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Botox Injections

botox before and after pictureBotox is an FDA approved injectable treatment to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face. This med spa procedure is ideally suited for individuals who want a minimally invasive solution to create a smoother and more youthful looking face. However, the patients should know that Botox can only create temporary improvements.

The wonderful aspect is that Botox treatment can be repeated in future for prolonged benefits. Dr. Bijan Farah provides Botox injections at his state of the art med spa. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive Botox at Rejuvenate medical spa.

Longevity of Results

An individual receiving Botox injections for the first time may expect to enjoy the results for anywhere between three to four months. The strength of botulinum toxin type A, which is the key ingredient in Botox, will mitigate as months go by, resulting in the muscle returning to its normal active state. Therefore, the lines and wrinkles related to that muscle will reappear on the face in three to four months.

Over a longer period of time, if the patient receives multiple Botox treatments under the guidance of an experienced provider at a qualified med spa, they can expect to have more sustainable results. The underlying facial muscles will become training to remain in a relaxed state due to repetitive Botox action over time. This will make the aging lines less conspicuous and results of Botox may last longer.

Individuals who regularly use Botox treatments over time may progressively need fewer treatments, or the gap between two treatments may increase. Rejuvenate medical spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and other communities in this part of the country for Botox injections.

Variable Longevity

Botox results may last for a different length of time in different patients. A person with stronger facial muscles will typically form more visible frown lines. In this case, once the strength of botulinum toxin beings to reduce, the motion of the wrinkle forming muscle will be restore faster because the muscle is more resilient.

On the other hand, people with less robust facial muscles may sustain the results of Botox for a relatively longer period. Men usually have stronger facial muscles than women, and in their case the results may sustain for a slightly reduced period of time compared to women.

Repeating the Injections

Many patients want to prolong the effects of Botox with repeat treatments. If the patient does not want to have much gap between two treatments, they must keep a check on when the muscle movement seems to be returning back to its original motion. This movement may be noticeable before the actual muscle contraction and the deepening of the furrow between the brows.

In any case, patients should note that repeat treatments of Botox must only be taken in accordance with the doctor’s advice. The required gap between two treatments should be maintained. What volume of medication was administered in one treatment may also affect how long the results will sustain.

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Los Angeles Botox Med Spa

botox-before-and-after-photosBotox is one of the most popular facial anti-aging injectable procedures today. This FDA approved med spa treatment appears simple on the surface, but involves high precision to administer it correctly in the targeted areas of the face. The FDA warns that Botox should only be provided by a qualified Botox expert who is fully trained in this procedure.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, is fully equipped to provide Botox injections for facial enhancement. For more than a decade, Rejuvenate medical spa has served Greater Los Angeles and other areas with cutting edge non-surgical procedures, including Botox. Rejuvenate provides Botox to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.

Specialized Skills for Botox

The main ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin, which is one of the most powerful biological agents ever discovered. This agent has the potential to paralyze the nerves instantly. Therefore, it is critical to use Botox in very precise and controlled volumes to achieve the desired benefits. Excess delivery of Botox in an area can create severe complications for the face, which may be irreversible in some cases.

The method of administering the injections should also be such that it does not allow the Botox medication to travel to unintended areas of the face. This can produce unpleasant consequences. Due to these reasons, it may not be a wise idea to receive Botox treatment from a less qualified facility or at “Botox parties” and such other alluring but risky options.

At Rejuvenate med spa, Botox treatment will be administered under the direct guidance and leadership of Dr. Bijan Farah, who is board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Farah has nearly four decades of experience in the field, including about 15 years as a cosmetic dermatologist. Patients are in safe hands when they receive treatments such as Botox from Dr. Farah.

Personalized Care

Dr. Bijan Farah and team ensure that every patient is provided with personalized care and attention, irrespective of the procedure they want to receive. They will make the patient feel completely comfortable and address all their questions and concerns in detail. Dr. Farah will offer the suitable treatment options, and help the patient to make a well-considered choice.

Once the patient is fully confident and reassured about Botox injectable treatment, only then Dr. Farah and his team will go ahead with the procedure. Rejuvenate medical spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for Botox and various other cosmetic treatments.

Botox Treatment

The FDA had originally approved Botox in 2002 for the reduction of frown lines between the brows. In 2013, the FDA additionally approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Experienced Botox providers also apply Botox for several non-label uses with great results.

Horizontal lines on the forehead can make the face appear old or haggard. These can be treated effectively with Botox, more so because of its ease in eliminating horizontal wrinkles. Of late, treatment providers have also used Botox successfully to contour the jaw.

