Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat Migraines?

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January 20, 2014
Though you might associate BOTOX® Cosmetic with aesthetic improvement to the face, this popular facial filler was also approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat migraine headaches. If you live in the Philadelphia area and you’re suffering from migraines, BOTOX might be able to help alleviate your symptoms. Migraines are severe, often debilitating headaches. Though the exact cause is unknown, with likely precipitating factors ranging from heredity to a host of environmental factors, migraine sufferers commonly report symptoms like:
  • Throbbing or steady pain, usually in the front of the head on one or both sides of the temples
  • Nausea
  • Changes in mood
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Low blood pressure
  • An “aura” preceding the actual headache, accompanied by fatigue and disturbance of the senses
If you suffer from migraines, Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon Dr. John J.W. Lee could help relieve your migraine pain using localized BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. During a migraine, muscles in the head, face and neck can become tense. BOTOX® interrupts certain nerve signals, making these muscles relax and thus relieving the tension. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections only take about five minutes, and the results can last three to four months. Before undergoing treatment, it’s important to find a qualified physician experienced in using this injectable. Dr. Lee is in the top 2% of BOTOX® injectors in the country, with more than 10 years of experience treating physical health and aesthetic issues using this facial filler. If you live in or around Philadelphia and you’d like to learn more about BOTOX treatment, please contact Dr. John J.W. Lee or call 610-789-6701 today to schedule your initial appointment.
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