Medical Aesthetic Treatments

Dermal Fillers

Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics offers Restylane®, Bellafill®, Sculptra, Perlane/Restylane® Lyft, Radiesse, Belotera and Juvederm™ Injectable Gel treatments, which are highly effective at eliminating lines and wrinkles on the face.


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  • Facial Fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Juvederm®, and other fillers are usually 30-minute, in office injectable procedures that can take years off in terms of facial aging by restoring fullness that was once present.
  • Prior to treatment, we will numb the areas with a topical cream and/or lidocaine nerve block to ensure the treatment will be comfortable.
  • Patients can enhance the lips, fill in deep creases, soften smoker lines, restore cheekbones, and even fill in under eye hollows with this very effective treatment.
  • Results can last 6-12 months in many cases.
  • Longer lasting fillers like Sculptra® Aesthetic and Bellafill® can be used to provide overall facial volumizing with results lasting 2-5 years.
  • Aside from some very temporary swelling and the possibility of subtle bruising, patients can return to regular activity shortly after the procedure

Benefits

The development of fine lines and wrinkles on the face is an inevitable part of the natural aging process. These wrinkles can make an individual appear older, tired, and even angry. Fortunately, we provide the latest in non-surgical aesthetic treatment methods to help patients achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance. Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics offers Restylane®, Bellafill®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, Restylane® Lyft, Radiesse, and Juvederm™ Injectable Gel treatments, which are highly effective at eliminating lines and wrinkles on the face. Some of our advanced dermal fillers can also be used to enhance the lips and facial contours. Beautologie makes comfort and healing a priority with injectable treatments. Our Aesthetic Medicine Professionals offer a topical cream that numbs while promoting healing and reducing bruising. We also perform numbing facial blocks to eliminate any pain during the injection process. The result of our treatments is a younger, more refreshed facial appearance.

About Sculptra®

Sculptra® Injections

Sculptra is a type of dermal filler that is used for facial rejuvenation and to address signs of aging. Unlike traditional fillers that provide immediate volume by plumping the skin, Sculptra®  stimulates the body's natural collagen production over time, resulting in a more gradual and natural-looking improvement.

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is an injectable medication composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic material. As the first—and original—injectable collagen stimulator containing microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA-SCA), Sculptra® helps restore facial skin structure, which may provide long-lasting skin improvement.

How does Sculptra® work?  

Sculptra® is injected into the skin, it works by stimulating the production of collagen, a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. Collagen production gradually increases in the treated areas, leading to improved skin texture and volume.

Treatment Areas: Sculptra®  is commonly used to address facial wrinkles and folds, particularly those around the nose and mouth. It is often used to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and deep wrinkles. It can also be utilized in gluteal enhancement.

Treatment Schedule: Unlike some other dermal fillers that provide immediate results, Sculptra® requires a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. This gradual approach allows for a more natural-looking outcome.

Results: The results of Sculptra® injections are not instant; they become noticeable over a few months as collagen production increases. The effects can last up to two years, making it a longer-lasting solution compared to some other fillers.

Consultation and Customization: Before undergoing Sculptra® treatment, individuals typically have a consultation with a qualified practitioner. During this consultation, the practitioner assesses the patient's facial structure, discusses their aesthetic goals, and develops a customized treatment plan.

Safety: Sculptra® has been approved by regulatory authorities in various countries and is considered safe when administered by trained and experienced professionals. As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential side effects, and it's important for individuals to discuss their medical history and expectations with their healthcare provider.

Post-Treatment Care: Patients may experience some swelling or redness at the injection sites, but these effects are usually temporary. Following post-treatment care instructions is crucial for optimal results and to minimize the risk of complications.

About Restylane®

Restylane® Injections

Our Bakersfield practice provide Restylane® injections to our patients. One of the newest dermal treatments on the market today, Restylane® injections offer a safe approach to smoothing facial wrinkles and moisturizing the skin.

What Is Restylane®?

Restylane® is a clear biodegradable gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid fills in the spaces between collagen and elastin fibers to cushion soft tissue. Over time, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases due to the natural aging process, contributing to the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Restylane® injections are used to help replace the hyaluronic acid, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance.

Restylane® Treatment Process

In performing the treatment, the doctor or nurse uses a thin needle to inject Restylane® into skin tissue. The hyaluronic acid in the gel draws in water, causing the tissue near the fine lines and wrinkles to swell and attain a smoother appearance. Because the needle is very fine, patients experience little to no pain during the treatment. The entire Restylane® procedure takes less than an hour, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Because of this, Restylane® treatment is known as a "lunchtime" procedure. Restylane® injections can be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment for optimal aesthetic results.

Benefits of Restylane® Injections

Many patients choose to undergo Restylane® treatment because it safely and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an extended period of time. Wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth seem to disappear following Restylane® treatment without the need for invasive surgical procedures such as a facelift, brow lift or eyelid surgery. Restylane® can also add volume to lips for a fuller and more sensual pout, and it can be used to shape facial contours. The effects of Restylane® last for up to twelve months, making it one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market. Because Restylane® is not animal based, the risk for an allergic reaction is minimal.