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botox-300x145Rejuvenate Medical Spa is renowned for providing state of the art non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic and anti-aging procedures. For nearly a decade, Rejuvenate has been serving Woodland Hills and other areas to resolve the cosmetic skin care and other aesthetic concerns of both women and men.

Rejuvenate medical spa is fitted with cutting edge non-surgical and laser based technologies to provide most innovative and advanced solutions to a variety of aesthetic issues. The key focus at the med spa is to provide customized treatments in order to meet the unique aesthetic goals of a patient most effectively. The med spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and surrounding communities.

Meet the Director

Rejuvenate medical spa is led by Dr. Bijan Farah, who is board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Farah has more than 35 years of experience in both the fields. Patients can benefit from his extensive experience, which includes 12 years of work as a cosmetic dermatologist. He ensures that each patient receives personalized care and attention at every step of the procedure.

Botox Treatment

Botox is the world’s most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatment for the face that has been approved by the FDA. This injectable treatment is designed to reduce facial wrinkles and lines on the forehead, between the eyes, and around the base of the nose. In 2013, the FDA additionally approved Botox for the treatment of crow’s feet lines at the corners of the eyes. As a leading Botox medical spa, Rejuvenate has an excellent track record of success with this procedure.

Botox is based on botulinum toxin type A, which is a powerful biological agent aimed at relaxing the wrinkle-forming muscles on the face for a temporary period. The neurotoxin is delivered directly into the targeted facial muscles through fine needles administered by an expert provider at Rejuvenate med spa. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive Botox injections at Rejuvenate.

Specific Areas of Treatment

Botox can be used effectively to treat wrinkles and lines around the following parts of the face:

Eyes

Muscular movement and facial expression can cause dynamic wrinkles around the eyes. These wrinkles respond very well to Botox treatment. The treatment only impacts the targeted muscles, and does not affect the nerves. Therefore, the patient will continue to feel natural and not suffer from any loss of sensation in the treated area.

Brows

Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows can be treated very effectively with Botox. Men who are bothered by the appearance of deep furrows between the brows can also benefit from this treatment.

Forehead

Lines and wrinkles on the forehead can make the face appear old or haggard. Botox is particularly beneficial in treating the horizontal wrinkles that form on the forehead.

Jaw

Jaw contouring is a recently discovered benefit of Botox. The injectable solution can treat muscles of the jaw that are used for chewing. Patients with square shaped face can achieve an oval shaped facial appearance with the help of Botox treatment.

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Botox Injections

Botox Before & After Photos

Botox Before & After Photos

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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botox depression treatmentBotox is arguably the most widely popular non-surgical anti-aging treatment in the world today. Ever since the Botox treatment was approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic reduction of wrinkles and fine lines from certain areas of the face, it has been used by millions of patients with excellent results.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, is a premier provider of Botox treatments to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and other areas. The med spa provides a range of latest non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic solutions in a state of the art, safe, and friendly environment.

New Information on Botox

Rejuvenate Medical Spa strives to remain updated with the latest advancements, innovations, and discoveries in the field of aesthetic enhancement. Dr. Farah likes to apprise his patients with relevant latest developments in the field in order to help them make well-informed choices. One of the newest discoveries about Botox has been outlined in a new book on Botox, which The New York Times has praised as the “first authorized biography” of Botox. The book looks into a unique aspect of how a traditionally aesthetic treatment could in fact be a cure for depression.

The book titled “In the Face of Emotion” suggests that up to 50 percent of all wrinkle-reduction procedures such as Botox can substantially improve moods of a person, as well as their relationships with others. Botox is a widely used injectable anti-aging procedure, which can achieve wrinkle reduction for a period of up to six months with a single treatment and make a person appear younger. The interesting new fact about Botox is that in additional to achieving a more youthful looking face, it might also make the patient become free of any signs of depression.

Relationship between Muscles and Emotions

Dr. Farah has seen in his experience with numerous patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and other areas at his med spa about how a Botox treatment may help cheer up a patient more than before. Now scientists are linking this phenomenon to actual, physical reduction of facial lines and wrinkles.

Frown muscles on the forehead are response for lines and wrinkles in the area. At the same time, these are also expression lines that may express typical negative emotions of anger, distress, fear, and sadness. When a Botox treatment is applied on the frown lines, the patient cannot physically form the expressions required to portray these negative emotions. The frown causing muscles have been temporarily paralyzed, and any formation of negative expression on the forehead is rendered impossible.

Darwin’s Theory

A theory by Charles Darwin, dating back to the 17th century, suggested that facial muscles are not just responsible for the expression of emotion, but they also play a role in how a person experiences and perceives those emotions. Darwin argued that if a human being limits the illustration of such feelings, the physical response to such feelings will also reduce. In other words, if the expression of frowning can be reduced, then the feeling and experience of sadness or anger will also be reduced in turn.

