At the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, we offer Botox for cosmetic use as well as medicinal use. Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment done on thousands of people each year to treat wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used for various medical concerns such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), urinary inconsistency, and migraines. Dr. John Iacobucci offers Botox for cosmetic use and for migraines at his Grand Rapids office.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator created from an injectable form of Botulinum toxin. This was developed for medical use and eventually become a popular way to treat signs of aging on the face. Botox can help to stop people from getting migraines as well. If you have frequent migraines a Botox injection might be the answer.
How is Botox Used for Migraines?
The Botox injection helps to stop muscles from contracting. For the use of migraines, it is injected into areas around pain fibers that cause headaches. The Botox injection will enter the nerve endings and block the release of chemicals that are involved in pain transmission. This helps to prevent the migraines before they even start. Most doctors recommend two or three treatment sessions for maximum results. The treatments are quick, only taking about twenty minutes from start to finish. Most Botox effects last about three months, at which time you can get repeat treatments to maintain results.
Recovery from Botox
The side effects for Botox use for migraines is not as extensive as for cosmetic injectables. Most patients may experience some discomfort like soreness afterward, but this usually subsides quickly. There is no official downtime associated with Botox for migraines.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox for Migraines?
To get Botox for migraines, patients should be at least 18 years of age or older. This treatment works best for those who experience chronic migraines. This means that you have headaches on 15 or more days during a single month. Botox is not recommended for patients who experience fewer headaches. At a consultation with Dr. Iacobucci, he will go over your lifestyle, allergies, and medical history to make sure you can safely undergo this treatment.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you have chronic migraines and have been looking for a solution, then come into Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids. Dr. John Iacobucci will create a personalized treatment plan for you to help with your migraines. We serve patients from in and around Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities.