Three ways to rejuvenate the face

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we see many adult men and women who want to rejuvenate their facial skin. The skin is the largest organ on the body and is the most exposed to the elements, making it difficult to keep beautiful, clean, and healthy. When patients are ready to enhance their appearance by considering dermatological methods for skin rejuvenation, our team may suggest one of three common solutions:

  • Microneedling – microneedling is a specialized treatment during which the skin is pricked with a device that administers hundreds of small needles that puncture the upper layer of the skin. These pin pricks will stimulate the skin’s natural healing process with increased production of collagen and elastin. Most patients will find that they notice results after one treatment, though many patients have microneedling sessions done regularly to achieve optimum improvements.
  • Cosmetic injectables – another option for patients to consider is that of cosmetic injectables. Cosmetic injectables are used in addressing the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Injectables may include Botox, a neuromodulator that is injected into facial muscles and reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or dermal fillers, which are gels made with hyaluronic acid. HA plumps the skin by adding volume, resulting in smooth skin when injected directly into the wrinkles and folds of the face. These cosmetic injectables can also be combined for a more dramatic enhancement.
  • Laser and light therapies – laser light is used in many areas of medicine, and is also utilized by doctor to improve the skin’s overall appearance. Laser energy penetrates deep into the layers of the skin to revitalize it. Treatments can be as mild or aggressive as patients prefer, and can be done quickly and easily in our dermatology practice as an outpatient procedure.

Schedule your visit today

At Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY, Dr. Jack Bertolino provides his patients with solutions for enhancing the skin’s appearance, including overall texture and tone. If you are interested in skin rejuvenation services, we welcome you to book an appointment by calling (716) 633-6100 and visiting our practice in Suite 102 at 5839 Main Street.

Achieve a facelift without plastic surgery using the Silhouette Instalift treatment

As we age, our skin begins to lose its firmness and youthful appearance. Skin laxity occurs and contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This can add to the look of aging skin and can cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance. For those who are looking to restore their youth, many consider plastic surgery. However, a facelift is not the only option for these individuals. Instead, the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics provides a non-invasive option called the Silhouette Instalift.

Understanding the Silhouette Instalift procedure

Instead of cutting into the skin and increasing one’s risk of infection and scarring, the Silhouette Instalift offers an alternative method for achieving a youthful look. With the use of specialized threads that are inserted to provide lift and hold, patients can reduce the appearance of loose jowls and nasolabial folds. These specialized, bidirectional thread lifts are dissolvable and can last for up to three years. In addition to dissolving and not requiring removal, these threads can stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen to restore volume to the facial areas and fill facial hallows. The threads and cones used to aid in lifting the skin are FDA approved and have provided reliable, natural-looking results for many of our patients.

What are the benefits of the Silhouette Instalift treatment?

There are several advantages for patients to consider when thinking about the Silhouette Instalift procedure:

  • Treatment does not require cutting into the facial area
  • Treatment is minimally invasive and discomfort is well-tolerated by our patients
  • Patients do not need to schedule extensive downtime
  • Patients can reduce the risk of infection by avoiding surgical interventions
  • Threads are dissolvable after several years, offering long-term results

Request an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino today

Williamsville, NY area patients who are interested in a facelift but want to avoid the invasive plastic surgery are welcome to speak to the team of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics. Our providers are here to ensure patients have solution for their skin, hair, nails and body that improve their appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his providers can be reached by calling (716) 633-6100 and are available at 5839 Main Street in Suite #102.

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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Skincare Treatments to do in Your 20’s

Skin Care Services Williamsville, NYWhen it comes to things like Botox and chemical peels, you may think that they are only to be done in your 50’s and 60’s— or at least when you start getting more fine lines and wrinkles. However, one thing that Jack Bertolino insists on is that it’s never too early to start practicing good skin care habits. If you are in your 20’s and want to have the youthful skin for even longer, then consider getting some of these treatments done. Read on to learn more.

Chemical Peels

You may think that chemical peels are only done when you’ve hit your midlife and are in crisis mode— however, that’s simply not the case. In fact, we encourage many of our patients who are in their twenties to get a chemical peel because they help to get rid of things like acne, acne scars, freckles, and yes, fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox

Botox is popular amongst women of all ages— as long as they are over the age of 18— and can be used as a preventative treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Although there isn’t much scientific evidence to back up the fact that Botox is preventative, it certainly doesn’t hurt to start getting some injections around your forehead and eyes.

Dermal Fillers

If you have always wanted a sexier, fuller pout, then you may want to consider getting some dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane. Although these fillers can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, they are equally as good at adding volume to lips and cheeks— giving you a more contoured looking appearance.

Taking good care of your skin in your twenties is just as important— and fun— as it is in your fifties. If you would like to consider getting a chemical peel, Botox, or dermal fillers, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today and schedule a consultation appointment!

