Skin Care Buffalo, NY

How to Make Healthy Skin Your New Normal During the Winter

If there’s one thing that we are known for in Western New York it’s our nasty snowstorms. Even though snow may be pretty to look at, it can dry out your skin and make it feel rough in texture. To help you get a smoother more moisturized complexion during these harsh winter months, Dr. Bertolino has created a list of things for you to focus on.

Exfoliating

Both exfoliating at home and in our office are two things that Dr. Bertolino recommends. Every time you exfoliate properly, you help to get rid of dry, chapped skin which helps to encourage the growth of healthier skin in its place. Even though weekly at-home exfoliating scrubs can get rid of a little bit of dry skin, you may also want to consider microdermabrasion as an option. Microdermabrasion is a tool that uses crystals to exfoliate the skin; leaving you with smoother, healthier skin in the process.

Moisturizing

After you have properly exfoliated your skin, it’s time to moisturize. When choosing a moisturizing cream for cold months like January, make sure that you use a moisturizing cream that is thick in texture; that way you know that your skin is really getting the moisture that it needs. If you feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your moisturizer, then we may recommend microneedling. Microneedling is not just collagen induction therapy, but it is also a treatment that helps your skin retain skin products as well.

Protectant

You may forget about sunscreen when there’s so much snow outside that you can swim in it, but it’s just as important to wear sunscreen in the winter as it is in the summer. Why? You are equally as prone to getting sun damage.

Having rough, dry skin during these cold winter months is normal, but it doesn’t have to be your normal. Find a new normal and use the tips listed in this article. To learn more, contact us at our Williamsville office and call us at (716) 633-6100.

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Giving the Gift of His & Her Sexual Wellness for the Holidays

Gift giving can either be fun or stressful. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give to your significant other, why not make it something that you can both enjoy? Here at our office, we offer patients a few different ways to help both males and females embrace and enjoy their sexual wellness a little bit more during the holidays. Let’s take a closer look at some options for the man or woman in your life.

For Her

If you are looking for a way to help your wife or girlfriend heighten their sexual sensations, then we have two different services for her to choose from ThermiVa and the O-Shot.

ThermiVa: Typically, when you think of collagen you probably associate it with the collagen in your skin. However. You have collagen throughout your body; including in your vaginal tissues.

As you age, your body starts to lose collagen which can result in pain during intercourse and decreased orgasm. With ThermiVa, we use radiofrequency technology to heat your vaginal tissues to help improve sexual satisfaction and comfort.

O-Shot– Plasma is a protein that is found in your blood, and it can be used for a variety of different procedures including vaginal rejuvenation. By injecting plasma into the vaginal walls, the O-Shot works to stimulate the growth of new tissues in the vagina which helps females reach a heightened sense of sexual gratification.

For Him

Acoustic Shock Wave Therapy. Even though pharmaceuticals have been used in the past for erectile dysfunction disorder, they don’t treat the problem. With acoustic shock wave therapy, it creates new vessels which help to solve erectile function from the inside.

P-shot

Similar to the O-Shot, the P-Shot uses platelet-rich plasma to help stimulate a man’s sexual satisfaction. When injected into the penis, PRP helps to stimulate the growth of new tissue and blood vessels in the penis which helps with erections, sexual stimulation, and sensitivity. 

If you want to give your significant other a gift that you can both enjoy, consider one of these treatments from Dr. Bertolino. To learn more, contact our Williamsville office today and call us at

(716) 633·6100.

3 Things to Ask Santa For This Year

Are you in the process of making your list and checking it twice? If you want to make sure that you get exactly what you want for Christmas, then we have a few suggestions for you. Based on some skin care concerns, Dr. Jack Bertolino has created a list of a few different procedures that you may want to ask for for Christmas.

Acne Scars

If you thought that you’d be done with your acne in your teens but you still have acne scars in your adult years, then Dr. Bertolino may recommend a treatment like microneedling. Microneedling is ideal at treating a variety of skin care issues including acne scars. By targeting the top few layers of your skin, microneedling encourages the natural production of newer, healthier skin in its place; leaving you with fewer signs of acne scars in the process.

Cellulite

If you loathe your cellulite, then you’re not alone. Cellulite is one of those genetic things that even the fittest of people can get; making it that much more frustrating. To help treat your cellulite, Dr. Bertolino may recommend a treatment called Vaser Smooth which works to actually break up the dimpling to leave you with smoother skin.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Depending on the severity of your fine lines and wrinkles and where they are located, you may want to ask Mr. Clause for either dermal fillers or Botox. Botox is typically used around the eyes and across the forehead whereas fillers are used around the nose and mouth.

Before you land on one of these procedures, Dr. Bertolino will want you to come in to our office for a consultation. During your consultation, he will be able to determine which procedure is going to give you the best results. Are you ready to learn more? Schedule your consultation today and call us at our Williamsville office at (716) 633-6100.

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Can Your Thanksgiving Feast Give You Healthier Skin?

Having healthy skin starts with doing small things like washing your face twice a day, wearing a sunscreen on a daily basis, coming in to see Dr. Jack Bertolino for regular treatments, and watching what you eat. To help you make wise food choices this Thanksgiving, Dr. Bertolino has created a list of foods that are good for your skin.

Pumpkin

If there’s one staple (other than Turkey) that’s on everyone’s table during Thanksgiving, it’s pumpkin. Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene which eventually converts itself to Vitamin A which is good for preventing fine lines and wrinkles. And one of the great things about pumpkin is that you can either eat it as a savory side dish with some butter and salt, or you can eat it as a pumpkin pie dessert.

Sweet Potato

Just in case, you didn’t realize how good Vitamin A was for your skin by reading the pumpkin section, then let’s talk about sweet potato. Sweet potato is also full of Vitamin A; in fact, one serving of sweet potato contains 200% of your daily Vitamin A intake. And when you have enough Vitamin A in your diet it helps encourage the growth of healthier skin.

Kale

It’s no secret that kale is good for your body but did you know that it’s good for your skin as well? Kale is full of antioxidants which help with skin cell turnover; leaving you with smoother, younger, healthier looking skin in the process. Rather than serving up a traditional green salad on Thanksgiving, try a kale salad instead.

If you are what you eat then you may as well eat some vitamin-rich food this Thanksgiving. If you are interested in learning more about other ways that you can take care of your skin, contact Dr. Bertolino at our Williamsville office and call us today at (716) 633-6100.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.