Relieve Your Headaches with BOTOX Cosmetic
If you suffer from migraines and headaches that significantly impact your daily life, you may consider want to BOTOX® Cosmetic as an alternative to medication. While this treatment is best known for its aesthetic results, it can also be used as therapeutically. Drs. Daniel P. Duggan of Duggan Dental Group can help you find relief from debilitating headaches with precise use of this minimally invasive treatment technique at our Bay Shore, NY, office. In addition to the addressing pain, you will also see an improvement in lines and wrinkles, which results in a younger-looking appearance.
Is BOTOX FDA-Approved for Migraines?
In 2010, the FDA approved the use of BOTOX for treating chronic migraines in patients over 18 years old who have experienced 15 or more headache days per month.
How Does BOTOX Treat Headaches?
When injected, BOTOX is able to impede the release of the chemicals associated with pain transmission, known as neurotransmitters. This prevents the activation of the pain network within the brain. As such, receiving BOTOX can prevent migraine headaches from occurring.
For the most effective headache management, you should schedule a treatment session about every 12 weeks.
Often, insurance will cover treatment for migraines with BOTOX. However, most providers require you to try two or more other more traditional preventive methods. If you are unable to receive coverage from your provider, you can apply for third-party financing through CareCredit®.
Do not suffer unnecessarily with migraine pain, BOTOX Cosmetic is a quick, simple treatment that can have immense benefits.
What to Expect During Treatment
During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your headache pain with your doctor. They can then plan treatment, including where and how many injections are necessary to provide relief.
BOTOX treatment is fairly quick, usually requiring only about 15 minutes. Typically, patients experience minimal discomfort during treatment as a thin needle is used. However, we can apply a local anesthetic to numb your skin. The doctor will then inject BOTOX into your face and neck.
There is no downtime required after treatment so you can return to work or your normal daily activities immediately.
Are There Any Side Effects?
While the most common side effect of this treatment is neck pain, it only occurs in about 9 percent of patients in clinical trials. Some other low-risk side effects of BOTOX include:
- Drooping eyelids
- Muscle spasms
- Injection-site pain
However, many patients find that the minimal risk is indisputably worth the improvement in their quality of life they experience after treatment.
In addition to helping manage your headaches, receiving BOTOX injections can also improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This occurs because it restricts the movements of the muscles within the treatment area. Results can usually be seen within two weeks of treatment.
Quick & Comfortable Treatment
Do not suffer unnecessarily with migraine pain. BOTOX Cosmetic is a quick, simple treatment that can relieve this chronic discomfort. To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (631) 586-6300. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality care to address your health concerns.
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