Migraines are characterized by a pulsing or throbbing sensation in a specific area of the head. These tend to be more severe than regular headaches and can regularly interfere with daily activities. At Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre, we offer BOTOX® Therapeutic to help control migraine headaches safely and effectively.
Located in Delta, British Columbia, Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre is led by Dr. Marcia Fleming and registered nurse Jennifer Sutherland. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how BOTOX® Therapeutic can help your migraine headaches.
What is a Migraine?
In addition to a sensation of intense pulsing or throbbing in the head, migraines can also be associated with:
- Pain behind one eye
- Sensitivity to light, sounds or smells
- Blind spots
While the exact cause of these severe headaches is uncertain, genetics and environmental triggers are both thought to be play key roles in the onset of migraines. Some factors thought to contribute to migraines include:
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Certain medications
- Change in temperature or barometric pressure
Migraines are different from regular and tension headaches. An evaluation from our medical team can help you determine if you are suffering from migraine headaches.
How are Migraines Treated?
At Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre, we offer BOTOX® Therapeutic to help control migraine headaches. Using the same mechanism of action as BOTOX® Cosmetic, this injectable neuromodulator is administered in a specific injection pattern and dosage approved by the FDA.
During this quick, comfortable treatment, the injections are administered with a fine needle along the seven key areas along the head and neck. The botulinum toxin causes the muscles along these areas to relax, significantly reducing the occurrence of migraine headaches by as many as nine per month.
Left untreated, migraines can severely compromise daily activities. If you suffer from at least 15 migraines a month and prescription medications do not effectively control your headaches, BOTOX® Therapeutic may be a solution for you.
How Often Would I Need Treatment?
Based on your results after multiple treatments with BOTOX® Therapeutic, our medical team may recommend regular treatment every 12 weeks or so in order to effectively maintain control over your migraines. As every condition is different, results may vary. During your consultation with our medical team, we will listen to your concerns and help you determine if BOTOX® Therapeutic is right for you.
Contact Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre today to schedule a consultation and discover a fast, convenient, safe way to control your migraine headaches.