Botox® For Migraines
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Most of know about the wrinkle-smoothing capabilities of Botox®, but did you realize the injections can also be used to fight migraines? It’s true!
Health Canada has approved the use of Botox® for the treatment of chronic migraine in 2011.
The clinical trials proved its efficacy and safety for the treatment of chronic migraine. Botox® should be offered as a treatment to people who live with chronic migraine. Chronic migraines, are classified as headaches on 15 or more days a month. Botox® for migraines is one of the many treatments offered at Seamless Health & Medical Aesthetics.
HOW DOES BOTOX® FOR MIGRAINES WORK?
When the product is used to treat migraines, is injected in the head, neck and pericranial muscles. It blocks the chemicals that transmit pain signals from your brain, stopping them before they get to the nerve endings in the head and neck area. Each Botox® treatment can last as long as four months, Botox® treatments are not effective in treating other types of headaches. Results will vary for each person.
WHAT’S A BOTOX® TREATMENT LIKE?
A consultation to review your medical history and your treatment goals is the first step in the process. After that consultation, it’s just a matter of scheduling your first appointment. The treatment itself is simple. Most appointments are generally short with little to no discomfort associated. There is no downtime associated with the injections, so you can get right back to your regular schedule after your appointment.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS BOTOX® FOR MIGRAINES?
Botox® has proven to be an effective form of treatment for many patients who suffer from migraines. Several studies have been conducted of Botox® headache treatments, and in one, almost half of the migraine patients who received two treatments said the number of headache days they experienced each month was cut in half.