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 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.

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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.

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.


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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Gift Giving Alert! Give the Fountain of Youth

Dermal Fillers Buffalo, NYWhen it comes to aging, one of the real complaints that most people have is with their appearance. And although it’s impossible to stop the aging process, it’s definitely possible to slow it down— especially with dermal fillers from Dr. Jack Bertolino. If you have a friend or family member that you just aren’t sure what to gift them with this year, why not give them the fountain of youth? With dermal fillers, you can help to temporarily give them that more youthful complexion they’ve been wanting. Let’s take a closer look at how.

How They Work

Fillers work to add volume to the skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles— which in turn acts as a semi-fountain of youth. There are three main categories of dermal fillers that Dr. Jack Bertolino likes to use: 1) Hyaluronic acid fillers, 2) calcium based fillers, and 3) Poly-L-Lactic acid fillers. Depending on your friend’s area of concern and the type of wrinkles they have, will help Dr. Jack Bertolino decide what filler will be best for them. By strategically placing them in their skin, Dr. Jack Bertolino can help to temporarily give your loved ones a more youthful looking appearance.

Give a Gift Card

Unlike other gifts that you can wrap and place under the Christmas tree, giving the gift of dermal fillers is a bit different. Because every new patient who gets fillers from Der. Jack Bertolino requires a consultation appointment, the best thing that you can do is either come with your friend to our office or give them a gift card to use on their own time.

Nothing will put quite as big of a smile on your loved ones’ face— and get rid of those smile lines in the process— quite like giving them the fountain of youth. If you would like to learn more about how you can gift dermal fillers this season, contact our Williamsville office today!

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How to Get Lips that Will Make Kylie Jenner Jealous

Dermal Fillers Buffalo, NYKylie Jenner stunned her fans a few years ago when she started taking selfies with noticeably larger lips. And although she tried to continually put people off for months by claiming her injections weren’t injections but just lip liner, she finally ended up admitting it on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. So, how exactly did Kylie Jenner get those plump, sexy lips and how can you get a pout that will make her jealous? Read on to learn more.


One thing Kylie finally fessed up to was using temporary lip fillers to enhance her otherwise skinny lips. If you want to add volume and contour to your lips, Dr. Jack Bertolino can use a filler like either Juvederm or Restylane. Composed of a common ingredient called hyaluronic acid, these types of fillers are safe, natural, and effective. By injecting your lips directly with a filler, Dr. Jack Bertolino will be able to mold your lips so that they are the right shape and size that you want.


Implants are not as common as fillers because they are more permanent and require surgery. Similar to breast implants, lip implants are typically made of a saline solution and are inserted under your lips to help add volume to your pout. Once the implant has been placed, your lips will be stitched up, and you will be sent off to recovery.

Add More Makeup

Whether you decide to get fillers or implants, take your lips to the next level and apply a combination of lip liner and lipstick. By accentuating your already full pout, these lip products will take your sexy pout to a whole new level.

To learn more about how you can get a sexier pout or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

How to Get a Tighter Face In 4 Minutes

4 minute faceliftWhen it comes to restoring your youthful complexion back to what it looked like in your teens, twenties, and even thirties, you have several options. As one of the most popular options, a facelift is a surgical procedure that is used to physically lift the skin on your face and tighten it— getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles in the process. And although a facelift gives patients phenomenal results, it’s a relatively invasive surgery that requires a lot of recovery time. If you want the results of a facelift without having to go under the knife, you may want to consider getting a 4-Minute Facelift from Dr. Jack Bertolino. Sound too good to be true? Read on to learn more.

What Is a 4-Minute Facelift

When was the last time you got anything done in 4 minutes? Folding the laundry? That at least takes 10. Loading the dishwasher with kids around? That can last all day. But getting a facelift in 4-minutes? That just sounds impossible. However, as crazy as it sounds, Dr. Jack Bertolino at Smooth Skin Solutions can make this dream a reality. By using the new CooLifting Gun, the 4-minute facial administers CO2 at very cold temperatures to instill hyaluronic acid into the skin. Lasting only 4 minutes, this facial is painless and will give patients real results in just a few treatment sessions.

How Does It Work?

Popular facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made of a natural compound found in our skin: hyaluronic acid. By plumping up the skin and filling in fine lines and wrinkles, hyaluronic acid can transform your skin almost instantly. With the 4-minute facial, hyaluronic acid is administered to your skin by using CO2— filling in your fine lines and wrinkles almost immediately.

Aging is a real beast— especially when it comes to your skin. Luckily, with the 4-minute facial from Dr. Jack Bertolino, you can get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin look more youthful in no time. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Bertolino today.





Ladies and Gentlemen – Consider An Injectable Treatment

Dermal FillersToday, most women know about the benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers. Both types of treatments are popular and trending. But more men are opting for these non-surgical treatments to address fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Injectable treatments are of two types: Dermal fillers, such as Radiesse®, BELOTERO BALANCE® and Perlane®, and neurotoxins, such as Botox® Cosmetic.

  • Dermal Fillers address fine lines and wrinkles, fill out facial features, add volume to the chin and cheek area, and restore a healthier, robust, more youthful appearance to a man’s face. Injectable fillers differ from neurotoxins in that they contain a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance found throughout the body that is a precursor of collagen, the support layer of the skin. Treatments can be completed within 30-minutes and require no downtime. Depending on the product and treatment area, the rejuvenating effects of dermal fillers typically last from four months to a year – then the body will naturally metabolize the filler. To maintain results, periodic repeat injections are advised.
  • Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved, non-surgical procedure for treating wrinkles formed by facial movements in the forehead and between the eyebrows, the “glabellar lines.” Botox uses a neurotoxin (botulinum type A) to temporarily paralyze facial muscles by blocking nerve receptors. Botox injections prevent muscle movement in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and near the corners of the eyes – the areas that cause that tired, stressed, and angry look. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes, and most patients return to normal activities immediately. The effects Botox last three to four months in most patients, at which time repeat injections are needed.

Each type of filler works similarly, but each has unique properties for treating specific concerns, severity, or area of the face. At your initial consultation, we will help you decide the optimum filler treatment to help you achieve and maximize your goals.

So, guys, don’t hesitate to look your best. To learn more about injectables, call to schedule an appointment, today: (716) 633-6100.