Frequently Asked Questions


Botox

“HOW LONG DOES BOTOX TREATMENT LAST?”

IT GENERALLY TAKES 3-7 DAYS BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF YOUR BOTOX TREATMENT AND THE EFFECTS WILL GENERALLY LAST BETWEEN 3 TO 4 MONTHS.

“IS BOTOX SAFE?”

BOTOX IS VERY WELL TOLERATED AND SAFE WHEN USED FOR NON-INVASIVE COSMETIC TREATMENTS. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF PROBLEMS AFTER BOTOX TREATMENT, BUT THESE HAVE BEEN CASES WHERE LARGE DOSES OF BOTOX WERE USED. (THE AMOUNT OF BOTOX USED FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES IS VERY SMALL). WHILE BOTOX DOES “PARALYZE” THE MUSCLES IN THE FACE, THE EFFECTS ARE TEMPORARY AND DO NOT CAUSE PERMANENT PROBLEMS.

“WHERE SHOULD I USE BOTOX?”

BOTOX CAN BE USED TO TREAT ANY WRINKLE IN THE FACE CAUSED BY THE MUSCLE ACTIONS UNDER THE SKIN. THE MOST COMMON PLACES TARGETED INCLUDE THE FOREHEAD, GLABELLA (“ELEVENS”), AROUND THE EYES, AND LIP LINES. IT CAN ALSO BE USED TO RAISE THE EYEBROWS, RAISE THE CORNERS OF THE MONTH (TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE MORE OF A MILE INSTEAD OF A FROWN), AND SOFTEN THE “BANDS” IN YOUR NECK.

“MY FOREHEAD FEELS HEAVY; IS THIS NORMAL?”

YES. IT IS COMMON FOR THE FACIAL MUSCLES TO FEEL HEAVIER THAN NORMAL AFTER INJECTION WITH BOTOX. THIS FEELING WILL LESSEN AFTER 1-2 WEEKS. PLEASE ALLOW FULL 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO CONTACTING THE PROVIDER FOR ASSESSMENT.

“I’VE READ THE TERM “OFF-LABEL.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

WHEN INJECTABLE PRODUCTS ARE APPROVED TO BE USED IN THE UNITED STATES, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) LISTS SPECIFIC USES FOR THOSE PRODUCTS. MOST INJECTABLE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN “APPROVED” TO TREAT SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE FACE, AND LIST THESE APPROVED TREATMENT AREAS ON THE PRODUCT LABEL. HOWEVER, THE PRINCIPLE EFFECTS OF THE PRODUCT MAY BE THE SAME IF USED ELSEWHERE ON THE FACE. WHEN A PRODUCT IS USED ON AN AREA OF THE FACE NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED ON THE FDA PACKAGE INSERT LABEL, THE USE OF THE PRODUCT IS CONSIDERED “OFF-LABEL”. FOR EXAMPLE, BOTOX COSMETIC® MAY ONLY BE FDA APPROVED TO TREAT THE WRINKLES IN THE GLABELLA AREA (“ELEVENS”), RESULTING IN A ELIMINATION OR SOFTENING OF THOSE WRINKLE AND IMPROVED FACIAL APPEARANCE. HOWEVER INJECTION OF BOTOX COSMETIC® AROUND THE EYES MAY ACHIEVE THE SAME COSMETIC EFFECT, BUT HAS NOT BEEN OFFICIALLY APPROVED BUT THE FDA FOR THAT PURPOSE. IT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO USE THE PRODUCTS IN AN OFF-LABEL MANNER IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT YOU NEED TO BE INFORMED AND AWARE THAT THE PRODUCTS ARE BEING USED IN THIS WAY.


Fillers

"HOW LONG DOES FILLER TREATMENT LAST?”

THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF FILLER PRODUCTS AVAILABLE, EACH WITH ITS OWN DURATION OF ACTION. GENERALLY, TEMPORARY FILLERS LAST BETWEEN 3 MONTHS AND 2 YEARS DEPENDING ON THE SPECIFIC PRODUCT. YOU MAY DISCUSS THIS AT THE COURSE SO WE DEVELOP A TREATMENT PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

“ARE FILLERS SAFE?”

WHILE INJECTABLE TREATMENT CARRIES SOME RISK, MOST FILLERS ARE VERY WELL TOLERATED AND SAFE WHEN USED FOR COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT. MOST FILLERS CARRY VERY FEW RISKS.

“WHERE SHOULD I USE FILLERS?”

FILLER INJECTIONS CAN BE USED TO TREAT WRINKLES ALL OVER THE FACE. BOTH SHALLOW AND DEEP WRINKLES CAN BE TREATED WITH COSMETIC FILLER PRODUCTS. FILLER PRODUCTS ARE ALSO USED EXTENSIVELY TO ADD VOLUME TO THE FACE, INCLUDING THE CHEEKS AND LIPS TO GIVE YOU A MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE.


IV Hydration

What is nutrient OR vitamin IV therapy?

IF YOU’RE LIKE MOST PEOPLE, YOU PROBABLY DON’T CONSUME YOUR DAILY DOSE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS, LET ALONE EXPERIENCE THEIR VALUABLE BENEFITS. NUTRIENT IV THERAPY IS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO RECEIVE NATURAL VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND AMINO ACIDS DIRECT TO THE BLOODSTREAM. THE 30 TO 45-MINUTE SESSION ENHANCES YOUR ENERGY, IMPROVES YOUR OVERALL MOOD, AND HELPS PREVENT FUTURE HEALTH CONDITIONS CAUSED BY STRESS, MALNUTRITION, AND DEHYDRATION.

Are there any side effects during the IV process?

NO MAJOR SIDE EFFECTS ARE USUALLY SEEN; HOWEVER, PEOPLE DO EXPERIENCE SOME COOLING OF THE ARM AND A MINERAL TASTE IN THE MOUTH. DO NOT WORRY, AS THIS IS ALL NORMAL.

How long does a session take?

OUR NUTRIENT IV’S TAKE APPROXIMATELY 30-45 MINUTES FOR THE DRIP TO BE FULLY ADMINISTERED.

What are nutrient IV’s made of?

NUTRIENT IVS ARE SIMILAR TO IV’S YOU WOULD FIND AT YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL. THEY ALL CONSIST OF VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND AMINO ACIDS, WHICH ARE FOUND IN THE BODY NATURALLY. ADDING THESE NUTRIENTS GIVES THE BODY MORE OF WHAT YOUR ORGANS NEED TO FUNCTION PROPERLY.

How frequently should I do IV Therapy?

NONE OF OUR IV’S CONTAIN TOXINS THAT ARE FOUND IN MEDICINE OR PHARMACEUTICALS, SO NO ONE EXPERIENCES AN OVERDOSE OF ANY KIND. IF YOU ARE HEALTHY, THEORETICALLY IT IS SAFE FOR DAILY USE.

REALISTICALLY, MOST PEOPLE DO NOT PUT SUCH HIGH DEMANDS ON THEIR BODIES WHERE THEY WOULD NEED DAILY NUTRIENT IV THERAPY. OUR MOST FREQUENT DOSAGE IS A BI-WEEKLY PROGRAM. BUT YOU SHOULD TAILOR YOUR IV THERAPY TO YOUR LIFESTYLE.

How soon should I feel the effects?

DEPENDING ON YOUR NUTRITIONAL AND HYDRATION STATUS YOU MAY SEE DRAMATIC EFFECTS AFTER THE FIRST IV. PEOPLE WHO GET IV’S REGULARLY WILL FEEL LESS DRAMATIC EFFECTS AS THEIR BODY STARTS TO OBTAIN OPTIMAL HYDRATION AND NUTRITIONAL BALANCE.

Is this process painful?

