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Advantages of Laser Tattoo Removal:

  • Safe and effective
  • No bleeding or scars
  • Removes all tattoo colors for amateur and professional tattoos
  • No anesthesia
  • Minimal side effects

laser tattoo removal before and after photosTattoos are very popular but many people live to regret the decision to have had a tattoo in the first place. The good news is that tattoos do not need to be permanent.

Tattoo removal using methods such as cutting the tattoo out, scrubbing the tattoo off using a motorized metal brush or acid peels are a thing of the past. Lasers now offer a better, more patient-friendly solution!

Laser tattoo removal has become the standard treatment for tattoo removal because it offers an effective alternative that is low risk, bloodless and has minimal side effects. With laser now even the most complex multi-colored tattoos can be removed.

End the embarrassment of unwanted tattoos

With the right laser, all common tattoo colors can be removed; black and dark tones, blues and sky blues, reds and tans, and greens.

Laser affects the tattoo with very short and strong laser pulses that penetrate deep into the skin, without injuring the top layers. These pulses are then absorbed by the pigments in the ink which breaks them up into smaller particles. These are then naturally absorbed by the body’s own immune system.

Clearsteps laser tattoo removalPeople who have had tattoo removal by laser say that it feels like a rubber band snapping the skin. The number of treatments depends on the size of your tattoo as well as its location, depth and color. Amateur tattoos are the easiest to remove whereas professional ones ma y require more treatment sessions. The tattoo will fade slowly between treatments as your body removes the remainders of the tattoo pigment.

Ask your practitioner about laser tattoo removal treatment.

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Nail infection fungus treatment

What can you expect from the procedure?

ClearSteps  Laser Onychomycosis (nail infection) before after phototsOne day before the procedure it is important to remove all nail polish and decorations. The procedure itself involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin tissue. A single procedure session usually takes approximately 35-45 minutes for 5-10 nails. The required number of procedures will vary depending on the severity of the infection. Procedure times may vary, so please consult your physician for more information. Most patients describe the procedure as being comfortable with the nail feeling warm during the procedure. Following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes. There is a possibility of transient slight discoloration of the nail after procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately. The majority of patients show improvement after a single procedure session. Successful procedure will result in a growth of a new, healthy nail. Due to slow growth of the nail, it may take up to 1 year to see an entirely clear nail. After the procedure you will need to continue with home care techniques in order to reduce the chance of recurrence of the infection as advised by your physician. There is a chance for reinfection due to the presence of causative agents everywhere in our environment.

What do the clinical studies say?

Several studies have been published on the subject. 1-5 A majority of patients receiving laser procedure for onychomycosis showed improvement in the percent of nail clear of infection. A clinical study 2 showed improvement

in the nail clear of infection in 95% of patients after a 3 month period. The amount of improvement you may experience in your particular case is dependent on your individual circumstances and should be discussed with your physician.

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Onychomycosis, or nail infection, is a persistent fungal infection of the nail bed, matrix or plate. It is the most common nail disorder in adults, accounting for one third of all fungal skin infections and up to 50 percent of all nail diseases. Toenails are affected more often than fingernails. The infection can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. Advanced infection can cause the nail to become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause discomfort when wearing shoes or walking.

This post provides information about the causes of onychomycosis and available procedure options. The benefits, disadvantages and risk of each procedure option is discussed. Your medical condition and procedure should be discussed with your doctor.

What is ClearSteps?

ClearSteps is a revolutionary method for providing temporary increase in clear nail in patients with onychomycosis in a patient-friendly and quick way with Nd:YAG laser light, which passes evenly throughout the depth of effected nail and skin tissue.

The clinical testing reviewed by FDA has not demonstrated this light based therapy as a permanent treatment of the fungus that causes Onychomycosis. Based on clinical testing, you may see a temporary improvement in the appearance of your nails. Please be aware that this change of appearance of your nails may not be permanent and may require additional treatment or other therapies.

What is the cause of onychomycosis (nail infection)?

The causative agents of onychomycosis include dermatophytes (fungi that invade only dead tissues of the skin, nails, or hair), nondermatophyte moulds, and rarely, yeasts of the Candida species. The dermatophytes Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes are the most common causative pathogens of onychomycosis. The overall prevalence of onychomycosis ranges from 2 to 14 percent.

Where can you get onychomycosis?

Onychomycosis is caused by contact with infective agents (e.g. dermatophytes). Since dermatophytes are present everywhere in our environment, everyone is at risk for infection. Common sources for infection include public showers, swimming pools, nail spas and gyms. Nail trauma and tight fitting shoes can also lead to infection. Factors that increase the risk of nail infection are increasing age, poor health and genetic susceptibility.

What are the symptoms of onychomycosis?

