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Frank Agullo, MD En Español

BOTOX® for Migraines

BOTOX® has dominated the cosmetic industry for decades, but it also has practical benefits. This product is highly successful in treating patients who suffer from chronic migraines, providing them with a happier and more comfortable life. BOTOX® is an FDA-approved injectable neurotoxin that can dull or prevent migraine headaches for up to 12 weeks.

Do You...

  • Experience chronic migraines that are affecting your daily productivity?
  • Get migraines or tension headaches at least 15 times per month?
  • Have migraines that last four or more hours at a time?
  • Use migraine medications that do not work or give you bad side effects?

Benefits of BOTOX® for Migraines

Lasting Headache Relief

Migraines cannot be cured, but there are several treatments on the market. Typically, they are managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications that must be taken on a daily basis. Some turn to holistic remedies, but these approaches have unpredictable results. Patients who suffer from migraines can get relief for up to 12 weeks with BOTOX® before necessitating follow-up treatment.

Quick Treatment

Many patients are concerned about accommodating treatments into their busy agenda. BOTOX® injections for migraine headache management take around 15 minutes. Most patients only need to undergo treatment four times per year. These appointments can fit easily into an active schedule, making this a convenient method of obtaining relief.

Improved Quality of Life

Migraine headaches may last from a few hours to days at a time. Not only can they be painful, but they can also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and fatigue. Those who opt for BOTOX® to minimize the severity and occurrences of migraines can lead a more pleasant and constructive life that is free of constant discomfort.

Procedure

Consultation

Keep track of your headaches during the month before your procedure, and give this information to Dr. Agullo during your consultation. Be sure to inform the doctor of what type of migraine management medication you are currently taking or have used in the past.

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BOTOX® Process

  • Several injections are administered on both sides of the head and neck area.
  • Some patients may need more injections if they experience localized migraine pain.
  • Two treatment appointments are scheduled 12 weeks apart.
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BOTOX® for Migraines FAQs

How does BOTOX® help with migraines?

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that blocks the pain signals that trigger migraine headaches. By preventing neurotransmitters from reaching the nerves in the head and neck, migraines can be reduced in severity or avoided altogether.

I don’t have migraines, but can BOTOX® help with my tension headaches?

Many patients experience relief or complete absence of their tension headaches with the application of BOTOX® full face (includes the forehead, glabella, and crow’s feet). A lot of these patients know it’s time to get their BOTOX® again when their headaches return!

What are the potential side effects of BOTOX® for migraines?

The most common side effects associated with BOTOX® when used for migraine treatment are neck pain and tenderness at the injection site.

When will I notice the results of my BOTOX® for migraines treatment?

Most patients notice a significant improvement in the severity of their migraines in as little as five days after treatment with BOTOX®.

Can I use XEOMIN® or Dysport® instead of BOTOX® for migraine treatments?

Both XEOMIN® and Dysport® are as effective as BOTOX® in treating migraines.

Is BOTOX® for migraines covered through my insurance?

BOTOX® for migraines can be covered through insurance. We will be able to submit your case for insurance approval after the first consultation.

What is the cost of BOTOX® for migraines if I wish to pay for my treatments?

For uninsured patients or patients who are not approved by their insurance company, there are several options. The full migraine treatment requires 155 units of BOTOX®, so the cost is $1,500 per treatment. Some patients experience similar symptom relief with only the facial application of BOTOX® with 75 units, so the cost is $750.

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