What Is Botox for Migraines?

Botox is a brand of botulinum toxin injectable that was originally designed for use as a wrinkle reduction treatment. The product is also known as a neuromodulating drug due to the way it changes the interaction between your nerves and muscles to relax the muscles in the treatment area. As a result, the face experiences less dynamic movement, leading to fewer wrinkles.

It works in the same way to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. By injecting Botox into multiple areas around the head and neck, the neuromodulator interrupts the transmission of neurotransmitters associated with pain, thus delaying, or stopping the delivery of these pain molecules to the muscles. The Botox used to treat migraines is the exact same product as the one used in aesthetic medicine.

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Am I a Candidate for Botox?

Individuals hoping to seek relief from migraine pain with the use of Botox must be at least 18 years of age and be experiencing 15 or more migraine days a month. Because Botox injections contain botulinum toxin type A, it is imperative that you do not have a botulinum toxin allergy in order to receive Botox as a treatment for migraines.

What Can I Expect After Botox Injections?

Using a fine gauge needle your provider will inject Botox into the muscles under the skin on areas of the head and neck. They may focus injections in areas called “trigger points” where your migraine pain either originates or is more intense. Treatment usually takes around 15 minutes from the first injection to the last. It may take up to 4 weeks after your first treatment to notice a reduction in the frequency of your migraines. While some individuals experience a permanent reduction in migraine frequency, some may need to return to their provider about every 12 weeks to receive maintenance injections.

Get a Referral

In order to begin treatment for migraines using Botox at Falcon Plastic Surgery, you must have a referral from a neurologist who has diagnosed you with migraines. Once you have received a referral, you can schedule a consultation at Falcon Plastic Surgery to begin experiencing relief today.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are suffering from 15 or more days of long-lasting migraine pain a month, you may have chronic migraines. As painful as these headaches are, you do not have to continue to struggle through the pain or cancel plans because of their intensity. Falcon Plastic Surgery offers Botox injections for migraine relief to patients in the Monroeville, PA, area. Schedule a consultation on our website by filling out the online contact form to begin experiencing relief today.

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