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Botox was first used in cosmetic treatment to treat frown lines between eyebrows, but since then it has evolved to treat and correct many more conditions other than just frown lines. With more and more people becoming conscious of their body and health conditions the surge in the demand of Botox treatment has been phenomenal. But do we have a steady supply of good doctors with the right credentials who can actually do justice to the treatment?

What the does the treatment consist of?

The treatment involves injecting small, diluted amounts of Botox to certain facial muscles in a way to soften lines that have been caused due to excessive muscle action. Frowns and laugh lines are good examples of the same. What is really important here is to understand that the amount of Botox to be injected and the location should be monitored very carefully. Botox in high doses can be fatal, if the dose is too small it might not work properly, and if it is not injected in the specified area the results can be disastrous. Here comes the need for a doctor with the right credentials who knows how to carry out the treatment effectively and efficiently. Plastic surgeons, occuloplastic surgeons, and dermatologists who have been properly trained and are board-certified are the best people to go to for a Botox treatment.

Are medical spas good for Botox treatments?

Medical spas like the Rejuvenate Medical Spa offer Botox treatments among their other boutique services. Special treatments like fractional laser skin surfacing, permanent makeup, acne treatments are offered in most of the med spas. With anti-aging treatments on a rise, Botox is sought after by both men and women of all ages, and is a highly-demanded treatment method. Medical spas which are monitored by accredited doctors give one the feeling of getting rejuvenated rather than getting something treated.

How does an accredited doctor do the job better?

A doctor who has undergone training of how to administer Botox does not only know how to carry out the treatment but also has knowledge of the action of the treatment. Doctors with credentials study the health history of the concerned patients and take into account the side-effects that can occur post- treatment. It is important to have a good idea of the patient’s medical history as different people react differently to the same treatment. A novice specialist might carry out the procedure without a hitch but might not be well-prepared to deal with the repercussions. Botox, though not a surgical process, requires a good amount of training and knowledge of the process and the procedure.

How to choose the right doctor for Botox treatments?

One can be assured that the doctors who are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) have detailed knowledge about facial anatomy. They make more informed decisions regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and their follow-up routine and medication. ASAPS members also make sure that they administer safe and high-quality procedures to the patients thus giving them more natural-looking results. ASAPS is made up of nearly 2600 plastic surgeons, one of whom is Dr. Bijan Farah who is the Medical Director of Rejuvenate Medical Spa.

The face not only is central in expression of emotion but also is a central organ of sense. There is nothing wrong in trying to keep it looking young and beautiful, but one should always be mindful of the fact as to who is performing the treatment.

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Derma Fillers at Rejuvenate Med Spa

Facial Fillers | Dermal Fillers | Injectables | San Fernando | Calabasas CACosmetic facial fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments today in the U.S. Millions of injectable dermal filler procedures are performed every year to reduce wrinkles, lines, and folds from the facial skin. However, it is important that this procedure should be performed at a reputed med spa facility, which has experienced and skilled treatment providers for this procedure.

One of the leading providers of soft tissue filler treatments is Rejuvenate Medical Spa, which is led by Dr. Bijan Farah. State of the art filler treatments using FDA approved dermal fillers are available at the facility. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive treatments at Rejuvenate.

Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma is the first dermal filler approved by the FDA specifically for adding volume to the cheek area. This anti-aging filler from Allergan, Inc. can replenish lost volume and restore the youthful curve to the cheeks and improve overall facial contour. No other filler can achieve the kind of “lift” that this filler can provide to sagging facial skin.

Results with Juvederm Voluma are visible almost instantly, as the face appears fuller and rounder. This is one of the longest lasting fillers, and results with a single treatment can be maintained for as long as two years. Rejuvenate Medical Spa is one of the first facilities in the area to offer Juvederm Voluma to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and other communities.

Another variant is Juvederm Ultra XC, which is an injectable treatment to address the appearance of nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. This unique filler is based on HYLACROSS technology, which provides it the smooth gel structure that can hold up for a long time.

Restylane

Restylane is another premier dermal filler treatment provided at Rejuvenate med spa. Restylane facial filler is based on hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance designed to hold the skin firm and tight. As hyaluronic acid depletes in the skin due to aging and other reasons, Restylane can replace it and promote instant facial skin rejuvenation.

Restylane is available in three options, which include Restylane, Restylane fine line, and Perlane. This filler has been extensively researched, studied and tested around the world. Over the last one decade, more than 10 million treatments have been performed with Restylane in 65 countries.

