Category Archives: Laser treatments

The advantages of our MedSpa

Since their inception in the late 1990‘s, the medical spa hybrid, commonly referred to as a “MediSpa”, has become so popular throughout this country that they’re now the fastest growing segment of the $11 billion dollar spa business. It turns out that men and women like getting their non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox, fillers and chemical peels in a relaxed, comfortable, spa-like atmosphere. The downside of many of these MediSpas, though, is that the aestheticians and technicians do not always have the proper oversight of a medical professional.

Since many of the services offered at a MediSpa qualify as a medical procedure, they must be performed or supervised by a doctor. Flip open the phone book and you will find dozens of “MediSpa’s” doing these treatments, but you will not find a Doctor actually located there. RN’s, business people, and even aestheticians are the only ones on site, which is technically not in the best interest of the patient.

Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is 100% owned and operated by Medical Doctors who have the best interest of their patients and their own reputation on the line. We are much more than abiding by the laws; we exceed the guidelines set for Medical Spa’s. Our doctors are on site, ready to see patients daily!

Because we pride ourselves on always putting safety first and delivering the best possible care to our patients, Beautologie has a full time nursing staff and Doctor on site during all office hours. Dr. Milan Shah is a medical aesthetic specialist and the Director of our Medical Aesthetics Department. Not only does he bring his expertise in aesthetics and anti-aging medicine to every Medical Aesthetic patient, overseeing their charts and tracking their progress with his team, but also actually sees each and every patient at some point during his or her treatment. So whether you are visiting us for laser hair removal, Restylane, spider vein removal, Venus freeze, professional skin care products, laser skin resurfacing, Endermologie, Botox or a chemical peel, you can rest assured that you’re in the hands of a qualified team of professionals who are under the constant supervision of one of the most qualified medical aesthetic doctors in the state.

So, come on and treat yourself to a Medispa day…but one that is properly supervised by an MD on site. You deserve it.

Beautologie puts the MD in MeDispa!

5 Benefits of Venus Freeze at Beautologie

Venus Freeze is a non-surgical treatment that combines Radio Frequency and Magnetic Pulses to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production. Here are seven benefits of this cool new treatment offered at Beautologie of Bakersfield and Fresno.

1. Skin Tightening and Wrinkle Reduction

The multi-polar radio frequency energy causes a thermal reaction in your tissue, which activates your body’s healing process. New collagen forms, elastin fibers grow, and the skin contracts. The skin tightens and your wrinkles are noticeable reduced.

2. Inch Reduction

In a Canadian study, 15 patients received Venus Freeze treatments for eight weeks. In a group of patients selected for circumference reduction, an average shrinkage of 3.1 centimeters was seen in the abdomen and hip area, with all subjects showing results.

3. No Downtime

You can undergo a Venus Freeze treatment at Beautologie during your lunch break and return to work right away. A single area can be finished in 30 minutes or less, and you can apply makeup immediately after the treatment.

4. A Comfortable Experience

Venus Freeze treatments are comfortable and non-invasive. Patients have compared the sensation to the pleasant and warm feeling of a hot-stone massage. During treatment, you could relax or even take a nap.

5. Cellulite Reduction

75 percent of the subjects in the Canadian study (within the cellulite group) showed “noticeable and satisfactory improvement” in the appearance of cellulite.

Call or email Beautologie in Fresno or Bakersfield to learn more about Venus Freeze.

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 & Medical Aesthetics – 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 and Greatest Laser Treatment Technology

Cottage cheese, jelly, lumpy, dimples…these are all words to describe the dreaded “cellulite!!” They are descriptions that are 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.