Botox and Headaches
Besides being associated with cosmetic procedures, botox is also a widely accepted treatment for those over 18 years of age who suffer from chronic headaches for more than 15 days of the month.
In order to treat headaches, botox is injected into the muscles of the forehead, as well as into the side and back of the head, the neck and the shoulders. These injections act on the nerve endings and prevent muscles from contracting, therefore lessening or completely eradicating headaches for much of the time.
Botox Risks & Side Effects
For those concerned about the viability of this treatment for headaches, it should be mentioned that the treatment has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. This means that botox is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for headaches and migraines.
Botox can have a number of side-effects, however the vast majority are not serious and are to be expected when having the treatment.
Some of the more common side effects include:
- Bruising around the injection sites
- Sensitivity to light
- Neck pain
- Itching of the eyes
It is important to keep an eye on any of the botox side effects once you have and, should you have any concerns about them, to contact a local health professional as soon as possible. After your botox treatment your surgeon will, of course, provide comprehensive advice regarding side effects and what is normal for you to experience.
It would be incredibly naive of us to suggest that Botox Treatment does not have any risks. It should be remembered though that these risks are minimal when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon, such as the ones here at CoLaz. While you are perhaps likely to experience some of the milder side effects listed above, serious risks are only applicable to a very small percentage of patients. These risks include:
These risks include:
• Difficulty swallowing
• Difficulty breathing
• Bladder pain and/or an urge to urinate frequently
• Muscle weakness
• Bloody urine
Should you experience any of these problems, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. Once again though, these problems are rare and only happen very infrequently - usually when patients are treated by a botox surgeon without the necessary experience needed to complete the treatment properly.
Everybody is different, and everybody has completely different needs when it comes to botox injections. That’s why we do not offer a standard botox cost. Instead, we will gauge exactly what you need and then offer a tailor-made solution to you.