Radiesse

Radiesse has emerged as one of the popular cosmetic fillers because of its superior efficacy and long lasting results. Compared to other fillers, the results with Radiesse can last longer in many cases. Rejuvenate offers this filler to suitable candidates, who may be seeking reduction of smile lines, nasolabial folds, and other lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose.

More defined cheek bones can be achieved when Radiesse is injected in the cheek area. The filler is composed of tiny, smooth calcium compound microspheres, which promote the production of fresh collagen in the skin. This allows for a more natural looking and longer lasting finish.

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How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser Hair Removal | Non Invasive | Med Spa | Encino | Sherman Oaks CALaser hair removal is a proven, efficient, and sustainable aesthetic procedure designed to remove or reduce unwanted hair in various parts of the body. However, the outcomes with laser hair removal can vary, depending on the type of laser technology and equipment used, and the skills and experience of the laser treatment provider at the med spa.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, is a premier facility providing laser hair removal and other procedures. It is equipped with cutting edge laser technology to produce highly satisfying outcomes in hair removal. The laser equipment at the med spa has the capability to treat all skin types, and can achieve most efficient results in a virtually painless manner.

Rejuvenate provides laser hair removal and other aesthetic and anti-aging procedures to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities.

High Precision and Targeted Treatment

The key advantage with laser hair removal over traditional hair removal procedures is that the results are long lasting and highly precise. The laser beam targets the melanin or pigment in the unwanted hair follicles. The melanin absorbs the sharp light, and thereby receives intense heat energy. It destroys the follicle, and stops future hair growth.

The laser expert at the med spa will explain to the patient during initial consultation that hair grows in cycles, which means that a single laser treatment will destroy the hair which are in the current growth cycle. In order to destroy all the hair follicles during different growth cycles, the patient will need on average four to eight treatment sessions.

Each treatment session can be spaced four to six weeks apart with an aim to capture the hairs during their active growth phase. Laser hair removal experts at the Rejuvenate Medical Spa will review the unique aesthetic needs of the patient and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Rejuvenate receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby locations.

Laser Technology

Rejuvenate med spa is fitted with the Asclepion Mediostar Next laser technology. This is one of the most advanced and innovative laser hair removal machines available today. The “Gentle Gliding” technique and “Pre-Cooling” of the skin are the unique features of this technology that are designed to produce smooth and long lasting results with the least possible discomfort.

Procedure

The procedure begins with the shaving of the area that needs to be treated. This is done a few days prior to the day of laser treatment. On the day of the procedure, the treatment provider may apply a local anesthetic cream on the area for patient comfort, but this is not a necessary requirement. Sometimes a gel, spray or a cool laser tip may be used to maintain patient comfort during the procedure. The choice will depend on the type of laser technique used.

The laser is adjusted for size, power, and pulse frequency to optimize the treatment. The patient is required to wear special glasses designed to protect the eyes from sharp laser light. The treatment provider will focus the laser energy on targeted hair follicles using a hand-held device. The length of a single treatment session can vary according to the size of the area to be treated.

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Recent Statistics In The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or ASAPS

Cosmetic Surgery | Plastic Surgeon | Calabasas | San Fernando CAIn the most recent, i.e. the 18th annual statistical data report released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the figures spent on plastic surgery in the United States in the year 2013 were unraveled. It was clearly observed that Americans have spent nearly close to 12 million dollars on cosmetic or plastic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Out of the 10 million surgical procedures that were performed in the year 2014, the cosmetic procedures that were more frequently performed from one year to the next were buttock augmentation, non-surgical fat reduction and labiaplasty.

Apart from this, it seems that more men are getting pulled into the clutches of aesthetically-enhancing cosmetic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical, showing a drastic increase in cosmetic surgery procedures over the course of the last 5 years.

Below are the top 5 most frequently performed surgical procedures for men and women in the year 2014 -
-Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty
-Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty
-Eyelid Surgery
-Liposuction; and
-Breast Augmentation

And below are the top 5 most frequently performed non-surgical procedures for men and women in the year 2014 –
-Hair Removal
-Chemical Peel
-Microdermabrasion
-Hyaluronic Acid; and
-Botulinum Toxin

Some of the cosmetic procedures mentioned above, including a few other popular procedures, did decrease in frequency of performance in the year 2014, such as breast augmentation surgery, ear surgery, and injectables. Even though the public at large had reduced having cosmetic surgeries performed on them, it is very evident that men, as much as women, have been flocking to plastic surgeons to have different types of cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-surgical, done on them too. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has observed that the percentage of men getting surgical and non-surgical procedures performed on them had gone up by 43% in the year 2014.

