Botox or Dysport for Migraine headache

Dr. Parvin Shafa a dermatologist in Irvine, Orange County is an expert in diagnosing and treating different types of headaches including migraine headaches. Her expertise is the use of Botox and Dysport injection, not only for anti-aging, but also in the treatment of botox for migraines, which is now approved by the FDA.

Dr. Parvin Shafa suffers from migraines herself, allowing her to understand how debilitating they can be. Her strong background in medicine helps her make the correct diagnosis and gives her the ability to provide appropriate treatment. Dr. Parvin Shafa has had hands-on experience with Botox injections for migraine headaches since 1996.

What is a Migraine headache?

A migraine is a type of vascular headache typically characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head. The pain may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light, sound, and or touch. Attacks can last from four to 72 hours and be debilitating. Alcohol, certain foods, changes in sleep patterns, stress, menstruation, smells, bright lights and changes in barometric pressure are some of the things that can trigger a migraine in susceptible people.

Killing two birds with one stone!

You can have Botox or Dysport Injections for migraine headache while simultaneously benefiting from the cosmetic effect as well. Dr. Parvin Shafa uses her expertise to customize a Botox or Dysport injection plan based on your needs and the type of wrinkle that you desire to correct. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shafa to be evaluated and educated regarding what can be done for your specific case.

How Botox or Dysport works for migraine “a vascular type headache”?

In migraine patients, it’s believed forehead muscles somehow pinch the nearby nerves and trigger the headache symptoms. BOTOX temporarily relaxes the muscles and can eliminate or reduce migraine pain. Most patients remain migraine-free or experience a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of attacks after Botox injection for migraine.

How common is migraine headache?

According to the National Headache Foundation, about 28 million Americans experience migraines. Women are affected about three times more often than men. The condition leads to more than 157 million lost workdays a year.

Is migraine headache a hereditary disease?

Heredity seems to play a role in the risk for migraines. When only one parent suffers from migraines, a child has a 50 percent chance of also being affected. If both parents have migraines, a child’s risk jumps to 75 percent.

Migraine treatments

Before considering any medications for migraine you must try to identify and avoid migraine triggering factors. Common migraine headache provoking drinks and foods are alcohol especially red wine, cheese, chocolate and other factors such as, stress, lack of sleep and more.

What are Medication options to treat migraine?

Botox or Dysport can control migraine headaches completely or can be used in conjunction with other medications to decrease frequency and intensity of migraines headaches.

If you suffer from frequent headaches you might benefit from preventive treatment which may be as simple as low dose medication that can decrease frequency and intensity of headaches, however; once the symptoms start, medications may not be helpful. Three over-the-counter medications have been approved for migraine relief — Excedrin® Migraine, Advil® Migraine, and Motrin® Migraine Pain. If you fail the above treatments, then you will treated with migraine specific drugs such as Sumatriptan (Imitrex, Maxalt, Relapax, Zomig, and more) and some other medications are helpful as well.

Please feel free to call us or ask question if you suffer from headaches. You will be medically
evaluated and treated with or without Botox or Dysport.

Contact Us!

If you are suffering from acne, feel free to call us to make an appointment to see Dr. Shafa. During your appointment, Dr. Shafa will evaluate your skin as well as overall health. After the type and cause of acne is diagnosed, Dr. Shafa will explain the variety of treatment options best suited to your needs and help select the best regimen for you and your skin. If you have questions prior to your visit, please do not hesitate to ask here.