Contour No More: The Art of the

Contouring is extremely popular in the makeup industry right now. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian embracing the contour wave, you have probably gone to the makeup counter to pick up more than your fair share of makeup you can contour with. However, did you know that there is a surgery out there that can help with contouring as well? With the Silhouette Instalift, you can get that contoured look you have always wanted without having to spend your savings on makeup. Read on to learn more.

Adds Contour

If you have started to lose elasticity in your skin due to sun damage or old age, then you know how hard it can be to get that perfectly contoured look. However, with the Silhouette Instalift, we will use Silhouette Instalift sutures to lift and tighten the skin around your cheek bones and the mid portion of your face to give you that more contoured appearance.

Non-Invasive

Even though surgical procedures like a facelift give patients extreme results, they are considered to be an invasive surgery meaning that it requires general anesthesia and a whole lot of recovery time. With the Silhouette Lift from Jack Bertolino, however, you can get similar results without any cutting into the face which means that you won’t have to worry about missing work and a lengthy recovery.

Limited Pain

When you get a surgical procedure like a facelift, you can expect pain medications to be your best friend for the first few weeks that you are in recovery. However, with a Silhouette Instalift, you will experience a limited amount of pain that can be treated with an over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen or Tylenol.

Losing the elasticity around the middle portion of your face can make you look more like a bowl of jelly than an actual human. However, with the non-invasive Silhouette Lift from Dr. Jack Bertolino, you can get a contoured face that will make even Kim Kardashian herself jealous. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino’s office today!

 

How to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles in Your 40’s

Silhouette Lift40 may be the new 30, but one thing is for certain, no matter how hard you try, you can’t just wish away your wrinkles. And as soon as you near 40, you will start to notice that your skin is a little less elastic and your lines are more pronounced. Luckily, with a variety of different treatments— both surgical and non-surgical— you can help to look more youthful. Read on to learn more about your options.

  1. Silhouette Lift

If you have been considering getting a facelift but are ambivalent because of the recovery time involved, then you may be interested in learning more about the Silhouette Lift. By using Silhouette Sutures— that have been used in cardiovascular surgeries for years— Dr. Jack Bertolino will be able to tuck excess skin and lift it as well. Requiring no hospitalization, a Silhouette Lift can be done in our office in under an hour’s time.

  1. Botox

If you are looking for an even less invasive procedure to help tighten your face, consider getting Botox injections. Derived from the botulinum toxin, Botox works to temporarily relax the muscles in your face and soften your wrinkles— leaving you with a smooth forehead and no visible appearance of wrinkles around your eyes.

  1. Microdermabrasion

While you’re still in your 40’s and your wrinkles aren’t as deep, consider getting microdermabrasion. By using tiny crystals to puncture your skin, Microdermabrasion will encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin— which means fewer wrinkles for you!

Celebrate your 40’s by looking your best. From getting a Silhouette Lift to Microdermabrasion, these three treatments will enhance your overall appearance. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino, contact our office today!

 

 

 

Hello Men! Here Are A Few Anti-Aging Tips Just For You!

anti-aging treatmentMen age, too. Nobody wants to or likes it much, however. That’s one of the reasons the anti-aging industry is a multi-billion dollar business and it’s only getting bigger. The growth is due, in large part, to the population of aging baby-boomer men and women. It’s also due to an increasing interest in looking younger. Women have long been fans of cosmetic treatments, but the number of men visiting hair salons, requesting injectable treatments and opting for cosmetic surgery is skyrocketing.

Here a few simple things men can do to slow the effects of Father Time:

Begin with basic skin care.

  1. Clean and moisturize. A gentle cleanser and a rich moisturizer will help you look younger. Dry skin exaggerates the signs of aging – so clean and soften your skin every day.
  2. Hydrate. Water helps give your skin a more youthful appearance. Six to eight cups of water a day is suggested.
  3. Always wear sunscreen. Over-exposure to the sun is cumulative and causes wrinkles and age spots that can easily give away your age.

Make wise choices.

  1. Eat healthy. Eating a diet of fish, chicken, fruits, and vegetables with a moderate amount of carbs, will keep you healthy, young and fit.
  2. Sleep well. A good night’s sleep is crucial to how you look and feel. A lack of sleep can result in bags under your eyes that make you appear older. Most adults need seven to nine hours every night. Short naps are a good thing if you can sneak one in each day.
  3. Stop smoking. Smoking creates fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. It also stains your teeth, dulls your skin and can cause serious health problems that rapidly age you.Exercise every day. Daily exercise will help you maintain body tone, balance and flexibility – important considerations as you age. Men who are fit look and feel younger than those who are not. Aerobic exercise is good for your heart and also for your brain.

Williamsville men – call to schedule a consultation appointment and let us discuss the many anti-aging treatment options we offer: (716) 633-6100.

What Happened To Summer? It’s Almost Fall!

