MIGRAINE HEADACHE BOTOX VANCOUVER: BOTOX FOR HEADACHES

In Vancouver, many individuals grapple with the pain and symptoms of chronic migraine headache, prompting many to seek medical treatments, including botox treatments. While medications such as NSAID’s 以及 triptans are available to reduce migraine pain, Botox®肉毒 has emerged as a practical solution, consistently demonstrating superior efficacy in preventing migraine attacks before they come. If you suffer from migraines chronically and have had no success with other medical interventions, migraine botox treatment may be your solution.

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疗程知识

  • 治疗时间: 30分钟
  • 恢复时间: 不需要恢复期
  • 起效: 1-2 weeks; Best results with improvement of symptoms will generally be seen at 4 weeks
  • 花费: Varies with dosing needed for the affected muscles and severity of pain associated with migraine attacks

CHRONIC MIGRAINE TREATMENT: A LIFE CHANGER 

Botox® has been approved by Health Canada since 2011 to alleviate and prevent chronic migraine symptoms. Botox®, also known as botulinum toxin A, works by blocking chemical messengers responsible for muscle contraction. It inhibits the contraction of key facial and cranial muscles such as the frontalis, procerus, corrugator, occipitalis or temporalis to provide semi-permanent relief. To see the transformative effects of Botox®, we invite you for an in-depth assessment and consultation.

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MIGRAINE HEADACHE BOTOX VANCOUVER: HOW DOES IT WORK?

Botox® injections for migraines are done with the PREEMPT protocol, developed and evaluated by many clinical studies, 31 injections of 5 units each are done at different locations over the forehead, sides of the head, the back of the head, as well as neck and shoulders. This  may be modified by the injectors depending on the individual pain patterns of the patient.

MIGRAINE HEADACHE BOTOX VANCOUVER: TREATMENT COST 

For the treatment of Chronic migraine, the recommended dosage of Botox® falls within the range of 155. As of May 2020, the price for a vial of Botox® containing 200 units is $714. This price does not include additional costs such as pharmacy mark-up and dispensing fees. Many private insurance plans, as well as some public plans, may cover either the entire cost or a portion of the expenses associated with Botox® treatment. In some of the cases, your doctor may need to complete a form to verify that other preventive medications have been attempted unsuccessfully before resorting to Botox® treatment. We recommend speaking with the insurance provider and bringing relevant paperwork to the appointment to expedite this process.

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MIGRAINE BOTOX VANCOUVER: RISKS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

在Sparrow MD,我们的高度熟练和获得认证的医疗专业人员团队专门致力于以最高的安全性和卓越性来进行Botox®治疗。 Botox is one of the most researched drugs with proven effects for chronic migraines. Common side effects may include redness, soreness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, which should resolve spontaneously within 3-5 days. Very rarely do people report a mild headache or local neck weakness, which are temporary and generally self resolve after a few days. Botox® Therapeutic is considered a very safe treatment with minimal side effects. Speak to one of our team members today to see how we can help you. 

常见问题FAQ

How quickly does Botox® work for migraines?

You will notice the beneficial effects of Botox® around 1 to 2 weeks post-procedure. Best effects may be seen at 4 weeks with a reduction in severity and frequency of migraine attacks as well as improved function. 

How many treatments of Botox® will I need to treat migraines?

Depending on the severity of your migraine, it may take multiple treatments to experience complete relief with Botox® therapeutic. Most of our patients notice a significant improvement with their initial treatment and may continue to notice improved symptoms over time with maintenance treatments. 

How long does the effect of Botox® last for migraine headaches?

Botox® typically lasts around 3 months, depending on your anatomy and metabolism. Patients usually come back for maintenance treatments every 3-4 months.

What are the side effects of Botox® for migraines?

Temporary side effects of bruising, redness and tenderness in the treatment area are expected. Some patients may experience a headache-like symptom a couple of days following the treatment that painkillers can help alleviate.

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