About JUVÉDERM™

JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel

At Beautologie, in addition to Restylane® injections, we offer treatment with JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel as a safe and effective alternative to animal-based dermal fillers. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that helps to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of unsightly facial lines and wrinkles for an extended period of time. Because JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is slowly absorbed by the body, patients who undergo treatment enjoy healthier and younger-looking skin for up to nine months.

JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel Process

JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel is administered at our practice by our expertly trained injectors in the same way as Restylane® injections. Because of the smooth consistency of the gel, patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment. The procedure lasts less than an hour and results can be seen immediately. For more information on treatment with JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, contact Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics today.

About Bellafill®

Bellafill® Injections

Our practice is proud to offer Bellafill® injections, the first and only FDA-approved permanent wrinkle filler on the market. Also known as Artecoll®, the dermal filler has been used throughout Europe and Canada to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Unlike Restylane® and JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, Bellafill® is made of polymethylmethacrylate beads suspended in bovine collagen. The beads stimulate the production of collagen in the body, and as the solution degrades, it is replaced by the body's natural collagen. Because of this, Bellafill® provides longer lasting results than other fillers.

Bellafill® Injections Process

Your provider injects Bellafill® through a very thin needle directly into the area needing treatment. The entire Bellafill® treatment process takes less than an hour. Results are immediately apparent, and patients can return to their daily activities after their appointment.

What are the different Facial Fillers Offered at Beautologie and where are they used?

At Beautologie our expertly trained injectors offer all the popular brands of fillers and choose the best facial filler to address very defined patients concerns. Many times a combination of different fillers are used together to give patients the very best results. Our most popular filler Restylane ™ is a versatile, safe, and effective filler to plump lips, smooth lines around the mouths and soften the Naso-Labial folds and Marionette Lines. Its close cousin Restylane® Lyft is added to give patients more optimum correction when the lines are deeper or more volumizing is needed. Juvederm XC ™ and Juvederm Ultra Plus (XC) are very similar Hyaluronic acid fillers also offered at Beautologie, which give similar results. When more lifting or cheekbone definition is required, a thicker more durable filler is needed, Radiesse or Juvederm Voluma ™ are often the best solution. Radiesse is made from calcium Hydroxyapatite microsphere. Calcium, like the calcium in our bones. Acting like scaffolding when laid in the upper cheeks, patients will notice more lifting with this filler.

filler types

Another category of fillers are out pure biostimulatory fillers. These fillers act more by stimulating more of the patients collagen to produce a much longer lasting result. Sculptra ™ and Bellafill ™ are examples of pure biostimulatory fillers used at Beautologie. When overall facial volumizing is desired to improve the look of hollowed in temples/ cheeks/ jawline line these fillers provide an amazing results. Sculptra results last up to two years whereas Bellafill can last up to 5. Beloterra ™ and Restylane Silk ™ are finer fillers used to correct the hollows under the eyes or tear troughs and the fines lines around the lips.

What are all the Areas Fillers Can be used?

filler locations
  • Droopy eyebrows
  • Hollow temples
  • Creases between brows
  • Loss of volume in cheeks
  • Hollowness under eyes
  • Ear lobe correction
  • Undefined nose or tip
  • Laugh lines
  • Undefined jawline
  • Lipstick lines
  • Thin lips
  • Sagging corners
  • Marionette lines
  • Chin wrinkles

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-Surgical Nose Shaping at Beautologie is a non-invasive method which utilizes Dermal Fillers to even out bumps and enhance the overall look of the nose. Results are temporary and it is an alternative for patients who may not be ready to commit to a Rhinoplasty.


Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

How long do fillers last?

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers

The most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid.
DURATION OF RESULTS ARE TYPICALLY 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS.
Research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body's own natural production of collagen and less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.

Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers include:

  1. Restylane Silk
  2. Restylane Classic
  3. Restylane Lyft
  4. Restylane Defyne
  5. Restylane Refyne
  6. Restylane Kysse
  7. Restylane Contour
  8. Juvederm Ultra
  9. Juvederm Ultra Plus
  10. Juvederm Voluma
Before and After of Filler

Longer Lasting Facial Fillers

The benefits include a longer-lasting effect. TYPICAL RESULTS ARE 8 MONTHS TO 2 years.  These fillers have more of a Biostimulatory action than the Hyaluronic acid fillers and so your own natural collagen take the role of how much filler is needed.

Synthetic wrinkle fillers include:

  1. Radiesse
  2. Sculptra
  3. Silicone (not used at Beautologie)

What are the Side effects associated with filler treatment and will I look natural?

The most common side effects of filler treatments include bruising and swelling at injection site, which is temporary.  It is advisable patient not be on blood thinning medications when undergoing treatment.  Consult medical staff to go over medical history and to go over less likely complications or rare side effects such as allergy and infection.

At Beautologie our expert injectors offer our patients the very best aesthetic result.  We strive to restore our patients’ natural beauty without going overboard and give them a fake look.  Our goal is to restore lost volume that patients had in their youth.

Content written and approved by Darshan Shah, MD Plastic Surgeon.

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