Botox® – Migraines
Migraines are an acute neurological disorder that can be highly debilitating. Often initially misdiagnosed as a less severe headache disorder, chronic migraines are more frequently seen in women but can also occur in men. Anxiety, stress, sleeping habits and even diet can influence the severity of the disorder. Misdiagnosis may be the reason for so many individuals being unaware of their treatment options. Those who have suffered with migraines know how debilitating they can be. During a migraine, these individuals can be forced to leave work early, miss out on social events, and are often unable to concentrate or even sleep.
• Prevent migraines from interfering with your career
• Stop taking countless oral medications that don’t work
• Take back control of your career and social life
While many are familiar with the cosmetic uses of Botox®, most are unaware of the success it offers as a migraine treatment. Following multiple clinical studies, Botox® injections were approved by the FDA for the prevention of headaches in adults diagnosed with Chronic Migraine. Those eligible for treatments are adults, 18 years or older, who have headaches that last 4 or more hours, occurring at least 15 days each month. The injections, which are administered to the facial and neck muscles, help to prevent migraines by reducing the muscle tension in those areas. The reduction in tension decreases stress on the patient’s nervous system, lessening the severity of the headache or preventing the migraine entirely.
Prior to Treatment
Prior to treatment you will be scheduled for a consultation with our medical director, with expertise in injectable therapies. Our medical director will recommend a custom treatment program based on each client’s medical history and needs. A price quote will be provided at the time of consultation.
The treatment will take roughly 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Your aesthetic professional may choose to numb the area with a cold pack prior to performing the injection to minimize any discomfort. A tiny needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox® just under the skin of the treatment areas. Most patients experience a painless and comfortable experience and are immediately able to resume their daily routine.
After treatment you may experience some mild redness which usually lasts for approximately an hour. Rarely, patients may experience some minor bruising and swelling. Most patients return to regular activity immediately. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4 hours after injection.
In clinical trials, Botox® provided a significant reduction in headache days after the first treatment. After the second treatment, Botox® prevented up to 9 headache days a month. Botox® is a preventative treatment, meaning it is used to prevent headaches and migraines from occurring. Generally, treatments are recommended every 12 weeks.