Need Help Managing Your Migraines or Headaches? Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Omene in Paoli, Pa
Botox® – famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face – has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults.
The FDA says Botox® injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that cause intense pulsing or throbbing pain and affect about 12% of Americans.
Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache, according to the FDA. Patients with chronic migraine experience a headache more than 15 days of the month. This condition can greatly affect family, work and social life, so it is important to have a variety of effective treatment options available, like Botox®.
Migraine headaches are sometimes called “sick headaches” because they often are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
How Botox® is used to treat migraines
Botox® to treat chronic migraines is given at intervals of about 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck to try to dull future headache symptoms.
Give us a call today at (610) 981-1711 today to see if Botox® is the right treatment for your migraine/headache problems.
Use of Botox® for migraine treatment applies to people with chronic migraine, which can be defined as a “distinct and severe neurological disorder characterized by patients who have a history of migraine and suffer from headaches on 15 or more days per month, with headaches lasting four hours a day or longer.”
When treating chronic migraine, Dr. Omene will administer 31 Botox injections into seven specific head and neck sites.
When injected at labeled doses in recommended areas, it is expected to produce results lasting up to three months, depending on the individual patient.
Disclaimer: Botox®, Dysport®, dermal fillers, facial injections and other skin care information contained on this website is provided for educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. To consult with Dr. Omene, please give us a call today at 610-981-1711.