How dermal fillers can reverse the signs of aging

The team of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics serve patients in the area of Williamsville, NY to provide a wide selection of cosmetic treatments for the skin and body. Additionally, they provide a range of minimally invasive products that are designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with the early signs of aging. Dermal fillers are a popular choice for patients who are not  proper candidates for plastic surgery but want to smooth away unsightly lines and wrinkles that contribute to an aged appearance. These injectables continue to be a wonderful option for both men and women with skin laxity. 

What is a dermal filler? 

Our doctors describe dermal fillers as gel injectables that directly fill wrinkles and folds of the face that make patients look older than they truly feel. These fillers are often formulated with an ingredient called HA, or hyaluronic acid. This element attracts water molecules in the skin, adding volume directly where it is needed. In doing this, the skin is smoothed and many lines are erased. 

How long do dermal fillers last? 

Many patients find that their dermal fillers will last several months before they need to return to the practice for reinjection. This allows them to delay the need for invasive plastic surgery, which isn’t always recommended for patients with mild signs of aging. Dermal fillers are a wonderful alternative that can offer patients a way to look younger, longer, without the need for surgical interventions that can leave behind scarring and become incredibly expensive. 

What fillers are available? 

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we are proud to offer the following hyaluronic acid fillers: 

  •         Restylane (Silk and Lyft)
  •         Belotero
  •         Juvederm

We also provide poly-L-lactic acid fillers such as Sculptra, and calcium-based fillers such as Radiesse. 

Call Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to learn more about dermal fillers 

Williamsville, NY area patients who are interested in turning back the hands of time and reversing the early signs of aging on the face are encouraged to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. The office is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and accepts new and established patients who call for an appointment at (716) 633-6100.

What are photofacials?

Dr. Jack Bertolino of the Williamsville, NY area is a dermatologist in the community who serves patients in his practice, Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. He understands that everyone’s skin is different and requires different care based on their unique situations. When patients want to improve their facial skin’s overall texture and tone, while treating sun-damaged skin and improving its appearance, he may recommend a treatment known as a photofacial.

Understanding the photofacial

With the assistance of our team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, patients can treat damaged, red skin with photofacials. Photofacials are facial treatments that are administered by providing intense pulsed light, or IPL, that penetrates deep into the skin. In doing so, it provides thermal energy that can stimulate the production of new collagen. Age spots (or sun spots) are gradually faded, and the skin will appear invigorated and refreshed. Several treatments are needed to achieve optimum results, but the dramatic improvements are easy to see!

What can photofacials treat?

There are many conditions that can be treated with IPL photofacials, including: 

  •         Large pore size
  •         Sun-damaged skin
  •         Poor skin texture and tone
  •         Fine lines and wrinkles
  •         Facial redness (including rosacea)
  •         Hyperpigmentation
  •         Freckles
  •         Dull skin complexion and appearance

How long do photofacial treatments last?

Most patients who are having the facial skin treated with photofacials will find that IPL photofacial treatments last less than an hour. Patients are advised to start with a few photofacial sessions spaced about three weeks apart to see how the skin reacts to the treatments and determine if the results patients want to achieve occur. More or less may be recommended depending on the severity of the conditions patients would like to address.

Am I a candidate for photofacials?

Patients who want to improv the skin’s overall appearance while addressing problems such as redness, pigmentation, and aging skin may be considered a viable candidate for this or other skin treatments available at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics.

Ready to find out if photofacials are right for you?

Connect with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to discuss your needs and find out if you are a good candidate for IPL photofacials at his facility. Call (716) 633-6100 to request an appointment at our facility, located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102.

Six benefits of microdermabrasion

Does your skin appear dull? Is your complexion uneven? Are you looking or a spa-like treatment that can improve the texture, tone, and overall quality of your facial skin? At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team can assist with treatments such as microdermabrasion.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is best described as a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for the facial skin used to improve overall appearance and health by exfoliating the top layer of the skin, known as the outer epidermal layer. This layer of skin often holds dead skin cells, which emphasize the effects of aging and sun damage. By removing these dead skin cells with a specialized device that uses tiny crystals to manually cleanse the skin, patients can reveal beautiful skin from underneath that is clear and clean.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

There are several advantages that microdermabrasion provides for patients who are interested in high-quality skin treatments. 

