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Latisse allows patients to thicken and lengthen their eyelashes

While the eyes are the windows to the soul, not everyone has the best window frames! Eyelashes that are sparse, thin, or short can make patients feel self-conscious about how they look. Oftentimes, mascara and eyeliner can’t correct this concern. In situations like this, our team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics may recommend the use of a product called Latisse. 

What is Latisse? 

Many women who want fuller, thicker, longer eyelashes are satisfied with the results they achieve with cosmetics. However, others want a more natural look even when they’re not wearing makeup. In these situations, patients may be advised to consider the benefits of solutions such as Latisse. 

Dr. Jack Bertolino describes Latisse as a treatment that enhances the eyelashes. It is a medication formulated with an active ingredient known as bimatoprost. When it was first developed years ago for the treatment of ocular hypertension, it was found to have a pleasing side effect: the improved thickness and length of the eyelashes. In 2008, the FDA approved Latisse for lash growth. This prescription has been used by millions of women seeking these aesthetic enhancements. 

How do I use Latisse? 

The Latisse prescription comes with one month’s supply of medication, along with disposable wands that are used once and disposed of. Patients will apply the medication onto the upper lashes before bed. When sleeping, the medication will also apply to the lower lashes to provide improvements in both. Over the course of time, patients will see a transformation, fully complete within 16 weeks of daily use. If patients choose to stop using Latisse, their eyelashes will return to their original length and thickness with time. Continued use ensures maintained lash quality. 

Call today to learn more about Latisse 

If you are ready for thicker, fuller lashes, it might be time to talk to Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics about this amazing medical product! Call the office at (716) 633-6100 to request a consultation visit with our team, and get started improving your appearance. The office is located at 5839 Main Street #102 in Williamsville, NY and accepts new patients.

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.

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.

Keep Your Eyes Protected: 3 Safety Tips for Latisse

LatisseLatisse is an FDA-approved topical drug that is used to help aid in the production of thicker and more voluminous eyelashes. As the only drug that is clinically proven to help grow your eyelashes, Latisse is popular among women of all ages. If you or a loved one are considering starting to used Latisse to help you get those beautiful lashes you have always desired, make sure that you are using it properly and following the tips listed below. Read on to learn more.

Only Use On the Top
When you think of full lashes, you likely think of lashes that are full both on the top and bottom of the eyelid. And although this is true, Latisse is only approved to be used on the top lashline and should be avoided on the bottom of the lash line because it could cause infection or other eye related issues. To get a more volumized look on your lower lashes, consider using a dark mascara to help accentuate your current lashes.

Use the Disposable Applicator
You may not realize just how dirty things such as an applicator or wand can get and when it is coming close to your eyes, you are going to want to make sure you are using every precaution to keep your eyes clean of dirt and debris. As one of the most important rules for using Latisse, make sure that you only use one of the sterile, disposable applicators given to you with your Latisse purchase— this will help to prevent you against any eye infection.

Start Clean
Another great way to ensure that you protect your eyes from getting any infection is to apply Latisse to a clean face and to make sure that you aren’t wearing contacts. Contact lenses can sometimes attract the Latisse and can spread to your eye which can cause infection. Additionally, if you apply Latisse to a dirty face or a to eyes that have eye makeup on them, then you also risk the spread of dirt and infection.

Make sure that you get the most out of your Latisse by using the above recommendations. To learn more about Latisse or any of our other treatments, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

Lovely, Lush, Latisse™ Lashes



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