, more beautiful skin with a wide range of skin rejuvenation services. Contact the main office at (716) 633-6100 to request a visit at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102.

What is amnion therapy?

The human body is designed to heal itself when possible. However, there are times when certain steps can be taken to enhance the body’s natural process while ensuring faster healing and recovery. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY are excited to offer additional treatment services to speed the body’s natural healing process with amnion therapy.

What is amnion therapy?

Amnion therapy is a method of harvesting blood from a patient and reinjecting the amniotic mesenchymal cells to speed healing after surgery or as a rejuvenation technique. Many conditions can be addressed with amnion therapy, including scar tissue and joint pain. The injection of concentrated amniotic mesenchymal cells is highly beneficial for many of our patients, and is often a solution to a range of concerns.

What procedures may incorporate amnion therapy?

There are a wide range of conditions that can improved or addressed with the use of amnion therapy. Dr. Jack Bertolino will often use amnion therapy in conjunction with:

  • Hair restoration
  • Microneedling
  • Male sexual rejuvenation
  • Male sexual enhancement
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

Am I a candidate for amnion therapy?

The team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics find that all types of patients may be considered appropriate candidates for integrating amnion therapy into their upcoming appointments. With the help of Dr. Jack Bertolino, patients who are considering certain treatments at our office can consult with their doctor to decide if combining these injections would be beneficial. During the consultation appointment, patients should be open and honest about the conditions they’d like to treat, their current health, and a full medical history to allow our team to evaluate a patient for this or other services at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics.

Is there a treatment for cellulite?

Cellulite affects millions of women. This dimpled skin often appears on the buttocks and thighs and can cause embarrassment for many. Cellulite is visible when wearing a swimsuit or shorts. Williamsville, NY area women who have tried creams, massages, and other products that promise to banish cellulite are often left unhappy with the results—if they even achieve any! This is because cellulite needs to be treated underneath the skin, these tight fiber bands cause the puckering of the skin. By cutting these bands, the skin is smoothed.

What treatment is available to achieve results?

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino offers VASERsmooth for the treatment of cellulite. VASERsmooth works in three ways.

  • First, it cuts the tight fibers that cause cellulite development.
  • Second, it stimulates tissue tightening to firm the area.
  • Third, it promotes new collagen fibers for smoother skin.

Patients are excited to see real results following VASERsmooth treatments, which are minimally invasive and affordable through Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team encourage patients interested in this treatment to connect with his practice for an evaluation and learn more about this service.

Who is a good candidate for VASERsmooth?

Any patient who is struggling with mild to moderate cellulite and wants to find a solution is encouraged to ask about VASERsmooth treatment with Dr. Jack Bertolino. He can evaluate an individual to decide if the results they desire can be achieved using this method. Many of the patients find that this small investment in their body gives them tremendous confidence to wear their favorite clothes without feeling embarrassed by their condition. Regaining that confidence is important in overall happiness and quality of life.

Interested in VASERsmooth?

Dr. Jack Bertolino and his associates at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is excited to provide patients with solutions for cellulite such as the VASERsmooth procedure. If you live in or around the Williamsville, NY area and want to speak to our team about your options for cellulite treatment, we welcome you to call (716) 633-6100 to request your visit. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Jack Bertolino will determine if you are a viable candidate for VASERsmooth treatment.

Why many patients choose fat transfer services for enhancing the buttocks

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, our team of professionals want to ensure patients have access to some of the  most advanced solutions for body contouring. While buttock implants have been used for many years to lift and increase volume in the buttocks, they can become problematic for some patients. Sometimes they may shift with time, resulting in an unusual shape and contour. Their appearance may also be unnatural and cause patients to feel self-conscious about their new shape.

Instead of using buttocks implants, Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics may recommend an alternative solution that ensures a natural-looking, long-lasting option: fat transfer.

How does a fat transfer work?

Also called fat grafting, the fat transfer procedure essentially harvests unwanted fat cells from another part of the body and injects them into another. This procedure is especially desirable when it comes to adding volume and lift to the buttocks. Instead of placing a buttocks implant, Dr. Jack Bertolino will inject the patient’s own fat cells back into their body to achieve the desired contours. There are no risks such as allergic reactions as the cells are provided by the patient themselves.

Who might consider fat transfers?

Dr. Jack Bertolino does not recommend the use of buttocks implants. Patients who come to him considering implants are advised against them, and instead are evaluated to determine if they are a viable candidate for fat transfers. Fat transfers use the patient’s own fat cells from another part of the body and injects them where needed for contours. The patients most suitable for this treatment are those who are looking for a procedure that has a lower risk of infection, creates a natural appearance, and eliminates the chance of an allergic reaction or rejection.

