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What Are The Different Types of Injectable Dermal Fillers? | EncinoThe extensive range of injectable filler options available on the market may seem daunting to new patients. But ultimately, the wide array of med spa options is great news for patients hoping to attain a more youthful appearance.

Skilled facial filler injection providers can make use of the differences in the density, texture, and intended depths to create subtle and natural looking results for patients.

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

 

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most sought-after type of dermal filler used today. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS), it is usually a “good choice” as it is so naturally compatible with the body.

HA is a substance that is found naturally in cells. It transfers “essential nutrients” from the bloodstream to the skin. HA plumps and hydrates the skin as well as restore elasticity and volume.  

In general, HA fillers are gel-like and soft in texture. The outcomes are temporary due to the biocompatibility of this substance. A majority of patients experience visible outcomes for 6 to 12 months before the body absorbs the HA naturally.

Some HA soft tissue fillers contain the numbing agent lidocaine, which helps minimize minor discomfort to patients during and after the injectable procedure.

FDA-Approved HA Fillers

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Silk
  • Voluma
  • Perlane
  • Belotero

 

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Filler – Radiesse

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) is one of the densest dermal filler options according to the ASPS. Similar to HA, CaHa also occurs naturally in the human body.

This is a “mineral-like” compound which is mainly found in human bones. CaHa comprises of small particles that are suspended in a smooth gel. The texture is significantly thicker than HA, and this translates into more sustainable results.

Most patients who undergo CaHa injectable dermal filler med spa treatment will experience a dramatic improvement in wrinkles and fine lines for 12 to 18 months before the substance is naturally absorbed by the body.

As this filler has a heavier texture, it is usually recommended by cosmetic surgeons to treat deeper wrinkles and folds. This filler can be used to correct frown lines, nasolabial folds, or to significantly sculpt the jawline, cheeks, nose, or chin.

Radiesse is the most popular FDA approved CaHA filler.

 

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) Filler – Sculptra Aesthetic

Poly-L-Lactic acid, also called Polylactic acid or PLLA, is a synthetic dermal filler injectable. The substance does not occur naturally in the human body. But it has a high degree of biocompatibility.

For over 40 years, it has been approved for use in medicine in various forms, such as absorbable stitches or sutures. PLL stimulates the production of collagen. This creates natural looking, beautiful improvements in facial appearance.  

Poly-L-Lactic acid is a dense filler substance and is often used to treat deep facial wrinkles. Outcomes usually sustain for at least two years. The ASPS indicates that PLLA outcomes are usually not instant as it works by stimulating the production of new collagen.

Patients who receive PLLA filler injections will experience gradual improvements over a few months following their final treatment. Sculptra Aesthetic, which is the only FDA-approved PLLA filler, requires three to six treatments.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for cosmetic filler injections.
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What to Expect after ThermiVa and How Long does it Last? | Los AngelesAn increasing number of women today seek improved sexual aesthetics through non-surgical vaginal tightening. For such women, ThermiVa vaginal tightening offers an innovative, med spa solution delivering benefits to women across the globe.

ThermiVa RF treatment may be recommended for cosmetic as well as medical reasons. Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, provides ThermiVa to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

 

RF Based Treatment

ThermiVa is based on radio frequency (RF) technology. This corrects vaginal laxity and vulvar sagging in a non-invasive way. The ThermiVA RF system is pending approval from the FDA for vaginal tightening and patent pending with the USPTO.

RF energy tightens the external labia and internal vaginal looseness. The controlled heat causes the affected tissue to contract into a tighter bundle, promoting the generation of new collagen for longer-lasting outcomes.

It may also support tissue and nerve healing. The therapeutic effects of RF in muscle and tissue healing are widely known.

 

How many ThermiVa Treatments does a Patient require?

For each patient, three 30-minute procedures are undertaken, spaced one month apart. Due to the short timeframe, patients can resume work or routine activities on the day of the med spa treatment itself.

 

Who should get the ThermiVa Treatment?

Patients experiencing vaginal looseness after childbirth or menopause, vaginal lubrication or dryness, sexual dysfunction, or incontinence are appropriate candidates for this procedure.

