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Medspa services at the Aesthetic Associates Centre starts with a thorough assessment of one's skin condition and with that the team of skin care specialists can devise a treatment plan which will include laser type devices and injectables to condition the skin, and reduce lines and wrinkles.  Dr. Shatkin and his team of health professionals use various injectables like Botox, Jeuveau or Dysport and Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Sculptra can be used to enhance the appearance of facial features or diminish the appearance of aging changes and wrinkles, as well as other areas of the face.  Botox helps by reducing dynamic wrinkles cause by use of facial muscles of animation.  Fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane and Sculptra soften lines of the face by filling valleys and wrinkles to reduce the aging appearance.  Kybella can be used to reduce fatty fullness in the neck as well as other areas of the body.



Injectables essentially fall into 2 categories.  Injectables that treat dynamic wrinkles to relax muscles and reduce appearance of wrinkles during animation- Botox and other neurotoxins, and injectables that treat static wrinkles or add volume- Fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. 



Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. and his staff have been injecting neurotoxins since 1998.  There are various FDA approved neurotoxins, of which Botox is the most popular. Some younger patients elect to begin treatment with neurotoxins early in adulthood to prevent the onset of wrinkles and lines created from animation. These treatments are safe and effective and have been used for more than 20 years.  Areas to treat include frown lines, crows feet, forehead lines, wrinkles and lines from smiling and grimacing around the mouth, muscle bands on the neck and for patients with TMJ dental problems and grinding.  Dr. Shatkin and his team are faculty of the Aesthetic Learning Academy where they teach other health professionals on the use of these injectables to obtain the ideal results for patients.




Facial Dermal Fillers provided by the team at the Aesthetic Associates Centre include Juvederm tm, Restylane, Sculptra and Fat injection.  Dermal fillers can add volume to areas of the face and hands where aging has caused depletion or deflation.  Wrinkles and valleys can be filled to give a more softer and youthful appearance.  Dr. Shatkin and his staff teach courses to health professionals through the Aesthetic Learning Academy on the proper use and safety of these products.  Botox can be used in conjunction with other injectables like fillers to rejuvenate the face and hands, and are performed by Dr. Shatkin and his Plastic Surgery Team. 

Laser/Light Therapy


Photofacial IPL light treatments

The Aesthetic Associates Centre in Buffalo, NY offers the best in Photo Facial treatments. Gain an even complexion and youthful appearance by revitalizing your face, neck, chest and hands with Cynosure IPL Photofacial. Intense pulses of light are directed at the skin’s surface breaking up blemishes such as vascular and pigmented lesions to improve skin texture and tone.

Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal is provided by the Aesthetic Associates Centre to reduce hair in areas of the face, armpits (axilla), body, bikini, legs and back. The newest, State-of-the-Art device for laser hair removal/reduction is the Diolux laser by Emvera.  This Rapid HR (hair removal) device has minimal discomfort due to its high energy, short pulse treatment.

Laser Fractionated

A fractionalted laser offers a reduction of skin discoloration, brown spots fine lines help rejuvenate with none or minimal downtime.  

PicoSure Skin Rejuvenation

The PicoSure Focus Lens Array is a form of fractionated laser therapy which provides the latest advancements in skin rejuvenation, safely addressing scars, brown spots, sun damage, freckles, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. The Focus is also FDA approved for the treatment of acne scars.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ablative Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses lasers to create a new, smooth skin appearance.  The laser “ablates”, or destroys, the outer layers of skin which have been damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems or spots.  The destruction of the older layers of skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are unaffected by the previous skin condition.  Some lasers may be inappropriate for darker skin complexions.

LED Light Therapy

Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.  The energy is used to improve cellular performance.  Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.  Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.