Consider fat transfer vs. buttocks implants

If you want a long-lasting, natural-looking boost to your buttocks and want to avoid implants (that may shift and have an unnatural appearance),  Dr. Jack Bertolino encourages you to book an appointment at his practice to learn more about fat transfer services. His facility is located in Suite #102 at 5839 Main Street and accepts new patients in the Williamsville, NY area. Call (716) 633-6100 to request a consultation visit at the office and discuss your options for body contouring.

Learn about anti-aging treatment called Coolifting

It is not uncommon for Dr. Jack Bertolino to see patients in his practice who are seeking antiaging treatments. After the age of thirty, our skin begins to lose collagen and elastin. This results in skin laxity that causes the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. At this point, many men and women want to learn what is available to help in treating these issues effectively. Thanks to continued advances in dermatology and skincare, we now have a wide range of solutions to choose from to improve skin health and appearance, including the Coolifting treatment.

What is Coolifting?

The team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics describe Coolifting as a revolutionary treatment used to reduce the signs of aging. Also known as the beauty gun, Coolifting allows patients to enjoy a noninvasive facial procedure that offers many benefits, including:

  • Skin tightening
  • Lifting and plumping of the skin
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved hydration and oxygenation
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Glowing, radiant skin

The Coolifting procedure uses a mixture of botanicals, carbon dioxide, and hyaluronic acid cooled to a low temperature and applied to the skin using a gun-like device. This combination of ingredients gives the skin a tighter, firmer texture and stimulates the natural collagen production process. This ensures a dramatic improvement in the skin without patients requiring extensive downtime or recovery as is needed with plastic surgery procedures.

How long does a Coolifting treatment take?

Most treatments performed at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics take less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect procedure to be completed during one’s lunch hour. Patients can have the treatment performed in our office and then return to their normal activities immediately after.

How long does it take to see results?

Changes will become noticeable approximately 12 hours after the procedure, and the results can last many months before another treatment should be performed to maintain results and slow the overall signs of aging.

Interested in undergoing Coolifting treatment?

Contact Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to discuss the advantages of the Coolifting treatment. The office is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102, and can be reached at (716) 633-6100.

What is a vampire facial?

Do you want to see a more youthful appearance when you look into the mirror? Does the idea of undergoing plastic surgery seem excessive and expensive? Are you interested in harnessing your body’s own healing process to turn back time? Williamsville, NY area patients who are interested in rejuvenation of the face and skin will want to ask Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics about the benefits of undergoing the vampire facial.

What is the vampire facial and what is the goal?

Dr. Jack Bertolino describes the vampire facial as a way of reinjecting platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, back into the patient’s body through injections. Before the procedure is performed, a blood draw is performed. The samples of blood from the patient are placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood sample and separates out the PRP. Then, this plasma is reinjected into the patient’s face to promote healing and stimulate natural collagen growth. The result? A more youthful appearance!

The goal of the vampire facial is to address aesthetic appearance of the face, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in a more natural method. It is another alternative to cosmetic injectables such as Botox, dermal fillers, and collagen stimulators. However, it can be used in conjunction with cosmetic injectables for an even more dramatic result.

Who is a candidate for the vampire facial?

To determine if a patient is a good fit for the vampire facial, Dr. Jack Bertolino encourages patients to take the time to speak to him during an initial evaluation and consultation visit. During this time, the patient is examined to decide if they are a good fit for this or other aesthetic treatments available at the office.

Call Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today!

Dr. Jack Bertolino and his professionals helping him in his Williamsville, NY area practice strongly encourage patients to think about the various cosmetic treatments that are available today for improving the skin’s health and wellness. If you live in the area and want to work with the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to discuss the vampire facial treatment, call the office at (716) 633-6100. The office is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and accepts new patients.

How do fat transfers work?

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we offer a wide selection of treatments that can be used to achieve better skin and improved body contours. Our team of professionals consult with patients to understand their goals and then offer solutions to help them achieve them. Patients who are interested in contouring certain areas of the body without invasive plastic surgery may instead want to ask our team about fat transfers.

How to achieve a better buttocks with fat transfers

While gluteal implants and the “Brazilian butt lift” are common contenders for improving body contours, these do require significant downtime and may increase a patient’s risk of developing infection. These procedures are also pricey. Instead, many patients love the idea of adding curves and volume to the buttocks area in another way with fat transfers. Fat transfers involve two parts—first, fat is removed from another area of the body where excess is available, and then the fat is injected into specific areas of the buttocks to achieve the final result. Because the patient is using their own fat, there is no risk or concern of allergic reactions or rejection. Patients also have a much shorter recovery time with fat transfers versus surgical interventions that may be used.

