What is Botox?
Botox or botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin. It suppresses the transmission of nerve stimuli to the muscles. To do this, it attaches itself to the ends of the muscles and paralyses them. Botox has been known as an anti-ageing agent for well over twenty years. It is used, among other things, to smooth wrinkles, with expression lines in particular responding well to treatment with botulinum toxin.
How does Botox work for migraines?
Botulinum toxin is known to inhibit the transmission of nerve stimuli. This effect can be used in the treatment of migraine. This is because it is precisely the nerve impulses that trigger pain that are blocked by the treatment with Botox. For this purpose, Botox is injected into the corresponding points on the head and also into the neck. This prevents the nerve impulses involved in the migraine from being transmitted.
Who can be treated with Botox for migraine?
At present, Botox treatment for migraine is mainly recommended for patients who have had no success with conventional therapies. It has been shown that patients whose pain can be attributed to muscle tension respond well to Botox treatment for migraine.
Other important information
The cost of Botox treatment for migraine is not covered by health insurance. In the USA and Great Britain, Botox has been approved by the authorities for migraine for a long time. Since September 2011, the German drug authority, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), has now also approved a drug.
Advice on migraine treatment with Botox at BellaDerma in Berlin
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