Commonly used by dermatologists for diminishing fine and wrinkles caused by aging, Botox has been found to have a new and interesting medical application. If you frown a lot because of the pain of migraine headaches, you are not only suffering from the pain, but also increasing your chances of more frown lines on your face. Learn more about how Botox is being used by neurologists to stop the pain of frequent migraines.
Taking A Closer Look At Botox
Botox is made from a bacteria called botulinum toxin that is responsible for food poisoning called botulism. While the thought of using a toxin to stop headaches or reduce wrinkles seems out of the ordinary, you should know researchers have found that using it in small, sterile doses can have several medical benefits. The toxin is capable of deadening nerve endings by blocking a chemical they manufacture called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is responsible for muscle contractions. Because the toxin can stop muscle contractions, it has been used for muscle related conditions like cervical dystonia (neck and shoulder pain caused by muscle spasms) and blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking of the eyes) in addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
How Does Botox Stop Migraine Pain?
Migraine headaches are caused by intense muscle tension. When Botox is injected, the tension is the muscles directly responsible for migraines are relaxed, preventing the nerve cells in them from sending out signals that cause spasms to occur. The FDA approved Botox for the treatment of migraine headaches. Botox injections can stop migraine pain for up to three months, a welcoming time period for people that suffer with these kinds of debilitating headaches on a regular basis.
You Can Stop Frowning Now
If you look in the mirror and find you have deep lines between your eyebrows, above the bridge of your nose, you should know those wrinkles can be from frowning a lot. One of the greatest causes of frowning can be the pain of migraine headaches. When you stop the pain of your migraines, you will have a great reason to stop frowning. Many people experiencing migraine pain may not realize how they are constantly frowning because of severe head pain.
Ending your migraine pain and reducing the wrinkles on your face is certainly a win-win result for anyone that suffer with severe headaches. Discuss with your doctor about whether or not you are a candidate for Botox injections that can put an end to your migraine headaches.Share