Cosmetic at Fresh Vitality
Smooth away expression lines and wrinkles ... safely
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What exactly is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type
A, which is a natural purified protein produced by the
Clostridium Botulinum bacterium. It is a non-surgical,
physician-administered procedure used to treat a variety of
dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. Very small
doses of Botox® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny
injections very precisely into the muscles that cause those
stubborn lines and wrinkles. The treatment usually takes no
more than 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed.
Is it safe?
YES!! Botox® has been available for over 20 years, and has
been used to treat many diseases. In fact, it is used in
children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy.
These children receive over ten times the amount used for
3 months! This safety has been proven repeatedly over the
last 20 years through extensive testing and research. The
risks and side effects are much less severe than those seen
with Tylenol. Botox® is approved by the FDA for both
cosmetic and therapeutic uses. Some other medical conditions
treated with Botox® include migraine headaches and axillary
hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).
Will it give me food poisoning? Is it botulism? Is it a
No, it is not toxic or poisonous to you. It is not botulism,
and will not cause food poisoning. Botulism is the name of
an illness, not the name of the active drug. The product is
a purified protein, which is extracted from naturally
occurring bacteria and then rigorously processed under
strict pharmaceutical manufacturing guidelines. It is very
similar to how penicillin comes from mold.
How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
Dynamic lines and wrinkles occur over time as the delicate
muscles underlying the aging skin of our faces contract,
such as when we smile, laugh or frown. Botox® Cosmetic is
injected with tiny needles very precisely into specific
facial and neck muscles. It works by temporarily blocking
the communication between the nerve and the muscle, thus
reducing the activity of the muscles causing those
persistent lines. This in turn creates a smoother appearance
to the face and neck. It is important to understand that the
nerves and the muscles themselves are not damaged or
destroyed by the injections (i.e. Botox® does NOT "kill" the
nerve or the muscle).
When will I see results from a Botox® Cosmetic treatment?
Marked improvement will begin to occur in the treated areas
over the first 3 to 5 days, and full results are usually
seen within two weeks. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men
and women saw an improvement in their appearance within one
month of treatment. Results will vary from patient to
How long does a treatment last?
Results can last for 3 to 4 months initially. With repeated
treatments (and if our recommended schedule is followed,
results may last up to 6 months. Maintenance treatments are
then scheduled every 6 months to keep that skin smooth and
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, treatment with Botox®
Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or
make you look as if you "had work done." The skin overlying
the treated area remains smooth and unwrinkled while all
other untreated facial muscles contract normally, allowing
natural facial expression to be unaffected.
What will happen if I choose to not continue treatments
in the future?
If you do not continue maintenance treatments, the lines and
wrinkles will gradually begin to look like they did before
the initial treatment.
You want your Botox® procedures to be performed by a
physician with experience—someone with expertise who is very
familiar with injecting Botox® Cosmetic. Dr. Ariss has
performed thousands of injections over the years, and is a
member of a distinguished and exclusive group of physicians
known as the Botox® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Members of
the Network have medical practices that focus on facial
aesthetics and are nationally recognized by Allergan© as
having detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience
injecting Botox® Cosmetic. Unlike almost all other offices
and medical spas, ALL BOTOX TREATMENTS at Fresh Vitality
Medical Spa are performed by Dr. Ariss, who has the
expertise and training to provide you with not only an
effective treatment, but most importantly, a safe one!
The Brilliant Distinctions™ Program is an exciting new
program that offers a multitude of great rewards when you
receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments!
Your Brilliant Distinctions™ Program Features and Benefits:
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as well as LATISSÉ® or VIVITÉ® Skin Care products
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If you're not a member of the Brilliant Distinctions program
yet, here's more information on what you can enjoy:
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