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.
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
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.