The Dining Divas Visit Beautologie - January 2017
If you’re looking for a place to disconnect and recharge from everyday stress, Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is the place to book your next staycation.
The staff and doctors are both attentive and professional. And the best part is treatments are designed specifically to address your individual needs.
So whether you’re interested in skin care treatments or surgical procedures, Beautologie is a place where you’ll be taken care of in a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere.
Beatris Espericueta Sanders on the Venus Freeze:
I had the Venus Freeze done on my stomach. With temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius, this service uses radio frequency combined with heat to melt away fat cells. The temperature gradually increases and the closest treatment I can compare it to is a hot rock massage. I felt like it could be an easy treatment to maintain, it only took roughly 25 minutes. The next morning, I felt a firmness in the area treated and could imagine that if this was a weekly treatment, I might have some significant results over a couple weeks. I would probably use this treatment in the weeks leading up to bathing suit season.
Norma Rojas-Mora on the photo-rejuvenation treatment using the PiQo4 laser: This treatment was recommended to brighten my skin and help with some “freckles” that appeared over time. I was provided goggles to protect my eyes from the laser. My nurse, Liliana, let me know that I would experience minor discomfort – a prickling sensation as the laser was applied to the surface of my skin. A numbing cream was applied to my face to help minimize the pain, and after about 10 minutes, the procedure began. My nerves got the best of me when the laser first passed through my forehead – more than anything, it just caught me off-guard. The procedure didn’t take more than 10 minutes. My face felt warm after the treatment, which is completely normal. Liliana explained that my face would probably feel warm for a few days but recommended a good moisturizer to help with the discomfort and cold compresses if needed. Within a few hours of the treatment, I could see some brightening and softness to my skin. The results are more noticeable over time and I can expect to see full results within a couple of weeks.
Tamara Clark on the prenatal massage: Beautologie sees their mission as “to enhance and refine the beauty that each patient already naturally possesses, in a safe and comfortable environment.” They believe that the quality of their work is measured by the satisfaction of their patients and are committed to meeting and exceeding the unique needs of every individual. That being said, being 22 weeks pregnant did not allow me to partake in any of the medical-based treatments my fellow Divas had the privilege of enjoying. However, Heather, the medical spa manager, had a surprise in store for me. The endermologie technician, Michelle, is also a licensed prenatal masseuse, and they went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of and pampered with a prenatal massage. Michelle would usually perform a procedure called endermologie, which uses a Cellu M6 Keymodule machine. The procedure was explained as a vacuum-assisted massage that reduces the appearance of cellulite and circumferential body measurements of treated areas. All I can say is sign me up after I have this baby in April!
Joanie Haenelt on the cryotherapy facial treatment: This treatment involved a state-of-the-art machine that produces extremely cold temperatures. This intense cooling technique was applied in a relaxing circular motion, one section of my face at a time, using a wand-type instrument. The benefits are collagen production, cellular regeneration, pore closure and tightening. It was cold, but I was never uncomfortable. I felt like I was taking a brisk walk at Mammoth on a beautiful January day. It was very exhilarating. The procedure lasted about 20 minutes. Afterward, my face felt tighter, smooth and refreshed. I learned this treatment is only available at Beautologie. It was definitely an invigorating experience.
Andrea Caldwell on the micro- needling, with the revolutionary mirco-pen: I selected to explore this treatment, described as an “advanced level of treatment; to go deeper into the facial layers, bring out extremities, help eliminate acne-prone areas, as well as minimize and define facial lines.” Let’s just say I was all in! The procedure started with a numbing gel, to aid in the possible discomfort of the needling pen. Next, a topical gel, to work with the needling pen in the application. The registered nurse used the needling pen to cover the entire face and neck areas. The feeling was comparable to a fine-razor feeling, yet bearable, during the 15-minute session. Following treatment, every six to eight weeks is recommended to maximize the effects of the treatment. I have to say, I saw and felt immediate results, including an improvement of the smoothness of my skin as well as a noticeable difference in a few days in my problem areas. ￼