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A New Year, A New You

Happy New Year! At Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, we believe in New Year’s resolutions, but only the ones that are easy to keep. Goals or transformations that will bring about lasting change and improve your life. Maybe something like facial rejuvenation. In fact, if you’ve been contemplating a cosmetic procedure, 2014 is an ideal time to bite the bullet and debut a new you. Surgical and non-surgical procedures are growing in popularity and are more affordable than ever!

So, if you’re thinking that your skin isn’t looking as perky as it did last year, why not book an appointment with an expert within Beautologie’s Medical Aesthetic Department for a photo facial, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peel? Our aesthetic technicians are known to work miracles with something as non-invasive as our superior grade skin care line. And if you’re feeling as if your wrinkles are a little deeper than they used to be, maybe it’s time to think about a consultation with one of our Medical Aesthetic professionals to discuss how BOTOX© Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Restylane©, Juvederm© and ArteFill© can help smooth out the grooves that may have you looking a little older than you feel.

Don’t worry if your issues go deeper than some brown spots and crow’s feet. All of the doctors at our three locations; Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu are trained in the very latest cosmetic surgery techniques…. techniques that can tighten and lift your sagging upper lids (an upper blepharoplasty) and remove the fat pads on your lower lids (a lower blepharoplasty) that seem to sprout up overnight, making you feel older and appear more tired than you’d like. If your problem area of concern is a sagging neck, no worries. We can lift it back to its former glory. And if the whole face needs some tender loving care, we practice any number of facelift techniques and will work with you to determine the exact procedure that best suits your needs and your lifestyle. All without any of your friends, family members or colleagues being the wiser… that is, unless you want them to be. So really, what are you waiting for? This year, why not treat yourself to a resolution that’ll last a lifetime? You are only a consultation away from a fresh start to 2014!

Facelift or Fillers: What’s the Difference?

Which is better: facelift surgery or injectable fillers? It’s a difficult question. Each of these procedures has its own pros and cons, and finding which procedure is right for you will depend on your individual needs and priorities.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and ArteFill can be administered through simple injections. They are generally best for adding volume in specific locations on your face, such as thin lips and hollow cheeks, as well as filling out wrinkles.

PROS: These injections can be administered during the course of a lunch break, and involve no downtime, so that you can return to your daytime routine immediately. There are a few risks, and side effects are mild and temporary. As well, dermal fillers are inexpensive compared to other procedures.

CONS: Dermal fillers are unable to tighten the skin or add support to the underlying tissues of the face. Restylane and Juvederm are temporary and may last up to a year. However, ArteFill provides permanent results, thanks to its ability to stimulate the production of collagen in the body.

Facelift Surgery

This procedure involves tightening the underlying tissues of the face and removing excess skin.

PROS: The results of this procedure can last well over a decade. As well, it provides overall rejuvenation, unlike targeted injections, which can only address specific areas. Facelift surgery is also the only procedure that can reverse sagging caused by aging and gravity.

CONS: Since the facelift is surgery, it does involve some risk, which includes infection in poor reaction to anesthesia. After facelift, you will need to take some time to rest and recover. You may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort, but this can be controlled with medication. Finally, facelift surgery costs significantly more than dermal filler injections.