Migraine Treatment with Botulinum toxin
Chronic migraine is defined as having at least 15 headache days a month, with at least 8 days of having headaches with migraine features, for more than 3 months. Chronic headache begins as less frequent headache episodes that gradually change into a more frequent headache pattern. Chronic migraine is different than other types of headaches, such as episodic migraine, tension headaches, or cluster headaches. Botox is not known to work well for other types of headaches except chromic migraine.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Vistabel®, Bocouture® and BOTOX® are a form of neuromodulators (Botulinum Toxin) that has been purified and diluted to be safe for cosmetic and medical use. Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant, and when administered, the toxin temporarily blocks neuron activity, which prevents full muscle contraction. When used as a treatment for chronic migraines, Botox is injected near pain fibers in the head or neck that are involved in headaches. In these locations, it enters the nearby nerve endings and does not allow the release of chemicals that are needed for pain signals to be sent to your brain.
Is Botox Safe?
Yes. Botox has become a common treatment for chronic migraine. It became FDA approved for adults with chronic migraine in 2010. Since then, more than 500,000 people with chronic migraines have safely received this effective treatment. Multiple clinical studies have proven that Botox is a safe and effective chronic migraine treatment.
Neuromodulator injections are a noninvasive approach to reducing the signs of facial aging. When used as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, Botulinum toxin limits nerve responses in the sweat glands, temporarily reducing or eliminating sweat production in the treated area. It can also be prescribed to treat severe, uncontrollable spasms and stiffness in the neck muscles, called “cervical dystonia (CD)”. CD can make those muscles tighten, forcing your head into an abnormal and painful position. Botox is injected directly into muscles to alleviate the pain and make them relax.
The Aviva Difference
We provide thorough patient education and the personal attention you deserve. Each treatment is designed to achieve the best possible natural looking results.
Our cosmetic nurse and physician is certified in the use of Vistabel® Bocouture®, Dysport® and BOTOX®. During your consultation, our physician will review the benefits of and risks of the treatment so you are better informed when making cosmetic decisions.
Each of our treatment protocols have been developed by our physicians, a highly skilled, Board Certified Dermatologist and a Neurologist who supervises all services provided at the clinic.
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Are Injections Safe?
Vistabel®, Bocouture® and BOTOX® has an excellent safety profile. It has been used by neurologists and ophthalmologists for nearly two decades to correct facial tics and to relax the eye muscles responsible for the condition known as lazy eye. These type of treatment have not produced any toxic effects to patients. However, if you are pregnant or have a neurological disease, you should not be treated with Botox injections.
The Right Approach for You
During your consultation, we’ll carefully evaluate your target areas and design a specific plan based around your personal goals. For the very best results, we may also recommend combining Botox with another minimally invasive facial treatment like dermal fillers. Consultations with our doctor are required even if you've already had the treatment in another clinic before. You may bring another person during your consultation. Written and verbal information will be given to you and you will have 2 days to think the treatment over.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox?
Side effects of Botox injections are minimal. Most patients may see some bruising, bleeding, slight pain, redness, or swelling where the injections were given, but those symptoms typically subside fairly quickly after the procedure. There were some other side effects that were observed in clinical trials: three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines and one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet. Other possible adverse effects such as dry mouth, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems, muscle weakness, and allergic reactions can occur. Certain medications may negatively interact with the product as well, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. It’s very important that you discuss all of the medicines and treatments you use with us to ensure a healthy Botox experience.