One or more of the following symptoms may indicate that you suffer from onychomycosis:

• Distorted or thickened nails

• Discolored nails

• Bushings

• Yellow streaks under the nail

• White streaks or spots on the nail surface

• Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail

• Nails separated from the underlying skin

• Buildup of debris (nail fragments, skin) under the nail

What are the procedure options for onychomycosis?

Current procedure options for the procedure include  procedure. Topical drugs are less effective in treating onychomycosis and restoring clear nails. The drugs are applied directly to the nails on a daily basis for a period of up to 12 months. In some cases, the procedure is ineffective because the drug cannot pass through the nail to reach the infection. There are no significant adverse effects.

Systemic (oral) drugs can be very effective in treating onychomycosis and restoring clear nails and are usually taken for a period of 6 to 12 weeks. Adverse effects associated with systemic antifungal therapy may include headache, skin rash, upset stomach and diarrhea. Serious adverse effects include heart failure and liver damage.  Weekly blood tests may be required to monitor the liver function. These drugs are not used for patients who have liver disease or are in poor health.

Laser procedure is shown to temporarily restore clear nails. Most patients experience at least some degree of improvement. During the procedure most patients report a warm feeling in the laser-irradiated area and are able to resume normal activities immediately.

No significant adverse effects were reported in the studies. 1-5 No single procedure is effective in all patients and every procedure carries with it its own risks and benefits. Be sure to consult your physician regarding all your procedure options.

Source:

1. Gupta et al. Onychomycosis therapy: past, present, future. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Sep; 9 (9):1109-13

2. Kozarev J. Clinical Study: Laser Onychomycosis Treatment; 2011

3. Kozarev J, Vizintin Z. Novel Laser Therapy in Treatment of Onychomycosis. LAHA – Journal of the Laser and Health Academy. 2010; 2010 (1)

4. Hochman L. Laser treatment of onychomycosis  using a novel 0.65-millisecond pulsed Nd: YAG 1064-nm laser. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy; 2011, 13:2-5

5. Harris et al. Laser treatment for toenail fungus. Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7161 71610M-1. 2009

Photos courtesy of Jasmina Kozarev, MD, lasers have been cleared by the FDA to be both a safe and effective solution for the procedure of onychomycosis.

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Hair Loss | Hair Restoration | Anti Aging | Encino | Sherman Oaks CAHair loss is a widespread occurrence among both men and women in the US. It can not only compromise the aesthetic appearance of an individual, but may also affect their self-esteem in some ways. Many patients are unclear about what type of hair loss they may be suffering from, what are its causes, and what possible treatments may help them.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, provides innovative and proven anti-aging solutions, including treatments for hair loss. During the initial consultation, the hair restoration expert will explain various aspects of the hair loss condition. Rejuvenate Med Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding areas.

Important Phases in Hair Lifecycle

The average adult will usually have about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on the head. Loss of hair occurs naturally, and most adults will lose up to 100 hairs in a day. Hair regeneration occurs at the same time, and about 90 percent of the hair on the scalp will be growing at any given moment. The lifecycle of each hair follicle can be affected due to factors such as aging, genetics, disease, and hormonal changes. Major phases in the hair lifecycle are as follows:

  • Anagen: This stage will last for about two to six years during which the hair growth will occur actively.

  • Catagen: This is a short term stage of hair growth lasting for about two to three weeks.

  • Telogen: This is the static or resting stage of hair growth, which usually lasts for about 10 to 14 weeks.

Patients can learn more about their unique hair loss condition and stage of growth during their consultation at Rejuvenate Medical Spa. Dr. Farah and his team are equipped to provide state of the anti-aging solutions, including hair restoration. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive treatments at the med spa.

Hair Loss Types

The following types of hair loss may commonly occur:

Involutional Alopecia

Thinning of hair occurs naturally with aging in this condition. Greater numbers of hair follicles enter the resting stage, and the remaining hairs tend to reduce in size and number.

Androgenic Alopecia

This condition typically occurs due to hereditary factors in both men and women. It is commonly known as male and female pattern baldness.

Alopecia Areata

This condition is commonly seen in children and young adults, and is marked by patchy hair loss.

Alopecia Universalis

This condition will typically result in the loss of all hair, including hair in the body parts.

Telogen Effluvium

Temporary hair thinning may occur due to changes in the hair growth cycle in this condition. Hair shedding and eventual thinning occurs because an increasing number of hairs will enter the resting stage.

Reasons of Hair Loss

Hair loss causes will differ from one person to another. Common factors that usually lead to the condition of progressive hair loss in both men and women include heredity, hormonal changes, disease, stress, pregnancy, certain types of drugs, autoimmune disease, lack of nutrition, and injury or burns.

