Chronic Migraine Treatment

If you’ve ever experienced the agony of a severe migraine you’ll know just how debilitating it can be. But if you suffer with chronic migraines you understand how they prevent you from functioning at your best for 1-2 weeks every month.
 
While some migraine sufferers find that prescription medication can reduce the severity of attacks, the drugs often leave them feeling detached and fuzzy, so they’re still performing under par. But most importantly they do not prevent the attacks.

Botox treatments for migraines

Botox is proven to effectively help manage chronic migraine conditions. 6 quick facts you should know:

  1. It prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. Botox prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month.
  2. It's given every 12 weeks. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit.
  3. It's a small needle. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
  4. It's injected by a highly trained medical specialist. Here at Face & Body treatments are performed by our Clinical Director who was one of the first to be trained in the UK.
  5. It takes about 15-30 minutes. The treatment is quick and are done at our registered clinic.
  6. It is approved by NICE for use on the NHS. However, few NHS authorities provide the treatment.

 

What happens during a migraine treatment?

Botox is injected into shallow muscles in the forehead, side and back of the head. Each treatment involves 31 injections in 7 key areas of the head and neck..
Botox migraine injection points

Is this migraine treatment suitable for me?

Botox injections can reduce headaches in adults with a chronic migraine condition who suffer 15+ days each month with headaches lasting 4+ hours. It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well Botox is working for you. 

To maintain results - continuous treatment is required every 12 weeks, but each treatment only takes about 15-30 minutes.

 

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