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Botox, xeomin, dysport

Botox, Xeomin and Dysport (Neurotoxins) work by selectively and precisely relaxing wrinkle-causing muscles. They are used to treat both fine lines and soften deeper lines between your eyebrows, on your forehead, elevens and your crow’s feet.

Through a quick procedure with minimal discomfort, a tiny needle is used to inject the Botox, Xeomin or Dysport (Neurotoxins) in the area(s) of concern. The treated muscles start to relax within 1 to 2 days and reach their maximum degree of relaxation within 2 weeks. Results typically last 3 to 4 months.

PRE-TREATMENT

To decrease the risk of bruising, we recommend avoiding the following for 3 days prior to your treatment (unless medically contraindicated):

Alcoholic beverages
NSAIDs (Advil/Ibuprofen/Aspirin)
Warfarin
Herbal supplements: Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Ginkgo, Ginseng 
Any supplements or medication that increases the chances of blood thinning 

If you have a history of any neurological or neuromuscular conditions, a consultation is required with your provider prior to treatment.

POST-TREATMENT

Do not touch area or apply make-up immediately following treatment Remain upright for 4 hours 

Avoid exercise for 24 hours 

Avoid tight hats or headbands for 24 hours 

Arnica gel or tablets can be used to reduce bruising and swelling 

Do not use facial massager (ex clarisonic, jade roller) for 1 week 

Do not receive additional skin treatments (lasers, microneedling, facial, etc) or any treatment that requires you to put your head in a face cradle for 2 weeks 

Do not massage the injection sites

FAQ

Yes, the contraindications for neurotoxins include:

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

Neurological disorders

Anaphylactic allergy to cow’s milk protein (Dysport)

Anaphylactic allergy to egg (Botox)

Medications that interfere with blood coagulation

Patients with skin infections, skin conditions, or muscle weakness may not be a candidate for treatment.

Patients that have had previous adverse reactions to Botulinum Toxin Type A may not be a candidate for treatment.

Post treatment you can expect the following:

Red “mosquito bite” bumps that will subside in 30 minutes

Potential bruising (for up to a week) at the injection site

First time botox clients: you may experience a minor headache post treatment

You can expect to start seeing results in 3-5 days and 2 weeks for the full effects. We recommend waiting the full two weeks before requesting a touch-up appointment.

Neurotoxin results will last 3-4 months but depend on an individuals’ metabolism, lifestyle, and activity level;
movement to the muscle will gradually return.

Consultations at Vega Vitality are complimentary and always encouraged! This gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our aesthetic providers and discuss one on one your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Our providers will listen to your concerns, answer questions, explain options and together, develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Yes! Vega Vitality uses multiple rewards programs for botox and dermal fillers through our pharmaceutical companies. Get the most out of your visit by signing up ahead of time or asking your provider for details at your next appointment.

Allergan’s program: Brilliant Distinctions (can be found in the App store)

Galderma’s program: Aspire

Revanesse’s program: Prollenium

Meredith Gizmunt

Master Aesthetician

Meredith has 14 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field. She has worked with both plastic surgeons and dermatologists which has allowed her formulate a holistic and therapeutic approach. Meredith’s goal is to educate the patient about their best skin practices, for their individual needs. Each treatment is customized, and is focused on treating specific skin concerns. 

She understands that her patient’s skin types are different, and tailors each session to treating individual needs. Meredith appreciates that her patients are making an investment in their skincare by visiting her. She ensures her facials deliver effective results and works to build lasting relationships. Her signature “Party Peel” gave her a cult following, reviewed and recommended by Goop.

Marwa Osman

Brand and marketing director

Marwa Osman is a branding specialist with over 8 years of experience in the lifestyle industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. After graduating, Marwa quickly realized she not only loved shaping the messaging of a brand, but she enjoyed being invested in the journey of the small business. She is passionate about being involved in Vega Vitality’s growth. Marwa is an integral part of our team, and she is responsible for creating our newsletters, designing the website and managing our Instagram presence, etc. She loves the camaraderie of working alongside Vega Vitality’s team of intelligent and supportive women, and she enjoys getting to know Vega Vitality’s wonderful patients.

ABBY CUSHMAN, MS

VICE PRESIDENT of Operations

At Vega Vitality, we believe that wellness and beauty go hand in hand. For example, we not only offer a skin peel that can improve acne, but we also have a functional nutritionist available to assist with dietary changes that may address the root cause of the problem. The more we can improve our lifestyle through mindful eating, movement, and mediation, the better our skin and body will be.

For a decade, prior to starting at Vega Vitality, Abby was employed in grueling and intense roles in corporate America. After suffering from crippling ocular migraines, she decided that her health was too important to continue down that path. She left her job and took a year off to focus on her health and well-being. While on this journey she found Vega Vitality. She accepted an offer to join the team in 2017.

At Vega Vitality, Abby is responsible for day-to-day business operations, regulatory and legal compliance, and the financial and human relations aspects of the practice. She oversees short and long-term strategies, executes systems implementation, and consistently works to improve organizational behavior and operational efficiencies within the practice. Abby has supported CEO’s for over a decade, and she now works closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes, to ensure the practice runs seamlessly. She is grateful to be a part of team comprised of such intelligent and kind women.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA in Communication. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athena health, Trinity, and Reebok International. Abby loves to travel, learn, read, volunteer, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog, Doodles.

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