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What are side effects of Botox? | Los Angeles | Encino | Sherman OaksBotox is the world’s most sought-after non-surgical treatment to enhance the signs of facial aging. The FDA-approved Botox med spa treatment can mitigate the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines on specific areas of the face.

It can help restore a noticeably younger facial appearance almost immediately. Patients can expect safe and predictable results in the hands of an experienced and qualified Botox provider.

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

 

Potential Side Effects

Botox has a high safety profile, but new patients should still understand the potential side effects and risks associated with the treatment to make an enlightened decision.

The primary component in Botox is botulinum toxin type A. This is a strong biological agent that can lead to significant side-effects if delivered incorrectly.  

The potential side effects of Botox are:

  • allergic responses
  • itching
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle weakness
  • difficulty swallowing
  • stomach pain
  • muscle stiffness
  • rash
  • headache
  • neck or back pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite

Reactions at the injection site include:

  • bleeding
  • bruising
  • swelling
  • redness
  • pain
  • infection

 

Other Side Effects

  • cough
  • fever
  • respiratory infections
  • dry mouth
  • cold symptoms
  • increased sweating in sites other than the underarms
  • difficulty urinating
  • anxiety
  • flu symptoms
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • tired feeling
  • ringing in your ears
  • urinary tract infections
  • burning/painful urination

Ptosis (drooping of the lids), swelling of the cornea (keratitis), itchy eyes, dryness, eye irritation, double vision, increased sensitivity to light, double vision, itchy eyes, reduced blinking, and eyelid inflammation or bruising may occur when used to treat blepharospasm.

 

Serious Risks

The below mentioned may also occur if Botox is not administered accurately or in the correct dose:

  • A crooked or twisted smile
  • Weak bladder control
  • Muscle weakness in areas of the injections
  • Problems in swallowing or speaking
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Unexplained tearing
  • Vision issues
  • Cockeyed eyebrows

 

Who Should Avoid Botox?

Establishing the candidacy of an individual is important for a safe and predictable Botox med spa procedure. The treatment provider may advise people with the following conditions to avoid Botox use:

  • Existing allergy to a Botox ingredient
  • Experienced side effects from Botox or a variant after a previous procedure
  • Presence of untreated skin infection in the injection area
  • Suffering from a nerve or muscles condition such as ALS, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or myasthenia gravis
  • Experiencing chronic breathing problems or asthma
  • Bleeding issues
  • Received facial surgery recently
  • Weak forehead muscles
  • Inability to stop the use of blood thinners and NSAIDs for a short duration prior to the injectable procedure

Allergen, the manufacturer of Botox, also asks women who are pregnant and nursing to avoid receiving Botox injections.

 

Choose the Right Botox Provider

After researching the Botox injectable treatment, the patient should choose a cutting-edge and fully-equipped med spa with expertise in administering Botox injections in a safe and effective manner.

If the medical spa runs under the leadership and supervision of an experienced doctor, they will make sure that the Botox treatment provider follows top-notch quality standards, best practices, and recent safety protocols.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for Botox injections.
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What to expect after ThermiVa and how long does it last? | EncinoThermiVa med spa procedure offers patients safe and incision-free skin tightening that is gentle enough for the delicate skin of the vagina yet produces dramatic skin-tightening outcomes.

The 20-minute ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation session can be undertaken discreetly and comfortably on an outpatient basis and does not involve any downtime.

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

 

How many ThermiVa treatments does a patient require?

ThermiVa treatment involves three 30-minute procedures performed per patient, spaced one month apart. Due to the short timeframe, patients are able to resume their regular activities or work on the day of the procedure itself.

 

Who should get the ThermiVa Treatment?

Ideal candidates for ThermiVa med spa treatment are patients who have a loose vagina after childbirth or menopause, vaginal dryness or lubrication, sexual dysfunction, or incontinence.

 

When will Outcomes be evident?

The results are immediately perceptible. In fact, there is no other procedure undertaken where patients notice results right after their initial treatment. While the outcomes will be noticeable at first, the final and more conclusive outcomes will be noticeable after the third treatment.

 

Does the ThermiVa Procedure Hurt?

ThermiVa is a completely painless procedure, and patients will not experience blistering, burning, or any other type of discomfort.  

 

When can a Patient engage in Intercourse?

As ThermiVa is non-invasive and uses gentle heat, patients can engage in sexual activity with their partner on the day of the treatment itself.

 

How long will the Outcomes last and will I have to do a Follow-up Procedure?

Yes, the patient will eventually require a follow-up ThermiVa procedure. Most patients undergo routine maintenance between 9 to 12 months after their final procedure. But some patients have who have undergone the treatment two years ago may still not require maintenance.

 

Dos and Don’ts after the Treatment

 

  • No Sexual Intercourse: It may be obvious to some to refrain from sexual intercourse, but not as much to others. While patients may be excited to try out intercourse with their newly rejuvenated and tightened vagina, they must make sure to let it heal.

Having sex too soon can lead to vaginal tears making the patient more prone to infection development. In general, patients should avoid sexual intercourse for around one to two weeks following ThermiVa treatment.

 

  • No Bath or Swimming: It is not a judicious idea for the patient to take a bath on the day of the med spa treatment (as it can cause infection). In addition, she should also avoid swimming for at least one or two weeks following the treatment as the pool water may contain bacteria that can lead to infections.

 

  • No Heavy Lifting: Patients should avoid lifting heavy weights for a least a week after their treatment. For women with young children or grandchildren, it is an astute idea to hire a babysitter or ask for help so that they do not have to reach down to pick them up. Excessive weight and heavy lifting can cause fragile tissue to rip open or create a strain on the treatment area.

