Migraines and chronic headaches affect a significant number of the general population, and can be a debilitating medical issue. Anti-Wrinkle Injections have been shown to effectively reduce severity and incidence of these debilitating headaches in a large portion of headache sufferers. Medical studies have shown these treatments to be significant in reducing episodes and severity of chronic headaches.
More and more people are turning to the evidence based medical treatment of Anti-Wrinkle Injections as an approach to dealing with Migraines and Chronic Headaches.
The evidence base for Migraine and Chronic Headaches being successfully treated by Anti-Wrinkle Injections is so strong that the Australian Government has recently added this treatment to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, meaning that this treatment is covered by Medicare.
How does it work?
Treatment of Migraines and Chronic Headaches through Anti-Wrinkle Injections was initially discovered by accident. People were reporting significant improvement in these headaches following treatment for prevention of wrinkles. Following several pharmaceutical studies, Anti-Wrinkle Injections have now been recognised as an important treatment option for people who suffer from Migraines and Chronic Headaches.
Although the specific action of Anti-Wrinkle Injections in preventing onset and reducing severity of headaches is unclear, this treatment is thought to both relieve muscle stress, as well as reduce pain pathways related to Migraine and Chronic headache pain.
How and where are these injections performed?
Treatment is performed through symetrical injections on both sides of the body. Injection locations depend on each individuals headache distribution, however the most common sites are the Glabella (Frown Lines), Forehead, Crows Feet and Upper Neck. Injections are administered on both sides, as evidence has shown that single side injections can give the sensation of migraines switching from one side to the other. Injecting both sides prevents this switch from happening.
Following Anti-Wrinkle Injection administration, affects are initially generally slow, established within the first 3-4 weeks. For many Migraine and Chronic Headache sufferers, repeat injections at the 3-4 month mark allow prophylactic treatment. Acute headaches can be successfuly treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections, howver, regular treatment preventing headaches from occuring is often better than treating them once they have set in.
There are thought to be two major mechanisms of action. Firstly, these injections are thought to reduce local muscle tone, thereby reducing pressure and strain and effectively relieving the tension aspect of some headaches. Secondly, there are though to be actions of this product that are unrelated to muscle tone effects. Specifically, the medical community postulates that Anti-Wrinkle products directly decrease pain molecules and pathways related to Migraine and Chronic Headache pain. By reducing these molecules and pathways, pain chemicals are reduced and less headache pain in produced.
What will it cost?
The cost of treatment is dependant on individual requirements, which Migrain and Chornic Headache treatment a very specialised and individualistic treatment. Typically treatment starts from $390 as a stand alone price. Cost is approximately $5-$7 per unit of product used. Book a consultation or treatment to discuss treatment options, products and outlay with our specialised team of Cosmetic Doctors.