Sometimes pain medicine, hydration, and rest can't cure a headache. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, Botox® can help. At Gershon Pain Specialists in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Steven Gershon uses this popular injectable treatment to help tame the facial muscles that contribute to headaches. To have a personalized consultation, use the easy, online booking system to schedule an appointment or call the office today.
Botox is an injectable treatment that’s typically used to treat facial wrinkles, migraines, cervical dystonia and spasticity. Made from botulinum toxin, it's purified and used in small doses, providing benefits for approximately three months.
Botox helps limit excessive muscle activity that may contribute to migraines or headaches. It also addresses the pain fibers and nerve endings that are involved in headaches, blocking the release of chemicals that cause pain.
Most patients benefit from ongoing treatments every few months, which help to prevent headaches and migraines before they start.
If you’re looking for pain relief, you may be hesitant about Botox. Many patients express concerns about looking like they’ve had “work” done. However, the Gershon Pain Specialists team is trained to administer Botox, so you achieve natural-looking results and the most benefits concerning pain relief. That requires injecting Botox into the right areas in the proper dosage.
Dr. Gershon and his team determine which areas of your face, head, or neck the treatment is needed to provide optimal relief, and then they inject Botox into those pain-producing areas. You might feel a slight pinching sensation as the needles penetrate your skin, but the injections only require a short appointment.
Afterward, you can return to your normal activities right away. You may have some discomfort in the area for a few days, but within 10-14 days you should experience relief as the muscles relax, easing your pain.
Botox is an easy and effective way to address the pain associated with headaches and migraines. It’s a convenient, low-risk option that can complement other lifestyle remedies and treatment methods.
A major benefit of Botox injections is their ability to provide ongoing and preventive pain relief, which is important to many patients. Your provider at Gershon Pain Specialists decides what’s best for your situation, but in many cases, Botox injections can be repeated about every 12 weeks or so.
To request a consultation about Botox treatment for headaches or migraines, book an appointment online or call the office today.