What is Migraine?
Migraine is a neurological disease that that causes a variety of symptoms, most notably a throbbing and repetitive headache and increased sensitivity to light and smell, nausea and vomiting before or during the headache. Migraine affects daily life quality, working life and social activities of the person quite negatively.
Especially migraine that becomes chronic may sometimes last longer than 3 months. Some migraine attacks occur very frequently. People with migraine disease cannot spend time in a crowded environment and are affected by light. Their headache may be so severe as to hinder their social lives. Therefore, Botox is recommended for people who experience migraine attacks frequently and whose migraine does not respond to medication.
Causes of Migraine
Although the causes of migraine cannot be understood fully, it is known that genetic and environmental factors play a role in it. Migraine runs in families; as 40 to 75 percent of sufferers are found to have a hereditary influence. Besides that, it is seen even more frequently in women who often experience hormonal changes.
Symptoms of Migraine
- Intolerance to sound and light,
- Throbbing, pulsating headache.
What is Botox for Migraine?
“Treatment of Migraine with Botox injections reduces headaches significantly.”
Botox for Migraine that reduces the number of chronic migraine attacks and which alleviates migraine symptoms is a very popular and effective procedure that is used on the world today.
There are only a few options of treatment for chronic headaches that are caused by very severe migraine attacks. It has been scientifically proven that Botox for migraine reduces and prevents migraine attacks.
Botox injection applied every 3 months or every 6 months has become an alternative method for patients who experience migraine attack.
Botox for migraine improves the patient’s quality of life and reduces their pain. Botox injection reduces chronic headaches significantly.
Who Can Get Botox for Migraine?
Botox treatment for migraine is planned in line with the severity and frequency of patient’s headaches and their medical conditions. If the patient has been experiencing severely painful migraine attacks for more than 15 days and if their migraine does not respond to medication in any way howsoever, then Botox can be used to treat Migraine.
How is Botox Applied to Treat Migraine?
Thin needles are used to treat migraine with Botox. Topical anesthetic cream is applied before the procedure to ensure that patient does not feel any pain or aching. Then Botox is injected through needles into temporal sides, forehead, certain muscles on the neck and onto the rear part of the head. Botox injection interferes with pain-related transmission between nerves and muscles and, as such, helps to reduce pains. Treatment of migraine with Botox lasts approximately for 30 minutes. Patient can go back to their normal activities and social life easily after the procedure.
What Are the Advantages of Treatment of Migraine with Botox?
There are several advantages of treatment of migraine with Botox. The greatest advantage of using Botox to treat migraine is that medication is significantly reduced so much so that some patients stop taking any drug.
It has been observed that patients’ migraine attacks are notable reduced after they get Botox for treating their migraine. Patient’s life quality increases upon implementation of Botox method for treating migraine.
How Long Does Botox for Migraine Last?
Botox for migraine takes effect approximately three days after the procedure. The full effect becomes evident after day 10 or 14.
Results of Botox for Migraine last for 3 months. It has been reported that when it is applied regularly for one year, its effects last longer.
Botox for migraine may lose its effect faster in patients who do sports and whose speed of metabolism is high.
Is Botox for Migraine a Safe Method?
Treatment of migraine with Botox is a procedure that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore, it can be applied safely.
Which Points Must Be Considered After Botox for Migraine?
Those who get Botox for migraine must refrain from taking anticoagulant/blood thinners (anticoagulant drugs, green tea, omega 3, vitamin E) 2 days after the procedure of migraine for Botox. Besides that, patient must avoid hot water, Turkish bath and sauna and sports activities.
Who Should Not Get Botox for Migraine?
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, patients with any disease manifested as muscle weakness, patients who are taking antibiotics, patients with severe rheumatic and immunological disease should not get Botox.
How Much Does Cyprus Botox for Migraine Cost?
Prices of Botox for Migraine change depending on the largeness of the site where Botox will be injected and the amount of drugs that need to be used. For further information on Prices of Botox for Migraine and getting appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.