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Melbourne Cosmetic Group

Migraine Headaches

For around five percent of Australians, migraine headaches are a debilitating medical condition which can cause nausea, vomiting, loss of vision and severe pain.

Injections which we use to smooth out wrinkles have been shown to reduce the pain in migraine, muscle contraction headache, chronic tension headache and neck muscle spasm.  In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved these injections to prevent headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine.  

This treatment offers several advantages over current drug therapy.  When effective, your need for daily medications or acute treatment for severe attacks are significantly reduced or even entirely eliminated. 

There are essentially no side effects from the injections, except for minimal discomfort or bruising at the time of injection.

Here at the Melbourne Cosmetic Group, we make an injection into the forehead and/or neck where you are experiencing pain and tension.  These injections are thought to reduce migraines by reducing muscle tension, thus creating less strain on your nervous system.  What has also been noted is that there is often a reduction in pain that is more significant than the muscle effect and that this pain reduction effect lasts longer.  

Overall, this is an effective, virtually risk-free treatment for many types of chronic headache.  In many instances this is a less expensive alternative to other therapies or the frequent purchase of medication.  Nonetheless, the treatment does not work in every patient and alternative therapies must be kept in mind.

To find out if you are suitable for this treatment, or for more information, contact us now for a free consultation.