How Can Botox Help Migraine Sufferers?

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Everyday millions of people around the world suffer from debilitating headaches which can last for 4 hours or more, known as migraines. Migraines can be some of the most disabling headaches which affect about 12% of Americans daily and are categorized as severe headaches which are experienced for more than 14 days a month and can last up to 4 hours! Migraines can stop people in their tracks and can have adverse effects on family, work, and social life. There are a variety of effective treatment options, but recently they have found that Botox, the anti-wrinkle injections that are typically used to slow the signs of aging in the face, is an extremely effective treatment for severe migraines. Here at the Prestige Institute we want to offer our patients not only great options to look better but we also want to help make you feel better as well, and if you are suffering from constant migraines, Botox may be the right option for you.

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Migraines differ from headaches because they are much more severe and can last from 4 hours up to two days! Headaches are typically caused by a number of reasons that can easily be remedied; headaches can be caused by stress, alcohol, allergies, lack of water, low blood sugar and simply by being tired. Migraines are mostly hereditary and can occur at any time due to fatigue, sleep deprivation, head trauma, hormonal changes, infections, and bright lights. Migraines are much more intense than a classic headache and can consist of loss of vision, blind spots, speech problems, temporary paralysis, nausea and vomiting; all of which can seriously affect your day to day life. Migraine pains can be lessened with over the counter medications such as aspirin but these only lessen some of the issues and do not rid you of the migraine. Many people with migraines will lie still in a dark room which allows them to relax and lessen the pain but none of these options have shown to specifically stop a migraine or prevent one.

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Botox, which up until recently was used to reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck area has been found can greatly reduce the instances of migraines. Recently doctors have found that migraines can actually be prevented through the use of Botox injections. The active ingredient is Botulinum. Botulinum toxin helps relax overactive muscles, which for migraine sufferers assists in relaxing the nerves and blood vessels in your brain thus allowing for less severe and eventually minimal amount of migraines and headaches. Botox is given at intervals of 12 weeks with multiple injections around the neck and head areas and are able to greatly reduce the number of migraines as well as their severity. Continuous treatment can also potentially remove all migraines altogether.

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Prestige Institute is a leader in Botox injections in Miami and with these new studies coming out we can be found at the forefront of treating and healing migraine sufferers. Please contact your physician and ask about the use of Botox to treat migraines to make sure this option would be right for you. At Prestige Institute we want to make sure that you are living a happy, healthy lifestyle so that you not only look great but feel great as well. To see what other options we offer please visit our website!

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