EVERYONE’S PAIN TOLERANCE IS DIFFERENT. WHILE SOME PEOPLE FIND NEEDLES TO BE RELATIVELY PAINLESS, OTHERS WILL FIND IT A BIT PAINFUL. FOR THESE PATIENTS, WE HAVE WAYS OF MAKING THE PROCESS MORE COMFORTABLE. HOWEVER, THIS PROCEDURE IS IN NO WAY EXCRUCIATING. WE USE A SMALLER NEEDLE THAN WHAT IS USED IN CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS.

Who should or shouldn't do this?

IF YOU RETAIN FLUIDS, HAVE KIDNEY PROBLEMS, OR SUFFER FROM CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT ENGAGE IN NUTRIENT IV THERAPY.

WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IF YOU’RE UNSURE. HOWEVER, ANYONE WITH A HEALTHY HISTORY CAN SAFELY OBTAIN ITS BENEFITS.

Is there any potential reaction to receiving a nutrient IV while on other medications?

NEGATIVE REACTIONS ARE SLIM TO NONE. SINCE THIS PROCEDURE IS PROVEN TO BE ADVANTAGEOUS AND SAFE. EITHER WAY, EVERYONE IS MONITORED AND IF SOME DISCOMFORT BEGINS, WE WILL SIMPLY MONITOR YOU OVER TIME AND STOP IF NECESSARY.

MOST PEOPLE RESPOND FAVORABLY TO THE THERAPY, FEELING ENERGIZED AND ALERT FROM THE BEGINNING.

Is it an expensive treatment?

WE DON"T THINK SO HOWEVER, IV THERAPY IS A PREMIUM SERVICE THAT IMPROVES YOUR BODY’S PERFORMANCE ENORMOUSLY. IT IS AN INVESTMENT, SO IF YOU COMPARE THE PRICE AGAINST THE BENEFITS YOU RECEIVE FROM IT, YOU’LL FIND IT’S WORTH IT.

USERS AGREE THAT PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE SUCH AS NUTRIENT IV THERAPY STRENGTHENS THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM, HELPING THEM AVOID EXPENSIVE DOCTOR VISITS AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION THAT COME FROM SOMETHING LIKE A SEVERE COLD OR ALLERGY.

What should I do after the treatment is done?

AFTER YOUR SESSION, YOU CAN GO ABOUT YOUR DAY AS YOU WOULD NORMALLY. THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU EXERCISE, MEDITATE, EAT HEALTHY MEALS, STAY HYDRATED, AND GET ENOUGH REST DAILY.

Are all nutrient IV infusions the same?

NOT QUITE. EVEN THOUGH ALL IV DRIPS ARE ADMINISTERED USING THE SAME PROCEDURE THE QUANTITIES AND NUTRIENTS ON EACH ONE ARE DIFFERENT, SINCE THEY LOOK TO ACHIEVE SPECIFIC GOALS (SKIN LIGHTENING, MUSCLE RECOVERY, MENTAL FOCUS, ETC.). YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR IV DRIP SELECTION HERE



Skin Care

what is the recommended daily use for the serums?

If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised (see below for details).

Morning routine:

1)apply a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum to cleansed face

2)apply a half-dime-sized drop of niacinamide serum

3)apply moisturizer last

Nightly routine:

1)apply a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum to cleansed face

2)apply a half-dime-sized drop of niacinamide serum

3)apply a few drops of retinol serum

4)apply moisturizer last

what is patch testing? & how do I patch test?

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.

  • Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.

  • Keep the area dry.

  • If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise, rinse off after 24 hours.

  • If any redness, burning, itching, blistering, or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.

Please note that the patch test is only for determining initial irritation reactions to products and does not guarantee similar results when applied to other areas of the body (including the face) or after continuous use. It does not account for underlying conditions and should not be used for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity or allergic contact dermatitis. If you are concerned about starting a new product, please consult a dermatologist prior to use


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