Migraines are a common problem that many people face. Preventive and pain-relieving medication can help manage your migraine headache, but have you thought about Botox treatments for migraine headaches before? Find out how Botox can help!
Botox for Migraines
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA approved prescription chemical derived from Botulinum toxin type A and type B. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein that is produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria and related species. Of the eight types of Botulinum toxins type ‘A’ through type ‘H’, only type A and type B is used commercially in medicine, cosmetics, and research. FDA approved the medical use of botulinum toxin in 1989. It was used to treat overactive bladder, lazy eye, repetitive neck spasm, excessive sweating, and chronic migraine.
Botox for Chronic Migraine
Botox is always associated with beautiful, youthful skin. But, did you know that Botox has given relief to many people who suffer from a chronic migraine headache? It was approved for use in treating chronic migraine in 2010 with many patients reporting success. FDA has approved the use of Botox to treat migraines in adults who are aged eighteen years or up. It is an ‘off label’ treatment for children and adolescents, meaning, your doctor can prescribe it, but your insurance may not pay for it.
What is Chronic Migraine?
A chronic migraine is a headache occurring for fifteen or more days per month, and three months or more. A chronic migraine lasts for four hours or more. Though it occurs in only 1% of the total population, 2.5% of the patients’ transition to chronic migraine each year. People with chronic migraine have a headache more often than not.
What are the Risk Factors of Chronic Migraines?
The risk factors of chronic migraine include depression, anxiety, obesity, persistent nausea, stressful life events, snoring, asthma, other pain disorders, head/neck injury, among others.
How Does Botox Work in Treating Chronic Migraines?
Like any other treatment, your Botox treatment for chronic migraine at Innovative MedSpa starts with a consultation with our experienced doctors. Your doctor will determine whether you have chronic migraine and if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. Your medical history, medications, allergies, and your family medical history is reviewed to ensure that the treatment is ideal for you.
The Botox treatment takes about twenty minutes and starts with cleaning the treatment area with a disinfectant. Your doctor will use a small needle to inject small predetermined amounts of Botox into the shallow muscles under your skin. The needles feel like a pinprick and only cause mild discomfort. Typically, the treatment involves 31 injections in seven key areas of your head and neck. You may experience a sore neck after the treatment, which is a common side effect of Botox treatment, which can be reduced using icepacks.
What is the Botox Treatment Like?
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You will start to notice the benefits of Botox six months after the treatment. For any queries, you can call us and book an appointment with our experienced doctors at Innovative MedSpa, Chicago