Patients of Board Certified Knoxville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto generally recognize BOTOX Cosmetic, the highly-effective, non-surgical solution to such “dynamic wrinkles” as:
- Crow’s feet;
- Brow lines, and;
- Laugh and smile lines.
But some people may be less familiar with an alternative, Food and Drug Administration-approved use for BOTOX Cosmetic: Migraine headache treatment.
Roughly 12 percent of Americans suffer from migraines, a neurological disorder that is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Pulsating pain, often on one side of the head;
- Discomfort that lasts between 2 hours and three days;
- Nausea and vomiting, and;
- Sensitivity to light, sound and smell.
Studies show that BOTOX Cosmetic can help alleviate frequent migraines in some sufferers for up to three months.
The FDA backed BOTOX for this use after a government study of adult, chronic migraine sufferers indicated that when those patients received regular BOTOX injections at painful pressure points, the majority experienced some degree of relief.
Although side effects from this treatment were minimal, people who did experience them reported neck discomfort, swallowing problems, and muscle spasms.
Each migraine sufferer is different. So if you’re seeking an alternative treatment to chronic migraine and have questions about whether you’re a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic, or about using BOTOX for this purpose, please contact the offices of Dr. Dean Kleto online or call us directly at (865) 366-4755 or toll free at (877) 907-0747 to schedule an appointment.