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RejuvaLyft™, Exclusively At The Golla Center

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The holidays may have come and gone for another year, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to give yourself the perfect gift. And what better gift could you give than a chance to look and feel younger without invasive surgery? Better still it’s affordable and quick, performed by a board certified plastic surgeon in a state-of-the-art medical facility.

RejuvaLyft™ uses a combination of FDA-approved dermal fillers, collagen stimulant enhancers and neurotoxins or the patient’s own fat cells to reverse signs of aging. There are also additional services included that will tighten, smooth and refresh your skin for immediate, longer lasting results.

It all begins with an extensive consultation meant to create a customized service for each client’s individual needs. Then the procedure is performed in a single visit to The Golla Center. The treatment can address skin tones, tighten sagging areas, and add fullness wherever you need it. Most clients are able to get straight back into their normal routines immediately following their appointment.

Perhaps the most important component of the RejuvaLyft™ process is that you’ll get expert advice before, during and after the procedure. Any questions or concerns you may have about either the procedure itself or your particular skincare needs will be immediately addressed by a certified professional. Follow up visits will help you maintain your new look and give you the peace of mind you’ve come to expect from The Golla Center.

The certified team here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is ready to help you look and feel your best with a range of services. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at

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More Than Simply Looking Good at Golla’s

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Most of us realize that losing excess weight is important for better overall health, and that we’ll look that much better when carrying fewer pounds. But there are also specific health benefits from losing weight that often get overlooked in the weight loss conversation. Here are just a few of them that may just be the incentive you need to get started.

You’ll sleep better. Research has proven that losing 5% of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer every night. It’s also a fantastic way to alleviate sleep apnea without resorting to medical, mechanical, or adhesive measures. Plus your partner will appreciate how much less you’re apt to snore once you’ve slimmed down.

Your hormones will be much better balanced. Losing excess weight steadies your hormones and that in turn makes it easier to lose more or maintain your ideal weight. It’s the ultimate Catch 22 scenario. It all revolves around your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism and muscle strength through the release of hormones.

Given that we’re well into cold and flu season, you’ll be happy to know that losing weight will also help you avoid those viruses. Your immune system strengthens as you lose excess weight, and that in turn frees it up to fend off colds and the various strains of flu floating around at this time of year. . The process of leading a healthier lifestyle that leads to leaner muscle mass – a better diet, regular sleep, and more exercise – also reinforces your immunity.

All of this is well and good, but it can be difficult to lose excess weight without a good support system. Not to worry. The professional staff here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is on your side with weight loss plans that will be customized to your individual needs. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at


The Miracle Injectable – Kybella

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It happens to all of us sooner or later. Gravity and aging work together and stretch the skin below our chins into perfect pockets for the accumulation of fat cells – the dreaded double chin. Fortunately we now have a treatment that doesn’t involve liposuction or surgery to banish that unwanted second chin.

This miracle treatment is an injectable called Kybella, and it mimics what your body does naturally to rid itself of unwanted fat cells. It’s similar in composition to a chemical called deoxycholic acid, which your body produces to help absorb fats. Once those fat cells are destroyed by the injection, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. This means that you probably won’t need further treatment once you reach your target goal.

A Kybella treatment is quick, too. Your specialist will administer several small injections into the area. The exact number will depend upon your individual needs, but generally the treatment only requires 15 to 20 minutes to complete. You may need additional treatments to reach your desired profile, and each one is scheduled at least one month apart.

You’ll be asked about your medical background prior to treatment, and you should be sure to note if you’ve had or are planning to have any face, neck or chin surgery or cosmetic treatments in these areas. Be sure to mention also any medications you’re taking, especially blood thinners.

The reviews from patients receiving Kybella treatments are overwhelmingly positive. They report dramatic results with little down time and virtually no hassle. And as a non-animal, non-human formula, it’s available to just about everyone.

Kybella treatments are available from the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa, and with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at

Introducing Rejuvalyft on Thursday June 30 – Refresh, renew and lift your looks without surgery!

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On Thursday June 30, we will launch an exciting new service here at Golla Center: Rejuvalyft™

Call Us to RSVP – Space is limited! 412-963-6677


Dr. Pio G. Valenzuela is the only Board Certified, Plastic Surgeon in the area to offer a procedure like this.

What is Rejuvalyft™ ?

