Migraines are not fun. More than just a headache, migraines are an intense throbbing in the side of head and can cause nausea and light sensitivity. Sadly, they are common, with one in five women and one in fifteen men suffering from migraines on a regular basis. But did you know that migraines can be treated with Botox®? Here we explain how Botox® in Bournemouth can help treat your migraine problem and prevent them from reoccurring.
How does Botox® help migraines?
There is no known definitive cause for migraines and treatments can vary. But those who suffer from chronic migraines (people who suffer from headaches more than 14 days of the month) can benefit from regular Botox® treatments.
Commonly used as a wrinkle treatment, Botox® (or Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified protein that relaxes the muscle activity in the area where it is injected. A US study found that Botox® subdues the activity in pain pathways to the nerve cells in the trigeminovascular system. This trigeminovascular system is the area which is considered to be the root of the pain effects of a migraine.
Where is Botox® inserted to treat migraines?
To prevent migraines, Botox® is inserted into 7 specific areas of the head and neck. These areas include across the forehead, between the brows, behind the temples on the side of the head, above the hairline on the back of the head and between the shoulders and neck.
Where can I find Botox® for medical uses?
Botox® for migraines should only be completed by a qualified professional. An experienced aesthetic practitioner will have the training to complete the treatment in a safe and controlled manner. You should receive Botox® every 12 weeks to effectively treat chronic migraines.
If you would like to learn more about our Botox® for medical uses or simply would like to try one of our many cosmetic treatments, please call Austin Brewer, an professional aesthetic practitioner in Bournemouth on 0782388388 to arrange your free skin consultation today.