Botox for Migraine Treatment & Prevention
Botulinum toxin (Botox) relieves the pain of chronic migraines by reducing the expression of certain pain pathways involving nerve cells in the trigeminovascular system. The trigeminovascular system is a sensory pathway thought to play a key role in the headache phase of a migraine attack.
About Migraine Treatment & Prevention
Dr Daniele Waxman uses Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) to help with chronic migraines and tension headaches whilst also giving you the added benefits of a cosmetic result. Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) is injected into the affected areas where you feel the most tension like the glabella (the muscle between your brows that furrows), the full forehead, masseter (jaw muscle), temples and occipital muscles at the back of your neck . If you have specific points that you can point to where the tension headaches pull and hurt, small units of Botulinum Toxin A may also be put in there. But simply, if you inject up to three locations above to stop your ability to pull and scrunch up your face, the tension should subside in general.
Depending on the dose used, and how you respond, repeat treatments will be required around every 3 – 9 months. This may also be covered under your medical insurance.
Its effects starts from between 3 to 12 days after injection. The peak action is at 7 to 10 days after injection with complete paralysis of the muscle area treated, at which time it gradually wears off. Injections can then be repeated if desired .