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, with his team of highly trained nurses, 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. We will see a patient at one month intervals, using BOTOX each month. This process of elimination allows us 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 and 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.
In order to determine which, if any, of these trigger sites influences migraines, we test 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 we have 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. At The Rose Clinic, our team are pioneers in the use of BOTOX for migraines, and we will work diligently to determine the best approach for your lasting migraine relief.