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.

Acne Treatment Buffalo NY

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.

Radiofrequency to IPL: 3 Things Venus Versa Can Do

Radiofrequency technology isn’t just something that you read about when you open up a science fiction novel. In fact, radiofrequency technology has started to take over a lot of the cosmetic industry. One of the treatments that we are excited to offer is our Venus Versa. The unique thing about the Venus Versa is that it is one system that actually uses three different types of technology to give patients real results. Let’s take a closer look.

Nanofractional Radio Frequency

One of the most popular things that we use the Venus Versa for is for skin resurfacing. Whether you suffer from hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles or scars, skin resurfacing can help to heat up the skin which will, in turn, cause the top few layers to slough off while simultaneously increasing your skin’s natural production of collagen.

MP2 Technology

Another type of radiofrequency technology that the Venus Versa uses is called the multipolar RF? Which uses unique heat waves to heat up the skin and encourage the production of collagen while also getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

IPL

In addition to using radiofrequency technology, we can also use the Venus Versa with the Intense pulse light applicators to help give patients real results. By delivering precise pulses of light into the skin, it can help with:

  • Hair Removal: By targeting melanin in the hair shaft, this IPL treatment can help you get rid of excess, unwanted hair.
  • Photofacial: If you have a lot of pigmentation in the skin, an IPL can help break it up to give you a smoother looking complexion.
  • Acne Treatment: By using blue light with this attachment, we can help destroy acne-causing bacteria on the skin.

Another benefit of the Venus Versa? We are currently running a promotion on it!  Now through September 2nd, you can receive 15% off of all Venus Versa treatments. But hurry in because you won’t want to miss this offer!

Schedule your Venus Versa appointment today and contact Dr. Bertolino at (716) 633-6100.

Skin Care Buffalo NY & Williamsville NY

Why You Don’t Have to Deal With Dull Skin

Everyone wants to have tan and glowy skin in the summer, but because sun tanning dries your skin out and makes it look dull, it can be hard to achieve. So,  how can you get the best of both worlds? Let’s take a closer look at some tips from Dr. Bertolino on how you can get rid of your dull skin this summer.

Get Spray Tans

The sun is basically your worst enemy when you want to have glowing, dewy skin. By drying your skin out, the sun is the number one way for you to lose all of the hydration in your skin. Rather than spending hours out in the sun and exposing yourself to damaging and aging rays, ditch the sun altogether and consider getting a spray tan instead. Spray tans are a better way to bronze your skin without drying it out as badly. To help restore the moisture to your skin after every spray tan session, try applying a thick moisturizing cream.

You Can Exfoliate

Another thing that a lot of people don’t remember to do is to exfoliate. When dead skin builds up, it can lead to this uneven skin tone and that overall dry feeling. However, when you exfoliate either at home with an exfoliating scrub or when you come into our office for microdermabrasion, you can get rid of the top layer of dead, dull, dry skin and reveal healthier, dewier skin in the process.

You Can Come In for a Consultation

Sometimes patients don’t know how to get rid of dull skin because they don’t’ know what it’s caused by. Come into our office for a consultation and Dr. Bertolino will look at your skin, help determine what is causing it to become dull, and then put you on a skin care plan that will give you the best results.

Don’t put up with your dull skin and use these tips. Contact our Williamsville office today to schedule your skin care consultation.

Skin Care Buffalo, NY

Feel the Burn: How to Get Rid of a Sunburn

A little bit of sun can be good for your soul and give you some vitamin D, but too much sun can cause skin cancer, premature signs of aging, and sunburns. Even if you lather up with a broad spectrum sunscreen when you’re outside, you can still end up with a sunburn, so what can you do to get rid of it? Let’s take a closer look.

Don’t Pick At Blisters

If you got a bad sunburn and blisters have started to form, you may want to pick at them but don’t. Picking at blisters could lead to some permanent scarring or even an infection. Just leave them and don’t touch them. If they pop on their own, try cleaning them with a clean cotton pad and some rubbing alcohol.

