Chronic Migraine and Severe Headache TreatmentThe Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
Our specialist doctor , Dr Salinda Johnson at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic in Knightsbridge, London can prescribe Botulinum toxin injections for patients as a preventative therapy for headaches in chronic migraines.
Treatment with botulinum toxin type A may help reduce the number of headache days you currently experience in connection with your chronic migraine.
What is a chronic migraine?
It’s estimated that about 1-2% of people worldwide suffer from chronic migraine. If you suffer from migraine headaches, you will know that they have specific characteristics and accompanying symptoms that are not seen with normal headaches. The pain of migraine headaches can be severe, and is often accompanied by excessive sensitivity to light, loud sounds or smells/odours, as well as nausea and/or vomiting.
As you know, experiencing headaches and migraines so frequently has a huge impact on your life and what you are able to do.
What causes a migraine?
It is still not exactly clear what triggers a migraine. Several things may work together to start the chain of events leading to a migraine. It is even possible that these things are different in different people.
However, the latest scientific research suggests that headaches and migraines are caused by confusing signals that are sent and received by the brain. Nerves that detect pain seem to become over-sensitive to harmless activities (such as brushing your hair), and tell the brain that the head is in overwhelming pain when it isn’t.
What is Botox?
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a protein produced by Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It relaxes muscles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. The cosmetic effect of Botox was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regularly used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance than a traditional form of treatment such as plastic surgery.
What does the treatment involve?
Before your treatment: Starting a new course of migraine treatment is a major step. So before recommending treatment your doctor will have checked that it is a suitable treatment for you. A thorough consultation is carried out by our specialist doctor. Once your treatment has started, if you notice any side effects you should contact the clinic straight away.
The treatment: Your treatment consists of a set of injections that you will have in our clinic. Our specialist doctor will inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin type A into the muscles around your shoulders, neck and head. Each session will take about 15 min.
After the treatment: You may get some bumps on the skin at the places where you were injected, but these should disappear within a few hours. You should not rub the places where you have been injected for 24 hours to ensure the treatment works effectively.
Will I still need to take my painkillers or migraine prescription medication?
Although patients may still het some headaches or migraines, they may happen less often and might not last for so long. Patients will find that they do not need to take quite so much of their headache medicines as they did before.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Botulinum toxin injections can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. In general, side effects occur within the first few days following injection and last only for a short time. In rare cases, they may last for several months or longer.
How often should I have the treatment?
You will need to have this treatment once every 12 weeks.
How much does the treatment cost?
Prices for the migraine removal is £600
Why have your treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
1. SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in the Tear trough treatment procedure
2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
3. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. We are based a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station
4. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic
5. PREMIUM MEDICATION : We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment
6. We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) registered and a SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we carry out treatments, hygiene and patient care to the highest of standards.
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*Price Note: Any prices quoted on this site are our standard prices. Be aware that prices may be subject to change without notice or tailored to your individual requirements or may be part of a promotion/special offer. You will be made fully aware of the total cost of any treatments following a free consultation before your treatment.