What are the advantages of fat transfer for buttocks augmentation?

There are several reasons why patients may choose to have buttocks augmentation performed. Some of the benefits of this treatment include:

  • Less chance of rejection to the patient’s own fat cells
  • Natural-looking changes that don’t appear as having “work done”
  • Improvement in another area of the body with fat removal
  • Less invasive experience which means reduced recovery and downtime
  • More affordable option when compared to surgical alternatives
  • Less risks to the patient by choosing a non-surgical approach
  • Less bruising, numbness, and swelling than surgery
  • Faster return to work and other normal daily activities
  • Long-lasting results that ensure improved contours

Call Dr. Jack Bertolino today

Williamsville, NY area patients who are interested in fat transfers are welcome to discuss their needs with our team. We are conveniently located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and can be reached by phone at (716) 633-6100.

Treatments for excessive sweating

Many people in the area of Williamsville, NY who deal with excessive sweating, or “hyperhidrosis,” may not realize that it is a medical condition that can be treated with multiple solutions. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his associates are excited to educate patients on their options to keep them from dealing with perspiration that can be damaging to clothes—and self-esteem! This embarrassing condition can be treated using several different modalities at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics.

Understanding hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that can be extremely embarrassing for patients. While it is perfectly normal to sweat in high temperatures and during exercise, other patients may deal with sweating regardless of what they are doing and how warm it is. This sweating affects 2-3% of the general population and can occur:

  • In the underarms
  • On the palms
  • On the soles of the feet

What can be done about hyperhidrosis?

Patients who struggle with hyperhidrosis on a regular basis are often curious to learn about the treatment options available to them. Below are just a few of the more common treatments used at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics may suggest for individuals in the practice:

  • Topical products. There are many over-the-counter and prescription strength antiperspirants that are available to patients to choose from to reduce sweating. Many of these work for patients with mild hyperhidrosis and are used each day to control perspiration.
  • Injections. Some patients choose to use Botox or Dysport injections. These neuromodulators can significantly reduce sweating under the arms for several months before reinjection is needed. This treatment needs to be done regularly to maintain results.
  • Vaser treatment. We also offer a permanent solution to hyperhidrosis with Vaser treatment. The sweat glands are destroyed and then liposuctioned out. Minimal pain is experienced and some patients choose to have oral sedation during their procedure.

Are you troubled with excessive sweating?

Dr. Jack Bertolino and the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics of Williamsville, NY encourages patients who struggle with this condition to speak to him about effective treatment options. With the care of our team, most patients find relief from hyperhidrosis and enjoy a carefree lifestyle once again! If you deal with excessive sweating, contact our team by calling (716) 633-6100 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 5839 Main Street, Ste. #102.

Addressing cellulite with today’s technologically advanced solutions

Many women who have it are embarrassed at the texture and appearance of the skin on the thighs and buttocks. This condition is noticeable due to the dimpling and “cottage cheese” appearance that develops on the skin. Cellulite is not related to being obese and can develop on patients of all weights and builds. Cellulite is actually caused by tight fibrous bands that cause the fat cells to pucker through, resulting in the dimpling appearance many women have learned to hate! Thanks to continued advances in medical aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team in Williamsville, NY can ensure dramatic improvements with the use of VASERsmooth treatment.

What is VASERsmooth?

Cellulite is a condition that requires treatment right at the source. The fibrous tissues that are pulling tight and allowing the fat cells to become visible on the skin needs to be addressed to reduce the puckered appearance. In order to do so, a special device known as VASERsmooth can use lasers to break down these tight tissues and smooth the skin. It works right at the source to provide reliable and noticeable improvements in the skin’s texture, breaking down the cellulite that keeps women from spending time at the beach in their swimsuits!

Why choose VASERsmooth?

VASERsmooth is an FDA-cleared device that is proven to reduce the look of cellulite by treating the fibrous bands that contribute to the appearance. VASERsmooth is completely safe and effective when administered by an experienced doctor, and continues to be the first line of defense against cellulite in adult women. Treatment is comfortable and does not require invasive surgeries, allowing women to recovery quickly without any downtime. And the results speak for themselves!

Call Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today to learn more about VASERsmooth

Stop wasting money on over-the-counter creams, lotions, and massage products that promise a reduction in cellulite, and work with a professional who has the tools and experience to offer real results! Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY is committed to providing options for medical and cosmetic concerns, and is conveniently located in Suite 102 at 5839 Main Street.