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headache botoxBotox has many uses. Generally, we think about it in terms of lip injections and smoothing wrinkles but Botox can also treat migraines. Consider a recent article for WFMJ.com titled “Botox used in the treatment of migraine headaches.”

Kate Keller of WMFJ.com writes, “Most commonly known for its cosmetic enhancements, Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles. For migraine sufferers, who have headache trigger points in their brows, temple, back of the neck or deep inside of their nose, Botox can provide relief. ‘We can weaken the muscles around these sensory nerves on the face called the trigeminal nerve, weakening those muscles decreases irritation to those nerves thereby decreasing that cascade of irritation that causes a migraine,’ said plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Cash with Mercy Health… For some people, Botox can dramatically reduce pain. Dr. Cash says some people will see a complete reduction in headaches while other people will see a 50% reduction in pain and frequency. If a patient finds success with Botox, they can opt to take treatment a step further.”

Today Style also looks at other uses for Botox in a recent article titled “Why are women injecting Botox into their scalps?” Rheanna Murray of Today Style writes, “Anyone who’s paid up to $50 for a salon blowout knows how frustrating it can be when sweat gets in the way of perfectly straight, glossy hair. That’s why some women are turning to Botox to minimize perspiration at the hairline and wait longer in between washes. Dr. George Aglialoro, founder and medical director of N4 Med Spa and Salon in New York City, told TODAY.com he recently had two patients request Botox injections in their scalps so they could go to SoulCycle and work up a sweat without ruining their hair. ‘We tried it, and so far it’s working for them,’ he said, pointing out that Botox has long been used in the underarms as a treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. ‘It made sense to me that you can also use it in the scalp,’ Dr. Aglialoro said. ‘[Botox] helps paralyze the muscle that squeezes out the sweat.’”

If you are considering Botox for wrinkles, you need a surgeon you can trust. Dr. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

With Dr. Moulton-Barrett, a Botox and Xeomin treatment only takes a few minutes and the results can be seen in just a few days. This treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, uses a fine needle to inject the Botox and Xeomin into specific facial muscles. Also, this procedure requires no anesthesia and can take place right in your physician’s office. Although no anesthesia is required, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.

If you’re considering Botox, contact us for a consultation.