What You Should Know About Therapeutic BOTOX® for the Treatment of Headaches

July 2018

Let us answer your most FAQs.

If you’re like many others, you’ve probably heard about the incredible benefit of Therapeutic BOTOX® for the treatment of stress headache.

If you happen to suffer from chronic migraines yourself and are considering this type of therapy, then congrats!

Here are some commonly asked questions about Therapeutic BOTOX® for headaches, along with their answers:

Q: How long does a typical Therapeutic BOTOX® for headache treatment session take?

A: The average treatment session takes around 15 minutes as you sit comfortably in the doctor’s office.

Q: How many injections are given?

A: Each session involves approximately 31 injections, but the number of injections will vary based on the patient. These injections are administered to 7 key locations of the head and neck.

Q: When was BOTOX® for Migraine Treatment approved by the FDA?

A: BOTOX® for Migraine Treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October of 2010 – so the treatment has been in practice for quite some time.

Q: Is treatment painful?

A: The needles used for the procedure are very tiny, with patients reporting them to feel like tiny pinpricks. They also are not inserted very deeply into the skin. All in all, it is widely agreed that the process is not especially painful, and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after.

Q: When should I expect to experience results/relief?

A: It is typical for relief to be experienced between for up to 14 days following the initial set of injections. Some patients who fail to experience improvement after the first treatment may respond well when the treatment is repeated.

Q: How regularly will I need Therapeutic BOTOX® for migraine treatment to sustain results?

A: Patients begin with two treatments that are 12 weeks apart, and are typically recommended retreatment every 12 weeks from there on out.

It is important to note that not all doctors are trained and experienced in treating chronic migraine conditions with Therapeutic BOTOX®. You will need to find a trustworthy doctor who is, like our doctors Dr. Richard and Dr. Jared Nabeta, who have extensive experience and the qualifications necessary to carry out a proper, safe treatment.

You shouldn’t have to put up with debilitating migraines when there are options available to help you achieve relief. Are you ready to see what a treatment session with Therapeutic BOTOX® can do for you? Contact out friendly doctors at Nabeta Dentistry today!

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