MIgraine treament

botox migraine treatment

Botox can bring relief to many people who suffer from chronic medical conditions. In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA for use with chronic migraine, and many patients are reporting success.  

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Botox is FDA-Approved for chronic migraine treatment and prevention.

Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents activation of pain networks in the brain.

Botox prevents migraine headaches before they start, but takes time to work. Patients see increasing benefit with an increase in the number of treatment cycles. One treatment generally lasts for 3-4 months in helping to decrease frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

When you receive your first Botox treatment, expect the appointment to take about 20 minutes. Dr. Capaldi uses a very small needle that feels like a pinprick. He injects small amounts of Botox into shallow muscles in the skin. Each treatment typically involves 31 injections in seven key areas of the head and neck.

The most common side effects from the Botox injections for migraine are a sore neck and headache, and we recommend using an ice pack to reduce the discomfort. 

Most people see results from their Botox treatment within one to two weeks. In the meantime you can continue your regular medications with minimal to no risk of a drug interaction with Botox.

*Disclaimer: Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed. Only a professional can determine what your specific treatment plan should be. 

Dr. David Capaldi is a licensed physician in both Florida and New Jersey and has extensive training in the most advanced treatments available today, including microneedling, Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Restylane®. Dr. Capaldi’s goal for his facial aesthetics is to enhance his patients’ natural beauty and confidence rather than trying to create new and unnatural looking faces.

a personalized plan
During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Capaldi will establish what the patient’s goals and preferences are for their treatment and create a personalized plan discussing all available treatment options and their benefits.