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Migraine

Since the 1970s Botulinum Type A, an anti-wrinkle injection, has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Today there are at least 20 conditions where Botulinum Type A may be used including migraines. Call (07)4041 0067 to book a consultation.

Botulinum Type A treats:

  • Cervical dystonia- severe neck muscle spasms
  • Blepharospasm — an uncontrollable eye twitch or muscle spasm
  • Severe and excessive underarm sweating
  • Eye alignment or fixing ‘cross eyes’
  • Bruxism or teeth grinding
  • Overactive bladder
  • Chronic migraine

Anti-wrinkle injection for Migraine

Like many other migraine treatments it's discovery was accidental. Botulinum Type A was originally discovered when patients reported an improvement in the their migraines whilst having it for another purpose.

Botulinum Type A was approved for migraine in 2010 when Allergan, the supplier of the premium Botulinum Type A, presented evidence to the FDA from two studies showing a slight improvement in the incidence of chronic migraines whilst undergoing Botulinum Type A treatment. 

Why anti-wrinkle injections help with migraine is not fully understood. In migraine, it is thought that the Botulinum Type A relaxes muscles that may be otherwise sensitive to pain. Furthermore, it may even help block pain signals to the brain.


What does a migraine treatment involve?

A consultation with one of our cosmetic practitioners, experienced in using anti-wrinkle injections for migraine relief. A full medical history will be taken to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. A series of very small injections are given into specific sites over the head and neck. The injections may take around 15 mins with most injections feeling like a small prick or bee sting. Expect the injections around the forehead and eyebrows to be a little more uncomfortable than the rest, but the discomfort is very brief and you will be able to return to normal activity immediately after.

You may need 2–3 rounds of injections to confirm whether Botox will work for you or not. 

While results can vary, we have a very high success rate with migraine treatments.

Some migraine patients respond in the first treatment (1–4 months) whilst others may require 3 treatments before they can confirm one way or the other. If, after the third treatment you don’t have an improvement, then it is unlikely to help in any further attempts.

Botox doesn’t interact with the usual preventative headache medications so those may be continued during Botox therapy with the approval of your doctor. If you suffer from chronic migraines or chronic headaches, anti-wrinkle injections will bring you moderate relief. It may help reduce the number of your headaches as well as their severity. If you suffer from episodic headaches or migraine (fewer than 15 times a month), anti-wrinkle injections, compared to other headache treatments may offer help.

BOOKING YOUR COMPLIMENTARY MIGRAINE TREATMENT CONSULTATION

Book your complimentary consultation by calling (07) 4041 0067 or by emailing Anne or Cassie on info@jadecosmeticclinic.com.au

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