Venus Versa™ Buffalo NY

What Is Venus Versa Treatment and What Can It Treat?

Improving the skin’s natural beauty, texture, and tone may seem like a daunting task for those who have a variety of imperfections on the skin. However, with continued technological improvements, patients in the Williamsville, NY area who are unhappy with their skin may want to ask Dr. Jack Bertolino about Venus Versa treatments.

What is Venus Versa?

The Venus Versa is a specialized device that uses today’s amazing technology to help achieve beautiful, healthy looking skin. This device utilizes intense pulsed light, or IPL, to transmit light energy through the skin. The light administered by this device is absorbed to destroy imperfections of the skin without destroying the surrounding healthy tissues. Treatment sessions can achieve a wide range of benefits, and may be used to treat:

  • Poor skin texture and tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles and sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Capillaries

This device has a superior cooling effect that enhances patient comfort, and treatments do not require any downtime or healing necessary. Patients can get back to their day without interruption.

Who is a candidate for Venus Versa treatment?

The best candidates for Venus Versa treatments are adult men and women seeking rejuvenated skin. With this amazing technology, patients find that treatment is affordable, effective, and non-invasive. This treatment is in high demand at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics because of its many benefits. Dr. Jack Bertolino encourages patients to take the time to discuss this treatment with him and his team to determine if it is the best treatment for you! An initial evaluation visit and consultation allows our team to assess a patient’s needs and decide if Venus Versa or other advanced solutions can help. This versatile treatment allows many individuals to address a wide range of skin concerns with just one specific treatment provided.

Book your Venus Versa treatment today!

Patients in the area of Williamsville, NY and surrounding communities are welcome to call Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to discuss the possibilities of improving the skin’s texture and tone with Venus Versa treatments. The practice is located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102 and can be reached by phone at (716) 633-6100.

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Enjoy smoother, hair-free skin with laser hair removal

Many men and women of the Williamsville, NY area have unwanted hair somewhere on their face and body that they are tired of addressing with shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams. Thanks to continued advances in medicine, laser therapies are available to help with hair reduction and removal. Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer laser hair removal for patients interested in smoother, hair-free skin!

What is laser hair removal?

Removing hair from the body used to be time consuming and expensive with waxing and shaving on a regular basis. Instead of dealing with removal every day, patients can reduce and even remove hair on the face and body with laser technology. The laser device used for laser hair removal emits laser light and heat that penetrates below the skin to target the hair follicles in the active growth phase. Over the next few days, these hairs will fall out of the skin and will never regrow in that follicle. When patients have routine treatments done to catch all the hair during the active growth phase, they can permanently and fully remove hair in the treatment area.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Dr. Jack Bertolino ensures that all services in his practice are effective and safe. The laser devices used in our practice for various treatments are cleared by the FDA for use. Our practitioners also have years of combined experience in providing treatments for individuals, ensuring that they are performed correctly and in a safe manner. Patients who are uneasy about this technology are welcome to schedule a consultation to learn more about the devices we use to achieve amazing results!

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Old technology used to mean only patients with light skin and dark hair could see results with laser hair removal. Now, with technological changes and advancements, every patient can experience permanent hair reduction and removal, regardless of their ethnicity.

Enjoy hair-free skin with today’s amazing technology!

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY, patients have access to laser treatments for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes, including hair removal. Patients are welcome to call (716) 633-6100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino at 5839 Main Street, Ste. #102.

Thicken and lengthen eyelashes with Latisse!

Are you interested in having thicker, longer, and fuller eyelashes? Have you tried over-the-counter products that promise to provide results without seeing improvements? Are you interested in ditching the mascara and enjoying naturally beautiful lashes? If this sounds like you, it may be time to learn more about Latisse. Latisse is a prescription-only medication that can be used to improve the eyelashes.

How does Latisse work?

Latisse is formulated with a medication called bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. This medication is FDA-approved for use in increasing lash thickness and fullness. Patients use a mascara-like applicator to apply Latisse to their upper lashes at night before bed. Latisse is applied to the lower lashes naturally from the upper lashes during rest. Over the course of time, patients will notice improvement in their lashes with consistent application.

Latisse is not available over-the-counter. It is a prescription only medication. Visiting the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics on a routine basis is needed to start treatment and to receive refills of Latisse.

How long will the results last?

As long as patients continue to use Latisse, they will be able to maintain the results of treatment. However, as soon as patients discontinue use, the lashes will no longer be as thick and full as they were during treatment. The best way to keep beautiful lashes is to continually use Latisse and get a refill prescription every month.

What other alternatives are available?

At this time, there is no other lash-boosting treatment on the market that is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. This is what makes Latisse in such high demand. Our team of professionals can educate patients on Latisse and provide before and after photos of other patients who have undergone treatment with this medication. During the consultation appointment, patients can also ask any questions they may have about this or other cosmetic services available at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY.

Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics is excited to offer Latisse

Williamsville, NY women interested in thicker, fuller, and longer eyelashes are encouraged to take the time to learn about Latisse. Patients can call (716) 633-6100 and visit Dr. Jack Bertolino at 5839 Main Street, Ste. 102.

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How to Get Stronger, Thicker Eyelashes

It’s safe to say that if you had one type of makeup to wear every day, it would be mascara. By lengthening and filling in your eyelashes, a simple swipe of mascara can transform your entire look. But what if there was a way that you could get thicker, stronger lashes without having to wear quite as much mascara? Let’s take a closer look at a few tips for you to consider.

  1. Latisse

One of the brands that we are pleased to offer here at our office is Latisse. Latisse is a prescription-strength serum that you use to strengthen the lashes to make them longer and thicker in the process. The best thing about Latisse is that all you have to do is apply it to your lashes once a day and then in just a couple of months you will see results.

  1. Give Your Eyes a Break From Mascara

Another thing that you can do is give your eyes a break from mascara. Although you may not want to go to work or an event with naked eyelashes, if you are planning on spending a lot of time at home over the weekend, then give your eyes a break and don’t wear mascara. The more time they have to breathe, the healthier they will be.

  1. Wash Your Eyes Gently

Scrubbing your eye makeup off may be an excellent way for you to get rid of it, but it may also weaken your lashes and make them fall off. When you are taking your makeup off at night, use something gentle like some eye makeup remover on a cotton pad. Or, if you want to, you can also use an eye makeup remover towelette to get rid of it.

Having naturally stronger, thicker eyelashes may make your everyday routine easier because you won’t have to apply quite as much mascara (if any at all). If you want to learn a little bit more about Latisse, contact our Williamsville office today at (716) 633-6100.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.