Treatment for Headache

Botox For Headache Relief in Snoqualmie, WA | Ageless Aesthetics

Botox® Cosmetic is well known for its ability to smooth lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate an aging face. However, it’s also growing in popularity for its proven ability to treat pain and muscle-related conditions, including migraines, TMJ, excessive sweating, and chronic muscle spasms. Botox injections treat these symptoms of pain in much of the same way they treat wrinkles—by blocking the chemical signals in the muscles from contracting. If the muscles cannot contract, then they can no longer cause you pain.

Expert injector Dr. Lisa McCoy has performed countless Botox injections for reasons ranging from aesthetic concerns to treating and preventing debilitating pain so you can get back to living your life pain-free. Are you ready to partner with one of Snoqualmie’s best Botox injectors to treat your migraine symptoms?

To learn more about how Snoqualmie Botox treatments with Dr. McCoy at Ageless Aesthetics can help treat the painful symptoms of migraines, please continue ready or schedule a consultation by calling (425) 409-2288 or fill out our online form. If you’re ready to book your appointment, access our online scheduler.

Treating Your Chronic Migraines with Botox

Patients who suffer from chronic migraines often experience symptoms such as:

  • Painful pulsing or throbbing headaches usually felt in the temples or behind the eyes
  • Moderate to severe pain sometimes concentrated on one side of the head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light, noises, and smells
  • Extreme exhaustion

Migraines are much more severe than regular headaches, and when the condition is chronic, one’s quality of life can be dramatically affected and reduced. 

Botox is an FDA-approved migraine treatment that works very differently from treatments with pain medication and can even be a safer option. Some pain medications can harm the liver and stomach lining when taken in excess. If you experience a migraine once or multiple times a week, too much pain medication can lead to other complications in the future. On the other hand, Botox comes with very few complications and will not affect the internal lining of the stomach and be able to treat migraines more effectively.

How Does Botox Alleviate Migraine Pain?

Researchers are eager to understand how exactly Botox helps relieve migraine pain. Still, evidence suggests that Botox interrupts the pain transmission pathway between the central nervous system and nerves that extend from the spinal cord. When you have a migraine, your body releases substances called neurotransmitters and molecules associated with pain. Botox interferes with the transmission of these substances, typically where the nerves and muscles meet. Researchers and specialists of Botox believe that when the Botox is injected into the muscles around the head, neck, and face, it is taken up by the nerves and interferes with pain-associated neurotransmission.

Book Online Today!

What to Expect from Migraine Treatment with Botox

During your treatment with Dr. McCoy, she will first begin by numbing the targeted areas with a topical anesthetic to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Then, using a tiny needle, Dr. McCoy will inject Botox into the muscles underneath the skin throughout multiple areas of the face, head, and neck.

It can take several weeks and multiple sessions before you start experiencing relief from your migraines. Some patients notice a difference immediately, while others find they need continuous injections to manage their pain. Dr. McCoy will work alongside you to find relief from the debilitating pain of migraines.

These locations are also known as “trigger points” because they’re generally where migraines originate:

Temple Migraine

A temple migraine can feel like a dull, squeezing pain in and around the temple, often caused by blood vessels or the surrounding tissue. Temple migraines can be accompanied by nausea, congestion, fatigue, and even vomiting. Botox helps by disrupting the muscles in a portion of the facial nerves around the temple.

Neck migraine

Neck migraines often begin at the back of the neck and extend until they affect one or both sides. Individuals who experience neck migraines often report neck stiffness and a reduction in neck movement. Botox can be injected into the muscles in the neck to prevent the muscles from pinching the nerves and causing pain.

Nose Migraine

Nose migraines can cause pain on one or both sides of the nose and are frequently known as sinus headaches. Caused primarily by pain and pressure in the sinus area, nose migraines can be relieved when Botox is injected in or around the bridge of the nose and between the eyebrows.

Recovery From Botox for Migraines

Botox is a non-surgical procedure, with little to no recovery time associated with this treatment. You may experience some swelling and mild bruising around the injection sites, but they will disappear quickly or can easily be covered with cosmetics. After receiving your Botox treatment, you should be able to resume all your usual activities.

Why Choose Dr. McCoy to Treat Your Migraines with Botox in Snoqualmie, WA?

Dr. McCoy works exclusively with cosmetic injections, making her an expert in this treatment. She uses her extensive training in the art of aesthetic injectables and her 7 years of training with Allergan (the creators of Botox), the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), and the National Laser Institute to bring you the absolute best results. Dr. McCoy prides herself on her continued education, knowledge of a multitude of products, and hard work perfecting her technique.

Dr. McCoy is able to fulfill her passion by helping her patients both look and feel their absolute best, using Botox injections ability to help her patients reach their aesthetic goals and find relief from a lifetime of debilitating pain from migraines. 

You can learn more about Dr. McCoy’s training, personal philosophy, and more by visiting her bio page.

Dr. McCoy Snoqualmie, WA Ageless Aesthetics