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How long does Bellafill Dermal Filler last? | Los Angeles Medical SpaBellafill is an FDA approved dermal filler treatment to reduce the effects of facial aging and restore tighter and smoother facial skin. This med spa procedure can produce results that will typically last much longer than in the case of other dermal fillers. The results may even be permanent in some cases.

At the time of initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain all about Bellafill facial filler and estimated longevity and benefits. Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides Bellafill treatment to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Immediate and Long-Term Effects

Bellafill dermal filler is formulated with microspheres of a biocompatiable synthetic known as PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). Once the filler gel is injected into the depleted areas of the face, it will transport collagen to the deeper layers. The med spa treatment is especially effective in reducing facial wrinkles around the mouth, commonly known as laugh lines.

The treatment will create immediate effects in terms of the improvement of the skin appearance because the Bellafill gel will smooth out conspicuous facial lines and wrinkles by filling in the depressions. The long term benefits will also occur because the PMMA microspheres will help to stimulate the generation of new collagen fibers. This will build a lasting structural framework within the skin to support the sub-dermal layers.

 

Clinical Studies

Clinical studies have been carried out to determine the longevity and impact of Bellafill dermal filler injections. While the FDA had approved this filler injection for improving the nasolabial folds way back in 2006, the studies continued to test the sustainability and effectiveness of Bellafill.

When the study reached its five-year mark, it was found that 90 percent of the patients treated with Bellafill were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their treatment. Therefore, even after five years of treatments, patients continued to report benefits of Bellafill.

Over the years, patients have also reported that often the results will progressively get better with the passage of time. A 10-year study is currently underway to officially determine the 10 year mark for Bellafill. According to some researchers, the results with Bellafill dermal filler can also be permanent.

This extensive level of longevity for a non-surgical cosmetic injection procedure sets Bellafill apart from most other dermal filler injections. Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for Bellafill procedure.

 

Clinical Trial

Bovine collagen is a key ingredient in Bellafill along with PMMA, which provides temporary correction for about three months, until the body’s natural collagen is formed. To study the effectiveness and longevity of Bellafill, a one-year US clinical trial comprising 250 patients was conducted. The trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bellafill compared to another collagen control for nasolabial folds.

It was found that at the end of six months evaluation period, wrinkle correction with Bellafill continued, while the patients treated with collagen control return to their pre-treatment levels. Even at the end of one year, wrinkle control effectiveness of Bellafill was similar to that at six months.


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Hair Replacement Options in the Los Angeles Area | Encino Medical Spa

Hair loss and hair thinning can have an impact on an individual’s appearance as well as self-esteem. Millions of men and women across the country suffer from varying degrees of hair loss today. For people who want to avoid invasive hair transplant surgery, an innovative med spa treatment procedure called PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy is now available.

PRP therapy is a minimally invasive hair restoration technique that employs the power of the patient’s natural healing mechanism to regenerate damaged hair follicles. Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides PRP therapy to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Effectiveness

PRP therapy can be used as a standalone technique, or in conjunction with other hair regeneration treatments to improve their effectiveness. For instance, it can be used along with laser hair restoration to stimulate the hair follicles for stronger and healthier hair growth.

Recent studies have shown that follicles that were presumed to be dead for many years may actually be lying dormant, injured, or compromised, and may still be capable for hair growth for five to eight years after they first appeared ‘dead’. It is possible to activate adult stem cells within these unproductive hair follicles with the help of powerful growth factors found in the body’s own PRP.

PRP therapy will also promote localized cell growth and the formation of new blood vessels to feed the regenerated hair follicles. PRP med spa treatment will involve minimal discomfort and downtime, and produce sustainable, natural looking results. An experienced treatment provider will customize the procedure to suit the unique hair restoration needs of a patient.

 

PRP Injection Treatments

PRP injection treatments are ideally suited for people who are unhappy with their condition of hair loss but want to avoid surgical options. Individuals suffering from one or more of the following hair loss conditions can benefit the most from PRP therapy:

 

Hypotrichosis

This is a genetic condition causing abnormal hair patterns or no hair growth.

 

Male Pattern Hair Loss

In the early phases of male balding patterns, PRP therapy can be particularly effective. It is also beneficial when the patient has a significant amount of miniaturized hair.

 

Female Pattern Hair Loss

Both early stages and advanced stages of female pattern hair loss can be effectively treated with PRP injections.

 

Alopecia Areata

This is a condition in which the hair occurs in patches.

 

Alopecia Totalis

In this case, the patient may suffer from total loss of all hair from the scalp.

 

Other Hair Loss Conditions

PRP therapy may also be useful in addressing other hair loss conditions related to metabolic complications,  iron deficiency, or medication side effects.

 

Results

In many cases, PRP therapy will lead to new growth and improvements in hair thickness and density as early as within two months of the initial treatment. Optimal hair growth will occur in about four to eight months, but progressive improvement will continue to take place for up to one year. Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for PRP therapy.


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