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Non Surgical Hair Treatment | Med Spa | Encino | Sherman Oaks CAHair loss is a common problem for both men and women in the United States. Hair transplant is a well-known surgical solution for hair restoration, but not every patient may be ready to choose a surgical treatment for an aesthetic procedure. This is where a state of the art facility such as Rejuvenate Med Spa offers non-surgical hair loss treatments for patient who are keen to address the problem without surgery.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa is equipped with advanced laser systems to provide a range of anti-aging treatments, including hair restoration. Led by Dr. Bijan Farah, Rejuvenate receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities.

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an innovative, painless procedure designed for both men and women suffering from hair loss and hair thinning conditions. The procedure involves low level laser beams that are known as ‘soft’ or ‘cold’ lasers because they do not emit any heat, sound, or vibration. Surgical lasers can burn tissue, but low level lasers do not cause any tissue injury.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides an advanced LLLT system called the Sunetics Clinical Bio-Stimulation Laser. This is an in-office procedure that can provide a simple and convenient way of hair restoration. The patient can simply sit and relax beneath the treatment device while expert performs the procedure. The Sunetics system allows a pain free treatment and does not involve any down time.

Recent medical research has shown that LLLT with the Sunetics laser system can lead to more effective outcomes over a shorter period of time as compared with any other low energy laser equipment. Rejuvenate med spa offers this innovative non-surgical hair restoration treatment as well as various other advanced anti-aging solutions to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby locations.

Suitable Candidates

Both men and women who may be concerned about their condition of thinning hair and mild to moderate level of hair loss may consider low level laser therapy. Women typically make sterling candidates for this procedure. Unlike the male pattern baldness, the hair loss in women is usually more diffused across the scalp.

Laser therapy has shown highly encouraging results in the treatment of this type of balding. It is also helpful in reversing hair loss that may have been caused as post-partum and post-menopausal conditions. Men can also benefit from LLLT, whether employing it as a stand-alone procedure or combining it with another regimen of Rogaine or Propecia.

Cleared by the FDA

Sunetics laser technology received clearance from the FDA in 2013 for the treatment of both male and female pattern hair loss. Clinical trials for the FDA showed that 93 percent of the patients treated with LLLT experienced hair re-growth at an average of 22 hairs per square centimeter.

LLLT has shown to be effective in stabilizing hair loss across the scalp and demonstrated successful results in re-growing hair in both frontal and temporal areas of the scalp. These are the areas where common drug therapies such as Propecia or Rogaine may not have show very satisfactory results.

See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.

Hair Loss Treatment | Non Surgical | Laser Therapy | Calabasas CA Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women in the United States. Hair transplant is a well-known surgical solution for hair restoration, but not every patient may be ready to choose a surgical treatment for an aesthetic procedure. This is where a state of the art facility such as Rejuvenate Med Spa offers non-surgical hair loss treatments for patient who are keen to address the problem without surgery.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa is equipped with advanced laser systems to provide a range of anti-aging treatments, including hair restoration. Led by Dr. Bijan Farah, Rejuvenate receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities.

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an innovative, painless procedure designed for both men and women suffering from hair loss and hair thinning conditions. The procedure involves low level laser beams that are known as ‘soft’ or ‘cold’ lasers because they do not emit any heat, sound, or vibration. Surgical lasers can burn tissue, but low level lasers do not cause any tissue injury.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides an advanced LLLT system called the Sunetics Clinical Bio-Stimulation Laser. This is an in-office procedure that can provide a simple and convenient way of hair restoration. The patient can simply sit and relax beneath the treatment device while expert performs the procedure. The Sunetics system allows a pain free treatment and does not involve any down time.

Recent medical research has shown that LLLT with the Sunetics laser system can lead to more effective outcomes over a shorter period of time as compared with any other low energy laser equipment. Rejuvenate med spa offers this innovative non-surgical hair restoration treatment as well as various other advanced anti-aging solutions to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby locations.

Suitable Candidates

Both men and women who may be concerned about their condition of thinning hair and mild to moderate level of hair loss may consider low level laser therapy. Women typically make sterling candidates for this procedure. Unlike the male pattern baldness, the hair loss in women is usually more diffused across the scalp.

Laser therapy has shown highly encouraging results in the treatment of this type of balding. It is also helpful in reversing hair loss that may have been caused as post-partum and post-menopausal conditions. Men can also benefit from LLLT, whether employing it as a stand-alone procedure or combining it with another regimen of Rogaine or Propecia.

Cleared by the FDA

Sunetics laser technology received clearance from the FDA in 2013 for the treatment of both male and female pattern hair loss. Clinical trials for the FDA showed that 93 percent of the patients treated with LLLT experienced hair re-growth at an average of 22 hairs per square centimeter.

LLLT has shown to be effective in stabilizing hair loss across the scalp and demonstrated successful results in re-growing hair in both frontal and temporal areas of the scalp. These are the areas where common drug therapies such as Propecia or Rogaine may not have show very satisfactory results.

See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.

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