Botox® for Migraines
Migraine is a complex problem and there are many lifestyle and medication options available which are best discussed with your general practitioner. If you have tried most options and are still suffering from regular migraines you may want to consider Botox®. It is still unclear why Botox® improves migraines and it does not work for everyone but for many migraine sufferers it provides up to 4 months relief which can be life changing. Although this is not yet an approved registered use of Botox® in New Zealand it can be used with your signed consent and I have successfully treated many migraine sufferers with Botox® over the last 10-15 years.
Botox® and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox® and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.
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