Face Lift Results in More Positive Perception by Others


According to a new study, the results of facial rejuvenation procedures such as face lifts, neck lifts, and eyelid procedures not only have high patient satisfaction but also result in a more favorable perception of a person by others. 

In this study from Georgetown University, individuals attributed more positive physical traits, such as attractiveness and femininity; and personality traits such as, likability, and trustworthiness, in patients who had facial improvement procedures. Interestingly, lower eye lifts were associated with the most favorable  reviews followed by face lifts.

“A natural face lift or eyelid procedure can give wonderful results for patients looking to improve the changes that come with aging. In many cases, these procedures can be done under local anesthesia with mild sedation, followed by a fast recovery. When combined with skin treatments such as a fraction CO2 laser, the results can be dramatic.”

Karol A. Gutowski, M.D.

Source: MedicalDaily.com



Bellafill Receives FDA Approval For Treatment Of Acne Scars

012312-1Exciting news for those with acne scars! Last week, the FDA approved Bellafill (previously known as Artefill) as the first and only injectable product to treat acne scars.

This approval of was based on a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study in which showed Bellafill was safe and effective in causing 50% or more of treated acne scars to improve by two or more points on a validated 4-point Acne Scar Rating Scale. After 6 months, two-thirds of patients had a response while 71% had a response after 1 year. Based on patient reports, 90% were satisfied after 1 year. 

“This is a great addition to our current treatment options for acne scars. We can combine Bellafill with scar excisions and fractional CO2 lasers to offer an integrated approach to improving the scarring after acne. My many years of experience with Artefill, now called Bellafill, gives me confidence that our patients will be happy with the results.”

Karol A. Gutowski, M.D.

If your acne scars are not improving, contact Dr. Gutowski to learn more about treatment options, including Bellafill, Sculptra, fat injections, excision, and fractional CO2 laser treatments. 

Source: Bellafill FDA Approval