A migraine can cause a pulsing sensation or severe throbbing pain, usually located on one side of the head. Migraines can last for hours to days if left untreated. Living and suffering from migraines can be debilitating and interfere with your daily activities. If you have a history of migraines or have headaches on 15 or more days a month then Botox may be the key to some relief. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) as a treatment for chronic migraines.
How does Botox work for migraines?
Botox enters the nerve endings around where the Botox is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in transmitting to the brain pain signals. The targeted areas of Botox injections include the bridge of the nose, forehead, temples, back of the head, neck, and just above the shoulder blades on the upper back. A very small sharp needle is used to perform the injections. The injection could produce a slight burning sensation at the Botox injection site. The entire process usually is about 10-15 minutes. The Botox injections should be handled by a specially trained doctor to ensure the Botox injections are properly administered. Dr. Maurice Khosh, a dual board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in treating migraines with Botox injections.
How long before I see improvement?
Botox injections are usually given every 12 weeks as recommended by the American Headache Society. The Botox injections can help reduce the symptoms of migraines including nausea and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells. It could take 10-14 days before you experience any relief following your initial Botox treatment. Depending on the severity of your migraines, you may need multiple Botox treatments to see improvement.
Migraine Help with Botox in New York
Call Dr. Maurice Khosh today, if you are suffering from chronic headaches and want to see if you are a candidate for Botox injections. Schedule your consultation today and get some relief.