BOTOX Therapy for Headaches
BOTOX® is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world. Millions of people receive injections of this popular product on an annual basis. This treatment’s claim to fame is its ability to smooth out wrinkles on the face. But have you ever wondered how the cosmetic community learned that this popular injectable was able to stop dynamic wrinkles? They learned this because when it was first introduced, BOTOX® was not used as a cosmetic treatment. Instead, it was used as a medical treatment for individuals suffering from migraines.
As the treatment was administered, patients noticed a decrease in their migraine suffering. However, they also noticed that they started to look younger. This, of course, led to research being done on the link between BOTOX® injections and dynamic wrinkles. And as they say, the rest is history.
According to the FDA, these injections offer a very effective way to prevent both migraines and tension headaches. Migraines are suffered by approximately 12 percent of people in the United States of America. Migraines have been described as one of the most disabling forms of head pain a person can experience. Some people even suffer from chronic migraines, which means that they have migraine pain at least 14 days out of the month.
Just think about how living with that type of pain can affect your social life, your work, your family and your ability to get the best out of life. Sometimes people will even call migraines a sick headache. This is because many people have migraines that are accompanied by a feeling of nausea or sensitivity to sound or light.
When determining whether BOTOX® should be administered for migraines and tension headaches, the FDA did a study on more than 1,300 people in the United States and Europe. The result of the study made it very clear that the treatment offers a very effective solution to the pain and tension associated with migraine headaches.
Chronic migraines can bring the quality of your life to a screeching halt. Migraines and tension headaches make it so that you cannot enjoy time with your loved ones. BOTOX® therapy has been proven to be very effective when it comes to combatting headaches.
By minimizing your migraines or tension headaches with BOTOX®, you can start living your best life again. We proudly offer both cosmetic and therapeutic BOTOX® injections at the office of Daniel J. Leeman, MD. Contact our office in Austin today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the benefits of this versatile treatment.