Botulinum toxin therapy (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) can be highly effective for migraine sufferers. Patients who have chronic migraines multiple days each month, who have failed oral medicines and still have debilitating symptoms can be candidates for treatment that is covered by health insurance. This treatment is administered to the regions in which the migraine most commonly occurs – the forehead, back of the head, or sides of the head. Time to relief is 3-7 days, and results last up to 3 months at which time the treatment may need to be repeated.
Botox® for Migraines
Migraines can be a life-altering, debilitating condition that can wreak havoc on many patients’ personal and professional lives. Until now, treatments were predominantly based on reducing provocative factors, medicines, and nerve blocks.
Recent research has shown that compression or irritation of the delicate nerves in the face and neck may be a significant contributing factor. Surgery to relieve any compression on these nerves by bone, muscles, or blood vessels can significantly reduce the severity and frequency of migraine attacks.
What can I expect afterwards?
Patients can have bruising and swelling around the eyes for 1-2 weeks, with minimal pain. Patients are typically ready for formal social functions within 4-6 weeks. Our goal is to help give you control over your migraines. We look forward to working with you and helping with your condition.