VaJaser Vaginal Rejuvenation

This new technology gynecology laser can treat vaginal laxity, atrophy, discomfort and urinary incontinence as well as rejuvenating the external skin around the vagina.  This has been proven to be life changing for women with the following issues:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • Vaginal Laxity

  • Recurrent Thrush

  • Vaginal Itchiness and Dryness

  • Diminished sensation in Intercourse

  • Painful Intercourse

  • Vulval Laxity

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Hair Loss


At the Aesthetic Associates Centre, Dr. Shatkin and his team of health professionals offer  various options of management of hair loss.  Dr. Shatkin believes that a comprehensive approach to hair loss should consider 4 different modalities and be customized for each individual's needs.  These include PRP injections, Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), Nutritional Supplements and Topical Scalp Treatments.

Tattoo Removal


Dr. Shatkin and his staff erase unwanted tattoos and pigment with PicoSure, the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal. PicoSure targets unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully removing difficult ink colors, such as blue and green, as well as previously treated tattoos. Fewer treatments, improved recovery time, and faster results are achievable with PicoSure’s groundbreaking picosecond technology.



Micro-needling is a unique treatment that helps to minimize common signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.  At the Aesthetic Associates Centre, Dr. Shatkin and his team of skin care specialists offer the SkinPen, which is the first Class II, FDA cleared microneedling device in the U.S.  This means that our patients are assured the safest and best device.  Dr. Shatkin and his team train health professionals on the use of the Skin Pen for aesthetic treatments. The SkinPen microneedling device creates controlled micro-channels in the skin that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-channels trigger the release of  growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin. 

Micro-Needling can also be combined with other modalities such as the use of PRP injections.

RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling


RF Microneedling is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process.  Areas of the face, neck and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment. The body locations include previously difficult areas to treat such as the wrinkles that occur from laxity on the arms and abdomen.  Fat volume reduction is also achieved.

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PCA Facial Peels

These revolutionary reformulation of enhanced Jessner’s peel, a solution that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, citric acid and resorcinol, provides safer application, a more comfortable treatment and increased skin benefits. Our offerings of peels includes TCA and lactic blended peels, retinoid peels and boosters, and chemical peel alternatives specific and customized for each patient's needs.

Environ® Active Vitamin Facial

The freshest, most active forms of Vitamin A, C and antioxidants are driven deep into the lower layers of the skin using state-of-the-art technology. This scientific approach stimulates collagen, softens lines and improves elasticity while increasing hydration and boosting radiance.


Gain an even complexion and youthful appearance by revitalizing your face, neck, chest and hands with Cynosure IPL Photofacial. Intense pulses of light are directed at the skin’s surface breaking up blemishes such as vascular and pigmented lesions to improve skin texture and tone. Our revolutionary non-invasive approach to healthy skin is achieved without any downtime and is more effective than microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Acne Facial

Treating the direct cause of acne problems is our focus.  Blocked pores and exfoliation are the cornerstones of focused acne management.  Our specialized treatment is ideal for management of stubborn, chronic acne and is ideal as a jumpstart to acne management.  Includes a deep cleanse and extractions with peel application.  Chronic acne scars can also be managed at our centre with laser treatments if needed.

TriaWave MediFacial

The Aesthetic Associates Centre was the first center in Western New York to offer the newest skin care infusion treatments with the use of the Environ TriaWave rejuvenaton device.  Utilizing a combination of low-frequency iontophoresis, pulsed sonophoresis, and microcurrents, the Triawave has multiple benefits including lifting and sculpting, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin color, sagging skin, and dehydration.  

Unlike the hydrofacial treatment, the TriaWave allows much deeper penetration with the use of both Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis energies to maximize results!


FROZEN C is a technological breakthrough. It safely delivers the COLDEST, concentrated cryogen (-78º Celsius). FROZEN C delivers medically therapeutic levels of extreme cold, comfortably. Clinically proven to trigger the body's instinctual responses to extreme cold to increase blood flow to the skin bringing important growth factors which can help with rejuvenation to the skin.

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IV Nutrition

Dr. Shatkin and his team of health professionals have added the unique services of IV nutrition therapy to their practice. IV infusions get nutrients directly into the blood stream to boost vitality, support immune system, help with aging and inflammation and replenish vitamins when needed.

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