There are 35 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches frequently in their daily lives. According to The Migraine Research Foundation, these recurring headaches represent the world’s third-most prevalent illness and the sixth-most disabling illness. They are painful and can be disorienting and challenging to overcome both at work and in social settings.
Individuals who suffer from intense headaches have a few treatment options. While there are surgeries and medications that patients can look into, Beverly Hills Aesthetics offers Botox® for Migraines: a minimally-invasive and non-surgical treatment that can help alleviate or fully eliminate migraine symptoms.
This is your guide for everything you need to know about Botox® for headaches, how it works, and what patients can expect from the treatment.
THE POPULARITY OF BOTOX®
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox® has become the most popular cosmetic procedure. Plastic surgeons conducted 7.23 million Botox® treatments in 2017 alone. In 2022, it will remain a staple procedure in the cosmetic industry.
Why is Botox® so popular?
Botox® is a safe and effective treatment that causes minimal discomfort, and patients do not have to go under the knife or general anesthesia. The entire treatment can be completed within an hour, and patients can return to their everyday routines immediately.
Botox® is also popular for both its cosmetic and medical purposes. While it can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can also alleviate migraines, TMJ, and acne. Dr. Sam Assassa, the founder of Beverly Hills Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California, prides himself on giving patients procedures that can improve their self-confidence and physical health. Botox® for Migraines is a procedure that does both.
HOW DOES BOTOX® FOR MIGRAINES WORK?
Beverly Hills Botox® for Migraines works like any other Botox® treatment. A cosmetic specialist injects Botox® into the forehead, temples, neck, shoulders, and the back of the head. Botulinum toxin, the main ingredient in Botox®, freezes the muscles and prevents abnormal muscle contractions from happening. As a result, the nerve cell signals that cause pain do not reach the muscles, and the migraine symptoms are alleviated.
Botox® for migraines takes about 30 minutes to complete and can keep patients migraine-free for up to six months. It is also a proactive treatment, meaning that it can be used to stop headaches before they begin as well.
Full results can be expected within a week of the procedure. No downtime is necessary, and patients can return to their everyday lives immediately following their appointment. Common symptoms to expect include tenderness at the injection sites and minor bruising. After a couple of days, this slight discomfort should subside entirely.
In terms of aftercare, patients should follow their specialist’s advice after receiving Botox®. It is recommended that individuals do not lay down for about four hours after the treatment. They should also not exercise for the rest of the day. These activities could negatively affect your injections. Otherwise, you are free to do whatever you want!
Over time, the effects of Botox® fade. This is why our team suggests that you visit our office as you begin to notice these changes. The more consistent you are with touch-up appointments, the better you will feel. Beverly Hills Aesthetics is happy to help you fight off headaches and feel like your best self.
IS BOTOX® FOR MIGRAINES SAFE?
At our office, the safety and comfort of our clients are our utmost priority. We offer Botox® treatments to our patients because it is a safe and effective procedure. Since its first FDA approval in 1991, Botox® has successfully alleviated both anti-aging and medical concerns, and its dual purpose makes it a great option for candidates with various needs.
Of course, our team does not conduct Beverly Hills Botox® treatments without scheduling a consultation first. Consultations allow us to look at each patient on an individual basis. We want to make sure that Botox® for Migraines is a safe and effective procedure for you.
We do not recommend Botox® for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of neuromuscular disorders. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. We are more than happy to help you find the treatment that is best for you.
Dr. Sam Assassa, the founder of Beverly Hills Aesthetics, prides himself on giving our clients safe and minimally invasive options to solve their medical concerns.
“I discovered that there was an increased demand for minimally invasive non-surgical cosmetic procedures,” Dr. Assassa says. “I realized that my passion and market demand could be combined, and I opened the Beverly Hills Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California. My goal was to make it the elite center for nonsurgical specialists and best-in-class for our industry.”