Migraines? Botox May Help: Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology

Posted by | March 10, 2017 | Botox, Tips | No Comments

botox helps migraines

If you have ever experienced a migraine, you know very well how excruciating this headache is. “Headache” is an understatement because it feels more like a head explosion. Migraines can be debilitating, affect your vision and even cause nausea and vomiting. If you suffer with these, you would do just about anything to get rid of them, especially if they happen frequently and are impacting your quality of life. Botox could be a perfect solution for you. It was accidentally discovered that Botox significantly improved migraines when people were going in for treatments to smooth out their wrinkles and fine lines and over time, noticed that their migraines had dramatically lessened in intensity and frequency. Figuring this out was a happy coincidence…a youthful face and diminishing migraines. It is a win-win for sure. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is experienced and qualified to administer these injections. Helping reduce, diminish and vanish your migraines is our greatest hope.

FDA approved and studied

Using Botox for migraines has been successful in so many people that after extensive studies, the FDA approved the use of Botox for migraines. Discussing if this is an appropriate option for treatment is best discussed with your doctor as these injections are not as effective for cluster or tension headaches. It is best for people with chronic migraine, meaning that you have more than 15 migraine days per month with each episode lasting longer than 4 hours per day or longer. There are 31 head and neck injection sites where Botox can be administered to reduce migraine symptoms. Treatments are in 12 week intervals as most patients find relief up to 3 months. Discussing the frequency and reevaluating the effectiveness with your physician as well as Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology should be done regularly.

What to expect

With 31 injection sites over your head and neck, each injection is administered in a specific way to target nerves and muscles aggravating the migraine. Botox relaxes these areas when properly injected. You might wonder if this will hurt. As a migraine sufferer, you are no stranger to pain. Botox needles are very thin and the pain you feel from the needle is quite minimal. When compared to the agonizing pain of a migraine, this tiny prick of the Botox needle is mild discomfort in comparison. Results of each treatment will vary from patient to patient, but treatment can cause neck and headache symptoms as a reaction or even trigger a migraine so come prepared with preventive headache medication. Results will take effect within a few days in most patients.

See if Botox for migraines is right for you

Botox for migraines is not for everyone but discussing it with your doctor and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology whether these treatments are right for you is the first step. When looking for the most professional Botox in Austin, we are here for you. We routinely treat patients looking to minimize and eliminate migraines with Botox and are happy to help you on your journey to feeling and looking at your best. For all your Austin Botox needs, make an appointment today for a free consultation.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

Get Directions