Take Ibuprofen

Sunburns can be painful; especially when you’re trying to sleep at night. To help ease the pain and discomfort caused by your sunburn, take some ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is excellent at not only getting rid of the pain but swelling as well; make sure to check with your primary care physician beforehand to ensure that it mixes with other medications that you are on.

Avoid the Sun

The sun and sunburns do not mix. Try to stay out of the sun for the next couple of days to avoid making your current sunburn any worse than it already is. If you have to spend time outside because of work or if you’re on vacation, make sure to cover your skin up with some clothing like a long sleeve shirt.

Try Cold Compresses

Similar to how your skin is really warm when you have a fever, your skin will feel similarly when you have a sunburn. Try applying cold, damp compresses to your skin to help take the heat out of it; just don’t leave any ice packs on the skin for too long because it could cause a type of freezer burn.

Keep your skin extra healthy and protected this summer and use these sunburn care tips. To learn more about skin care contact our Williamsville office at  (716) 633-6100.

Why You Should Ditch the Lash Extensions

If you want, longer, thicker, fuller eyelashes in the blink of an eye, then lash extensions may be your go-to. Although lash extensions can give you everything you want, they aren’t necessarily healthy for your eyes. Here at our office, we believe that you can get the lashes of your dreams without the hassle of lash extensions. So how can we convince you to ditch your lash extensions? Read on to learn some more.

They Weaken Your Natural Lashes

Your natural eyelashes weren’t made to hold artificial lashes for an extended period. When your lashes are weighed continuously down by false lashes, it can cause them to become weak and even a little bit brittle. When you use Latisse for Lashes MD, you are doing the opposite of what lash extensions do. Rather than weakening your lashes, you are strengthening them so that they are stringier than ever.

They Can Cause Eye Infections

Although rare, some patients get eye infections from lash extensions. If the eyelash professional doesn’t use sanitary tools or if you are allergic to the glue they use, it can lead to a host of problems including conjunctivitis, styes, or other types of bacterial infections.

One of the best things about Latisse and Lashes MD is that they are both clinically proven to not only be effective but safe as well. And, because you’re the only one using them, you won’t have to worry about transmitting bacteria from someone else’s eyes into your own.

You’ll Save Money

How often do you have to get your lashes filled and how much does it cost every time you have to get them done? Imagine all of the money you could be saving if you didn’t have to pay for lash extensions?

Both Latisse and Lashes MD can’t be purchased over the counter, but you come into our office, Dr. Bertolino can give you a prescription and help you get on the road towards having thicker, fuller, healthier lashes without the hassle of extensions.

To learn more about how you can live extension free, contact our Williamsville office today and call us at  (716) 633-6100.

What Makes Dysport So Unique

If there’s one thing to know about aging it’s that the last thing you want is fine lines and wrinkles. But, with so many injectables out there, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Here at our office, we offer patients a few different types of neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport. But because Botox is the injectable that’s the most talked about, you may not know the first thing about other ones like Dysport.

Dysport Requires More Units

When it comes to Dysport, less is not more. On average, three units of Dysport equals one unit of Botox or Xeomin which is something worth considering. If you have had Botox before, then on average, you will need three times that amount to get similar results with Dysport.

Results Are Faster

One of the things that a lot of patients are excited to hear about Dysport is that it starts to show results a lot sooner than other neuromodulators like Botox. In fact, a lot of people, notice that they see Dysport results two days faster. So, if you have a big event planned or if you can’t wait any longer, then Dysport may be the perfect thing for you.

It Works

The one thing that you really need to know about Dysport is that just like Botox it works. And, it’s excellent at treating the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead. Unlike fillers that are specifically used to treat around the face and mouth, neuromodulators are ideal for the muscles from the nose up. So, if you have crows feet or lines across your forehead from scowling at your kids so many times, then Dysport or Botox can do the trick for you.

Now that you know a few of the basics about Dysport, are you ready to come into our office and get a consultation? If so, contact our Williamsville office at (716) 633-6100.

