BOTOX® for Migraines

Migraine sufferers are well aware of the debilitating effects of these excruciating headaches, as well as the drawbacks of migraine medication. In recent years, BOTOX® injections have proven to provide significant relief for many people suffering from migraines, decreasing both their frequency and intensity for months at a time.

Dr. Kevin Rose of the Rose Clinic for Plastic and Migraine Surgery in Utah is a board-certified plastic surgeon, who also specializes in the treatment of migraines. He is one of a handful of surgeons nationwide who perform BOTOX injections as a diagnostic tool. After a BOTOX injection, a patient will track their headaches to determine the results. Dr. Rose will see a patient at one month intervals, using BOTOX each month. This process of elimination allows Dr. Rose to see which trigger sites will likely respond to surgery. The surgery does on a permanent basis what the BOTOX does on a temporary basis. For many of his patients in the Salt Lake City and Provo Utah area, this migraine treatment offers relief that lasts without the nausea, grogginess, and other side effects of medication.

If you would like to learn more about treating migraine headaches in the Salt Lake City and Provo or Orem area, click here to contact us for a migraine consultation. You can also call The Rose Clinic at 801-375-ROSE (7673) and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

The Connection between BOTOX & Migraines

For many years, Dr. Bahman Guyuron observed that some forehead/brow lift and nose surgery patients experienced a decrease or elimination of migraine symptoms after their surgery. This prompted investigation into the relationship between plastic surgery and migraine relief. It was determined that the release of certain muscles or removal of specific nerves – some of which may occur during typical plastic surgery procedures – resulted in a decrease in migraines in some patients. Ultimately, this led to the use of BOTOX as a means of diagnosing migraines and introduced migraine relief surgery.

Thanks to the extensive research of Dr. Bahman Guyuron, we have been able to determine specific trigger sites for migraine headaches. When BOTOX is injected into the appropriate trigger sites, the muscles relax, reducing or eliminating migraine headaches for many individuals. At The Rose Clinic near Salt Lake City, migraine surgery may be an option for those who want to permanently achieve the temporary effects of BOTOX injections.

About Your Treatment

In order to determine which, if any, of these trigger sites influences migraines, Dr. Rose tests each site by injecting it with BOTOX, which relaxes the targeted muscles. One site is injected at a time, with the patient monitoring their headaches for a period of one month after the injection. This process is repeated usually 3 or 4 times or until Dr. Rose has determined which sites have responded to the BOTOX treatment.

Patients whose migraines respond to BOTOX injections may be candidates for migraine surgery, which makes the results likely permanent. Dr. Rose is a pioneer in the use of BOTOX for migraines, and he will work diligently to determine the best approach for your lasting migraine relief.


My son and I suffered almost daily from migraines. We had all the traditional medications and therapies available from our neurologist and they either didn't work or had horrible side effects. Going through life always on medication or in bed is not a very full life. After some research we came across information about nerve decompression surgery and migraine relief through this surgery. Dr. Rose was the one in our area who performs this surgery. After meeting him I was incredibly impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. He is a very warm and caring individual who is passionate about what he does and cares very much about his patients. His staff also went beyond helpful and made us feel as if we were family. What a relaxing experience! The day of our surgery we also found a warm and calming surgical center that was full of great staff members and doctors. We are now nearly three weeks post op and so far no migraines! I feel absolutely wonderful and am amazed that I am getting my life back. Thanks Dr. Rose! I would definitely recommend Dr. Rose. He is an incredibly knowledgeable and a very talented doctor with a staff to match! Any one who says otherwise is so wrong. Thanks again for giving me my life back and also my sons!Jill Larkin

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