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Frequently Asked Questions

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Learn all about Get Gorgeous here. Have a question about our products, services, physician, or process? Check out these answers to our most frequently asked questions. Can’t find the info you need? Free free to call or email — we’re here for you!

Is BOTOX® for me?
Are you tired of looking tired? Ever feel like your age is “catching up with you?” Do you just plain *hate* the lines on your face? Want to prevent new lines from forming? Wonder if you could look fresher, better, younger?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, BOTOX® is for you!

Whether you’re a veteran BOTOX® user with a clear idea of what you want or newbie who is interested but perhaps a little afraid or skeptical, Dr. George will help you feel at ease and suggest the best approach to accomplish your cosmetic goals (and calm your nerves!).

 

Why should I get BOTOX®?
Short answer: To lessen fine lines and wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.

Longer answer: Over time, muscle contractions from repetitive movements like frowning, squinting, and puckering your lips create and then deepen wrinkles on our faces. Injecting these muscles with BOTOX® temporarily reduces muscle activity, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and soften. Therefore, BOTOX® is especially useful for treating forehead lines, frown lines, and crows’ feet.

One of the best reasons to choose BOTOX® injections over other, more invasive treatments is that the results are subtle yet noticeable. When the procedure is over, you’ll still look like you. However, within 3-5 days after your treatment, you’ll begin to notice that your face is smoother and younger looking. Others will notice your more youthful appearance. too.

 

When is it time to start considering BOTOX® injections?
Many clients now start BOTOX® injections in their 20s as research has proven that BOTOX® prevents lines and wrinkles from forming. Once you are in your 30s and 40s, BOTOX® use helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles that form as your skin ages and your face loses volume. Patients with significant sun exposure, sun damage, and a history of smoking will want to start using BOTOX® as early as possible as their skin ages at a rate faster than normal.

 

Who gets BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Most of your friends and colleagues are — it’s true — they just don’t share their secret! BOTOX® is the number one requested non-surgical procedure nationwide, with use among millennials jumping nearly 90% in the last five years.

 

Does it hurt?
Depends on who you ask. Many people say “no,” some people say “a tad.” We’ve found that any pain you may experience is no worse than a slight sting — and even that sensation passes in an instant.

We have these super awesome banana stress-reliever-squeeze-thingys that you can sink your fingernails into if that helps, and we have ample Get Gorgeous ice packs on hand as well — both of which you may or may not need. But we have ‘em, and they are yours for the taking!

 

Is there any “down time?” What’s recovery like?
Because BOTOX® injections are so fast and easy, returning to work and/or normal activities is no problem immediately following treatment. You should keep your head elevated for at least four hours after the treatment and avoid rubbing or touching the treatment area. This allows the product to disperse properly for more even results. Rarely, slight bruising (five-10 days) or swelling (less than 30 minutes) may appear at the injection site, and you can use makeup to cover this. Using a cold compress can reduce this effect, and we have custom ones to give you!

 

When does BOTOX® kick in? Like, am I going to walk off your van looking 21 again or what?!
If walking off of Get Gorgeous made anyone look 21 again, we’d live full time in the van. But since we are not hiding the Fountain of Youth behind our tinted glass*, things might take a few days.

You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your wrinkles within five days of being treated. It may take up to two weeks to see the complete effect of treatment. For that reason, if you want to improve your appearance in time for an important upcoming event, make sure you plan ahead. Ask us for help in planning — we’ll get you all set up on a schedule that works for you!

*If you know where the Fountain of Youth is, please tell us, and we’ll figure out how to make that a mobile business, too. What’s in it for you? Free banana stress relievers for life!

 

Is BOTOX® safe? Are there any side effects? What’s recovery like?
BOTOX® has been safely used for decades to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. BOTOX® injections, when administered by a qualified professional such as Dr. George, are safe, reliable, and repeatable. Since the FDA approved BOTOX® Cosmetic in 2002, it has become one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the world.

 

I have negative five minutes of spare time today. Is this going to take long?
Your scheduled appointment can last for as few as 10 minutes, so come visit us over lunch, squeeze in a stop when you’re out running errands, or pop by on your way home from work. It’s simple, easy, and fast!

BOTOX® injections are a remarkably easy and fast aesthetic treatment. In fact, many refer to it as a “lunchtime procedure” because it takes just a few minutes to perform. Even better, there is zero downtime associated with the procedure. Most people are able to continue with their normal routine immediately after receiving treatment.

 

I got BOTOX®. (Dang, I look good — you were right!) What now???
Woot woot! We love that you love your fresh, younger look! This improvement can last up to three months. With continued use, BOTOX® can even completely eliminate some fine lines and wrinkles! Consistent use of BOTOX® is the best way to maintain the improvement and will prevent the wrinkles and lines from developing. Once onboard, we’ll help you figure out next steps, so, no worries there! You got this!