Rejuvalyft™  will restore your  facial contour and fullness in one visit. No surgery. No scars. No incisions. No sutures. This is a non-surgical, medical spa treatment, using only FDA-approved facial fillers or  ‘fat transfer’, a minimally invasive fat transfer procedure using the patients’ own fat cells, to enhance facial volume in all the right places. Rejuvalyft™ restores volume and helps reverse the sagging and flattening effects of aging.

Explore the benefits of Rejuvalyft™:

  • Adds Fullness to the Cheeks
  • Restores Youthful Dimension to Brows, Cheeks and Lips
  • Creates Definition of the Jawline
  • Enhances Facial Contours
  • Improves Skin Tone

With Rejuvalyft™ the results are undeniable! Meet Caroline, as we Reveal her ‘before and after” images!

Dr. Valenzuela will be here to discuss the options available, and will offer on site consultations.

Please join us, for complimentary food and beverage!
Event only discounts!
Prizes and product giveaways!

Free Golla Beauty Bags for everyone that attends!!

Call Us – Space is limited! 412-963-6677

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How does Dysport improve frown lines?

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What Is Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription injection similar to Botox or Juvederm that is used for the purposes of improving fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It contains a slightly different formulation of the same substance that is used in typical Botox, which uses the Botulinum Toxin A. Some research suggests that Dysport works quicker than Botox and produces longer lasting effects. The purpose of Dysport is to temporarily paralyze the muscles that result in moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows. These lines are often referred to as “frown lines” or “the elevens,” because they look like two vertical lines between the eyebrows when the person frowns.

Who Is Dysport For?

Dysport is ideal for individuals less than 65 years of age. If you have severe deep wrinkling, this product may not work for you. Dysport works well for individuals experiencing moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport is not for people who have had surgeries on their face, or if they have weak muscles in the area receiving treatment. Individuals with deep facial scarring do not present as good candidates for Dysport. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Dysport. People with neurological disorders should consult their plastic surgeon or dermatologist before using Dysport.

The Benefits of Dysport

Dysport is hugely beneficial for men and women with moderate to severe “frown lines” between their eyebrows. A major benefit of Dysport is that it does not significantly alter the appearance of your face, but instead temporarily improves the appearance of frown lines. Unlike Botox, you won’t experience the “frozen face” look that often comes across as exceedingly artificial and fake-looking. Dysport users love that they get to retain their natural look while still improving their facial features. Another benefit of Dysport is that the treatment is extremely quick – less than 30 minutes. With results lasting for up to four months, treatment only needs to be repeated a few times a year. Dysport is a convenient and low-maintenance treatment for frown lines.

How Does Dysport Work?

Dysport reduces the muscle activity of specific muscles on the face that result in wrinkling or noticeable lines. Wrinkles occur in young and older adults, and are caused mainly through repetitive motion and contraction of certain muscle. Dysport is a targeted injection in five points between the eyebrows and above the brow line. It serves to temporarily prevent the contractions which result in wrinkles or “frown lines” between the eyebrows. A huge benefit of Dysport is that you don’t result in a frozen face, which is a common complaint of Botox users. You’ll maintain your natural beauty and won’t look artificial. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes, a perfect lunchtime treat. With little occurrence of side effects or immediate irritation, you can even head back to work after receiving treatment. Results may last up to four months, with immediate results within two to three days following the treatment.

Our New Weight Loss Program

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Do you feel as though you have tried everything to lose weight? Fad diets, counting calories, hitting the gym … and the scale still doesn’t budge?

Let our medically trained staff help! We look at each patients individual history and needs and tailor our programs accordingly. We start the process with a Wellness blood panel to address patient specific need and maximize weight loss and work to rebuild your health and wellness.

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Main Highlights of our weight loss program:

– Medically trained staff that is treating the person as a whole
– Wellness Blood Test – Helps us to look at the patients overall health and wellness
– Accountability- weekly and daily to ensure program compliance
– Meal Plans- Patient specific

WELLNESS BLOOD TEST – Done at Initial Consultation includes:
Thyroid Panel
Lipid Panel
CMP- Complete Metabolic Panel
Hemoglobin A1C
Specific Male or Female Hormone Panels

For more information call us at – (412) 963-6677

Everything You Need To Know About Thermage

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Thermage is a non-invasive, safe product which helps in tightening and smoothening contour skin, giving the user a younger appearance overall. It stimulates the natural renewal of collagen, which helps with the treatment and also assists in delivering natural looking results with no downtime on the face, body, colors and forehead.