MicroNeedleing, Williamsville, NY

3 Things to Expect from Microneedling

The last thing that you probably saw yourself doing was sitting in a medial chair in Dr. Bertolino’s office about to have your face punctured with hundreds of tiny needles. Although that sounds a bit frightening, it actually isn’t. In fact, microneedling has become one of the most popular minimally invasive procedures that we offer our patients because it gives them great results without them having to go under the knife. To help you learn a little bit more about this treatment, let’s discuss three things that you can expect from it.

 

Numbing Cream

First things first, Dr. Bertolino doesn’t want you to be in pain or a lot of discomfort. Before we start microneedling, we will numb your skin with a topical anesthetic. Once the anesthetic has sunk in, we will then start the microneedling treatment.

 

Redness

Directly after your microneedling treatment, your skin will be a little bit red and sensitive— this is completely normal. We do encourage patients to take the rest of the day off of work in order for their skin to heal and without having to feel self-conscious about the redness in their skin. Luckily, this should die down shortly so that you won’t have to go into hiding.

 

Real Results

Depending on what we are using microneedling for and how well your skin responds to each session, you can expect to see real results after just one or two treatments. During your initial consultation with Dr. Bertolino, he will be able to give you a better idea of just how many sessions he thinks you will need.

 

Are you ready to learn some more about microneedling? Contact our Williamsville office today and call us at (716) 633-6100.

Skin Resurfacing Services Buffalo, NY

How to Make Your Laser Resurfacing last Longer

Having perfect skin requires a little bit of maintenance and upkeep on your end. If you suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, or if you just don’t like the texture of your skin, Dr. Bertolino may recommend some laser resurfacing. Typically, laser resurfacing works by targeting the top few layers of your skin which in turn encourages the growth of newer, healthier skin in its place. To help you maintain your results, we have a list of a few different things that you can do.

Get Treatments Redone

Even though some ablative laser treatments can give patients noticeable results after just one treatment, most no ablative laser treatments will need to be done a few times. Depending on the type of laser we are using, what we are treating, and how your skin responds to it, will help us give you a better idea of just how any treatments you will need. Typically, after one session,  we will have a better idea.

Wear Sun Protection

Directly after your laser treatment, your skin is going to be more sensitive to sun exposure which means that you should try to stay out of direct sunlight. However, even after your skin has healed, we still encourage patients to avoid direct contact with the sun. If you are going to be spending a lot of time outside, make sure that you wear an SPF and a large brimmed hat; that way you are really getting the protection that you need.

Use Good Skin Care

In addition to getting regular peels, we also encourage patients to use good skin care products. For instance, even though you can’t use products that have retinol in them right before a peel or for a little after, you can use them in between. The combination of laser treatments and good anti-aging skin products will help give you the best results.

Are you ready to treat your skin to a laser treatment? Contact us at our Williamsville office at (716) 633-6100.

How to Get Dewy Skin

When temperatures start to warm up and you start wanting to show off more and more of your skin, the last thing that you want is a dry, dull-looking complexion. In other words, warm weather is best when you have dewy skin, right? But unless you are heading somewhere tropical anytime soon, you may not know how you can get a little bit of glow.

The BB Glow

Here at our office, we offer patients a noninvasive treatment called the BB Glow. This semi-permanent multi-step treatment can give patients, like you, real results without you having to go under the knife. During this treatment, we will apply our BB Glow serum to the skin via a microneedling technique. Microneedling helps with collagen induction while the serum contains a combination of hyaluronic acid, growth factors, and hyaluronic acid.

What Are Results Like?

The best thing about the BB glow is that it gives patients a smoother looking complexion that also has that glow to it as well. If you are the type of person who feels like you could never show your makeup-free skin in public because of how dull it is and how much hyperpigmentation that you have, then the BB Glow may be the perfect solution for you. Plus, the BB Glow gives patients instantly hydrated skin that’s softer and smoother. Also, the BB Glow reduces sun spots, lightens the skin, and neutralizes free radicals which will leave you with smaller pores and fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

How Much Does it Cost?

Here at our office, you can get three treatments for $450 and we will space each treatment a few weeks apart to help give you the best results possible.

The great thing about the BB Glow is that it works on all skin colors and types. If you want to learn more about how you may benefit from this procedure, contact us at our Williamsville office today and call  (716) 633-6100.