The ASAPS also observed the increases and decreases in percentages of certain surgical, non-surgical and anti-aging procedures that were being opted for by men from the year 2010 to 2014. There are as follows –

Surgical Procedures:

-Male Breast Reduction

-Facelift; and

-Blepharoplasty

Non-Surgical Procedures:

-Intense Pulsed Light

-Nonsurgical skin tightening

-Hyaluronic Acid; and

-Botulium Toxin

The ASAPS also observed that the number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed on men have increased by 273% since the year 1997, based on statistical data collected and analyzed by the ASAPS. And it is believed that this trend is only going to go upward rather than downward in the future. These days, men want to look handsome and youthful just as much as the women because they feel that they exuberate a better personality and higher energy levels when they look good. Looking good amounts to feeling good too – according to the accomplished plastic surgeons of the ASAPS.

The ASAPS is made up of nearly 2600 plastic surgeons, one of whom is Dr. Bijan Farah who heads the Rejuvenate Medical Spa located at 17130 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316. He and his team of professional experts perform state-of-the-art and innovative aesthetic cosmetic procedures using modern technology.

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New Report From American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) – Only Med-Spa Related Items

Introduction

Plastic Surgery | Medical Advancements | Encino | Sherman Oaks CAA recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), surveying the progress and consumer trends in the Plastic Surgery Sector, found ample reports suggesting the development for the year ahead. With over 7,000 members, the Society is accepted as a leading source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD.

The below report summarizes the key findings and is an indicator of the preferences rated as the top five cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures of 2014 and includes items available in the med spa:

Botox - This minimally invasive cosmetic surgery has shot up by 6 percent within the last year, and has sky rocketed in demand by 743 percent since the year 2000. It is also rated as one of the top five cosmetic minimally invasive procedures of 2014, boasting of anti-aging benefits with over 6.7 million procedures recorded.
Tissue fillers – Leading second in the top 5 cosmetic procedures, derma fillers were seen to increase by 3 percent, with 2.3 million in 2014, as compared to 2.2 million, as recorded in 2013. Out of the various choices available, Radiesse leads in anti-aging consumer trends followed by collagen and Porcine/bovine based fillers .The choice of human-based fillers such as Cosmoderm, cosmoplas, Cymetra have seen the most decrease, by -83 percent.
Microdermabrasion – Although one of leading treatments of choice, microdermabrasion was down by 9 percent in 2014, with 881,905 in 2014, as compared to 970,343 in 2013.
Chemical peels - 1.2million procedures in 2014, show a 3 percent increase when compared to 2013.
Laser hair removal A popular choice, with an increase of 3 percent from 2013, showing an annual increase of 1.1 million
Cellulite reduction- According to the report, cellulite reduction has seen a slow but steady decrease with 29,318 recorded in 2013, to 29,243 in 2014.
Butt augmentation-The comparison of the present year from 2013
One of the fastest growing procedures to be noted is butt augmentation, where fat grafting was seen to jump up to 15 percent. Butt Implants increased by 1,863 procedures resulting in an 98 percent increase. Butt lifts as well, were seen to increase by 44 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Plastic surgery among men- According to the ASPS”s 2014 report – Men partaking in plastic surgery seem to rise, with a special focus on pectoral implants and male breast reductions. For pectoral implants – the procedures have increased at a rate of 205 percent, following which 29 percent was seen as an increase for male breast reductions.

Conclusion

In terms of beauty and minimal evasive treatments – the ASPS found that there was an overall increase of minimal evasive surgeries where the figures showed 13.4 million in 2013, but in 2014 – the result was 13.9. Out of these results cosmetic results were seen to rise by 1 percent, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014.

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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.

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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.

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Laser Treatment | Med Spa | Hair Removal | Calabasas CALaser treatment has been successfully performed on many patients for several years. Although the associated side effects are rare. Yet, in a very few cases side effects have occurred and they can be anything like one of the following.

Normal and serious side effects

Side effects can be the normal ones or serious ones depending on the consequences they lead to. Normal side effects have minor consequences such as itching, tingling, numbness and swelling. Appearance of reddish color is seen to be a common occurrence with no serious harm or permanent damage to skin. Scarring may occur when high intensity laser is focused on a particular area for a long time.

