Living with migraines is truly debilitating. Your whole life is planned around your next attack or trying to prevent one. In my case, it has been a more than 20-year plight. I have tried everything-elimination diet, anti-depressants (even though I didn’t need them but my GP was at her wit’s ends on how to treat me), daily preventative medicine, vitamins, pretty heavy-duty knock you out drugs, you name it, I have tried it. I have had episodes that were so bad, I had to literally leave my car on the side of the highway and call a taxi as I was unable to drive. I have missed major life events-birthdays, holidays, vacations. I always tell myself, it could be worse, some people have it worst than I do, however while you are in the middle of an episode, I can guarantee you that probably nothing feels more terrible than a migraine.
Enter my life-changing treatment with Botox Therapeutic. While we know Botox is commonly known as an anti-aging treatment, it has many other functions. It has been proven to decrease the severity and occurrence of migraines in patients. Well, it certainly worked for me. It is strategically administered in the forehead, top of the hairline, temples, head, neck and some cases shoulders. This must be done by a well-trained expert in Botox for migraines and they will determine the best course of treatment for you. I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Hany Demian, a true leader and expert in the treatment of migraines with Botox to take me on as a patient and haven’t looked back. I went from having a migraine or 2 per week, lasting anywhere from 2 to 3 days each (you do the math on that) to being 30 to 70 days migraine free! I also find when I do get a migraine, I am able to control or get rid of it quicker and go on with my daily life.
I have made it part of my mission here at SkinStudioMD not only to promote a beautiful outside but to feel good on the inside. If you or someone you know is suffering from migraines, we can help.