Botox® for Migraines
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Botox® for migraines is a doctor-prescribed treatment for patients suffering from chronic migraines. Dr. Kyle S. Choe, MD, FACS is a top provider of Botox® for migraines in Virginia Beach, and many patients have found relief from debilitating headaches under his care.
What Is Botox® for Migraines?
Botox® for migraines is an injectable treatment that can reduce the frequency of migraine headaches as well as the decrease the severity of associated symptoms. The active ingredient in Botox® is a purified form of botulinum toxin. This neuromodulating chemical is believed to block the transmission of pain signals associated with migraines.
Is Botox® for Migraines Right for Me?
Only a qualified healthcare professional can prescribe Botox® injections for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches. Patients meet an established baseline for consideration if they are experiencing severe headaches on 15 or more days a month, with eight or more of those headaches featuring migraine-related symptoms such as:
- Extreme pain in one or both sides of the head
- Intense throbbing or pulsing sensations
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hypersensitivity to light, sound, touch, or smell
- Visual disturbances
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
What to Expect During a Botox® for Migraines Treatment
First, each injection site is swabbed with an antiseptic. Next, Dr. Choe will use an ultrafine needle to deliver small amounts of Botox® into specific muscles in seven targeted regions of the face, head, neck, and shoulders. In most cases, this procedure involves a total of 31 injections, though Dr. Choe will tailor your treatment to your needs.
A Botox® for migraines procedure typically takes less than an hour and is not considered to be painful. Most patients easily tolerate the injections without the use of an anesthetic, though a topical numbing agent can be applied at the start of the treatment if that is your preference.
What to Expect After a Botox® for Migraines Treatment
There is no significant recovery period after a Botox® for migraines procedure. To prevent the injected product from migrating, be sure to stay in an upright position for at least four hours after your treatment. You’ll also want to plan to make minor adjustments to your normal routine for the first 24-48 hours after your treatment, including the avoidance of:
- Strenuous physical activity or exercise
- Heat exposure from the sun or tanning beds
- Excessively hot water during showers or baths
- Firm pressure or massaging motion of any kind
How Much Does Botox® for Migraines Cost?
The price associated with Botox® for migraines is based on the amount of Botox® needed and may be affected by other factors, as well. Cost information for your customized treatment will be discussed in-depth during your consultation.
Contact Us to Learn More
To explore your options for alleviating the pain and inconvenience of frequent migraine headaches with Botox® for migraines in Virginia Beach, reach out to our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Choe. Dr. Choe looks forward to providing attentive and personalized care, so you can experience an improved quality of life.