Beautologie September 2013 Newsletter
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4850 Commerce Dr. • Bakersfield, CA 93309
24955 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste C203 • Malibu, CA 90265

Bakersfield 661.865.5009 | Malibu 310.589.6380
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Face Lifts for Men

It turns out that men and women are more alike than we thought! They both want to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more men are seeking plastic surgery than ever before. In fact, six of the top ten fastest growing cosmetic procedures for men were surgical, with facelifts leading the charge. And it’s not just celebrities, models and actors who are seeking out help from a skilled plastic surgeon such as the ones at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. It’s your average Joe professional or business owner as well.

Just like their female counterparts, baby boomer men may be hitting “retirement age”, but they sure don’t want to look like it. They keep their bodies young and fit by working out hard, and they want their face to keep up, which would explain the 14% uptick in male facelifts. And although the procedure for men and women is the same, there are some issues to consider that are unique to the male facelift such as the hairline, hair growth and beard growth.


Preventing Hair Loss

Darshan Shah, MD, FACS is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon practicing in Malibu, Bakersfield and Fresno, CA.  As Medical Director for Beautologie Medical Group, one of the top 10 practices in California, he strives to provide compassionate care and excellent results for all of his patients.  Dr. Shah trained in Plastic Surgery at the world renown Mayo Clinic, and has had national media recognition in the New York Times, the Today Show and Dr. Phil.  He has also been awarded numerous accolades, including Best/Favorite of Kern for the last 8 years in a row.

Many of us (up to 40% of the population) will suffer from some degree of hair loss in our lifetimes.  Although genetics has a large role in the problem (did your mother’s father have a good head of hair?), there are many other causes that hasten the process.  Diet, mineral deficiencies, environmental pollution, stress, even wearing helmets can cause early and profound hair loss! Knowing is half the battle, so read on for some simple tips to minimize bald spots nad receding hairlines.

The first question to answer is:  do YOU have accelerated hair loss? Accelerated hair loss is a condition where you are losing hair faster than you should, and should get evaluated by your doctor for thyroid issues, other hormonal disturbances, or GI malabsorption.  Try the “tug test”.  Take a small amount of hair in your between your thumb and index fingers (about 20 hairs) and pull slow and firm.  If you have more than 6 hairs in your hand, you may have a problem with accelerated hair loss and should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor.

The most common reason for hair loss is genetic.   This is called androgenic alopecia, which most of us refer to as male or female pattern baldness.  Although it is impossible to completely halt nature’s genetic forces, there are steps you can take to slow the process for years.



The eyes, able to express a wide range of emotions from surprise to sadness, are often referred to as the “windows to the soul” for a reason: they’re one of the first things that people notice about your face. Which helps explain why blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery was the 4th most popular elective cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States last year according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) with over 15% of those procedures performed on men. And for those over 50, it was the most popular procedure. Why? Because when your eyes look younger, it literally shaves years off your face making you feel brighter, fresher and more confident.

Sagging skin beneath the eyes, drooping of the upper lid beneath the brow bone, and “crows feat”, those little wrinkles that appear on the outside corners of the eyes when you smile, are typically the first signs of aging on the male face. While exercise and good nutrition can keep your body young and supple. And proper skin care, including the regular use of sunscreen, can help maintain the smooth texture and soft feel that is associated with youthful skin, the pull of gravity is unavoidable. It will affect everyone at one point or another. So, if you’re someone who looks in the mirror and doesn’t love what he sees, who feels that his outside no longer reflects his youthful inside, then a blepharoplasty could be the answer to your problems.


IPL® photo facial rejuvenation ($50.00 off 1 Photofacial with this Ad) - Patients 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.*

Laser Spider Vein Removal ($50.00 off 1st Treatment) - Laser spider vein removal at our Bakersfield and Fresno practices offers a safe and effective approach to eliminating unsightly veins.*

Radiesse™ 1.5 ML ($50.00 off Syringe )- Bring the apples back to you cheeks by Revolumizing them with our most popular facial Filler for the cheek area.*

*Not all specials may be available at all locations. You must bring in a copy of this ad.  Cannot be combined with other specials.  Applies to future treatments only. Doctor must determine you are an acceptable candidate.  Expires September 30, 2013.


LATISSE® $225.00- Receive a Free Gift with a 10 Week Latisse Purchase; Latisse is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.*

Beautologie RX Kit $471.00 - Our specially formulated Beautologie Skin Care line uses powerful prescription medications to repair, resurface and brighten your skin.*




Dr Milan Shah will be at THE SHOP in Tehachapi located at 20424 West Valley Blvd. Ste. B behind Domingo's on October 19th 2013 starting at 9:00 am.  Call Kathy Chronchite at 661-823-SHOP(7467) to book your appointment!

4850 Commerce Dr. • Bakersfield, CA 93309 • 661.865.5009 | 24955 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste C203 • Malibu, CA 90265 • 310.589.6380
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