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Botox For Migraines

Montclair Rejuvenation Center

Aesthetics Med Spa & Botox for Migraines located in Verona, NJ & West Caldwell, NJ

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, you may need more than over-the-counter medications to relieve your pain. At Montclair Rejuvenation Center in Verona and West Caldwell, New Jersey, Kelly Distefano, MD, and her team offer Botox® as a highly effective treatment. Schedule an appointment by phone or book your appointment online today to learn more.

What is Botox®?

Botox is a neurotoxin that patients often use for cosmetic and medical purposes. It’s mostly known for smoothing out wrinkles and giving you a youthful appearance, but it also helps relieve different types of headaches. 

Botox is made from Clostridium botulinum, a toxin that can harm you when taken orally in its unpurified form. However, when used in very small doses in its purified medical form, it blocks the communication between your nerves and muscles, which forces your muscles to relax and stop their contractions.

At Montclair Rejuvenation Center, the patient-focused team works to help you feel your best and live a high quality of life. They treat many conditions with a wide range of services to give you superior personalized care.

How does Botox help with headaches?

Migraines and tension headaches can be debilitating. Symptoms may include:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Throbbing pain in your head
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stiffness in your neck
  • Pain on one or both sides of your head

Rather than Botox tackling your pain once it starts, it can stop your migraines before they begin. It blocks the pain signals that travel from your nerves to your brain, making your tension-related muscle contractions in your head stop.

At your appointment, Dr. Distefano evaluates the frequency and type of headaches from which you suffer to determine if Botox might be right for you.

What can I expect during a Botox treatment?

Your practitioner at Montclair Rejuvenation Center uses a tiny needle to inject the Botox solution into targeted areas around your head and neck. The procedure feels tolerable, like tiny pinpricks, and it only takes about 20 minutes.

In most cases, you experience relief right away. For others, it may take multiple treatments to reach optimal results. Repeated treatments every 12 weeks can help you gain complete control over your migraines.

Is Botox safe?

Botox became recognized as an FDA-approved safe treatment in 2010. However, it’s imperative that you have a licensed professional like those at Montclair Rejuvenation Center administer your Botox.

You may experience minor side effects, such as:

  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Bruising
  • Dry mouth

You might also notice some redness and swelling at the injection site, but these conditions are normal and temporary.

You can trust the experts at Montclair Rejuvenation Center to answer your questions and safely treat you with Botox.

To schedule a consultation about Botox for your migraines, call the friendly office staff at 862-284-3747, or book your appointment online today.