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botoxRejuvenate Medical Spa is a leading center with state of the art facilities for skin and laser treatments in Los Angeles, CA. It focuses on providing non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic and anti-aging treatments. People in Encino, Sherman Oaks, and surrounding communities may avail the opportunity for new and advanced treatments at Rejuvenate med spa. The facility is headed by Dr. Bijan Farah, who is a board certified specialist with nearly four decades of experience in practicing medicine.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment to reduce the appearance of facial fine lines and minor wrinkles to make a person look younger. This Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment is widely popular because of its inherent cosmetic benefits without the downsides of a surgery. The primary use of Botox is to reduce muscular function between the eyebrows to achieve a relaxed and rested look, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is also effective for conditions such as crow’s feet around the eyes, eyebrow position, neck cords and even sweat reduction under the arms.

It is important to receive Botox treatment from a qualified and experienced Botox expert. The treatment must be tailored to suit the unique needs of a patient in order to achieve the best outcome. Results with Botox may last for about three months or up to six months in some cases. The treatment is quick and can be performed usually in 15 to 30 minutes. It involves almost no downtime, and results start becoming visible within a day or two. Depending on a patient’s condition, the doctor may recommend Botox treatment to be combined with other procedures such as dermal fillers.

Procedure

Botox treatment may appear simple on the surface, but it requires specialized skills and training to achieve safe and successful results with Botox. The human face consists of 43 muscles, which makes it crucial for the operating Botox expert to be able to understand and target the right points in order to achieve optimal outcomes. The chemical botulinum toxin is injected directly into the targeted muscles using very thin needles.

The chemical substance injected in the right quantity relaxes the wrinkle-producing muscle, which allows the return of the natural facial expression and disappearance of the wrinkle. The number of injections required may depend on the facial features and the extent of fine lines and wrinkles to be removed. For instance, a furrowed brow may require about five injections, while crow’s feet could be corrected with two or three injections.

The treatment does not require anesthesia because the Botox chemical contains anesthetic to prevent pain. Full results usually become noticeable within a week. The patient can enjoy a more youthful facial appearance for at least three to four months. Botox treatment is not suitable for deep creases and folds on the face, and it is not a filler treatment to replenish skin volume or firm up sagging facial skin.

Recovery

Botox patients can go back to their regular activities immediately after the procedure. The operating doctor will instruct the patient to avoid rubbing or massaging the affected areas for a while after the treatment. This will avoid the risk of the chemical being pushed away to another area of the face. If this occurs, the patient may suffer from temporary facial sagginess or weakness.

Risks

Botox is one of the safest and minimally invasive cosmetic anti-aging treatments. The procedure should ideally be performed at a licensed med spa under the care and supervision of a qualified and experienced physician. Side effects of Botox treatment may include the following:

  •       Pain, redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site
  •       Nausea
  •       Headache
  •       Flu-like symptoms
  •       Temporary facial drooping

Effectiveness

Botox treatment is not designed to treat all kinds of facial wrinkles, creases, and folds. People who need a reduction of wrinkles below the eye, or repair of sun damaged skin may have to opt for other procedures. The effectiveness of Botox treatment may vary from one patient to another depending on skin type, skin thickness, extent of wrinkles, and facial features.

Botox Treatment with Dr. Bijan Farah

Dr. Bijan Farah is a board certified doctor with more than 35 years of experience in practicing medicine. His Master Injectors, with over 10 years of experience, provide Botox treatments at this state of the art med spa facility in Los Angeles, CA. Patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, and nearby communities have been receiving skin and laser treatments at Rejuvenate Medical Spa under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Bijan Farah.

 

Derma FillersRejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, is a premier facility for non-invasive and minimally invasive corrective, cosmetic and anti-aging treatments for the skin. Patients in Los Angeles areas such as Encino, and Sherman Oaks may receive state of the art skin and laser treatments at the med spa. Treatments for varicose veins and spider veins are also provided at the facility.

What is Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical solution to reduce the signs of aging from the face. Without resorting to any highly invasive techniques, dermal fillers can restore a youthful facial appearance, augment the lips, define contours and reduce facial wrinkles and creases. The treatment is usually recommended for people are keen to reduce their signs of aging without undergoing surgery.

The filler substance is injected directly into the targeted area of the face for almost immediate results. The downtime involved is negligible or nil, and the risk of side effects that are generally associated with a surgery is eliminated. However, the results with dermal fillers are not permanent. The patient can repeat the treatment as per the guidance of the skin specialist in order to prolong and maintain results.

How does it work?

Dermal filler stimulates the natural skin collagen that may be depleted in the body due to aging, sun exposure, and other factors. The body contains hyaluronic acid, which is found in high concentrations in soft connective tissue and cartilage, and in the fluid around the eyes. With the loss of this natural substance, the skin begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, resulting in sagging skin and facial lines and wrinkles.

A filler can replace this substance and stimulate collagen to rejuvenate the affected area. Hyaluronic acid used in fillers is not derived from animal sources. The advantage with fillers that use this substance is that no prior allergy tests may be required. Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are some of the popular dermal fillers that are based on hyaluronic acid.

Radiesse is another useful dermal filler that is based on calcium hydroxylapatite. It is a heavy facial filler to reduce very conspicuous signs of aging. Deep creases such as nasolabial folds, frown lines and marionette lines can be filled with this natural substance. Radiesse can also be used to enhance facial contours and fullness of cheeks.

Juvederm

Juvederm is one of the most popular, FDA-approved dermal filers that is delivered directly into the targeted areas of the face. It is available in the form of an injectable gel to treat skin folds and wrinkles, including the lines running on the sides of the mouth and nose. The advantage with Juvederm is that a single treatment can last up to a whole year. Customized treatment can be provided for a patient to produce a natural looking outcome.

Juvederm application involves the use of a fine needle through which the filler is eased underneath the skin to fill the soft tissue in the dermis. The filler gel adds volume instantly to the targeted area, causing the appearance of wrinkles to reduce. The filler is based on non-animal hyaluronic acid, which makes it safer even for people who are sensitive to animal-based substances.

Restylane and Perlane

Restylane and Perlane are two of the oldest and highly reliable dermal fillers available today. The fillers should be administered by an experienced and qualified skin specialist only. People who have noticeable facial wrinkles or are bothered by a loss of volume on their facial features may opt for Restylane or Perlane treatment.

The procedure is brief, painless, and involves little to no downtime. Results can be visible almost immediately. The treatment is ideal for people having moderate to severe creases, folds or wrinkles, and those who have lost facial volume and fullness.

Radiesse

Radiesse is an advanced dermal filler to treat wrinkles and facial lines. Some clinical studies have shown that the effects of Radiesse treatment may last longer than other similar fillers. A single treatment may continue to provide benefits for up to a year or even longer. The treatment is effective for nasolabial folds, laugh lines, and other wrinkles around the mouth. Cheek bones can appear more defined when it is used in the cheek area.

Dermal Filler Treatment with Dr. Farah

Dr. Farah is a board certified doctor with more than 35 years of experience. His Master Injectors with over 10 years of experience provide anti-aging filler treatments at this state of the art med spa facility to patients in Los Angeles, CA, particularly those from Encino, Sherman Oaks, and nearby communities. Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides some of the latest non-invasive and minimally treatments for the skin, including laser treatments.

 

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