At Poliambulatori San Gaetano, the most popular services in the aesthetic medicine department are Botox and fillers. There are very few places in Italy that are FDA approved and offer modern equipment like this practice. Not only do they have a large inventory of medical equipment, they also excel in the field of aesthetic medicine because of the vast array of state-of-the-art machines they offer for specific treatments. It’s very advantageous to those of us living in the area that we have such great services nearby.
Before you meet with your doctor for the first time, you will be sent the list of available treatments via email. During the initial appointment with Dr. Buratto, you will discuss the services that you are interested in as well as the cost of the treatment. Then, it is up to you whether you decide to go through with that treatment and whether to schedule another appointment. When it comes to the cost of the treatment, most people pay out of pocket because insurance will not usually cover it. You should check with your insurance provider first.
San Gaetano will provide a translator/interpreter for each of your appointments if needed. Most of the doctors and nurses speak enough English to make you feel comfortable, but that added perk is nice if you are unsure of what to expect. When the clinic reaches out to you before your first appointment, they will ask if you speak Italian and if not, they will do everything they can to accommodate and prepare for the language that you do speak. Just another benefit of a private medical center!
Dr. Buratto and his staff provide an extensive range of services when it comes to Botox, injections, and fillers. Some of the more popular services in this department include: wrinkle removal, brown spots removal (such as moles and freckles), and lifting for the face. They also provide services for the face area via laser treatment, such as treating acne spots, sun spots, rosacea, veins, and melasma just to name a few. Other parts of the body can be treated by laser also, including stretch marks, angioma, spider veins, cellulite, and sun spots.
Botox is used as a general treatment on the surface of the skin to refine the face’s volume and reduce wrinkles. The filler that they use is made with hyaluronic acid, which helps to restore hydration to the skin and therefore reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is mainly used on the face for lips and cheeks.
Most often, laser treatments, Botox, and fillers are enough to fix the problem areas. However, sometimes it requires plastic surgery to treat the area thoroughly. If Dr. Buratto is not able to solve the problem with a laser, he will work with the patients and refer them to other doctors within the medical clinic. The doctors work together as a team to determine the best method of treatment for the patient. For example, for cellulite treatments, they work with a nutritionist to make sure that the patient is on a path to a healthy lifestyle both during and after the cellulite treatments are completed.
Pertaining to how long the treatments last, Dr. Buratto says that it is based on the individual — especially when it comes to the face. It’s important to remember that the face changes over time, so you will more than likely have to continue doing treatments as you age.
First Hand Experience
I, personally, had the laser hair removal performed on my under arms and after just one treatment, I can tell such a huge difference. It was a fast and painless process and I am very pleased with the results. They noted that it would take up to 21 days to see the effects, but I saw them within the first week. I highly recommend this service, among many others at San Gaetano. Their staff is wonderful and they truly care about their patients.