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Botox is Safe and Effective Treatment of Migraines and Other Neurological Disorders

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

The same drug that smooths out your skin can help soothe your headaches if you suffer from chronic migraines. Severe, recurrent headaches significantly affect patient’s quality of life. Botox, consisting of botulinum toxin type A, decreases frequency of migraines in some patients.

Botox for Migraines

Botox is prescribed for people who have severe debilitating migraines. It is not approved for use in adults who suffer fewer than 14 headache days every month. Each headache episode must last at least four hours.

American Academy of Neurology 

American Academy of Neurology recently updated its guidelines and approved the use of Botox for migraines and certain other neurological disorders. These include:

  •  blepharospasm –  a condition causing a disabling eyelid closure
  •  cervical dystonia – involuntary contractions of the neck and upper shoulder muscles
  •  adult spasticity
  •  stroke
  •  spinal cord injuries.

While the FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2010, American Academy of Neurology did not include Botox treatments for migraines in its guidelines until April 2016. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how Botox works in reducing chronic migraine, although research indicates it may inhibit pain by reducing pain pathway expression involving specific nerve cells.

The Procedure

The injections are performed on certain areas of your neck and head. Patients receive injections roughly every three months for about a year. As a result, most patients enjoy significantly more pain-free days.

Botox has not yet been scientifically proven to work on tension, cluster or other types of headaches.

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Keep Your Valentine Looking Pristine For Valentine’s Day with Botox, Not Withering Roses!

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

Having trouble finding the perfect Valentine’s day gift for your special someone? Not in the mood for a fancy, candle lit meal? A new study by the The Good Surgeon Guide has found that seventy eight percent of women want Botox for Valentines Day!

It can be troubling trying to find the perfect Valentines day gift and for the most part the typical gifts always include flowers, chocolate, candle-lit dinners or romantic pajamas; which are nice, but not age defying. You may think your special someone looks perfect the way they are, it just does not matter. Women not only want Botox, they would be completely impressed if they were given Botox for Valentines Day.

Furthermore, only seven percent of the people surveyed would be annoyed of getting Botox, while fifteen would be concerned but still happy about the cosmetic gift.

Celebrities are getting in on the Botox trend as well. Ms.Obama recently turned fifty and appeared on the cover of Ladies Home Journal. In the article she discussed how she would not rule out Botox and continued the discussion by stating “ Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves.”

Statistic Brain provides specifics on the number of people who receive Botox treatments which, according to their study, is around 2.95 million people.

If you are thinking about investing in botox for someone special, here are four great tips to inquire about before the big purchase:

● Do research on the Botox procedure. Find out what exactly botox entails.
● Make sure that the specialist doing the procedure is qualified.
● Check to see if this is a type of cosmetic procedure that the individual you’re getting it for likes.
● Find out what the results of the procedure.

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Three questions to ask before getting Botox

Posted on May 18, 2012 by olga

The decision to get Botox is an important one. Because Botox it is a medical procedure, it is important for you to be well-informed before you make that decision. Additionally, you want to be confident in your choice of provider. This is a delicate procedure and should only be performed by someone you trust. The following three questions will help you decide if Botox is right for you:

1. Who will be performing the injection?

It is absolutely crucial that the person who is actually performing the injection is well-trained and experienced in the procedure. When unqualified people inject Botox, the results can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. The procedure should be performed by a doctor or a registered nurse who has been trained in the procedure. Be especially careful of people who market themselves as “injection specialists,” as this is not a title that requires any sort of certification or training.

2. Is Botox a good choice for me?

Botox is, first and foremost, a medical procedure. This means that while it may be a good choice for many people, it may not be a good choice for everyone. Some health conditions and medications may interact with Botox. You should discuss your health conditions with your doctor and let your Botox provider know which medications you take so that your doctor can inform you of any potential risks or safety issues.

3. How is your Botox stored and when is it reconstituted?

Botox should be carefully stored to meet the conditions on the package. Once Botox has been reconstituted, it begins to lose potency. Reconstituted Botox must be used within six hours. Ideally, your Botox dose will be prepared shortly before your appointment.

Once these questions have been answered satisfactorily, the decision to get Botox should be much easier.

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