Botox for Migraines

Migraines can be detrimental to your daily life. You may experience migraines in stressful environments such as your workplace, or you might even experience these violent headaches at home. Aspirin only lasts for so long, if it helps at all, and the effects can take a while. So what do you do? Home remedies are a hassle if you can get them right and medication is becoming more and more inconvenient. A solution for you can be Botox. Botox is thought to be primarily for treating wrinkles, but it has other uses as well—such as preventing migraines.

What are the Treatments like?

Using Botox to treat migraines work a little differently. Usually, Botox injections are administered in various areas throughout the face (depending on the areas to be treated for wrinkles). When being treated for migraines, you should expect the injections to be administered in odd, but necessary, areas such as the temporal lobe, the back of the neck and the forehead. Simply put, the areas you would normally be sensitive to migraines are the areas that will be injected. A small needle is used for this treatment, as well as topical anesthesia to help with mild pain or discomfort.

What kind of Results can I Expect?

Results vary from patient to patient. Usually patients recover 15 minutes following the treatment. It should start working within that 15 minute period. Treatments should be administered about once every 12 weeks. It may take until the second treatment to determine how well the Botox injections are working for you, however you should see results right away.

Am I a Candidate for Botox for Migraines?

To be sure if Botox is the solution for you, it’s best to contact us and schedule a free consultation. There are a few things to consider if you are thinking about receiving Botox. For example, the commitment. This is not a one-time treatment and and treatments must be consistent for the best results.

Side Effects

The most common side effect are short-term. You may be subjected to experiencing the following during the first week: redness, swelling, mild soreness or tenderness, discoloration, itching or firmness. Any serious side effects (excessive bleeding, trouble breathing, etc.) warrants a call or visit to your doctor’s office. It’s best to be sure than to put your health at risk.


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