On behalf of everyone at Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, we hope you’re having an incredible holiday season! Of course, it’s not over just yet. We’re just a couple of days away from celebrating a new year. But with the all of the excitement, you may be experiencing something that doesn’t help for the holiday season to be all that much fun. At times, it can be a headache.
And we mean that literally! If you suffer from migraine headaches, you are not alone. In fact, Mark Witten of CanadianLiving.com reports that “more than three million women in Canada suffer from migraines, and 92 per cent of them miss work, school or family functions as a result, according to Headache Network Canada, an organization that provides scientific and medical information on the treatment of headache disorders.”
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you don’t have to live with constant migraine headaches. Now you’ve likely heard about Botox and its unique ability to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and facial lines. But did you know that Botox injections have been used for a whole lot more than simply getting rid of the signs of aging? Botox actually battles migraines too!
But how does it help? MigraineTrust.org admits that it’s not a pure science. However, Botox “is believed to inhibit the release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters, which may then have a knock-on effect on the central pain processing systems that generate migraine headaches.” Thankfully, there are numerous patients who have suffered from migraines who can attest to the relief that Botox has given them.
On Drugs.com, one such patient commented on her experience with getting Botox injections for the purpose of relieving her migraine headaches. She admits to having tried several medications to ease her pain prior to getting the injections. Sadly, they brought on side effects that made her very uncomfortable. Acknowledging that, at first, she was apprehensive to give Botox a try, she remarks about how it ended up changing her life.
“At first, I was quite hesitant,” she reveals, “My first set of injections were practically painless. The sensation is similar to plucking eyebrow hairs, but nothing like getting a bikini wax! I’ve continued Botox every 3 months and my headaches are down to maybe 1 per month and they no longer affect my life as a busy mom. Botox has been a miracle for me!”
Can Botox be the miracle that you’re looking for in the new year? If you’ve been suffering from migraines for a long time and nothing seems to be helping, Botox injections may be the solution for you. As always, it is extremely important to consult a licensed and experienced physician with any questions you may have about any treatments and procedures that you are curious about.
This is especially true for Botox, which has, from time to time, received a bad rap due to unlicensed practitioners who have unlawfully administered injections. Contact Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre at 403-358-5818 for the facts. Get more information on Botox and learn about how professionally-administered injections can help you with your migraine headaches. Here’s hoping we can help you have your happiest new year yet!