 

When will Outcomes be Evident?

Instantly! No other procedure offers outcomes right after the first session. While the results will be noticeable initially, more conclusive outcomes will be apparent after the third treatment session.

 

Does the ThermiVa Procedure Hurt?

ThermiVa does not involve pain, burning, blistering, or any other type of discomfort.

 

When can a Patient engage in Intercourse?

ThermiVa is non-invasive and delivers gentle heat allowing patients to engage in sexual activity on the day of the procedure itself.

 

What are the Post-Treatment Instructions?

ThermiVa is extremely safe with no specific post-treatment guidelines for the patient. A woman can return to her routine activities right after the procedure and even engage in intercourse on the same day.

 

How Long does it take to Recover?

The time taken to complete a ThermiVa treatment session is around 30 minutes. There is no associated recovery period.

 

Are the Outcomes of the Treatment Permanent?

ThermiVa helps women to address the adverse effects of aging, childbearing, or other reasons on her body. This treatment makes the labia and vaginal canal tauter and thereby enhances a woman’s sexual health.

But the outcomes are not permanent as factors such as pregnancy, or childbirth can impact the outcomes. Additionally, aging can also have an effect on the results of the procedure.

 

Will I have to do a Follow-Up Procedure?

Yes, patients will eventually require follow-up treatment. Most women return for routine maintenance between 9 to 12 months after their last treatment session. But some patients may not require maintenance even after two years.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for ThermiVa.
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Medical Uses For Botox That Have Nothing to Do With Wrinkles | EncinoOver the years, Botox has received the FDA’s approval for the treatment of various types of medical disorders. However, it is vital that Botox is injected only by a qualified med spa treatment provider for safe and predictable results.

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

 

Migraines

In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA for the treatment of migraines. While researchers are yet to establish the methodology of action of Botox against migraines conclusively, the outcomes have been undeniable.

According to many researchers, Botox obstructs pain signals to the nerves as a neuromodulator. This offers a patient relief from migraines.

 

Incontinence and Overactive Bladder

Botox injectable solution may be effective for patients who are above 18 years of age and suffer from urinary urgency or those who have a frequent need to urinate due to an overactive bladder.

Urinary incontinence is often seen in patients with neurological or related conditions. Botox injections can also improve the condition of incontinence.

The treatment provider will use a cystoscope to administer Botox precisely. Many patients report significant improvement with only two treatments a year.  

 

Depression

While medical research on Botox as a med spa treatment for depression is still in its initial stages, researchers already highlight the potential benefits of Botox for depression patients.

They believe that when a person forms a particular facial expression, the corresponding nerves deliver feedback to the brain to prolong and reinforce those feelings.

Due to its neuromodulating attributes, Botox may be able to effectively disrupt the signals of depression and sadness by targeting particular nerves. This approach may be able to restore a positive mind frame for the patient.

Additionally, some researchers are studying the impact of cosmetic enhancements of the face, which may create the emotion of happiness and aid the patient’s battle against depression.

 

Botox for Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Botox can effectively treat severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the underarms.

The treatment is recommended for patients who are unable to get relief using antiperspirants. Excessive sweating occurs in both men and women, and almost three percent of the population has overly active sweat glands.

Hyperhidrosis can lead to physical as well as psychological issues, which can cause distress, embarrassment, and discomfort. The Botox treatment for this procedure includes delivering a small dose of the drug (around 15 drops) directly into the underarm skin.

Botox will immediately prevent the release of a chemical known as acetylcholine, which delivers signals from the sympathetic nervous system to the sweat glands in the underarm prompting the production of sweat.

 

Treatment of Serious Muscular Conditions

Human muscular malfunction may develop if the muscles stop working or become paralyzed, or if they become hyperactive, leading to spasticity or cramping.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a serious disease that can occur when communication between the muscles and nerves starts to break down.  

This condition is called spasticity. Due to the disruption of communication, muscles tend to cramp all the time. Consequently, the insulation on the ‘power cords’ gradually disintegrates within the body. In this procedure, the doctor will identify the impacted muscles with a tiny electrode and then inject them directly with Botox.

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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