Botox for Migraine Headaches The Woodlands
What is Botox for migraine headaches?
Botox is an injection that can help decrease the frequency and severity of chronic migraine headaches. In a lot of cases, the Botox injections will even eliminate the headaches all together.
Clients that most often benefit from this non-surgical procedure are those that experience 15 or more migraine headaches each month and those in which the headaches last four hours or more. It may also work for those that experience fewer headaches per month.
Botox procedure for migraine headaches
For migraine headaches, seven key areas can be injected (31 injection sites) in the office. The number and injections sites will vary from client to client depending on their headache pattern. The injections are not very painful as very small needles are used. At The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery, the plastic surgeon does the injections. This is not the case in many other practices. The in-office procedure will take about 20-30 minutes depending on how many injection sites are used.
After the injections, some redness and swelling can occur. This goes away the same day. A small amount of bruising and bleeding can occur but this is usually very mild. If bruising occurs on the forehead, it can be hidden with make-up for the female clients. The bruising will usually resolve in one to two weeks.
Strenuous activity should be avoided for the remainder of the day. Clients should not lie flat for several hours and should not massage the areas that were injected because this can cause the Botox to diffuse to other areas resulting in unwanted problems. You can return to work the same day as the procedure and full activity the following day.
Botox is considered a preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Therefore, injections need to be performed every three months in order to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
Botox injections are very low risk procedure. Potential complications can include a small amount of redness and swelling. Some bruising can also develop. Temporary muscle weakness can occur. Other rare complications are possible and will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Jeffrey G. Lind II, MD and The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery offer potentially life-changing services in the form of Botox injections for migraine headache clients in The Woodlands and Houston, Texas area.