 

Why should I get BOTOX® with Get Gorgeous when I can get it at a strip mall?
The number one reason — Dr. George is a board-certified dermatologist, which is a medical doctor who specializes in medicine of the skin, hair, and nails. Becoming a board-certified dermatologist means that a doctor has graduated from 4 years of college; 4 years of medical school; passed parts I, II and III of the National Boards; completed a four-year residency in dermatology; and completed an additional Dermatology Board Exam, an intensive two-day long examination with hundreds of questions on all aspects of dermatology. Only after qualifying for and passing that exam does that doctor become a board-certified dermatologist.

The anti-aging industry is inundated with practitioners who administer treatments and recommend products. The vast majority of these practitioners have no formal training in the services and advice they deliver — much less a medical degree that informs their practices. They are not experts!

By choosing a board-certified dermatologist, you are choosing decades of specialized scientific study, training, research, and practice.

Board-certified dermatologists have extensive training regarding facial anatomy so that they can safely administer a variety of procedures including our signature treatment, BOTOX®Cosmetic. Their rigorous education and training enables them to perform an in-depth study of the muscle movement taking place beneath the surface of your skin. Accordingly, dermatologists can determine precisely where the injections should occur and how much product is necessary. With her expertise, Dr. George can best determine the exact placement of BOTOX® to yield a natural more youthful appearance, without asymmetry or an overdone appearance.

Thanks to her expert knowledge of the skin, Dr. George can also recommend other treatments and skin care that may also enhance the way your skin looks and feels. This multi-faceted approach is the most successful when it comes to achieving the outcomes you desire. Dr. George is a silver-level injector with Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, which reflects her deep experience with and commitment to the product.

Your skin is your largest, fastest-growing organ. And your face is what you put forward first to the world. Do not trust anyone other than a board-certified dermatologist with your skin care!

If you’d like to know more about how BOTOX® injections rejuvenate your appearance, book Get Gorgeous today.

 

Are you going to tell people that I got BOTOX®, because I don’t want anyone to know!
Heck no we are not going to tell anyone! We hold your identity and information as confidentially as we would in a typical doctor’s office. Our standards are the same: we say zip-zero-zilch about you and your treatments to anyone else. We never share our customer’s data or habits – never ever! Confidentiality is key.

 

What’s this effort going to set me back? I want to look good, but I’m not rich!
The cost of your treatment depends on the area that you and Dr. George decide to treat. All appointments start with a thorough evaluation by Dr. George and a detailed conversation with you about her observations and recommendations. Needs and goals vary for every individual.

 


Who is this “Dr. George” person, and why should I trust her with my face?
Dr. George is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and expert injector of BOTOX®. She brings to Get Gorgeous over a decade of experience and skill to provide you with the beautiful, youthful appearance you have been longing for.

Dr. George has helped thousands of men and women through quick, simple BOTOX® treatments to achieve a more youthful look — the kind that family, friends, and colleagues can’t help but compliment. She can’t wait to help you, too!

Beautiful, healthy, glowing skin requires more than just BOTOX® treatments alone. Because Dr. George is a dermatologist, she can also help you with all of your skin care needs and may suggest additional treatments to prevent skin damage and address your current skin care issues. And because she’s also
a mom, she understands how valuable your time and money are.

Read more about Dr. George.

 

Who drives the van?
The same creative genius who wrote these FAQs.

Beautiful, healthy, glowing skin requires more than just BOTOX® treatments alone. Because Dr. George is a dermatologist, she can also help you with all of your skin care needs and may suggest additional treatments to prevent skin damage and address your current skin care issues.

 


Why should I buy products from Get Gorgeous when Target has a two-fer sale this week on moisturizer, and I’ve got Amazon Prime for free shipping on everything else?
Good question. We’re value-oriented consumers, too, so we really appreciate your angle. There are a few parts to this answer:

  • Value. The products we sell are more effective and have more concentrated ingredients than your typical name- and store-brand lines so they work better. And they are proven to work, too! (See below.) They are also more highly concentrated, so you need less! Therefore, repeated purchases of store brands (because they aren’t as effective and you need more) may very well end up costing you more over time than a well-formulated product.
  • Clinical Results. Physician-dispensed skin care is clinically tested for results, so you can be confident that such products are backed by real research and data. They work. Period.
  • Consumers, be cautious! Products sold through mass retail outlets often make claims that haven’t been scientifically supported. And unfortunately there are many unauthorized retailers trying to profit at the expense of your skin and your wallet. The stuff available online, even if it looks legit, may very well be fake, expired, or otherwise counterfeit! Be careful out there! Only trust Dr. George to provide you with safe, effective, and clinically proven products that are 100% guaranteed by the manufacturer.

