Brains and Beauty: Migraine Patients can now Consider Botox as Treatment

Chronic migraine sufferers are now able to smooth wrinkles and cure migraines at the same time, says the FDA. Chronic migraines are characterized by lasting at least four hours on fifteen or more days each month.

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is best known for treating wrinkles by temporarily blocking signals from nerve endings to muscles. Botox is most commonly used to relax forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.The April 2011 issue of More magazine explains how this treatment works for migraine patients; essentially preventing pain signals from reaching nerve endings in the tissue surrounding the brain.

More than 28 million Americans suffer from migraines each year. The recent FDA approval allows physicians to use Botox to treat those suffering at least 15 days each month. Around 31 Botox injections are administered around the head and neck every 12 weeks.

Botox has not been shown to be effective for those who suffer migraines less than 14 days out of the month, or other headaches such as tension headaches. Headache sufferers must consult their doctor to determine if Botox is an appropriate treatment for their condition.

Dr. Wigoda has performed thousands of Botox injections to South Florida patients; he has also previously commented on the hot topic from celebrity Botox such as Kim Kardashian, to a controversial New York Daily News article on the subject.

For more information, connect with Dr. Wigoda on his Facebook or Twitter pages, or call (954) 463-7088 to schedule a free Botox consultation!

Plastic Surgery News from Dr. Wigoda: Cosmetic Procedures Rebounding with Economy

Paul Wigoda MD Plastic Surgery News - Cosmetic Procedure TrendsPaul Wigoda, M.D. agreed with TheAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) when it predicted an uptick in elective plastic surgery procedures in 2011. New data released from the ASPS seems to reinforce the idea that increased consumer confidence in the economy translates into more plastic surgery: cosmetic procedures in 2010 jumped to 13.1 million, an increase of five percent.

The top five procedures performed in 2010:

Breast augmentation

Nose reshaping

Eyelid surgery

Liposuction

Tummy tuck

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the incidence of facelifts, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as Botox.

With nearly 11.6 million procedures in 2010, the top five minimally invasive procedures were:

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• Soft tissue fillers

• Chemical peel

• Laser hair removal

Microdermabrasion

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Paul Wigoda M.D. Speaks on 2011 Plastic Surgery Trends

Paul Wigoda, M.D. comments on anticipated trends according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS). They’ve made a number of plastic surgery predictions for 2011, centering on increased elective procedures such as facelifts, Botox, and buttocks augmentations.

1. More facelifts as economy picks up

Dr. Wigoda agrees with this sentiment; noting that elective plastic surgery as a whole tends to happen more during better financial times.

2. Additional fillers, Botox, and Injectables

Dr. Wigoda notes that these procedures are more affordable than traditional plastic surgery, especially as more products enter the market. Also, people tend to be happy with the results and continue procedures.

3. Increase of procedures to tighten the skin post weight loss

These procedures, ranging from arm lifts to tummy tuck’s are also usually elective, not covered by insurance, says Dr. Wigoda. Therefore, as consumers’ disposable income returns, so will these surgeries.

4. Changing out breast implants

Many of Dr. Wigoda’s patients see better results with silicone implants, so he predicts that his saline patients will make the switch to painless breast implants surgery. Also, since baby boomers remain the largest age demographic in the US, they may need their implants replaced or choose to have a breast lift done.

5. More botched plastic surgery cases

“Consumers looking for a bargain on cosmetic procedures will unfortunately lead to an increase in horror stories about ‘discount injectables’ bought offshore, cosmetic medicine, and cosmetic surgical procedures performed by untrained practitioners,” predicts ASAPS. Dr. Wigoda’s advice to avoid such catastrophe? Do your homework, and ask these questions before choosing a surgeon.

6. New ways to zap fat

Consumers will increasingly seek noninvasive techniques for fat removal (freezing, zapping, lasering) as an alternative to liposuction. Dr. Wigoda does not endorse freezing or zapping fat.

7. Getting a celebrity buttocks

Dr. Wigoda acknowledges that right now, thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez, bigger is better. This can be accomplished several ways, he says, from performing liposuction on the areas around the buttocks such as the thighs, injecting fat into the buttocks, implants, or lifts.

Me Day Spa Closing February 18th – Close out Specials

Closing in Miami Beach, But Still Here in Fort Lauderdale! We are sad to say, Me Day Spa will be closing on February 18, 2011 and Dr. Wigoda will be consolidating his plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetics services to his Fort Lauderdale location.

We would like to thank everyone for the support over the past five years. It has been a true pleasure and experience.

Last Week of Appointments and Beauty Close out Specials!

Dr. Wigoda is offering Botox and fillers on February 16th at the spa.

As long as supplies last, all hair products, makeup, gift items, and skin care products will be sold at 50% off at the spa from now until the closing (Remember, Valentine’s Day is coming up).

Me Day Spa is located at:

1439B Alton Road Miami Beach, FL

33139 305-534-6363

Dr. Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale location:

1404 E Broward Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

(954) 463-7088

Dr. Wigoda will continue to offer med-spa services including Botox, fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and facials at his Fort Lauderdale locations as well as free consultations for plastic surgery.

Please visit us at www.doctorwigoda.com and www.painlessbreastimplants.com.

Once again, thanks for your support and lots of health and happiness in 2011.

Dr. Paul Wigoda Reviews Joan Rivers’ Plastic Surgery

Legendary comedian, TV personality and “Fashion Police” host Joan Rivers is known for her brash personality, strong New York dialect – and equally bold plastic surgery procedures.

Lifts Lead the 2016 plastic surgery List,

In this video, Dr. Wigoda describes Rivers’ various cosmetic surgery procedures through the years, from the 1980s to present.

Dr. Wigoda’s advice to Rivers, not surprisingly, is to ease up on the plastic surgery procedures a bit: “I would definitely stop all surgical procedures on her. I think she can continue with Botox…her lips look fine, I might fill in her nasal labial folds a little bit. I definitely wouldn’t do anything to her cheeks, other than possibly take out a little of the fat.”

To learn more about Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery procedures from Botox to painless breast implants from Dr. Wigoda visit: http://www.doctorwigoda.com or http://www.medayspa.com

About Dr. Wigoda
Dr. Paul Wigoda is a board certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Medical Association, and the Broward County Medical Association. Dr. Wigoda specializes in Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Botox, laser hair removal, and spider vein treatments.

Dr. Wigoda’s Opinion: Botox and Muscle Loss

Have you heard about the New York Daily News article that claims Botox injections may cause muscle loss?

Not to worry, says board-certified plastic surgeon Paul Wigoda MD. In a video on his YouTube Channel, Dr. Wigoda dispels the rumors, saying, “I’ve been [administering Botox] for 11 or 12 years; I have hundreds of patients who are very happy. I’ve never experienced a patient come in with muscle atrophy in their face because we did Botox.”

Come in and see for yourself with holiday specials from Dr. Wigoda and Me Day Spa! We’re featuring 10% off Radiesse, Juvederm and Botox treatments!

10% off Radiesse, Juvederm and Botox treatment Specials Expire: December 31, 2010

We look forward to seeing you at one of our two locations:

Dr. Wigoda’s South Beach location

1439B Alton Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-534-6363

Dr. Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale location

1404 E Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

(954) 463-7088

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Happy Holidays from Paul Wigoda MD!