 

Acne Skin Treatment Solutions | Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas

Dr. Bijan Farah, medical director of Rejuvenate Medical Spa, is a dedicated physician with board certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, Dr. Farah provides safe, proven, and effective skin care and anti-aging treatments at his med spa. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities can receive advanced facial cosmetic enhancement treatments such as Botox and Juvederm as well as effective solutions for acne and hair loss.

What is Acne?

Acne is one of the most common and oldest known skin problems known to medical science. It refers to the small, benign skin eruptions on the face that are mostly temporary but may be recurring in many cases. Acne usually occurs in men and women in teenage and youth, but it may happen to people in any age group.

The nature of acne problem may vary in different people, and some patients suffer from a persistent and aggressive condition of acne that can not only affect facial aesthetics but also cause discomfort and itching on the skin. Precise causes of acne remain unclear, but regular skin cleansing and removal of excess oil from the skin may help in some cases.

Treatments for Acne

Rejuvenate Medical Spa provides a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments for anti-aging, hair loss as well as acne conditions. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and nearby areas can receive facial injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm, and also get innovative treatments for acne at Rejuvenate med spa.

Obagi and Skinceuticals Acne Treatments

Obagi and Skinceuticals Acne Treatment  are effective and proven line of skin treatments. Obagi and Skinceuticals Acne Treatments are designed to enhance and improve the appearance of skin, and reduce or remove acne from the face.

A number of products in the PCA Skin range are developed with an aim to support clearing of acne. Apart from acne treatments, several of the products also work as anti-aging treatments. PCA Professional Products can help minimize the depth of facial lines, reduce skin discoloration and redness, and achieve a smoother skin texture.

IPL Photofacials and BBL System

IPL photofacials and Sciton BBL System are two effective non-invasive treatments for various skin conditions, including acne. BBL System is one of the latest technologies provided by Rejuvenate Medical Spa, and IPL Photofacial is a popular treatment for several years to treat skin damage caused by sun exposure and other conditions such as acne and pigmentation.

Dr. Farah recommends such treatments to his patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and other areas at his med spa when they are looking for non-surgical aesthetic solutions for the skin. Both IPL Photofacials and BBL are cost-effective treatments and involve very little downtime. BBL can be used in various body parts in addition to the face and optimal results can be achieved within three to five treatment sessions.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

One of the most effective and minimally invasive treatments for the skin is laser skin resurfacing. Unlike traditional laser treatments, this involves no damage to the healthy areas of the skin and achieves precise and targeted outcomes. Acne, which is one of the major causes of unsightly skin, and may lead to scarring in some cases, can also be treated effectively with this skin resurfacing technique.

This treatment can be seen as a “laser peel” where the laser removes a thin layer of skin that is affected by acne, scarring, or sun damage. It allows for the natural replacement of old skin with a fresh, healthy layer of skin, which is smoother.

 

Botox – Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA

Dr. Bijan Farah is an experienced medical professional, board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He has nearly 40 years of experience in medicine, and heads the Rejuvenate Medical Spa. This state of the art med spa provides latest non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments such as Botox and Juvederm as well as acne and hair loss treatments. Patients in and around Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA have an opportunity to receive advanced anti-aging and other aesthetic treatments at Rejuvenate.

What is Botox?

botox encino caBotox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments in the world today. The treatment is based on a powerful biological agent called botulinum toxin, which must be used in extremely diluted and controlled quantities to achieve the desired cosmetic results. Due to the highly lethal nature of this toxin, Botox treatment should ideally be received only from an expert Botox provider or a recognized med spa that is equipped to provide this treatment.

Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines between the brows. Ever since the FDA approval, the treatment has continued to be a highly recommended option for patients who are keen to avoid plastic surgery. The FDA has recently given another approval to Botox for cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet around the eyes. This has expanded the scope of Botox further and reinforced the trust of patients in this solution following FDA approval.

Rejuvenate Medical Spa is an ideal facility for Botox treatment for patients located in and around Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA. The difference here is that the facility is run under the direct supervision of Dr. Farah, who is a board certified physician with nearly four decades of experience in the field. Rejuvenate also specializes in treatments for acne and hair loss, apart from providing dermal filler treatments such as Juvederm.

How does it Work?

Botox can reduce or remove the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines from the face with an injectable treatment. Effects of the treatment can be visible almost immediately and full results can be established in about two to three weeks. The botulinum toxin has a unique property by which it can temporarily reduce the muscle function, and put the targeted muscle that is forming the wrinkle into a state of relaxation.

