Dr. Monica Tadros specializes in headaches and migraines treatment with Botox injections for her patients in NYC & NJ. Even though most of us know of Botox Cosmetic as the facial filler for wrinkle treatments in the cosmetic industry, Botox injections are also recognized as a valuable treatment for everything from excessive sweating, voice therapy to treating headaches and migraines. For many patients in the NJ area who are constantly suffering from the severe headaches known as migraines, Botox injections are becoming a successful treatment.
Interested in learning more about the available treatments for headaches and migraines in NYC & NJ with Botox? Please schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Monica Tadros by calling her facial plastic surgery office at NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430.
Dr. Monica Tadros, M.D., NJ Double Board-certified plastic surgeon, and Asst. Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Columbia University has successfully treated many patients with migraines and headaches with Botox injections. Her office is conveniently located in Bergen County near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631.
Many migraine clinics and plastic surgeons in New Jersey, including Dr. Monica Tadros, now offer Botox a headache treatment.
Causes of Migraines and Headaches
Researchers are not sure what causes a migraine, although they know it involves changes in the brain’s blood flow. At first, blood vessels narrow or constrict, reducing blood flow and leading to visual disturbances, difficulty speaking, weakness, numbness, tingling sensation in one area of the body, or other similar symptoms. Later, the blood vessels dilate or enlarge, leading to increased blood flow and a severe headache.
Quick Migraine Statistics
In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from migraines. Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines, and 2-3 million migraine suffers are chronic. *
Almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month, while more than 11 million people blame migraines for causing moderate to severe disability. *
* Source: Migraine.com
After repeated clinical studies, Botox has officially earned FDA approval to treat chronic migraines and headaches.
How Does Botox Work for Migraines and Headaches
During a Botox migraine treatment, our surgeon will inject into the forehead, neck, and shoulders where patients are experiencing the most pain and tension.
The botulinum toxin is thought to eliminate migraines by reducing muscle tension, which creates less strain on the nervous system. Furthermore, headaches that occur are often less severe because Botox blocks pain receptors in the nerve cells.
Candidates that are most likely to receive benefits of treatment of migraines and headaches with Botox injections are those who:
- Physically healthy
- Do not have a history of neuromuscular diseases
- Not Pregnant
- 18 years old or over
Not a Good Candidate
Botox is not recommended for people with the following issues:
- Drooping eyelids
- Weakness in targeted muscles
- Thick facial skin
- Skin disorders located near potential injection sites
- Marked facial asymmetry
If you are unsure whether you are an ideal candidate for Botox injections for migraines and headaches, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Monica Tadros today.
What Are the Benefits of Botox Injections
If you have chronic migraines, Botox injections may be the right solution for you. Botox blocks nerve signals and paralyzes the muscle. Botox headache treatment stops neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botox prevents headaches before they start. Patients reported that Botox injections for migraines reduced the number of days with headaches by 50%.
Botox is the first FDA-approved treatment for migraines. It is the number one prescribed treatment for headaches. Since it had been approved in 2010, over 500,000 people with chronic migraines have been treated with Botox.
The Botox procedure for migraine treatment in NJ consists of several shots in your forehead and neck every 12 weeks to block these pain signals. It takes about 15 minutes. Let your doctor know if you have more severe pain in one area, as you may need more shots there.
Most insurance plans cover the cost of Botox. The Botox Savings Program helps you cover any out-of-pocket costs. You can pay as little as $0 for your Botox headache treatment. The Botox Saving Program also sends you treatment reminders, Botox information, and lifestyle tips.
You don’t need to go far to treat your chronic migraines. Find a Botox headache treatment near you in NJ.
Risks and Side Effects
Possible side effects of Botox injections migraine and headache treatments can include sensitivity or discomfort at the injection site, swelling, light bruising, and possible bleeding. If patients experience side effects for several days or more, they should immediately contact their doctor.
Request your no-obligation consultation for migraines and headaches treatment with Botox injections in NYC & NJ with Dr. Monica Tadros. Please use the contact form to receive additional information or call NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430.