Most people associate Botox with the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. But long before Botox became a household name as a wrinkle relaxer, it was used for the treatment of migraines, muscle spasms, and other medical conditions. Botox continues to be one of the most effective and non-invasive treatments for uncontrollable spasticity and chronic migraines. The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin performs a highly personalized Botox treatment to address the root cause of your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about Botox for migraines in Austin.
Botox Treatment FAQs
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified form of a neurotoxin protein called botulinum toxin type A. When injected into targeted areas, Botox injections temporarily prevent nerve signals from reaching specific muscles, thereby relaxing the targeted muscle groups. Botox’s ability to relax certain muscles can be used for numerous medical purposes, including the treatment of migraines and muscle spasms. The results appear within a few days, the risk of complications is negligible, and the pain relief lasts for several months.
How does Botox treat migraines?
Botox is an extremely effective treatment for chronic migraines, a type of headache that causes a severe throbbing and pulsing sensation on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Botox essentially blocks chemicals known as neurotransmitters that carry pain signals into the brain, thereby preventing you from experiencing migraine pain. These results usually appear after 2 to 3 weeks, and you may experience migraine pain relief for around 12 weeks.
How does Botox treat spasticity?
Spasticity is a medical condition marked by abnormal muscle tightness because of extended periods of muscle contraction, usually associated with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain or spinal cord injury. Botox is one of the most effective treatments for the management of spasticity symptoms associated with the brain, spinal cord, or motor nerve conditions. When injected into targeted areas, Botox temporarily relaxes the contracted muscles, thereby alleviating the symptoms of spasticity, such as repetitive jerky movements, deep tendon reflexes, and abnormal posture making Botox for migraines in Austin a great treatment.
What are the benefits of Botox treatments?
- Minimally invasive treatment — only involves a few injections
- No incisions or scarring
- No harsh side effects or complications after the procedure
- Relaxes the contracted muscles responsible for migraines and spasticity
- Alleviates the worst symptoms of multiple sclerosis and chronic migraines
- Concludes within 15 to 30 minutes
- Can be repeated every 3 to 4 months
- Provides pain relief for several months
- No post-treatment downtime — resume normal activities immediately
What happens during the Botox treatment?
The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin is led by highly-skilled and talented neurological experts who offer personalized Botox treatments for chronic migraines and spasticity. Our medical providers will carefully listen to your symptoms and goals, review your medical history, perform physical examinations, diagnose the root cause of your problems, and curate a personalized treatment plan, which may include Botox.
During a Botox treatment for migraines, the medical provider will carefully inject the appropriate units of Botox into seven regions to prevent future migraine headaches — upper back, neck, back of the head, both temples, nose bridge, and the forehead. As for the treatment of spasticity, the medical provider will carefully inject Botox into the regions with severely contracted muscles. Your entire procedure of Botox for migraines in Austin should conclude within 15 to 30 minutes.
When will I notice the results
of the Botox treatment?
Botox treatments don’t involve any downtime. You may experience mild post-treatment redness, swelling, discomfort, and bruising around the treatment areas, but you can resume your daily activities immediately. The symptoms of migraines and spasticity will gradually improve over 2 to 3 weeks and last for 3 to 4 months. Most patients need Botox treatments every 12 weeks to maintain the results.