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Does Botox Prevent Migraines?

Does Botox Prevent Migraines?

 

Does Botox® (onabotulinum toxin A) work to reduce or even prevent Migraines?

The answer is Yes…..and no. Botox® has been approved as a treatment for Chronic Migraine, (people who suffer more than 15 days per month), and has shown its effectiveness in trials.


How successful is Botox for treating Migraines?

Most patients that attend Visage Clinic for migraine treatment using Botox have tried other treatment avenues for their migraines, such as medications, diet and lifestyle change. The results experienced by patients can vary from person to person dependent on the severity, frequency and pattern of migraine.


Why does Botox work for Migraines?

What causes Migraines!? That is the bigger question, which unfortunately for most sufferers can be anything from caffeine, to hormones to foods.  It is thought to be blocking neuro-transmitters that may be causing pain, (rather than relaxing muscles) that are linked to causing pain. Neuro-transmitters are chemicals that carry nerve impulses.


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Where can I get treated for Migraines in Dublin, Cork ,Killarney using Botox?

Visage Clinic has clinics based in Dublin, Cork and Killarney. The first step in the treatment of migraine using Botox is a medical assessment. Our team of medical doctors will take a detailed medical history and examination. The pattern , frequency and severity of migraine is identified and a treatment pathway is designed around the individual . All patients are reviewed at the two week mark to assess their response to their migraine treatment using botox.