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Vitality is pleased to have Master injector Jean Trost join us. Jean has over 12 years of doing cosmetic injections and was Botox® number one injector last year. She also has Saturday appointments!

New Appointment for Dr. Tami

Dr. Tami has accepted a faculty position with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine!

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LATISSE® - The Most Exciting Product for Thick Eyelashes

New York dermatologist Dr. Patricia Wexler appeared on The TODAY Show recently to discuss at home anti-aging treatments. Dr. Wexler featured a variety of aesthetic products, including LATISSE®, which she featured as the only FDA-approved product to increase the length and thickness of eyelashes. Dr. Wexler said it is "the most exciting thing out." Host Kathie Lee Gifford asks if it works even for people who have plucked out all their eyelashes, in which Dr. Wexler explains that it would work if they still had hair follicles. Dr. Wexler notes the cost of LATISSE® is around $120, and the LATISSE® packaging is shown on screen as well as a super noting the latisse.com Web site. At the end of the segment, Dr. Wexler also mentions over-the-counter eyelash growth products, including a visual product display of Revitalash, but Dr. Wexler notes that they are more expensive and does not go into detail on them. Read the USA Today feature article about Latisse®

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How About Some Snake Venom To Smooth Those Wrinkles?

A new skin treatment cream that softens wrinkles contains a form of snake venom. The key ingredient is a synthetic version of the poison of the Temple Viper, a snake common in Thailand. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 --

A new skin treatment contains synthesized snake venom to soften facial lines and wrinkles without injections. Amino acids in the venom block nerve signals telling muscles to contract, which helps to stop wrinkles forming. Unlike Botox®, it allows face movement and expressions of emotion, but lessens wrinkles and paralyzes muscles which cause skin creases. Dr Tami Meraglia, medical director of Vitality MediSpa in Seattle says: "This could work for somebody who doesn't want injections. The effects are not going to be quite as dramatic as with Botox®. It will also need to be reapplied as the body gets rid of it, but it can be an inexpensive alternative to injections, or even be used to make the effects of Botox® last a bit longer.""They did studies in both the laboratory and on humans and proved statistically significant wrinkle reduction - 52 percent actually," says Dr. Meraglia. "So you can use this morning and night and you'll find in about a month your skin looks smoother and softer and less wrinkly."Since the venom is a synthesized version, no snakes are harmed in making the skin treatment, but it works the same way as venom to constrict muscles all over the face.