Could Botox® Cure Your Migraines?

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Migraine headaches can be one of the most debilitating and painful conditions to deal with on a weekly or even daily basis. Over-the-counter or daily medications provided by your doctor can help manage them. Still, they never completely go away, and who has time to sit in a dark room until the pounding in their head subsides? The truth is, you can manage your migraines for weeks at a time with Botox® injections. I’ve seen amazing results in relieving my patient’s painful symptoms of migraines with Botox® injections. Continue reading to learn more about the Botox® and migraine connection and how Botox® helps relieve the pain of chronic headaches.

What Is A Migraine, and What Can Cause Them?

Most often, migraines are caused by brain activity that causes wave-like disturbances. These disturbances are also known as an aura, and it’s usually the first sign before feeling the pain from a migraine. After that, the intense pain can be felt on one or both sides of the head. Some symptoms that can follow are nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking and concentrating, sensitivity to light and loud noises, and the sensation of the world spinning.

Migraines can also be triggered by hypertension, depression, anxiety, and sleep apnea. Therefore, it’s important to share your migraine symptoms with your healthcare professional to determine the cause and effect they can have on your body.

What Is Botox®?

Botox® is a common non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It blocks the nerve signals in specific facial muscles to prevent them from contracting. The process involves injecting a small amount of the botulinum toxin into specific muscle groups to stop them from moving. This dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and the mouth because those muscle groups won’t be able to contract while injected with Botox®.

In recent years, doctors have learned that the benefits of Botox® extend beyond aesthetics and can offer temporary relief to common physical conditions such as chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.

Can Botox® Help With Migraines?

Botox® has been FDA approved to help prevent migraines, providing relief for those who experience these headaches regularly. It starts with small doses that are gradually increased over time. Botox® helps stop migraines by reducing the severity of your system’s muscle contractions and chemical reactions.

It’s important to note that Botox® is not a cure for migraines but rather a temporary solution. If Botox® works for you in treating your migraines, we’ll create a plan to maintain your migraine relief through repeat Botox® sessions.

Where Is the Botox® Injected For Migraine Headaches?

When treating a patient for Botox®, I administer a small amount of product into the nerves on either side of your head or neck and around the botulinum toxin injection site to reduce muscle contractions.

As with any treatment, how long the effects of Botox® take to start working on your migraines varies from person to person. Botox® can take up to two weeks to start working. Some patients report feeling relief from their migraines within the first few days.

Fight Your Migraines With San Diego Botox® Injections

Botox® injections are a safe and successful option for treating your painful migraine symptoms, so you can get back to enjoying life. At Eros Beauty and Wellness, you can rest assured that your Botox® injections are in skilled and capable hands. As a locally trained physician, I have a deep understanding and passion for the human anatomy and spirit. Allow me to help you take back control of your life by stopping and preventing chronic migraines at the source with Botox®. To learn more, call our office at (619) 481-4651 or complete our online form today!