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The Rising Popularity of plastic Surgery & Botox for Migraines

The amount of money spent on plastic surgery in 2016 is an astounding $16 billion. More and more money is being spent by more and more people. Cosmetic surgery is not just for the elite and the movie stars these days – many average Americans are putting money into revamping and optimizing their appearance through plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic surgeons (ASPS) reports that Americans are spending more money on cosmetic enhancements from non-invasive to surgical procedures. Based on the findings, there were approximately 7 million injection procedures such as Botox and disport and lower-impact treatments rose to more than 650, 000.

Of course, as the demand for the procedures rises, so does the cost. Many procedures have risen by one to five percent over the past couple of years.

Gender Independent

The number of men looking to get plastic surgery has also jumped in the past few years. Statistics show that from 2011 – 2015, 53% more men were looking to get hair transplants and neck lifts among other procedures.

Many men want a chiseled jawline, fewer wrinkles, and filled in hairlines. They can achieve these through any plastic surgeon though there are some now who cater specifically to men. Cosmetic procedures tend to be costlier for men as the procedures take longer and they have more prominent features.

Botox for Migraines: Real Relief or Just a Real Pain?

In the late 1990s, Botox® garnered notoriety in the minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment of facial wrinkle reduction. In 2010, the FDA approved the extensively popular anti-aging procedure as an effective pain medication alternative to preventing chronic, recurring migraines. Now widely used for over a dozen non-beauty related conditions, from teeth-grinding to sweaty palms to MS to vaginal spasms, the “little neurotoxin that could” (dubbed by USA Today) beauty booster now boasts sales of well over $1 billion for Allergan©, its manufacturer.

Effective Relief

If nothing else has worked in the past, and traditional pain meds are not alleviating your chronic migraine episodes, it may be time to consider Botox© as a possible headache-easing option. The treatment of migraines through regular Botox© injections has been proven to be satisfying and alleviating, with minimal side effects post-surgery. Less than 10% of those who sought the needle to subside their head-pounding woes experienced substandard side effects. While most patients may not experience some or any of these side effects, your doctor will disclose both the pros and the cons and all the risks associated with Botox migraine treatment.

Chronic headache-banishing benefits were evidenced through placebo-controlled trials. Researchers concluded Botox© an effective preventative measure when treating chronic migraines. If someone is taking more than 15 sick days monthly due to their episodes, then they will want to give the injections a try.

Is it Right for You

Along with fewer headaches, more productive, fun-filled days added to your calendar, and the possibility of saving an average of 12 pulse-pounding episodes over a six-month period, you also get the beauty by-product payoff of Botox©: fewer wrinkles, tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin.

Plastic surgery seems to be more popular among every age group as millennials move into using social media as a work connection. It is important to do your research if you are looking to have a procedure done and make sure you find a board-certified surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery.

The professionals at Bella Health and Beauty can share more information about cosmetic procedures to determine what the best option is for you.

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