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Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small doses, it can temporarily paralyze muscles and nerves in the area, preventing them from contracting and causing wrinkles.

However, Botox has also been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada to treat chronic migraines. Chronic migraines are defined as having headaches for at least 15 days a month, with at least eight of those being migraines.

Injections of Botox for migraines are administered every 12 weeks, and treatment can take up to 30 minutes to complete. During the procedure, a healthcare professional will inject the medication into various muscles in the head and neck, where they can help reduce pain and frequency of headaches.

The exact mechanism of how Botox works for migraines is not completely understood, but it is believed that it may interfere with the release of certain chemicals involved in pain signaling, reduce inflammation, and relax muscles that may contribute to headaches.

It is important to note that Botox is not a cure for migraines and may not be effective for everyone. It should only be administered by a licensed healthcare professional and may have side effects, such as muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or drooping of the eyelid. Individuals should discuss the potential benefits and risks of Botox treatment with their doctor before proceeding.

* Results may vary from patient to patient and results are not guaranteed. A complimentary consultation is required to assess client requirements.


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