  •         Is a non-invasive treatment
  •         Does not require downtime or recovery
  •         Is safe for all skin types and skin tones
  •         Reduces the appearance of aging skin and sun damage
  •         Improves the skin’s overall texture and tone
  •         Is performed quickly and affordably at a dermatology practice

What can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is used on the skin for a variety of reasons. Many patients will choose to undergo microdermabrasion if they have multiple issues they would like to improve with the help of our dermatological team. Dr. Jack Bertolino finds that patients with the following skin concerns may benefit from microdermabrasion treatments: 

  •         Acne scarring
  •         Hyperpigmentation
  •         Large pore
  •         Aging skin
  •         Sun-damaged skin
  •         Poor skin complexion

How many treatments do I need?

When patients book their consultation appointment with our team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino will be able to provide an estimate regarding the number of treatment sessions patients will benefit from to achieve their aesthetic skincare goals. In most cases, patients will benefit from anywhere between six to 10 sessions booked a few weeks apart to achieve the optimal results.

Are you looking for a safe and effective exfoliation treatment in the Williamsville, NY area?

Contact Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to schedule an appointment at his office today. The practice is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and accepts new and established patients who call at (716) 633-6100 to request a visit.

Acne treatments available with Dr. Jack Bertolino

At Smooth Solutions, patients in the area of Williamsville, NY who struggle with acne have options available to them. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team are committed to ensuring individuals have solutions that work, especially when over-the-counter products and home therapies have failed to provide the results patients want. While some patients with mild acne concerns can find relief with over-the-counter medications, many patients with moderate to severe cases need a helping hand. With professional-grade treatments, men, women, and even teenagers can see a dramatic difference in their skin within a much shorter period of time.

What methods might Dr. Jack Bertolino employ for clearing the skin?

There are a few different approaches that our doctor may take when it comes to eradicating acne. Below are just a couple of the treatments that might be utilized:

  • Omnilux Blue LED Light Treatments
  • Dermworx Professional skincare products
  • ClearCONCEPT treatment process
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion treatments
  • Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma)
  • Pearl laser (for scarring)
  • Minocycline antibiotic prescription

Which method of treatment is best for me?

Dr. Jack Bertolino understands that choosing a skincare product for acne can be overwhelming and confusing. Which ingredients should the product have? What percentage or strength should work for your acne type? How long does it take to clear up acne? Patients have many questions for our team, and our doctor can help answer them! With a thorough evaluation and a proper diagnosis of the current condition, Dr. Jack Bertolino can then work with individuals in helping them choose a treatment, or a variety of treatments, that will clear the skin. After the inflammation and active acne has been addressed, then further treatments might be considered for smoothing the skin and erasing any acne scarring that may exist afterwards.

Call Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today!

If you have been struggling with acne and are looking for a solution that works, it might be time to work with an experienced dermatologist with years of experience improving skin. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team in Williamsville, NY are dedicated to ensuring patients have access to quality products and solutions that help them look and feel their best. Call (716) 633-6100 to request an appointment at our facility at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102.

What are chemical peels and what can they achieve?

Patients of the Williamsville, NY area who are dealing with tired, dull, and discolored facial skin may be seeking ways to rejuvenate their appearance. If you are seeking younger, healthier-looking skin, Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics may suggest the benefits of chemical peels.

What is a chemical peel?

Many patients hear “chemical peel” and think of a painful and maybe harmful procedure. However, chemical peels have been safely used for decades in achieving healthier skin cells by exfoliating away old, dead skin cells and stimulating the replacement of new skin cells. This not only clears away dull skin, but also allows the body to create new collagen that plumps and volumizes the skin. This can also smooth away fine lines and wrinkles that contribute to an aged appearance.

