Botox treatment is particularly effective in treating chronic migraine, which is defined as experiencing headaches on 15 or more days each month. We use Botox injections to treat migraine, injecting into muscles in the face, scalp and neck. Botox treatment can decrease the number of migraine attacks experienced. Botox injections are administered every 12 weeks and responses are normally observed within the first or second set of injections.
Whilst there is some uncertainly about the exact science of how this treatment works, it has been used by the NHS in the UK and is proven to be very effective in treating chronic or severe migraine.
Two large clinical trials have both shown that Botox injections are effective in reducing the frequency of migraine attacks and helped to improve quality of life on validated scales.
Studies have suggested that Botox treatment reduces migraine attacks because they limit the pain pathways involving the trigeminovascular system (a sensory pathway that is believed to play an important role in triggering headaches in a migraine attack).
For people suffering from chronic migraines Botox treatment can be a very effective way of improving quality of life, cognitive performance and reducing the number of migraine attacks.
Botox treatment is a simple procedure that can lead to dramatic improvements to the day-to-day lives of migraine sufferers.
GET IN TOUCH
If you want to find out more about our migraine treatments or to book an appointment, get in touch with the Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kings Hill, Kent today for an initial consultation with one of our migraine specialists.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
Up to 2 weeks
Approximately 3 months
Number of treatments required
On-going treatment, according to the severity of the condition
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does Migraine Treatment work?
It is not exactly clear why this treatment can be so effective. Botox injections are used to paralyse or relax muscles and are believed to inhibit pain in chronic migraine by reducing the expression of certain pain pathways involving the nerve cells.
What happens during my Migraine Treatment?
You will be asked to either lie down or sit up during treatment, dependent on the exact area where injections need to be made.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
Minimal discomfort may be felt during treatment.
Who is Migraine Treatment suitable for?
Anyone suffering from chronic migraines.
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