The patient is encouraged to undertake regular tasks as long as there is no strain or irritation in the treated areas. Cotton underwear “granny panties” and loose clothing is advised.

They may return to routine activities after 24 hours, ensuring minimal friction to the treated area. Patients may resume driving after one or two days as long as they are not using narcotics.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
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Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment And Tightening | Los Angeles | Encino

For women who are unhappy about their vaginal appearance due to loosening of the tissue, vaginal rejuvenation to restore the pre-pregnancy appearance and feel of the vagina may be an ideal solution.

Women who seek vaginal rejuvenation without the involvement of a surgical procedure, such as vaginoplasty, may consider a med spa vaginal rejuvenation treatment. ThermiVa vaginal tightening technology offers a unique, non-surgical way to restore the pre-pregnancy condition of the vagina.

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

 

RF-Based Treatment

ThermiVa RF system uses radio frequency (RF) technology to address vulvar sagging and vaginal looseness in a non-invasive way. The medical spa procedure involves the controlled and gentle delivery of RF energy in a non-surgical manner directly to the targeted vulvovaginal region.

The RF energy will produce controlled heat, which helps tighten internal vaginal laxity as well as the external labia. The impacted tissue will constrict to a tight bundle.

ThermiVa also enhances the production of fresh collagen for more sustainable and natural looking outcomes. In addition, it may also support tissue and nerve healing. RF is renowned for its therapeutic effects in muscle and tissue healing.

 

Treatment Focus

Vaginal Laxity

ThermiVa med spa procedure is meant to accomplish vaginal tightening at the opening as well as the full length of the vagina. The outcomes will be noticeable to both the patient and her partner.

Vulvar/Labial Laxity

The ThermiVa RF system tightens and reduces sagging in the labial tissue. The patient will experience smoother and softer skin. After the procedure, the patient will be able to wear tighter clothing in a comfortable manner and will be less self-conscious.

Vaginal/Vulvar Dryness

This treatment allows for the production of softer and thicker skin and improves the moisturizing of the internal and external regions. This offers the patient more comfort and improves sexual activity.

Mild to Moderate Stress Incontinence

Some moms may suffer from mild to moderate stress incontinence at some point after giving birth. The ThermiVa treatment helps reduce the incidence of accidents and leakage as well as urge symptoms.

Sexual or Orgasmic Dysfunction

Certain women may experience improved sensitivity, more coordinated and stronger muscular contractions, and an increased ability to achieve orgasms in a shorter duration of time.

 

Benefits

The ThermiVa technique offers the following benefits:

  • Treats the vagina and labia majora simultaneously
  • Helps tighten the vulvovaginal tissue
  • Enhances the production of fresh collagen
  • Tauter, smoother, softer skin
  • Patient controlled heat and no known incidence of blisters or burns
  • No stinging sensation

 

Skin Cooling Mechanism

ThermiVa’s advanced technology comprises an integrated skin-cooling mechanism to prevent skin from burning while ensuring that the patient is entirely comfortable during and after their procedure.

A majority of patients accomplish optimal vaginal skin tightening with three ThermiVa treatment sessions. But depending on the degree of skin laxity (looseness) in the patient, specific treatment protocols may differ slightly.

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

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection is a revolutionary med spa procedure that can restore hair growth in a minimally invasive way.

This treatment has an established record of high potential in hair restoration as it uses the body’s own natural growth factors to rejuvenate damaged hair follicles offering hair re-growth in regions of the scalp that have undergone the PRP treatment.

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

 

PRP Hair Restoration

Researchers believed for a long time that hair follicles that stopped generating hair are dead. But recent studies indicate that these unproductive hair follicles are only damaged, injured, or dormant.

These follicles can be rejuvenated to re-grow hair in the long-term. PRP hair restoration procedure can help patients accomplish this objective.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is found in the human body. This plasma contains powerful growth factors. The health care provider will inject these growth factors into the impacted areas on the scalp to activate the dead adult stem cells in the compromised hair follicle.

At the same time, these growth factors promote the re-generation of localized cells and develop new blood vessels to revitalize the hair follicles.

 

PRP Treatment

The PRP treatment provider will take a small amount of blood from the patient. Then they will process this blood in a centrifugal system to separate the PRP and rejuvenate the growth factors within it. The provider will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area of the scalp when the PRP is ready to be injected.

The PRP hair restoration specialist will inject it into the regions that are most impacted by hair loss. They will use a very fine gauge needle to inject the PRP in a matrix pattern.

The patient may undergo the PRP hair restoration med spa treatment combined with a low-level laser therapy to improve the effectiveness of the results, depending on their specific needs.

 

Cutting-Edge Treatment Approaches

PRP medical spa treatment outcomes are constantly improving as hair re-growth techniques with PRP are developing further and becoming more advanced. PRP treatment commonly involves only one treatment session.

However, some experts recommend a number of PRP sessions to improve the effectiveness of the treatment. This therapy also helps enhance the hair graft survival rate when used before or during a hair transplant procedure.

 

Various Types of Hair Loss treatable with PRP

PRP for hair restoration provides excellent results to patients experiencing hair loss due to various medical conditions, such as:

  • Alopecia Areata
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Hypotrichosis
  • Female Pattern Hair Loss
  • Male Pattern Hair Loss
  • Hair loss due to iron deficiency, metabolic conditions, and drug side-effects.

 

PRP Outcomes

In most cases, PRP therapy offers dramatic new hair growth and enhancements in hair density, thickness, and elasticity. The outcomes of the procedure will be noticeable within six to eight weeks of the first treatment.

The full outcomes will take up to a year to become apparent after the initial treatment. Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for PRP hair restoration.
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