Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Migraine headaches can be extremely painful, and even debilitating. Prescription medications are often necessary since most over-the-counter pain relievers are rarely effective at treating migraines, but there is an alternative treatment option. The same Botox injections that deliver a more youthful and refreshed appearance are also effective at providing relief from migraine pain. Dr. Alex, the highly skilled cosmetic surgeon and medical director of A E Skin medical spa in Encino, CA, uses Botox to successfully treat migraine headaches.
What causes migraine headaches?
Migraine headaches are severe headaches characterized by an intense throbbing sensation in the head and sensitivity to both light and sound. Some people also experience nausea or vomiting in association with migraine headaches.
Migraines can be triggered by a number of different factors. Common causes include:
- Drinking alcohol
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Changes in normal sleep patterns
- Exposure to bright lights, strong smells, or loud sounds
- Certain foods or food additives
- Certain medications
- Weather changes
- Excessive stress
Botox Injections for Migraines
Botox treatments are typically associated with achieving a more youthful appearance by smoothing out lines and wrinkles in the skin. However, Botox can also be used to treat migraines and other types of headaches. Botox is completely safe and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of headaches. We provide relief from migraine pain with Botox treatment at our office in Encino, CA.
Botox is a purified protein that is placed directly into the treatment area using a fine needle. When treating migraines, Botox is injected into muscles that tense up and cause the headache. Botox works by relaxing these muscles and keeping them from contracting, which causes pain. Migraine relief can last anywhere from three to six months before another Botox treatment is needed.
Treating migraines with Botox is safe and easy. You can experience lasting relief for several months. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex to learn more about achieving relief from your migraines with Botox treatment by calling A E Skin in Encino, CA, at (818) 835-1833.