An unbearable severe headache, nausea, vision problems and seizures that suddenly bring a person to the ground is an experience that a person with a (migraine) often experiences.
Occasionally, these headaches are so annoying and problematic that the person faces with severe and unacceptable injuries and pains.
The treatment of this type of headache varies according to its type and the number of attacks, which Botox can be cited among them.
Migraine is one of the types of headaches that, unfortunately, with very severe attacks, can paralyze the patient and also affect a person’s social and occupational behaviors.
So, its treatment and prevention of migraine attacks for these people play a vital and key role in their lives. Although an essential treatment of migraine attacks has not yet been discovered, but it is possible to prevent migraine attacks by using certain conditions and treatments.
Chronic migraine Botox method is one of the methods that has been approved by the FDA and its effects proved on the headache since 2010.
Now let’s find out, who will see the effect of Botox injection on headaches? This is the question that most clients ask for migraines at Dr. Feily’s dermatology clinic.
The answer is that Botox injections are useful for chronic types of migraines. Chronic migraines mean that the patient suffers from daily neurological headaches in addition to migraine attacks, And he experiences headaches for many days monthly. If someone experiences a lower rate of headache (14 days of a month or less) or another type of headache, such as a cluster headache, this type of treatment will not work for him.
Botox is a botulinum toxin or neurotoxin made by the bacterial Clostridium botulinum.
Neurotoxins are substances that affect the structure or function of the nervous system. If this toxin ingests with spoiled food, it can cause a reaction called botulism because it blocks nerve signals and causes muscle paralysis.
But Botox injections are safe because they are not digested in the stomach and its amount is much less than what exists in spoiled food. Doctors initially used this substance to remove wrinkles on their face because it can relax and calm facial muscles. It also helps people with cerebral palsy to control spasms and tics.
Doctors who used this substance to remove facial wrinkles, later found that patients reported that their headaches decreased significantly, and this incident led to the study of the effect of Botox migraine injections on treatment of this type of headache.
Botox is a treatment that has many uses. In addition to being used in the treatment of migraines and helping to cure some diseases caused by muscles disordering and nerves of the face and eyes, and even apart from its cosmetic uses; They also used to reduce sweating in the body.
According to the young dermatologist, Dr. Amir Feily, as Botox alters the function of some neurotransmitters, and these are the chemicals in the body that instruct the body to react in a certain way; Botox blocks the neurotransmitters that connect to the sweat glands.
Underarm Botox injections can reduce underarm sweating by 82-87%. This effect usually lasts 4-12 months, or in some cases up to 14 months. People who receive Botox injections under their armpits will see results 2-4 days after treatment.
The full effects are usually visible within 2 weeks.
It is essential to consult your doctor before sweating to make sure you do not have an underlying disease such as thyroid disorders and to know if Botox injections are right for you.
Finally, it can be considered that Botox injection is almost uncomplicated and effective for treating chronic migraines as well as reducing sweating. And actually in the case of sweating, it can easily relieve a person from excessive sweating for about 6 months to a year.
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