BOTOX® and Cosmetic Surgery To Stop Migraines?
It is thought that some people have physical migraine triggers on the sides or back of the head. Those would be muscle areas that for some reason tense up and begin the development of a migraine. Perhaps if those muscles were unable to contract, those migraines could be prevented.
To test this theory, a clinical trial was performed on 75 people who suffer from severe migraines. Researchers used BOTOX® to prevent the trigger muscles from contracting. BOTOX® works by paralyzing the specific muscle where it is injected.
The study participants received BOTOX® injections and were then monitored for six to eight months until the BOTOX® wore off. During that time their incidence of migraines was recorded.
Results were mixed, but some participants had significantly fewer migraines. Those who responded well to BOTOX® had the option of removing the trigger areas through cosmetic surgery procedures like facelifts or forehead lifts. For at least a few of the migraine sufferers, the cosmetic surgery solutions significantly reduced their pain.
Perhaps BOTOX® followed by cosmetic surgery will become a migraine treatment in the future. Meanwhile, Dr. Rai offers BOTOX® for smoothing out frown lines and forehead wrinkles and he offers a wide array of cosmetic surgery procedures.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic surgery like facelifts or brow lifts, please contact our Dallas, Texas cosmetic surgery office today to schedule your initial consultation.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...