The goal of the Los Angeles facelift is to produce the most attractive and youthful appearance possible, while still looking natural. The three “R’s” is the perfect answer to an aging face: relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed. To achieve this look, you will want to select a surgeon that specializes in facial surgery, and has extensive skill in the procedure you are seeking. Continue reading
In the City of Beauty, Botox is used for more than just erasing wrinkles.
Do you suffer from chronic migraines—those mind numbing, excruciating headaches that literally knock you out for the day? Are you sick of taking pills when you feel one coming on? Well, here’s an alternative—Botox. When most people think of Botox, they may think of Hollywood ladies with far too much money and time getting together to inject a numbing toxin into their faces. Not only is that is that an outdated stereotype but it ignores the true therapeutic value of Botox. Not only does it help eliminate the signs of aging, but it has been shown to effectively treat chronic migraines. And the best place to make sure this treatment is done properly is by having it done at Epione Beverly Hills. Continue reading
In the City of Beauty, Botox is used for more than just erasing wrinkles.
Do you suffer from migraines—those mind numbing, excruciating headaches that literally knock you out for the day? Are you sick of taking pills when you feel one coming on? Well, here’s an alternative—Botox. When most people think of Botox, they may think of Hollywood ladies with far too much money and time getting together to inject a numbing toxin into their faces. Not only is that is that an outdated stereotype but it ignores the true therapeutic value of Botox. Not only does it help eliminate the signs of aging, but it has been shown to effectively treat migraines. And the best place to make sure this treatment is done properly is by having it done at Epione Beverly Hills.
According to the American Headache Society, 80% of 271 patients who were treated with Botox for their headaches stated that the pain was less frequent and/or less intense. In addition, many of them had been overusing medications to relieve their pain. Also, they suffered little to no side effects, and Botox treatment was often cheaper than regular drug treatment. The exact method of relief has not yet been determined, but tests indicate that Botox may eliminate tension in certain muscles around the head. These muscles usually indicate the onset of a migraine. Injections are normally given near the brow and on the scalp and forehead. Usually, first-time patients do not begin to experience migraine relief for two to three weeks after injecting Botox. Thereafter, however, the effect may increase and last three to four months.
“I don’t use the term “miracle” lightly, “ says Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, “but for some of my migraine patients, Botox injections are the difference between being bedridden and being able to function. And “function” doesn’t really even begin to describe it; they can now go about their day not having to worry about what might happen, the debilitating migraine that was always just a trigger away from occurring. I can give you the treatment you need for your migraines, and send you on your way in 30 minutes or less.”
In the words of Carol M., an Epione patient, “I started to have severe migraines since I was 14. I had tried every medicine known to man. Then I tried Botox injections; this was approximately four years ago, I have not had a migraine headache in four years.”
Migraines can be painful and uncomfortable. If you’re going to have them treated, of course you’ll want to have it done right. Beverly Hills, California, the City of Beauty, is the right place to have this done and Epione Beverly Hills, a Diamond injector of Botox according to its manufacturer, is the clinic at which to do it.
Doctor Simon Ourian is the Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California. “Botox for migraines is a relatively new treatment, “ says Doctor Ourian, “but I’ve found that for my patients, some of whom suffered migraines for decades, the results are nothing short of miraculous.”
For those who suffer from them, migraine headaches can be excruciating and debilitating. When a migraine occurs a combination of blood vessels enlarge and the nerve fibers that coil around them release a mixture of chemicals. These chemicals, including serotonin and dopamine, cause pain and inflammation and the swelling of the blood vessels increases the pain. The response of the sympathetic nervous system leads to a cascading of additional symptoms in the intestines causing vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. These intestinal issues also contribute to the ineffectiveness of oral medications taken once a migraine has commenced. Sensitivity to light and sound and blurred vision are also common migraine symptoms attributable to the response of the sympathetic nervous system.
“The reason that my patients are so enthusiastic about this treatment is that it preventative rather than reactive, “ continues Doctor Ourian. “They’re not waiting for a migraine to hit them and then coming to me to relieve them of the excruciating pain. With Botox we can actually reduce the frequency of migraines attacks. And at the same time we’re reducing the attendant anxiety these patients often suffered waiting for their next migraine to hit. It’s really the gift of freedom.” One very satisfied Epione patient explains, “I’ve gone now from about a dozen (migraines) a year down to two a year…and the severity of them has also diminished.”
Some studies show that as much as 17 percent of females and 6 percent of males in the United States have experienced a migraine headache. “Those numbers seem right to me, about three women to each man, as least as reflected in my practice, “ states Doctor Ourian. “The typical treatment itself is non-invasive and quick, “ says Doctor Ourian, “I simply inject Botox into the side of the neck, the back of the head near the neck, the brow and forehead; really just a more extensive series of injections than that which I provide my cosmetic patients.” (Doctor Ourian is a Diamond provider of Botox according to Allergan, Inc. the manufacturer.)
How long do the results last? “It’s not unusual for a patient to be migraine free for three to six months after each Botox treatment, “ replies Doctor Ourian. “I’ve found, as with other Botox treatments, that the effects may be cumulative. As the muscles become progressively weaker fewer injections may be necessary to achieve the same results or treatments may be scheduled further apart.”
“As my patients can attest, Botox treatments for migraines are nothing short of life altering. In the time I’ve been practicing as a physician, “ concludes Doctor Ourian, “I have not seen another preventative treatment modality achieve superior results for the prophylactic treatment of migraines than Botox injections.”
Today, women aren’t the only ones who want to look their best. Botox is now the most common minimally invasive cosmetic surgery among men. Over the years the amount of men opting for the treatment has increased greatly. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that men accounted for 296, 012 of the Botox procedures performed in America in 2007 alone!
The majority of older men generally have furrowed brow lines that make them look like they are angry or stressed. More and more of these men are turning to non-invasive options like Botox to make themselves look younger and more refreshed. Men are also turning to Botox to help with excessive sweating and migraine headaches.
Epione is one of the nation’s leading providers of Botox, and we can evaluate your needs and make sure you are getting the results you want. So, call 888.931.3366 and make an appointment today!
BOTOX MAY BE YOUR ANSWER FOR MIGRAINES!
If you are one of the many users of Botox who thought it was only good to take care of those frustrating frown lines or crow’s feet, think again. Recent studies have shown that Botox can also be used to reduce the number and frequency of headaches for many people who are migraine sufferers. Continue reading