Migraine headaches are a type of severe headache that are often accompanied by other unpleasant physical symptoms, such as nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, vertigo, and lightheadedness. Migraines can occur for a variety of reasons depending on the individual. If you are someone that has tried extensive oral medication regimens, yet not achieved satisfactory results, you may find relief with the use of Botox injections.
Botox injections used for migraine treatments are typically given once every three to four months over a fifteen-month period. Our medical specialists inject multiple doses of Botox into specific points on the head in a session that typically lasts around 30 minutes. These injections can help prevent the contraction of the muscle. While we are not entirely sure how Botox helps treat migraines, it’s believed that Botox helps block the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that signals for the muscle to contract.
This treatment can be done over a lunch hour and then the patient can resume their normal activities for the day.