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.

Vampire Facelift Buffalo NY

How to Recover After a Vampire Facelift

If you thought that the Twilight series made vampires famous, then you haven’t met the vampire facelift. As one of the most popular treatments that we offer our patients, the vampire facelift can help take years off of your face without you ever having to go under the knife. By using a combination of platelet rich plasma and microneedling, we can help patients treat a variety of skincare concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and scars. To make sure that you get the best results from treatment, however, it’s important that you know exactly how to recover.

Watch the Sun

After you have any sort of skin care procedure or treatments done, you should try to avoid the sun as much as possible— especially after a vampire facelift. Why? Because the sun can irritate your skin and slow down your results. For the first week after you get a vampire facelift, try to avoid any direct contact with the sun. If you do have an event that you have planned outside, make sure that you wear a broad spectrum sunscreen.

Use Gentle Products

Another thing that we encourage patients to do is use gentle skincare products that don’t contain any alcohol. Even though alcohol has cleansing components that can be beneficial, it can also irritate your skin as it’s healing. Instead, try to use gentle skincare products or even products that contain anti aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid.

Wash Your Face and Moisturize

As your skin heals from a vampire facelift, you may notice that it gets really dry and starts to scab off in some places. To help you combat these side effects, make sure that you are using a gentle moisturizing cream and moisturizing cleanser both morning and night. After about seven days, your skin should not only look more youthful and vibrant, but your side effects should wear off as well.

Now that you know how to recover from your vampire facelift, it’s time to schedule your skincare consultation with Dr. Bertolino. Contact us at our Williamsville office and call (716) 633-6100.

Dr. Bertolino Featured on the Slice of Life Radio Show

Dr. Bertolino was recently featured on the Slice of Life Radio Show on ESPN 1520AM. Dr. Bertolino discusses problems and treatmetns to increase sexual welless. Listen below!

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Cellulite Treatment Buffalo, NY

Let’s Talk VASERsmooth

There are many things to embrace about being a woman and then there are other things that feel more like a curse than anything, including cellulite. If you exercise a lot and eat a really lean diet, but you still have cellulite, then you may be wondering what on earth is going on with your body. You may be surprised to learn that cellulite has less to do with how much fat you have and more to do with things like genetics, hormones, and age. For instance, if you are really lean, but you have a family history of cellulite, then you probably will have it too; no matter how much you exercise or diet. Rather than just dealing with your cellulite, we have a procedure that’s designed to help get rid of cellulite so that you can step into summer feeling more confident and sexier than ever.

Let’s Talk VASERsmooth

Here at Dr. Bertolino’s office, we use a cellulite treatment called VASERsmooth which uses high-frequency ultrasound technology combined with a wand which helps to cut fibrous material that causes dimpling in the skin. The combination of these two instruments helps to loosen the fat from the fibrous bands, liquefy it, and then we can suction it out of the body using the VASER micro-cannula.

What Are Results Like?

Depending on the location and the severity of your cellulite, we may recommend more than one session of VASERsmooth, but we will be able to discuss that with you in more detail during your initial consultation. One thing that we tell all of our patients is that although VASERsmooth will help you dramatically get rid of unwanted cellulite with a few treatments, it won’t prevent new cellulite from forming.

Statistics say that as many as 80-90% of women have cellulite on their buttocks or upper thighs. If you are sick and tired of being one of these staggeringly large statistics, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Bertolino today and call us at our Williamsville office at  (716) 633-6100.

Renuva Buffalo NY

Have Cellulite? How Renuva Can Help

No matter how slim you are or how much you workout, you may still have cellulite that makes you feel self-conscious about the skin that you are in. Rather than covering up your dimpled thighs all spring break, let Dr. Jack Bertolino help you fight off your cellulite. But how?

What’s Renuva?

You’ve likely heard of dermal fillers for your face or maybe you’ve even tried them yourself before, but did you know that there are fillers that are for things like cellulite as well? Renuva is a new FDA approved filler that uses cadaver fat which is then injected into your skin to help smooth out cellulite dimples which give you that model worthy skin.

Why Renuva?

The trickiest part about cellulite is that it’s virtually impossible to get rid of. No matter how much weight you lose, or how much you exercise you get, your cellulite likely won’t go away. Renuva can help you almost instantly get rid of your cellulite so that you can fit into a swimsuit and feel more confident than ever before.

What Makes Renuva Unique?

Even though other dermal fillers are really good at helping patients get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, they can’t necessarily be used to help get rid of dimpling skin. Renuva, however, cannot only do what traditional fillers can but it’s also ideal for filling in dimpled skin. Additionally, another unique benefit of Renuva is that it tends to last a little bit longer than other types of dermal fillers.

If you are interested in learning a little bit more about Renuva and how it can help you get smoother skin, then contact us at our Williamsville office and call us at (716) 633-6100.