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Migraine Relief

Medical grade treatment for migraine relief

Botox Injections for Migraine Relief

Muscle relaxing injections such as Botox are an effective migraine treatment, helping to reduce the impact that migraines have on your quality of life. This treatment is an FDA approved, medically regulated, safe treatment and is used in the treatment of a number of medical conditions.

Migraines affect around 15% of the UK population and are most common in adults aged between 20 and 50. Migraines are possibly hereditary. In fact, as many as 90 percent of people with migraines report having family members who also suffer from them. Symptoms of migraines are intense throbbing pains, usually towards the front or side of the head, nausea, vomiting, seeing spots, extreme fatigue, sensitivity to light and sound and more. Migraine symptoms can last from anywhere between 4 hours to 3 days. Here at The Lynton Clinic, with muscle-relaxing injections Dr A can help treat Migraines.

*Prior to treatment you will need to provide a GP or consultants letter to prove you are suitable for treatment

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Botox for Migraines

FAQs

What are the side effects of Botox for migraines?

Side effects are generally mild and will typically go away within a day or two. They may include:

  • Headaches or sore neck
  • Pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site
  • Drooping eyelids or eyebrows
  • Temporarily blurred vision
  • Dry eyes or excessive tearing

Dr A will discuss these side effects with you during your appointment, including what over-the-counter medications you can take to ease the discomfort.

What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Botox is an approved treatment for those who struggle with headaches for more than 15 days per month and experience migraines for at least 8 of those days.

But what’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Headaches can cause pain in different parts of the head according to their cause.

  • Some headaches may be caused by physical or psychological stress (tension headaches)
  • Others are caused by sinus pressure (sinus headaches)
  • Cluster headaches refer to particularly intense headaches that tend to happen around the same time each day

On the other hand, migraines often involve other symptoms aside from head pain. They may include dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, as well as severe fatigue (tiredness). Migraines may occur in different phases, which may involve symptoms and signs like blurred vision, mood disturbances, and trouble with speech.

What is Botox? Is it safe?

Botox is created from botulinum toxin. While the idea of being injected with a toxin may sound scary, Botox actually contains such a miniscule amount of toxin that there is little chance of dangerous side effects. Since 2010, the FDA has recognized Botox as a safe treatment for migraines when administered by a licensed medical professional.

How does Botox work for migraines?

Botox works by reducing muscle contractions and stopping  neurotransmitters from sending pain signals to your brain. This can help reduce the pain caused by migraines and lets many patients enjoy daily life without interruption.

The effect is only temporary, so patients will need to receive ongoing treatment. The most common treatment timeline involves an injection every 12 weeks, or four times per year. It may take several weeks to experience migraine relief after an injection. Dr A will adjust this timeline according to your individual needs.

How effective is Botox for migraines?

Botox helps improve quality of life for migraine sufferers and can help to convert a migraine from chronic to episodic. Studies show that 47% of patients had a 50% or greater reduction in the number of days with headache.
Response is usually seen after the first or second set of injections. One in four people respond well to the first or second set of injections, and half need more than two sets of injections to get a good response.
The biological effect of Botox on nerves takes several days or a few weeks to work. You should not expect chronic migraine to improve properly in less than 4 weeks. Some patients do not start to improve until after their second set of injections which is given 12 weeks after the first set of injections.
Around 1 in 4 patients do not respond to the injections at all and only 1 in 10 people respond to a third set of injections if the first two sets of injections fail.

Customer Testimonials

Excellent, professional and friendly service for Laser hair removal.

Vicky Davenport

I have had several fractional laser sessions at Lynton Lasers on what was very severe post acne scarring to the whole of my back. The scarring varied in severity from slight pitting to large patches (2cm squares) of hypertrophic scars. These scars were approximately 18 years old and something I had just learnt to live with. I never really believed anything could be done about them. We started the course of laser with a curious mind to see what results could be achieved but with very little expectation. The treatments were quick and it is absolutely tolerable. There was some sunburn type of heat to the area afterwards but pretty much completely gone after an hour or so. The area then scabbed and I kept it heavily moisturised with a petroleum for about a week. The results have gradually been improving over a 6 month period with in this time I probably had about 3 treatments. The results have been outstanding, the scarring is still visible and will never disappear completely but the difference has been life changing. The confidence I feel to wear clothing and swimwear that reveal that area of my body without feeling embarrassed is amazing. I am hooked and am now curious as what else laser machines can achieve for me!!! Many thanks to the Lynton Team.

Katie Mares

I've been a client of Kirsty's for some time and cannot rate her or the clinic highly enough, Kirsty and the team are professional, knowledgeable, and hugely experienced in laser and skin care, they offer a plethora of solutions to skin and body concerns and generally a lot more than perhaps you initially realise therefore it's worth looking on the website where you'll find an extensive list of treatments, I would not go anywhere else for laser or skincare, I understand they are introducing new treatments in the new year so look forward to trying them!!

Sharon Parkes

As always you receive an excellent professional service from the lynton staff, they are friendly, very knowledgeable, attentive to your needs and results. I completely have lots of trust in their work with lasers and will always return to them for treatment. Thanks Kirsty

Karen, Sale

Very helpful and friendly

Leah Hague

The treatment really works, lovely staff and great customer service.

Susan Barrington-Smith

Friendly , professional and knowledgeable. I have every confidence in them

Tracy Robinson

Very good, efficient, knowledgeable, and professional as always

Megan, Sandbach

Loved my experience here, Emma was so helpful and my treatment was amazing! So delighted with the results from the laser hair removal so far, I used to shave everyday and now I shave once a week at most  

Donna M

From the moment I walked into reception, to the time spent in the treatment room, I was well looked after.

Amanda Usher , Lynton Clinic Customer, 2015

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