Migraine (Botox®) Treatment
A migraine is a highly prevalent severe headache affecting about 10-15% of the population. In addition to head ache, other symptoms including vomiting, nausea, heightened sensitivity to light and sound, neck discomfort and nasal sinus pressure.
What happens during treatment?
The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes and should be repeated in 3 month intervals. Botox is used as a preventative treatment and is injected into the muscles of the brow, eyes, forehead, side of the head and back of the head. Whilst botox treatment for migraines is not guaranteed, is is proved to give positive relief to those suffering. It is believed to restrict the release of pain causing neurotransmitters which have an effect on the central pain processing system that generate headaches.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Most people find that the injection causes only mild discomfort. Some experience muscular weakness near the injection sites (about 1 in 20 experience this, usually a minor drooping of the eyelids). Immediately after the injection there may be mild swelling, which usually subsides in 48 hours. In extremely rare cases patients have developed an allergy to the treatment, while others have shown resistance, i.e. it causes little or no effect on the treated muscles. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, treatment is not recommended. A diary of headache days should be reviewed by Dr Hayward (or your GP) to establish a meaningful response to treatment.
From £150 – £300 dependant on number of areas treated
Appointments at The Fulham Clinic: 07522 762355