02 Sep 2014
Bellezza   September 2014 specials

Departing summer hath assumed,

an aspect tenderly illumed, the gentlest look of spring;

That calls from yonder leafy shade, unfaded,

yet prepared to fade, a timely carolling.

-William Wordsworth, September

In This Issue
Choose the Right Surgeon
Fabulous 4 Layer Facial
What exactly is PRP?
Repackaging Beauty

Dear Friends-

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a report citing the most popular plastic surgery procedures. According to the Huffington Post, the report revealed that the total number of procedures performed nationwide in 2011 was nearly twice that recorded in 2000. Among the most popular of these procedures were minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, such as Botox and other injectables. However, as with any procedure, it is important to seek consultation and treatment from an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon.

We know that price difference may be a prime factor in the increasing number of minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures. While the average surgery generally costs several thousand dollars, the average minimally invasive procedure usually falls at several hundred. For many patients, this can make the difference between undergoing a full procedure, like a facelift, and simply choosing to get Botox injections for a fraction of the price. However, it is important for prospective patients to realize that minimally invasive treatments, while highly effective in many cases, are also temporary. Over time, they may need to be repeated in order to maintain a desired effect. This process can sometimes equal the cost of doing surgery. In addition, the popularity of cosmetic injectables has led to a large number of non-medical providers offering these services – some of which may not be experienced or highly trained.

As a highly trained and board certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience in the field, I believe that it is critical for patients to prioritize quality over price when it comes to any kind of cosmetic surgery. Minimally invasive procedures can work wonders when it comes to lifting and firming the skin, and are a good choice for many patients. But in some cases, a patient may reap greater overall benefit, both aesthetically and financially, from a more permanent procedure, or even the combination of injectables and conventional plastic surgery; and in every case, a board certified plastic surgeon is the best and safest provider for these treatments. Each and every patient is different – but everyone deserves the chance to discuss their goals with a skilled surgeon before choosing a procedure, and to know that his or her health is in capable, experienced hands.

At SK Clinic and SK Sanctuary, we offer a comprehensive selection ofminimally invasive cosmetic treatments and conventional plastic surgery procedures, from Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and Sculptra Aesthetic to tummy tucks, breast lifts, liposuction and facelift surgeries. To learn more, schedule a consultation today: visitwww.sk-clinic.com.

Stephen M. Krant, M.D., F.A.C.S. Medical Director


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Choose the right surgeon for safe, balanced and natural-looking results.

By Stephen M. Krant, M.D., F.A.C.S.


When it comes to selecting a surgeon, patients should be wary of anyone who agrees immediately to any procedural plan. It is essential for surgeons to spend time with each patient and discuss realistic expectations for surgery, safety and lifestyle considerations, medical history and emotional motivation before moving forward. Sometimes, the right surgeon will be the one who recommends doing less, or delaying surgery altogether. Every patient has the right to know her options, weigh the benefits and risks of surgery, and work with a surgeon who genuinely cares about her health.

You talk, we listen: establishing the foundation for successful plastic surgery

At SK Clinic, we provide award-winning, state-of-the-art plastic surgery services designed to suit the individual. This means that each procedure begins with a conversation, during which our talented surgical staff will get to know you, your goals and your motivations in order to create a bond of trust and clear understanding. We want to know about you: what makes you happy? How do you measure your own success? How do you see yourself? By asking these questions, we can get a sense of your overall mental and emotional health – and pinpoint possible fears and concerns about plastic surgery long before any procedural decisions are made.

Our tried and true methods have made us one of the most trusted and reputableplastic surgery clinics in San Diego, and we look forward to welcoming you into our family. To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us today: www.sk-clinic.com.


four layer facial

Fabulous Four Layer Facial

The anti-aging facial that guarantees consistent visible results. The Repêchage® Four Layer Facial® is the premier anti-aging treatment. Rich with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Experience layer upon layer of pure, European seaweed to rejuvenate, tone and help firm the skin dramatically. Immediate results and long term benefits: younger looking skin with visibly renewed moisture and an afterglow that lasts. Skin is cleaner, healthier, and radiant. It has been called the best facial of the century.  Book me for fabulous skin!  Regularly $120 special price $102  Expires 9/30/14

A Major Advance in PRP Science… 

Platelets and other components in human blood migrate to a site of injury. Platelets are known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury, physicians have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing. We can now utilize the ECLIPSE ® System in our office and the entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes.

Dr. Krant is pleased to introduce PRP (sometimes called the vampire lift). This is a new approach to anti-aging treatment which allows for us to prepare a Platelet-Rich Plasma Matrix to use as a dermal filler using blood collected from your arm during an office visit. Using a centrifuge and a chemical catalyst, we can divide the components of the blood to use only the platelets and fibrin to form a thickened concentrate to be used in facial restructuring.

PRP  is a natural autologous preparation which the body readily accepts. When injected just under the skin, it activates new skin cell growth and, over time, leads to a stronger collagen support structure. PRP discharges a protein which prompts new cells to grow and spread throughout the treatment area. This can be used to give a fuller appearance to skin divots, pock marks, and hollow cheeks. It can diminish the scars left by acne and greatly improve the lines around the mouth and nose which develop with time. PRP may be used on any area of the body which needs to be plumped or to create areas with more definition.  To schedule an appointment  call 858-454-3161

Repackaging Beauty!!!


Stephen M. Krant, M.D., F.A.C.S. 
528 Nautilus Street
La Jolla, California 92037

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