September is Healthy Aging MonthThose sunny, summer days will soon be files in your memory bank. It’s September…and the air is cool and fresh, the leaves are falling and changing, and the jack-o-landers are ripening in the fields.

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month? With the changing seasons comes the time to consider the changes that come with aging. You don’t have to succumb to feeling old; your chronological age is but a number, after all.

Are you interested in some tips to help you feel youthful and vibrant at any age? If so, read on:

  • Smile. Strive to put your happy face forward, every day. Smiling is contagious and a definite mood lifter, not just for you, but for everyone you meet.
  • Pretend. Be the age on the inside that you always loved and it will reflect in your face, body language and attitude.
  • Play. Nothing makes you feel young like the endorphins brought on by exercise. Whether your choose to walk, jog, dance, take a Zumba class or play pickle ball, just do it!
  • Get Outside. This goes hand-in-hand with playing. It’s not just about getting enough vitamin D, it’s about meeting your friends for coffee or tea, working in the garden, golfing or playing tennis. Time outdoors is a proven way to lighten your mood and make you feel alive.
  • Think. Learn a language or refresh your Cribbage game; get your friends together for a game of Bridge or Pinochle; do crossword puzzles; take a guitar class; take an art class. Stay smart to stay young.
  • Eat Well. You know exactly what that means for you and for your body. Be conscious about what you eat and drink.
  • Pamper Yourself. Have you been wanting to try laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, a Botox or other injectable treatment? Now is the perfect time – and remember, these treatments are not just for women!

We invite you to call to schedule a consultation appointment to learn how we can help you enhance and unveil a new, more youthful-looking you: (716) 633-6100.

Lovely, Lush, Latisse™ Lashes

Latisse

 

Some are born with long, lovely lashes; unfortunately, some are not. A walk down memory lane conjures up furry false lashes and tiny tubes of glue. Did you ever try them for prom, only to find one of them making its way down your cheek during a slow dance?

Dr. Bertolino offers a solution that will add length, thickness, strength and fullness to your upper lashes. It’s called Latisse™, and it can noticeably transform your face and eyes and intensify your expression with naturally beautiful, plentiful eyelashes.

Have you ever wondered about the life cycle of an eyelash? Well, wonder no more. Your lashes have a short growth phase of about 30 to 45 days, with a life span of three to four months before they drop out and a new lash cycle commences. Here’s how Latisse™ can help:

  • Latisse™ is a prescription treatment for a type of hypotrichosis (permanent loss or reduction of lashes) and is designed to help your body’s natural eyelashes grow longer, fuller and darker.
  • Latisse™ also helps prevent breakage and increases flexibility.
  • Latisse™ is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for lashes.
  • The results of Latisse™ lash treatment are gradual.
  • In clinical trials, the majority of Latisse™ patients saw significant improvement after only two months. And after four months, 78% of patients noted improvement.
  • The Latisse™ serum is applied sparingly, like eyeliner, on the upper eyelids at the base of the lashes once a day, at bedtime. A tiny amount should be used, slightly touching the root area. It should not be applied to the lower lid area.

Additional tips: Avoid contact from Latisse™ with the eye itself, and be sure to tell us if you have a history of eye pressure problems, such as glaucoma.

Using Latisse™ will strengthen your lashes by preventing lash loss and breakage, and will protect your lashes from the effects of the environment. Your lashes will become thicker, darker and fuller. Deep-six those fake lashes and tiny tubes of glue for good, and call us today to

This Spring…Enjoy The Feel Of A Chemical Peel!

chemical peelsTime does, indeed, march on. Your body and skin change and begin to show the effects of your genes, the environment and missing hormones. More and more women and men are turning to chemical peels as a popular treatment for pre-cancerous growths, age spots, blemishes, large pores, uneven pigmentation, and acne scars. A chemical peel is a great way to achieve smoother, youthful-looking skin. Peels are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and are popular today because they are easy, offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.

Read on to learn more:

  • A chemical peel is a controlled injury to the skin. Using a hydroquinone, resorcinol or acid solution which is applied to the skin, a chemical peel removes the skin’s damaged, outer layers, smoothing and enhancing its texture.
  • At Smooth Solutions, peels are usually done in a series to produce the most optimum results.
  • We offer a variety of peels, from lighter peels, to skin-sensitive peels, to deeper, more potent peels.
  • We will carefully evaluate your skin to determine how to provide you with the best possible results.
  • Patients with light hair and fair skin are great candidates for chemical peels. Those who have darker skin may still achieve good results, depending on the problem being treated.
  • Although chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, they are not designed to treat deep wrinkles, which are more effectively treated with dermal fillers.
  • Your new pink skin will emerge in seven to ten days following the procedure. The pink color will fade but your skin will be sensitive. Recovery times will vary with each patient.
  • You must avoid the sun until the pinkness fades and use sunscreen every day.

Now is the perfect time for a chemical peel – don’t wait to get your skin summer-ready!

Call to schedule an appointment, today: (716) 633-6100.