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Microneedling

iStock_000009829237SmallMicroneedling is an advanced med spa procedure which helps rejuvenate and renew skin in a natural way. In comparison to other skin resurfacing techniques, microneedling provides a milder and more natural way to achieve youthful, brighter skin.

It enhances the skin’s inherent ability to produce collagen and elastin. New collagen fibers help the skin heal and rejuvenate from within.

Microneedling can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, acne scars, and other skin aberrations in a safe and effective manner. It also increases the penetration of topical skin rejuvenation products to offer the patient dazzling and more youthful skin.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by the prudent Dr. Bijan Farah, provides microneedling to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

Choosing Microneedling

People with the following characteristics may be ideal candidates for microneedling med spa treatment:

  • Individuals seeking non-ablative and laser free treatments for skin resurfacing
  • Persons with multiple skin concerns such as uneven skin tone, acne scars, and enlarged pores simultaneously
  • Persons seeking to improve the appearance of aging signs via a procedure that does not involve injections
  • Individuals with darker skin tones making laser treatments less suitable for them
  • Persons with a preference for procedures that prompt skin improvement from within rather than superficial treatments

Key Insights

  • Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). It is an FDA-approved treatment for mitigating signs of aging and other skin conditions.
  • This procedure prompts skin renewal and rejuvenation from within offering the patient thicker skin while reducing the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, and wrinkles.
  • The procedure does not involve injections, incisions or downtime.
  • Microneedling is mostly performed for facial skin rejuvenation. However, it can be effectively performed on any part of the body.
  • This procedure is safe for almost all skin tones and types.

Targeted Sites for Microneedling

Microneedling typically targets the following conditions on facial skin:

  • Acne scars
  • Sun spots (also known as “age spots”)
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Other types of scars
  • Skin elasticity loss
  • Irregular skin tone

Microneedling is also used to address stretch marks in various areas of the body in addition to treating facial skin issues.

According to one study, microneedling successfully reduced the appearance of stretch marks on the abdomen and thighs when used in combination with dermal fillers. Microneedling can also treat scarring on other areas of the body. But this treatment is usually administered on facial skin.

Minimal Discomfort

Microneedling is a quick procedure that does not involve any downtime. The patient experiences minimal discomfort during the microneedling procedure. The skin will look reddish or feel taut, warm, and rough in the initial three to seven days after the procedure.

The microneedling provider will typically use a topical hydrating agent on the skin around one hour before the session to make sure that the patient remains comfortable during the treatment. The reliable Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this area of the southwest for microneedling.

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How long does Coolsculpting last?

B&A-Mayoral-AB-3Set-24wk-3Q-LoResCoolSculpting has become increasingly accepted in recent years as one of the safest and most effective med spa body contouring treatments available to women as well as men.

But many new patients may still have concerns regarding how effectively CoolSculpting can remove undesirable fatty deposits and whether the outcomes will sustain for a long time.

CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, killing them at very low temperatures. This helps achieve body contouring results without the involvement of any incisions, cuts, needles, or medications. This innovative and entirely non-invasive procedure can cause some patients to question the sustainability of CoolSculpting outcomes.

During the pre-treatment consultation, the treatment provider will inform the patients on all facets of CoolSculpting and explain the potential sustainability of the results to them.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by the prudent Dr. Bijan Farah, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities in this part of SoCal.

Treatment Delivery

FDA-cleared CoolSculpting is a patented treatment that eliminates stubborn fat cells through its unique freezing technique. The patient will be comfortable and relaxed during the in-office treatment while the CoolSculpting applicator freezes the fat cells to their death in precise areas of the body.

The time taken to complete one CoolSculpting med spa session is nearly 40 minutes with the latest applicators. This makes CoolSculpting an ideal treatment for professionals and busy moms. CoolSculpting does not involve downtime, and the patient can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment session.