Botulinum toxin blocks the nerve signals for the muscle, which sends the muscle into a temporary paralysis. As a result, the outer skin becomes smoother and the wrinkle fades away. The results of this treatment can last anywhere between three and six months. The procedure is performed in-office with the help of tiny needles, and it usually takes only a few minutes to complete the entire treatment.

Good Candidates

Botox is an effective anti-aging procedure for patients in the age group of 18 and 65. However, Dr. Farah of Rejuvenate Medical Spa recommends this treatment to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA and nearby areas only after a careful evaluation. The med spa may guide the patient to opt for alternative treatments in case the patient has an allergy to Botox or a pre-condition that affects muscles and nerves. Pregnant and breastfeeding women may also be advised to avoid Botox treatment in some cases.

No Downtime Involved

Botox treatment is considered ideal for busy mothers and working people who wish to reduce the signs of aging from their face but are unable to choose a cosmetic surgery procedure due to several reasons. Botox avoids all the typical risks that are associated with a surgery, and involves no downtime either. The patient can in fact schedule an appointment during lunch hour and go back to work straight after the treatment.

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.

Comparison

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.

botoxRejuvenate Medical Spa is a leading center with state of the art facilities for skin and laser treatments in Los Angeles, CA. It focuses on providing non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic and anti-aging treatments. People in Encino, Sherman Oaks, and surrounding communities may avail the opportunity for new and advanced treatments at Rejuvenate med spa. The facility is headed by Dr. Bijan Farah, who is a board certified specialist with nearly four decades of experience in practicing medicine.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment to reduce the appearance of facial fine lines and minor wrinkles to make a person look younger. This Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment is widely popular because of its inherent cosmetic benefits without the downsides of a surgery. The primary use of Botox is to reduce muscular function between the eyebrows to achieve a relaxed and rested look, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is also effective for conditions such as crow’s feet around the eyes, eyebrow position, neck cords and even sweat reduction under the arms.

It is important to receive Botox treatment from a qualified and experienced Botox expert. The treatment must be tailored to suit the unique needs of a patient in order to achieve the best outcome. Results with Botox may last for about three months or up to six months in some cases. The treatment is quick and can be performed usually in 15 to 30 minutes. It involves almost no downtime, and results start becoming visible within a day or two. Depending on a patient’s condition, the doctor may recommend Botox treatment to be combined with other procedures such as dermal fillers.

Procedure

Botox treatment may appear simple on the surface, but it requires specialized skills and training to achieve safe and successful results with Botox. The human face consists of 43 muscles, which makes it crucial for the operating Botox expert to be able to understand and target the right points in order to achieve optimal outcomes. The chemical botulinum toxin is injected directly into the targeted muscles using very thin needles.

The chemical substance injected in the right quantity relaxes the wrinkle-producing muscle, which allows the return of the natural facial expression and disappearance of the wrinkle. The number of injections required may depend on the facial features and the extent of fine lines and wrinkles to be removed. For instance, a furrowed brow may require about five injections, while crow’s feet could be corrected with two or three injections.

The treatment does not require anesthesia because the Botox chemical contains anesthetic to prevent pain. Full results usually become noticeable within a week. The patient can enjoy a more youthful facial appearance for at least three to four months. Botox treatment is not suitable for deep creases and folds on the face, and it is not a filler treatment to replenish skin volume or firm up sagging facial skin.

Recovery

Botox patients can go back to their regular activities immediately after the procedure. The operating doctor will instruct the patient to avoid rubbing or massaging the affected areas for a while after the treatment. This will avoid the risk of the chemical being pushed away to another area of the face. If this occurs, the patient may suffer from temporary facial sagginess or weakness.

Risks

Botox is one of the safest and minimally invasive cosmetic anti-aging treatments. The procedure should ideally be performed at a licensed med spa under the care and supervision of a qualified and experienced physician. Side effects of Botox treatment may include the following:

  •       Pain, redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site
  •       Nausea
  •       Headache
  •       Flu-like symptoms
  •       Temporary facial drooping

Effectiveness

Botox treatment is not designed to treat all kinds of facial wrinkles, creases, and folds. People who need a reduction of wrinkles below the eye, or repair of sun damaged skin may have to opt for other procedures. The effectiveness of Botox treatment may vary from one patient to another depending on skin type, skin thickness, extent of wrinkles, and facial features.

Botox Treatment with Dr. Bijan Farah

Dr. Bijan Farah is a board certified doctor with more than 35 years of experience in practicing medicine. His Master Injectors, with over 10 years of experience, provide Botox treatments at this state of the art med spa facility in Los Angeles, CA. Patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, and nearby communities have been receiving skin and laser treatments at Rejuvenate Medical Spa under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Bijan Farah.

 

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