As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Wigod is qualified to provide the gold standard in surgical rejuvenation techniques. Not everyone, however, needs, wants, or can afford these most aggressive therapies. Accordingly, Dr. Wigod refers Botox and Filler patients to an appropriately trained and experienced dermatologist or advance practice nurse.
BOTOX® – BOTOX®, or Botulinum Toxin A, is injected into facial muscles to temporarily paralyze their function. The paralyzed muscles ease existing facial lines and help minimize the formation of new ones. The most frequently targeted areas are the glabella (vertical furrows on the forehead between the eyes) and crows feet (fine lines around the corners of the eyes). Botox has an excellent safety profile and effects may last up to 4 months.
Fillers – facial volume loss contributes to an aged appearance. Volume replacement with a filler product may make a significant difference. Volume is most commonly placed into the lips and nasolabial fold (deep furrows above and between the nose and mouth). A better long term option may be our potentially permanent surgical alternative, fat grafting.