 

Does your stuff really work? Really?
It sure does. All of our products come with a full money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied. And we would never offer or sell you anything that hasn’t been scientifically proven to work. We may hate wrinkles – but we love integrity and honesty even more. We use these products on ourselves, too (you should see our medicine cabinets!), so we are in this together!

 

What if I don’t like a product that I purchase from Get Gorgeous?
Just reach out or pop in… We’re happy to help you process a return for a full refund! No questions, no prob!

 

About Product Authenticity
A note to those who purchase their skin care products online… If you buy the products we retail in our Get Gorgeous van from a third-party online retailer instead, the products cannot be guaranteed to be authentic or perform as tested. Products sold online through sites like amazon, ebay, 101cosmetics, dermstore, lovelyskin, etc, are often counterfeit, diluted, or old formulas that may not be safe to use.

Obagi, Revision, Elta MD, and Epionce are several of the companies engaged in lawsuits to prevent their products from being sold through unauthorized outlets. These companies stand behind their products 100%, and as such they are only being sold legitimately and legally by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medically supervised spas.

We love custom “house calls” (to your home, work, or anywhere in between). The GG van is perfect for parties, office visits, corporate wellness offerings, moms’ and women’s groups, salon and spa stops, bridal showers, and client appreciation events. Private gatherings are our jam. Plus, NO BOOKING FEES — EVER! Email or call us at 314.527.4009 for deets. We’ll make it happen.

I have a bunch of friends who want to get BOTOX®. Can you come to my house so we can get it together?
For sure! We love private parties and any types of special events. We are happy to chat about your vision for your gathering and accommodate the your ideal schedule. Contact us any time! Let’s party plan!

What does it cost to book the van? And do I earn any discounts for hosting it?
ZERO booking fee. Never ever do we charge a fee. And discounts? You betcha. Book the GG van for your use plus appointments for this number of friends and receive these rewards:
You + 4 = one free full-size cleanser or sunscreen
You + 10 = $50 off your BOTOX service plus 10% off all products
You + 15 = $50 off your BOTOX service plus one free full-sized product (<$100) plus everyone receives a free gift with purchase

Can we make it a happy hour party with cocktails? That would be so fun?
It sure would be. And it can be. But … One of our least favorite roles in life is that of the buzzkill — so, sorry in advance! But you can’t have alcohol before Dr. George administers BOTOX®. Our treatment process requires that you sign a consent form and have the treatment preformed prior to consuming alcoholic beverages.

Dr. Mary Noël George is a board-certified dermatologist with a passion for providing proven anti-aging skin care. She has authored publications in medical journals and presented her research at several national conferences. She serves as a medical expert for local news media and is dedicated to providing her patients with exceptional care and knowledge.

The anti-aging industry is inundated with practitioners who administer treatments and recommend products. The vast majority of these practitioners have no formal training in the services and advice they deliver — much less a medical degree that informs their practices. They are not experts.

By choosing a board-certified dermatologist, you are choosing decades of specialized scientific study, training, research, and practice. Dr. George brings to Get Gorgeous her established record of experience of performing BOTOX®Cosmetic injections on thousands of patients for over a decade.  With her expertise, she can best determine the exact placement of BOTOX® to yield a natural more youthful appearance, without asymmetry or an overdone appearance.

Board-certified dermatologists have extensive training regarding facial anatomy so that they can safely administer a variety of procedures including our signature treatment, BOTOX®Cosmetic. Their rigorous education and training enables them to perform an in-depth study of the muscle movement taking place beneath the surface of your skin. Accordingly, dermatologists can determine precisely where the injections should occur and how much product is necessary. With her expertise, Dr. George can best determine the exact placement of BOTOX® to yield a natural more youthful appearance, without asymmetry or an overdone appearance.

Dr. George is a silver-level injector with Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, which reflects her deep experience with and commitment to the product.

Thanks to her expert knowledge of the skin, Dr. George can also recommend other treatments and skin care that may also enhance the way your skin looks and feels. This multi-faceted approach is the most successful when it comes to achieving the outcomes you desire.

Learn more about Dr. George.

Change/Cancellation/No-Show Policy: 24-hour advance notice required
We understand that life can interfere with scheduled appointments, and we request your courtesy of kindly informing of such. For all scheduled appointments, we require that you provide 24 hour advanced notification to change or cancel an appointment. If you do not provide us with 24 hour advanced notice and/or you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, you will incur a $50 cancellation/no-show fee. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment if we are unable to charge the card on file.

Return/Refund Policy
If you are not satisfied with any retail purchase from Get Gorgeous, let us know. Drop off the unused portion within 30 days of your purchase, and we will issue you a full refund via the original payment method. Only products purchased from Get Gorgeous may be returned for refund or exchanged. Any products purchased from other retailers are not accepted for return or exchange.

We’re always available by phone and email to answer any after-care questions you may have. In addition, here are the handouts that Dr. George shares with you at the conclusion of your appointment.

 

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