Botox Growing in Popularity for Chronic Migraine Sufferers

According to studies, about 12 percent of the population in the United States suffers from migraines, the painful and often times debilitating headaches.

In 2010 the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraines when it was discovered that it wasn’t just good for wrinkles.

Dr. Karin Taylor, who uses Botox to treat her patients for migraines, calls Botox a game changer for people with chronic migraines.

Botox for Migraines

“Now imagine greater than 50 percent reduction in the amount of days a  month  you are having either headaches or migraines and greater than that the severity, the frequency, the duration of those headaches, migraines are significantly decreased,” said Dr. Taylor.

Botox is defined as a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraines.

“A chronic migraine specifically is defined as having greater than 15 migraines or headaches in the course of a month. Now eight or more of those must be migraines specifically, and these headaches or migraines must occur for greater than 4 hours in the course of a day and a person must be experiencing these episodes of headaches and migraines for greater than three months.”

Treatments, which typically last less than 15 to 20 minutes, are targeted in the head and neck area with patients able to return for treatment every 12 weeks.

5 Quick Things You Should Know About Botox Treatment

1. It prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. 

2. It’s given every 12 weeks. 

3. It’s a small needle. 

4. It’s injected by a Botox specialist.

5. It takes about 15 minutes. 

Interested in getting Botox for migraines? Call Cosmetic Dermatology Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicole Hayre.