Thermage procedures effectively and safely treat fine lines and wrinkles on majority of the body parts including the thighs, the hands, tummy and buttocks. It also helps in smoothening the uneven and dimpled skin on the body and temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Thermage Skin Tightening

Unlike most of the other procedures, thermage treatment will deliver results in a single treatment for majority of the patients. When it comes to wrinkle treatments, thermage is the only non invasive procedure available in the market. The thermage treatment depends on who is getting it and when; the average treatment is about 45 minutes for the face and up to 90 minutes for other body parts but it depends on the size, condition or location of the area that has to be treated. Thermage is a very short procedure and it is a single treatment- it fits well in any person’s busy lifestyle.

How does Thermage work?

The thermage treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, collagen rich layers of the skin. The heat helps in remodeling the existing collagen and producing new collagen, which greatly helps in smoothening the texture of the skin and its surface.

Thermage involves no surgery or injections. There is little to no downtime involved. Thermage works on all types of skin both on and off the face. It goes below the surface and treats the problem effectively. It does so by heating the innermost layers of the skin- it is the most effective at renewing collagen, which smoothens the skin and makes the person look younger.

The results of Thermage appear immediately; they are visible right away. They appear over time in the course of the body’s natural collagen rebuilding process. For majority of the patients, measurable results appear within 2-6 months after a single treatment session. The results can however appear depending on the aging process and skin condition.

The biggest benefit of Thermage is that it is a well-known treatment for skin tightening and reducing fat and producing collagen. The procedure delivers excellent and immediate results. Thermage usually last for over 18 months and the maintenance treatments are necessary as a person ages. Another major benefit of Thermage is that it is a onetime procedure and therefore, there is no discomfort involved and no after care either. It is plain, simple and safe and is used to tighten the skin. It is very useful around the abdomen, face and eyes.

Overall, Thermage is a great procedure for treating your skin. It is a non invasive procedure which delivers results right away. It is a onetime procedure that comes without any discomfort and is great for treating the area around the abdomen, face and eyes.

How Does Face Lift Cosmetic Surgery Aid In Aging

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If you find that stress, the natural aging process, or hereditary factors have left the skin on your face sagging, lackluster, and wrinkling, a facelift may be right for you. A face lift can bring your skin back up to its youthful stature, and can promote a rejuvenated complexion that lasts up to ten years. A face lift is common for people who have minor to moderate effects of aging, like sagging, creasing, or jowls. Jowls are the droopy appearance of fat deposits in the cheeks and lower jaw.

What is Facelift?

A face lift is also medically known as a rhytidectomy, and it aids the signs of aging that often appear in the face and neck. During a face lift, a plastic surgeon removes excess skin from focused areas on the face, including the neck and cheeks. The cosmetic surgeon then lifts the skin (hence, the name “face lift”) and tightens the skin over the face. This results in a more youthful appearance and tightened skin.

Who is Facelift for?

If you experience any of the following skin conditions, due to aging or other circumstances, a face lift may be a viable option for you. Face lifts result in a more youthful, toned appearance in the skin of the face. It appears to reverse the effects of aging, and provides overall rejuvenation.

Conditions that may be corrected by a face lift include: significant weight loss that results in loss of skin tone or skin volume; loose skin; excess fat deposits near the jaw or chin which may give the appearance of a double chin; deep creasing; sagging skin.

Face lifts may be combined with brow lifts or eyelid surgery to further enhance the rejuvenation of the skin on the face and result in more youthful appearance.

Face lifts, while extremely helpful for creating a rejuvenated face and reversing some of the effects of aging, does not actually stop the aging process. Hint: nothing does! Though there are a number of creams and serums that boast their anti-aging qualities and claim to help reverse the effects of aging, the face lift is a surgical procedure, and there is no non-surgical alternative. The creams, serums, and other dermatological products may delay the time when a face lift becomes an appropriate option, and they help to enhance the results of the face lift by promoting a healthy and youthful appearance.

What are the benefits of Facelift cosmetic surgery?

A huge benefit of the face lift procedure is that the results can last for up to ten years. This is a huge benefit when you consider the cost of the procedure, and the cost of many expensive cosmetic products that claim to have anti-aging capabilities but really don’t change anything. Another added benefit of a face lift is the boost in self-confidence and self-esteem that results from a more toned and youthful appearance. Wrinkles are immediately lessened or disappear completely as a result of the face lift procedure.

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