Sustainable Outcomes

The cells frozen with CoolSculpting will slowly start crystallizing and die. Over the next few weeks, they will be removed from the body through its natural processes. Patients usually experience a visible difference in their body contours after just a single treatment. However, a progressive fat reduction will require multiple CoolSculpting sessions.

A majority of patients can achieve around 20 percent fat reduction in the treatment areas. Patients typically enjoy optimal outcomes with CoolSculpting at around two to four months.

Permanent Fat Reduction

Harvard scientists developed the unique cooling process that is used in CoolSculpting. After the applicator exposes the fat cells to very low temperatures in a controlled manner, the fat cells freeze and slowly break down. Consequently, the patient loses fat in a natural manner. The dead fat cells are absorbed by the body due to natural metabolic processes.

Adults are not capable of growing new fat cells. This implies that after the fat cells are removed with CoolSculpting, they cannot re-grow.

This leads to a permanent reduction in fat as the fat cells are eliminated forever. But patients must understand that CoolSculpting cannot replace diet and exercise. The treatment eliminates only around 20 percent of the fat cells.

The residual fat cells can still grow bigger and impact the contours of the body if the patient gains excessive weight. Therefore, patients should focus on remaining within their ideal weight range during CoolSculpting and after the treatment to enjoy its benefits for many years to come.

The cordial Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and other neighborhoods and cities in this area of The Golden State for CoolSculpting.

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Get Rid of Fat on Your Thighs With Coolsculpting

B&A-Stevens-INTH-2Set-8wk-LoResCoolSculpting is an advanced med spa procedure that has received FDA-clearance for cosmetic body contouring. It is designed to provide non-surgical reduction of fat in particular areas of the body.

In this process, the fat is frozen away with CoolSculpting’s unique process called cryolipolysis. Patients do not receive any cuts or incisions, and the procedure does not require any needles or medications, making CoolSculpting a safe and minimal risk procedure.

Among the areas that CoolSculpting can successfully treat are the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting can provide these sites with a sleeker lower body appearance. In general, stubborn fat deposits usually develop in the thigh area.

These deposits can be challenging to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. For patients seeking fat reduction in the inner and outer thighs, CoolSculpting can help.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

FDA-Cleared for Thigh Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq received FDA-clearance in 2014 for the elimination of fat in the inner and outer thighs. Once this clearance was obtained, the manufacturer Zeltiq began promoting this procedure as an effective non-surgical solution for the removal of stubborn fatty deposits in the inner and outer thigh.

Zeltiq stated that patients could achieve 20 to 25 percent reduction in fat deposits in the thighs within three months with this med spa treatment.

During the trials by the FDA, almost 86 percent of patients reported a noticeable decrease in their thigh fat within a period of four months following the CoolSculpting treatment. The time taken for one CoolSculpting session is around 45 minutes.

At a given time, one inner or outer thigh can receive treatment. The patient may require multiple treatment sessions to accomplish desired outcomes.

An increasing number of patients nowadays seek the “thigh gap.” CoolSculpting is a popular treatment among people who want the appearance of a gap between their inner thighs.

Both treatment providers and patients alike offer positive feedback for CoolSculpting as an effective nonsurgical treatment to address thigh fat. CoolSculpting delicately eliminates fat causing low to no downtime and discomfort unlike aggressive procedures such as liposuction or lasers.

How does it Work?

Fat cells located in the inner thighs, as well as other fat tissue sites, are more susceptible to damage at very low temperatures in comparison to other cells as well as nerves and blood vessels in the vicinity. CoolSculpting targets these cells precisely causing the selective elimination of undesirable fat cells through a process known as apoptosis.

These dead fat cells will gradually break down and be absorbed by the body through the natural metabolic process. This enables the patient to enjoy sleeker, more youthful and natural looking inner and outer thighs.

CoolFit Applicator

The treatment provider generally uses a specialized CoolFit applicator to perform customized elimination of fat in the thighs. Some patients may need two applicators on each side according to the distribution of the fat. The treatment provider will usually place the second applicator toward the back of the inner thigh for overall contour enhancement.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting.

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

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