BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache, lasting 4 or more hours each day and in people 18 years or older. The treatment targets muscle groups that contribute to the migraines by their increased muscle tone and spasm. The effects are exerted by relaxing these specific muscle groups. It is performed as an office procedure and is well tolerated.
- Helps alleviate migraine pain caused by muscle spasms
All patients with chronic migraines that have not responded to medication or other treatments may consider Botox injections for migraines. Patients who have high blood pressure that is not under control, have blood disorders or take blood thinners, such as Aspirin, Coumadin or Plavix, may experience higher risk of bruising.
Most patients tolerate the procedure well in an office setting. Some bruising may occur which resolves over few days. Strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects should be avoided for 8 hours. Makeup can be applied the same day. Repeat treatments are needed every few months to maintain results.
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