Other temporary side effects such as skin blistering and hypo-pigmentation may occur. They can be minimized by some cooling methods.

Very serious side effects on the extreme side cause curable but painful implications.

  1. Scarring: The cause for scarring is the high intensity laser which is focused on a particular area for longer than necessary. It is one of the accidents that may occur during treatment, but experienced technicians and doctors are less prone to such fatality.
  2. Burns: They are rare but when they occur they should be immediately aided by dressing and medication.
  3. Hyper-Pigmentation: It is an effect of darkening of the skin and is the result of increased pigmentation brought about by the laser. People with tanned or dark skin are prone to this effect. Various treatments and precautions are available to prevent this effect.
  4. Infection: Anti-biotic and anti-viral medication help battle infectious germs from entering wounded areas during the treatments. These wounds may be caused during the treatment or the patient may have suffered them before.
  5. Eye Injuries: Safety and precautionary standards are following by all certified practitioners. If not, dreadful accidents such as eye injuries may occur during the treatment.

Other rare side effects

Other side effects which can occur during the treatment are:

  1. Itching: It is a normal side effect which occurs during any kind of hair removal procedure.
  2. Pain, numbness and tingling are experienced in varying degrees by all patients who underwent laser hair removal procedure. It has not resulted in any serious consequences in our observations.
  3. Laser treatment may also cause a condition very rare in occurrence known by the name of crusting. Scabs are seen to be formed in some cases around the treatment area. Such effects are minimized by appropriate medication.

Mild bruises may occur for some time after the treatment.

Purpura is an effect which is caused by internal bleeding which appears as a purple colored rash. If any patient experiences this condition, he must report to the doctor immediately. They are usually cured in about two to three days.

Based in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA, Dr. Bijan Farah and his team of technicians and assistants at Rejuvinate Medical Spa have a successful track record with minimum side effects that bear any serious consequences. He also attends to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA. They are the most trusted and regularly consulted Laser Hair Removal expert.

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Laser hair removal | Electrolysis | Encino | Sherman Oaks | Calabasas, CALaser hair removal is an advanced cosmetic treatment which is seen to be a good alternative to waxing, shaving etc. Most people in California ought to prefer laser treatment for removing unwanted extra hair.

Benefits

It is beneficial to remove unwanted hair with laser from those parts of the body where it could be hard to wax or tweeze such as armpits, hips etc. Its precision and speed enables intricate operations which produces better looks and leave the skin undamaged in the process. The time required depends on the area of the part. In most cases, the maximum time taken was no more than an hour. This treatment is received by patients who look to enhance their beauty or as an anti-aging measure.

Treatment

Patients are generally advised to avoid undergoing any other form of hair removal treatments a few weeks prior to the treatment, since such treatments cause the hair roots to disappear temporarily in which case a laser treatment will not be effective. After the treatment, doctor’s directions must be followed to ensure safe health post treatment.

First, the area where the hair has to be removed is spotted. Hairs are then trimmed to a shorter length and equipment parameters are set accordingly. Appropriate safety measures must be followed by the patient as well as the technician. Certain measures are taken to ensure effective penetration of light through the skin. During the treatment, a pulse of the laser light is directed on to the area of treatment and the settings in the equipment are re-adjusted based on the observation made. The procedure is continued for the rest of the treatment area until all the unwanted hairs are removed.

Recovery

After the treatment, the patient will be prescribed for certain medication. Since this treatment doesn’t remove hairs permanently after the very first treatment, a second treatment will be scheduled in some weeks and the procedure will continue until eventually the hair growth is stopped permanently.

For the first few days, the treated area may appear reddish although it may not be as painful to the patient. Medicines and lotions are prescribed by the doctor to minimize the carmine. Other cosmetic products can be applied after the treatment but should be avoided in any case of discomfort. Side effects may occur in the form of carmine, scarring, swelling and blisters which are actually very rare.

Cost

Cost of the treatment depends on individual cases and many factors such as the area of the treatment and time, number of treatments, method of treatment and location. A consultation session will provide a clear picture of the cost. The average cost of this treatment, as stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is about $235 per session.

Dr. Bijan Farah of Rejuvenate Medical Spa is one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons of San Fernando and a certified practitioner of laser therapy. He also attends to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA. With correct preparation and diagnosis, the doctor and his technicians ensure that a patient experiences the least traumatic and more effective hair removal procedure.

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