The Botox cosmetic has been widely used for almost a decade now to effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and/or folds on the skin. Because of its great success in this field, additional development of the product has been done to expand its range of uses. Now, the Botox cosmetic is approved by the FDA as a way to relieve a sufferer from migraine headaches.
Migraine headaches are quite debilitating and can cause extreme pulsing or throbbing pains, as well as nausea and sensitivity to light. Suffering from chronic migraine headaches can greatly affect a person’s social life, family life, and work life. Luckily though, Botox is proven to be quite effective at limiting the side effects of migraine headaches, as well as limiting a person’s susceptibility to forming migraine headaches.
Botox is able to relax the muscles in the head and neck area that would normally press down on nerves and create headache symptoms. When injected, Botox eliminates muscle tension and reduces strain on the nervous system. When strain on the nervous system is diminished, headaches will occur less frequently. In addition, any headaches that do still occur will be less intense because Botox is able to block the pain receptors in nerve cells.
To treat chronic migraines, multiple Botox treatments are usually necessary and should be done about 12 weeks apart from each other. During a treatment, approximately 30 injections of Botox are administered into specific areas of the neck and head. When administered properly, Botox injections for the purpose of limiting the effects and occurrence of migraine headaches can generate successful results that last for months.
The process of injecting Botox is not very difficult and causes very little discomfort for the patient receiving injections; however, there are certain precautions to be taken and protocols that should be followed during a procedure. Only a qualified medical specialist will be knowledgeable and skillful enough to properly and effectively inject Botox for the purpose of reducing migraine headaches. The doctor and medical practitioners at Botox Houston are these specialists.
If you suffer from chronic migraine headaches, you are aware of what a nuisance they can become on your everyday life. If you are looking to significantly diminish this suffering, Botox injections may be the right solution for you.