At Beautologie, we are devoted to the science of beauty. 

We offer the latest in cosmetic treatments using cutting-edge technology for the most beautiful and natural-looking results. Let's talk about Fresh Skin, Mommy Makeovers, and non-invasive cellulite treatments. 

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Fresh Skin with IPL Laser Treatments

The effects of time, environmental factors, and certain medical disorders can leave skin in need of repair. Fortunately, at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer a variety of high-quality, non-invasive skin treatments to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne and other scars, birthmarks, discolored patches of skin, rosacea, and more.

There are many terms for IPL laser treatments, such as IPL photo facial rejuvenation, IPL facial rejuvenation, and IPL photo rejuvenation – but they all use an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser. At Beautologie, we use the Lumenis One IPL Photo Facial Rejuvenation System, one of the most advanced and popular facial rejuvenation systems on the market, from one of the largest and best laser companies in the world. Dr. Milan Shah and the doctors of Beautologie are committed to the very best technology, and know that not all lasers are equal. That is why they purchase different lasers for specific procedures, rather than using an all-in-one laser. Using specific lasers for different treatments ensures that you will get the best looking results possible.

So, what does the IPL laser do? It sees pigment on the skin, and recognizes the difference between regular skin and scarred, discolored, or unhealthy skin. It then uses the intense pulsed light penetrating deep in the skin to do a controlled burn of that irregular pigment. During this process collagen is stimulated and new skin is formed leading to firmer skin, pore closure, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Individuals with redness, blotchiness, or flushing of the skin on the face and/or neck from rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage, and other conditions can achieve a more uniform skin tone with this effective and safe treatment from Dr. Shah. Just remember, since this is new skin, it is important to protect it and your investment! Sunscreen is the best defense against the harsh UV rays of the sun.

It freshens the skin - improving the quality, tone, and texture! 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

It is a combination of plastic surgeries, including breast augmentation or lift, abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck), and smart liposuction. It is designed for women who are finished having children, and want their pre-pregnancy bodies back. A Mommy Makeover is intended to help women in their 30’s and 40’s reclaim their inner confidence and reflect how youthful and attractive they feel on the inside!

Motherhood may be rewarding, but pregnancy is certainly not rewarding on women’s bodies. It causes dramatic changes such as loss of breast volume from breast feeding, stretched and sagging skin from pregnancy, and weight gain that can not be fixed with diet and exercise. The damage is not all on the outside, either. As the baby grows and forces the uterus against the inside of the abdominal muscle wall, the two vertical “six pack muscles” get stretched apart and elongate. Once the abdominal muscles separate, they can only be repaired through surgery. Our surgeons at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center are skilled in the latest plastic surgery techniques for the most natural-looking results with minimal scarring. Our patients achieve a stunning appearance that not only enhances their beauty, but also their self-confidence.

So what makes a Mommy Makeover so unique? It’s designed to get results in the areas most affecting women post-pregnancy! By combining breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction together, it is also designed to minimize recovery and downtime. Every women is different, therefore determining what type of breast augmentation or lift procedure is right for you is unique. Breast augmentation adds implants to recreate the full look of the natural breast and breast lifts tighten the skin to prevent sagging. Dr. Shah will evaluate and discuss which procedure, or combination of procedures, is right for you. During the tummy tuck procedure, an incision will be made to remove the excess hanging skin; the muscles will then be sewn together so that you get a flatter appearance from the side as well. Liposuction will also be performed in the lower and upper abdomen, hips, and thigh areas to achieve the contoured look that patients are looking for.

Dr. Darshan Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a world-renowned plastic who graduated at the top the prestigious BS-MD combined program at University of Missouri, Kansas City. His time spent in Bakersfield training at the Kern Medical Center as part of a surgical training program at the University of California, San Diego led him to later establish is practice right here in Bakersfield. Dr. Shah also received rigorous training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, consistently ranked as one of the top three hospitals in the United States by the US News & World Report. He specializes in providing exceptional face, breast, and body procedures to individuals from Southern California, Bakersfield, Visalia, and Fresno.

The procedures included in a Mommy Makeover are very common, and are safely performed at one time in approximately under three hours at our relaxing surgery center. Our Accreditation from the Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) means that we have the highest safety standards available. Recovery varies, but most women can expect to be up and moving around in 2-3 days. It is recommended that you take a least a couple weeks off work. That means work of all kinds, including housework and childcare in addition to employment!

This Month:
  • How to Get Fresh Skin
  • What is a Mommy Makeover?
  • Endermologie: The Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment
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Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center

4850 Commerce Drive
Bakersfield, California 93309
(661) 865-5009


ENDERMOLOGIE® Cosmetic Treatments

Let’s talk a little bit about cellulite and a non-invasive way to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin! Cellulite is a major problem for many women and an incredibly hard thing to get rid of. It seems it’s much easier and quicker to get more of, than get rid of! It’s made of deposits of fat and other material trapped in pockets of connective tissue beneath the skin. It causes progressive dimpling, and affects about 90% of women after they reach puberty.

So, why are women prone to develop cellulite? Because their skin is build differently than men’s to help store fat and expand during pregnancy and breast feeding. When estrogen levels fluctuate in the body, the skin retains fluid, the connective tissue hardens, and blood and lymphatic circulation is decreased. This causes fat cell storage to be favored, leading to the development of cellulite.

The good news is that Endermologie can help! Endermologie is a non-invasive procedure using a combination of aggressive massage and suction to improve the health of connective tissue. Endermologie is performed by a qualified Endermologie Therapist using the Cellu M6 Keymodule machine, a hand-held motorized treatment head with specially designed rollers to gently lift and roll the skin. The sessions last 35 minutes, treating the entire body, but focusing on the problem areas. Realistic results include turning unhealthy fat cells into healthy cells, smoothing the skin’s appearance, and improving circulation. Many people achieve that in 15 sessions. For the best results it is recommended that patients start with two sessions per week and participate in healthy living strategies. Patients are encouraged to drink two liters of water per day and do a minimum of 4 days of cardiovascular exercise per week for optimum results and appearance. Even though men are not prone to develop cellulite, they might have loose skin, or some fat trapped under the skin, that can be improved by Endermologie. Clinical experience has shown excellent results for problem areas such as "love handles" and loose pectoral tissue. It is an excellent skin toner; therefore it is the best choice to treat the skin after weight loss that resulted in loose skin!

Since Endermologie is a non-invasive procedure, the results are temporary, not permanent. We suggest that you approach cellulite treatment as a lifestyle change. Just as we go to have our hair cut on an ongoing basis, we need our cellulite treated regularly as well. If we don't address the problem in such manner, cellulite will come back. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and 1-2 Endermologie maintenance treatments per month are recommended to help keep the results achieved.

Rest assured that you are in the best possible hands with Michelle, our certified Massage & Endermologie Therapist at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. She has been practicing for over 7 years and truly believes massage is relaxing, helpful, and important for overall wellness. Her past clients swear by Endermologie and her trusted expertise, and so will you after meeting with her during a free consultation to see if the procedure is a good fit for you!

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