Migraines are debilitating. They can take the joy out of a person’s life. Thankfully, BOTOX® treatments have provided a way for many people to deal with the symptoms and get back to life.
BOTOX® has garnered international fame as a nonsurgical way to help people reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face. However, in late 2010 the FDA approved the use of BOTOX® to treat migraines in adults.
It is estimated that approximately 12 percent of Americans suffer from migraines, which are described as an intense headache that produce pulsating and throbbing pain. Migraines are often debilitating, causing people to miss time from work and other social and professional activities. According to the FDA, BOTOX® injections are effective in preventing migrates from starting.
How BOTOX® Can Treat Migraines?
According to the FDA, BOTOX® treatments are given once every twelve weeks in a series of multiple injections. It is applied in different spots on the head and neck. Its goal is to minimize headache symptoms.
The FDA emphasized the fact that patients who have migraines should first talk to their physicians to make sure that using BOTOX® is right for them. Some patients will misdiagnose or self-diagnosed their own condition, mistaking their migraines for a common headache. As a result of trying treat themselves, they use over-the-counter medicines that provide quick but short-term relief. It is better for these individuals to seek the evaluation of a physician, as a physician can provide the proper diagnosis and help them determine whether or not BOTOX® treatments can alleviate their symptoms.
When BOTOX® is administered in the proper dose and in the correct areas, it produces results that can last for up to three months, depending on the condition of the individual patient.
Prior to approving BOTOX® for use, the FDA did a study that included more than 1,300 adults in both Europe and North America. According to the study, when patients were treated with BOTOX®, they experienced a drastic decrease in the strength and frequency of migraines.
As with all treatments, there are some side effects that may occur when a person uses BOTOX® to treat their migraines.
Most patients with migraine headaches suffer pain at least fourteen days out of the month. When a person has a migraine, it is often accompanied by nausea and extreme light and sound sensitivity. You can get relief with the help of BOTOX®. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.