How to prepare for BOTOX Injections for migraines?

How to prepare for BOTOX Injections for migraines in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar


BOTOX is considered to be an effective treatment for chronic migraines but not for other types of headaches like cluster headache, tension headache or episodic migraine. The injections contain botulinum toxin that plays role by paralyzing the activities of muscles. These BOTOX injections are gaining popularity in the field of medicine as well as cosmetics. If you suffer from headache more than 15 days a month, BOTOX Injections For Migraines in Islamabad may reduce the frequency.

What And Why Side Effects Can Occur?

The treatment commonly works by injecting bacterial toxin into the skin. Body recognizes it as a foreign substance and generates immune response. Because of this natural immunity following symptoms may result:

  • Nausea
  • Bruising
  • Muscle weakness
  • Drooping of eye-lids
  • Swelling on the area of treatment
  • Pain and tenderness at injection site

Choose Your Doctor Correctly

It is important to use BOTOX under the immense care of doctor. The doctor you have chosen should have significant knowledge of injecting injections precisely and accurately in order to prevent side-effects. The therapy can be alarming when administered wrongly. It is necessary to ask for a referral from your doctor who has years of experience in administering Botox treatments and specialization in conditions related to migraine. At Cosmesurge International Hospital, a skilled and properly certified doctor can advise you on the procedure and help determine if it best suits your needs and health.

How To Prepare?

Once you’ve made a decision of undergoing the treatment, tell your doctor if you have received any BOTOX injections in past months or if you take muscle relaxants, sleeping pills or allergy medications, do inform him about these as well. The treatment may result in bleeding and bruising. For reducing the risk, the doctor restricts taking of blood thinners for several days.

Preparing For Side Effects Before The Procedure:

To prepare for the side effects you will experience immediately after the injection, start with the following steps given below:

  • Answer truthfully about your medical history
  • Talk to your doctor about ceasing to take certain medications
  • Avoid consuming alcohol minimum two days before the treatment
  • Plan to stop taking any aspirin like medication as it causes bleeding

Reducing Side Effects On The Day Of Procedure:

Our doctor uses a thin needle to inject little amount of botulinum toxin into the skin or muscles. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated.

  • Use ice-back in order to get rid of bruising
  • Bring Non-steroid medications to avoid headache
  • Arrange someone to drive you home after the treatment
  • Avoid heavy exercising and weight lifting for a day or two
  • Notify your doctor if you experience any adverse side effects

Finally A Word For Encouragement:

The alleviation of BOTOX injections for migraines was first discovered when a woman suffering from migraine was carrying out the procedure for cosmetic reasons. But she noticed that her migraine was completely reduced. The doctor and the company that creates Botox saw an opportunity to tap into the sick community rather than being limited to plastic surgery community. Studies were done and positive results were found.

Approach Cosmesurge International Hospital today if you are looking for migraine treatment in Islamabad.

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