Category Archives: Laser treatments

Today’s medical lasers can rejuvenate your skin or treat a variety of problematic skin conditions. Read our blog to find out about new techniques and laser treatments in Fresno or Bakersfield.

8 Popular Alternatives to the Facelift

Many of my new patients are uncertain whether facelift surgery can really help them. In fact, facelift surgery can only treat 2 out of 4 major signs of facial aging – sagging skin and wrinkles. The other two major signs of aging – uneven skin texture and pigmentation, and loss of volume –are left virtually untouched after a facelift.

There are many different facial rejuvenation procedures. Some provide the lifting benefits of a facelift to a more localized part of the face. Others treat signs of aging that cannot be resolved through a facelift. This post will break down some of the different treatments that we offer at the Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center – so that you can think beyond the facelift.

Sagging skin. The brow lift and eyelid surgery can treat sagging skin and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes. Unlike the facelift, these surgeries are focused on one particular part of the face. For less severe cases of loose skin, the Aluma Skin Tightening System is an advanced laser treatment that can provide smoother, firmer skin.

Uneven skin texture and pigmentation. These common signs of aging are often caused by UV radiation over many years. For smoother skin and even tones, sometimes little more than a surface treatment is needed. Skin resurfacing and IPL photofacial are both ideal treatments for sun damage.

Lines and wrinkles. The brow lift, eyelid surgery, and Aluma technique are all well-suited to treating lines wrinkle. However, there are also countless nonsurgical treatments for treating facial wrinkles. These include the injectable products Botox and Restylane.

Adding volume and definition. As we age, we tend to lose volume in our face, which can make us appear gaunt or pinched. Facial fat grafting is one popular method of naturally restoring volume to the face. By adding your own natural body fat to your lips, cheeks, or other facial features, you can regain the appearance of vitality without the need for a facelift.

The Latest In Laser Cellulite Treatment

Cottage cheese, jelly, lumpy, dimples…these are all words to describe the dreaded “cellulite!!” They are descriptions that are not flattering and not flattering to hear. At Beautologie we want to help you rid your body of that word, with the newest laser in aesthetics and body contouring, the Venus Lipo Freeze. This noninvasive and virtually painless laser is the best in fat and cellulite reduction. The Venus Freeze focuses on diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, anti aging, skin tightening, crepiness improvement,  and body slimming. All around circumference will be reduced on areas such as the waist and thighs with noticeable results.

How does this work, you ask? The Venus Freeze breaks down fat cells and improves circulation. The hand piece used on the body sends out a combination of radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields which heat the dermis to a safe and comfortable level in the skin and this procedure is safe for all skin types. Typically, patients begin to see results in three treatments but we advise that they complete the series of six, eight or ten to see the full results.

During the procedure, patients experience virtually no pain. The treatment is comfortable and relaxing, similar to a nice massage with a warm sensation.

With the Venus Freeze, treatments can soften the skin and measurably reduce the waist, arm and thighs, etc. You will enjoy a more firmer and youthful appearance and have a more contoured silhouette.  This procedure is the ideal nonsurgical solution for the face, neck and body.