Treat Headaches with Botox

Do you suffer from frequent migraines? Botox injections offered by your Brigham City and North Logan, UT, dermatologists, Dr. Robert Young and Dr. Jared Heaton of Rocky Mountain Dermatology, could reduce the frequency of your headaches.

What is Botox?

Botox is made from an FDA-approved, purified form of the botulinum toxin. The injections are often used to treat wrinkles and fine lines because they prevent movement in the muscles that control facial expressions. Botox also can be helpful if you have migraine headaches. Injecting Botox at strategic locations prevents pain signals from reaching your brain, makes pain receptors less sensitive, and affects the pain processing centers in the brain.

Who can benefit from Botox?

During your visit to the Brigham City or North Logan, UT, dermatology office your skin doctor may recommend Botox injections if:

  • You have migraine headaches 15 or more days a month
  • You're 18 or older
  • You can't tolerate other migraine treatments
  • Other migraine treatments haven't been helpful (Health insurance companies usually require that patients try several migraine medications before approving Botox treatments.)

How soon does Botox start working?

The effects of Botox usually last about three months. During those first three months, you may notice that you experience fewer headaches, but you'll probably need several rounds of treatments to experience the full benefits of Botox. In addition to reducing the number of headaches you get every month, Botox treatments may also decrease the intensity of your migraines.

What happens during Botox treatment?

Your dermatologist injects Botox at various spots in your temples, forehead, neck, shoulders and the back of your head. Thanks to the small needles used to inject Botox, you might only feel a slight pricking sensation during the treatment. Botox sessions usually last about 15 to 30 minutes. After your appointment, you can immediately resume your normal activities. Scheduling Botox treatments every three months is the best way to keep your headaches under control.

Relieve your chronic headache pain with Botox! Schedule an appointment with your dermatologists in Brigham City and North Logan, UT, Dr. Young and Dr. Heaton of Rocky Mountain Dermatology by calling (435) 787-0560 for the North Logan office or (801) 827-9100 for the Brigham City office.

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