What happens during the process of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are done right in our office under the care and expertise of our doctor. A special blend of chemical agents are hand-selected by our provider to give the patient the correct strength and boost they need based on their unique skin conditions. More superficial chemical peels apply chemicals onto the skin and leave them for the remainder of the day, while others require the chemical peels to be removed after just a few minutes as the ingredients are activated. Superficial chemical peels are more comfortable, but take several treatments to provide the same results as a more aggressive, deeper peel may. During a consultation appointment, our doctor will consult with a patient to determine the best type of peel for their needs, and explain any downtime or recovery expectations.

Discuss chemical peels and other skin treatments available with our team

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with several imperfections on the facial skin. If you are concerned about which treatment is right for you, schedule your initial evaluation and consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino and discuss your choices. Our team understands the importance of services that work, and we design treatments based on one’s unique needs. Call (716) 633-6100 to request a visit at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 in Williamsville, NY.

What cellulite treatment is effective?

Approximately 85% of adult women deal with a condition known as cellulite. Cellulite refers to the dimpling appearance of the buttocks and thighs that can make women feel self-conscious when wearing a bathing suit or sporting short skirts. Over the years, there have been many treatments that have been said to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, but none of these work. This is because patients need a treatment that gets rid of the problem at the source—underneath the skin. With this in mind, the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics recommends treatments with a device called VASERsmooth.

How does cellulite develop?

To first fully understand how VASERsmooth works, patients need to have a better understanding of how cellulite itself develops. The dimpled appearance known as cellulite occurs due to tight, fibrous bands in the skin that cause pockets of fat to push between and cause the formation of cellulite. Topical creams and massages cannot address these bands properly, which results in treatments that never work. But VASERsmooth works differently.

How VASERsmooth provides effective cellulite treatment

With VASERsmooth, a long device is inserted beneath the skin and used to break up the tight fibrous bands that cause cellulite to be apparent. At the same time, the lasers stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which smooths the skin and ensures the skin in the treated area appears more youthful. VASERsmooth is one of the very few treatments that can effectively, and safely, treat cellulite.

Who is a candidate for VASERsmooth?

Most women with cellulite are considered appropriate candidates for VASERsmooth treatment. To ensure candidacy, Dr. Jack Bertolino recommends patients book a consultation visit at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to have a thorough evaluation performed prior to booking a VASERsmooth treatment session.

Call Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics today to learn about VASERsmooth

If you reside in the area of Williamsville, NY and want to find out if you are a good fit for VASERsmooth cellulite treatment, contact our facility today by calling (716) 633-6100. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team are conveniently located at 5839 Main Street, Ste. #102 and accept new and established patients for medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions.

Skin resurfacing with the Cutera Pearl device

Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY sees patients regularly who want to improve their skin’s appearance, health, and overall glow. Many of these individuals may be viable candidates for a treatment known as skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing is a simple way to rejuvenate the skin and help with a variety of common concerns including dull, tired, or aging skin. This treatment is performed in our office with a device called the Cutera Pearl.

What is the Cutera Pearl?

The Cutera Pearl is a specialized laser device that has been approved by the FDA for use in addressing a variety of issues safely and effectively. Many patients use this treatment to address:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Hyperpigmentation spots on the skin
  • Sun-damaged skin

During an initial evaluation with Dr. Jack Bertolino, patients can speak to him about their unique needs. We encourage patients to work with our team to help renew their look, helping their skin glow! Laser treatments for the skin are a revolutionary option for addressing dull skin that has been affected by the environment. Many patients will find that the treatment not only improves the appearance of the skin, but works deep down below to remodel and repair the skin with the body’s natural processes.

How many treatments do I need?

While most of our patients see improvement in their skin after a single treatment session at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, the best results are seen when patients have services done regularly until they achieve the changes they desire. Patients may also complete treatments routinely to maintain the results achieved during the first batch of in-office treatments.

Find out if the Cutera Pearl device for skin resurfacing is right for you!

Dr. Jack Bertolino and his dedicated staff at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is available to help patients achieve the skin they desire with today’s amazing technology. If you are interested in enhancing your skin’s appearance and health, schedule a consultation visit with us by calling (716) 633-6100. Our facility is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 in Williamsville, NY.

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.