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Rejuvenate Medical Spa is a state of the art facility providing proven and effective non-surgical anti-aging treatments. The med spa is led by Dr. Bijan Farah, who is a board certified doctor with more than 35 years of experience in medicine. Dr. Farah personally oversees the procedures at Rejuvenate and makes sure that each patient receives best personalized care and attention. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby areas can receive some of the most innovative non-invasive and minimally invasive solutions for cosmetic enhancement at the medical spa.

Botox Injectable Treatment

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments in the world today. It can effectively treatment mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines on the face, and make a person appear more youthful and attractive. A single treatment of Botox is enough to enjoy the results for about three to six months. Patients who are keen to extend the benefits may receive a repeat treatment under the doctor’s guidance.

Benefits of Botox

Botox treatment was first approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows. Since then the treatment has been widely used with excellent results, and many aesthetic experts and med spas recommend Botox to patients who need non-surgical solutions. Botox comprises of botulinum neurotoxin, which is a powerful biological agent. It is used in controlled, diluted volumes to reduce facial wrinkles and lines.

Medical Spa | Encino | Sherman Oaks | San Fernando Valley | Botox | Anti-agingThe treatment can be completed in a few minutes, and does not involve any significant pain or discomfort. There is no downtime, which makes it an ideal treatment for working people or busy moms. Botox has also been approved by the FDA for treatment of various medical conditions such as excessive underarm perspiration, chronic headaches and migraines and involuntary eyelid muscle twitching.

The FDA has recently approved Botox for the cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines. These are fine lines that radiate from the outer corners of the eyes, and can make a person appear tired or older. With this approval, the scope of Botox as an effective anti-aging injectable treatment has growth further. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and surrounding communities can receive this treatment at Rejuvenate Medical Spa.

FDA Approval for Crow’s Feet Reduction

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its official approval to Botox for the treatment of crow’s feet. It has released a statement confirming that Botox is an effective but temporary solution for the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines forming near aging eyes, which are called crow’s feet. Allergan, Inc., the Irvine, CA based manufacturer of Botox, received the approval from the FDA following several tests and studies, including a detailed study involving a large group of participants.

The study divided people into two groups, and one of the groups was randomly chosen to receive Botox placebo injections to treat crow’s feet. This group of 833 participating adults showed a noticeable reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet following the treatment, when compared to the other group that was not treated. While the treatment has now received FDA’s approval for crow’s feet, but Dr. Bijan Farah advises his patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and other areas connected to these locations to have realistic expectations from the procedure in order to achieve satisfactory results.

Crow’s Feet

At Dr. Farah’s med spa, patients can have an opportunity to understand exactly what crow’s feet refer to and how far their appearance can be reduced with Botox. Crow’s feet are the fine lines emanating from the outside corner of the eyes that become more pronounced as a person smiles. Muscles in the facial area become activated as the action of smiling occurs. These muscles contract underneath the skin, causing the top layer of skin to develop a fold. When this action occurs repeatedly over a long period of time, it develops a permanent wrinkle in that area. As skin elasticity goes down with age, the wrinkle tends to become deeper.

Botox is an effective anti-aging treatment to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. The toxin is injected directly into the overactive muscle that is causing the wrinkle. It severs the communication between the muscle and the nervous system, causing the muscle to go into a state of temporary paralysis. This allows the wrinkle to fade away, and contraction of muscle does not occur when a person is smiling. With this approach, crow’s feet can be eliminated safely and smoothly. The treatment should be received from a recognized medical spa or a qualified Botox expert only.

Source of News: FDA Press Release


Medical Spa | Encino | Sherman Oaks | San Fernando Valley | Botox | dysportRejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, is a state of the art facility for a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments to enhance physical appearance. Dr. Farah is a board certified doctor with nearly four decades of experience in the field of medicine. Under his direct guidance and supervision, Rejuvenate med spa provides the latest and proven anti-aging solutions to help patients in and around Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, and Calabasas, CA gain a youthful appearance.

The distinguishing feature and a key strength of Rejuvenate Medical Spa is that Dr. Farah personally supervises and guides the facility for all innovative treatments. He has extensive experience in both internal and emergency medicine, and he applies the same standards and principles of treatment to his med spa facility. Dr. Farah is also an attending Staff Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Providence-Tarzana Regional & Northridge Medical Centers.

Injectable Treatments

Botox and Dysport are leading injectable anti-aging treatments to reduce wrinkles and fine lines from the face. Botox has been in use for a fairly long time, while Dysport emerged later as a second treatment option in the same category. The FDA originally approved Botox for cosmetic treatment of frown lines on the forehead in 2002. Ever since then, it has remained the most preferred cosmetic non-surgical treatment for facial wrinkle reduction around the world.

Dysport was approved for the same cosmetic purpose by the FDA in 2009. Both drugs are based on botulinum toxin, a powerful biological substance that can paralyze a targeted muscle for a temporary time period. The FDA has also approved both Botox and Dysport for the treatment of a number of medical conditions, such as excessive underarm sweating, eyelid spasms and chronic migraines.


Both Botox and Dysport are designed to treat minor wrinkles and lines on the face using botulinum type A toxin. This toxin is used in highly diluted and controlled quantities to achieve the desired results. The drug is injected directly into a targeted overactive muscle that is causing a wrinkle. It works immediately to block the communication between the muscle and the nerve, leading the muscle into a temporary state of paralysis. The wrinkle fades away as the muscle relaxes, and the effects can stay for a period of three to six months on average.

Rejuvenate med spa usually recommends Botox to its patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and surrounding communities. Though both treatments are based on the same toxin, but Dysport has a smaller-sized molecule, which makes its unit measurement different from Botox. Dysport remained popular in Europe for several years, and has been late entrant to the United States because of its late approval from the FDA. The safety profile and length of effectiveness of both treatments is by and large the same. The risk of side effects is also similar, and several clinical studies have shown identical outcomes for both Botox and Dysport.

FDA Approval for Crow’s Feet

Botox has recently won the approval from the FDA for treatment of crow’s feet. Prior to the approval, both Botox and Dysport were still used by several medical spas for the reduction of crow’s feet. However, with the FDA approval, Botox has gained a wider acceptance in the medical community for the cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet.

Dysport has not received such approval from the FDA until now. Crow’s feet refer to fine lines and wrinkles that radiate from the outer corners of the eyes, and may make a person appear older or tired. Botox can now be used with authority to address this condition, and many new patients may now warm up to the idea of receiving Botox treatment for crow’s feet.

Key Differences

Differences between Botox and Dysport are still a subject matter of clinical studies, and definitive results are not available. However, many cosmetic experts believe that the anti-aging results with Dysport may not last as long as they do with Botox. The onset of Dysport is marginally quicker at two to five days, compared to four to seven days in case of Botox. Diffusion is slightly higher in case of Dysport, which means it tends to spread to a wider area.

This can be an advantage in certain situations and a limitation in others. Some physicians believe that more quantity of Dysport is needed to achieve the same results as Botox. However, this point is still under scientific scrutiny and continues to be an issue of debate. In the final analysis, it is much more important to choose the right medical spa for Botox treatment, rather than be overly concerned about making a choice between Botox and Dysport.

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