Most people are familiar with BOTOX used to reduce the signs of facial aging. BOTOX is a is effective in more ways than as a cosmetic enhancement. Many patients who suffer from chronic migraines have found that BOTOX can bring real relief.
BOTOX may be an effective treatment for those who suffer from chronic migraines. Many patients have struggled to find a treatment that truly provides relief from this debilitating condition. While there are migraine medications and a host of natural remedies, for many people, none of these methods bring real relief. BOTOX may be the option that brings the relief from pain that patients have been seeking for so long.
Causes of Chronic Migraines
It is not always clear what is causing chronic migraines. BOTOX is a viable option for treating migraines, and it may be the most effective treatment for you. Migraines lead to extreme pain that impacts every aspect of life, from personal to professional. Migraines are debilitating and for some who suffer from the condition, bedrest is the only option. A BOTOX treatment for migraines is a simple procedure but could vastly improve your quality of life.
At Allure Esthetic, we provide BOTOX injections for migraines. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care at our Seattle clinic. Allure Esthetic has become the number one choice in Seattle for any BOTOX procedure.
Treating Your Chronic Migraines with BOTOX
Patients suffering from chronic migraines experience such symptoms as:
- Throbbing or pulsating headaches
- Moderate to severe pain, usually concentrated on one side of the head
- Headaches for 15 days a month
- Migraine symptoms occurring for three or more consecutive months
Migraines are much more severe than regular headaches, and when the condition is chronic, quality of life is radically reduced. BOTOX is an FDA-approved migraine treatment that works very differently than treatment with pain medication.
BOTOX Injections for Chronic Migraines
When BOTOX is injected to treat chronic migraines, the injections target the nerve endings that cause pain. The product prevents the nerve endings from transmitting pain signals, relieving the pain experience in a migraine.
Prevent Migraines with BOTOX Treatments
BOTOX injections for migraines is a preventative treatment, rather than treating the condition with pain medication. It was FDA-approved in 2010 and is considered an appropriate treatment for adults who experience migraine headaches more than 15 days per month, for more than three months. The product blocks the release of certain brain chemicals, and it is believed that blocking these chemicals limits the nerve signals causing pain.
What is the procedure like?
When treating migraines with BOTOX, the treatment requires only about 15 minutes. During this procedure, your doctor will inject BOTOX into targeted areas in the forehead, temples, and the back of the neck.
These injection sites have been carefully chosen to treat specific nerve endings that are sending pain signals. BOTOX for migraines has proven to be a highly-effective treatment for people who are living with the painful, debilitating symptoms of chronic migraines. BOTOX will be carefully and correctly injected into muscles just beneath the skin. The procedure is not particularly painful, with a sensation of pinpricks.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effect of the BOTOX procedure for migraines is neck pain. In clinical trials, 9 percent of patients reported this side effect. Other side effects can include headaches or muscle pain, but these side effects are far less common. If you do experience neck pain, an ice pack can help you manage the discomfort until it dissipates. At Allure Esthetic, we will perform the BOTOX for migraines procedure carefully and correctly.
BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure, with little to no recovery time. You may experience some minor swelling or mild bruising at the injection sites, which quickly disappears. After receiving BOTOX, you should be able to resume all your usual activities.
How often do you need to schedule an appointment?
As time passes, the BOTOX is slowly absorbed and will not be as effective in reducing your migraine symptoms. To maintain the pain-relief from chronic migraines, it is recommended that you get BOTOX treatments every 12 weeks.
How effective is BOTOX for migraines?
Many patients find that BOTOX is the only treatment that effectively reduces the symptoms of migraines. On average, patients report that BOTOX treatments prevent eight to nine headaches a month.
BOTOX for migraines is an innovative, FDA-approved procedure. BOTOX is a unique approach to migraine relief that is proving to be highly effective for many patients living with the condition. Rather than reducing the symptoms of an existing headache, BOTOX works to prevent future headaches, and helps avoid the continued use of powerful prescription pain medications.
There is no reason to suffer from chronic migraines when there is a simple procedure available. BOTOX for migraines has been tested extensively and has been proven to provide great relief for many patients.
How long will it take for the BOTOX to work?
Many patients will require more than one treatment to achieve relief. It is recommended that you undergo at least two treatments. BOTOX trains the muscles in your head and neck to relax, but it takes time for the product to do its work.
Your treatment is customized, and every person is different in the quantity needed to relieve the pain of chronic migraines. At Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery, out goal is to help you experience full benefits of the procedure – fewer headaches, and a happier life.
Find Out More about BOTOX for Migraines
If you are considering getting BOTOX to treat chronic migraines, schedule a consultation at Allure Esthetic in Seattle. Our medical team has been trained to administer this treatment. You can be fully confident that your treatment will be professionally administered – a critical issue in achieving results.
In Seattle, there is no better option for BOTOX for migraines treatment than from our compassionate team of medical professionals at Allure Esthetic. We are committed to helping our patients achieve real relief from the pain and suffering associated with chronic migraines with this FDA-approved treatment.