At Ashbury Cosmetics, we can treat recurring migraines and headaches with strategically placed muscle relaxant injections.
Do you suffer from constant headaches or regular migraines? This common issue can be effectively treated by way of simple injections that work to temporarily paralyse muscle activity and block nerve signals to certain muscles. It is a unique treatment for controlling headaches.
Injections for migraines and headaches provide fast-acting pain relief, and can be useful if you are not responding to other medications.
What are Migraine Symptoms?
Many people experience warning signs before a migraine comes on such as visual disturbances, muscle stiffness or feelings of confusion. A migraine is usually a severe, pulsing and throbbing pain. It can make you physically sick and unable to tolerate any movement. Other common symptoms of a migraine include an increased sensitivity to light and sound, excessive sweating and temperature changes.
Effective migraine and headache treatment
The injected material, similar to that used in anti-wrinkle treatment, seeks to decrease or stop information that a nerve passes from another nerve, muscle, ligament, bone or skin receptor into the central nervous system.
The effect of this treatment usually lasts longer than just a single headache, often providing relief for weeks or even months afterward. If you suffer from chronic migraines it is recommended that this treatment be performed every 12 or so weeks as a form of preventive therapy.
Treatment by way of targeted injections has proven to be effective at treating various kinds of migraines and headaches including cluster and tension-type headaches and chronic migraines. During consultation with our experienced doctors, we will determine if this treatment could be suitable for you.
What to expect from anti-migraine and headache treatment
Treatment involves the injection of multiple doses to 7 key areas of the head and neck with very fine needles. Areas include:
- Upper back
- Back of the head
- Bridge of the nose
You may experience slight discomfort but any possible side effects, including rash, nausea or pain, are rare. In clinical trials, results were seen after the first treatment in a matter of days and lasted up to 3 months.
Migraine and headache treatment at Ashbury Cosmetics
Suffering from constant headaches or chronic migraines can be debilitating and have a negative impact on your quality of life. Book a consultation with the friendly, experienced doctors at Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast to determine if this treatment could be the solution for you.
A migraine is a kind of neurological condition that can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, like intense headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as difficulty with speech.
There are a number of types of migraines, the most common of which are those with aura, and those without aura. In many cases, the symptoms of a migraine may begin a day or two before the headache itself — these may include fatigue, food cravings, irritability and neck stiffness. This stage may be followed by an aura, in which one may have difficulty with speech or experience loss of vision, before the attack phase occurs. The attack phase is characterised by acute migraine pain.
Although there is no one definitive cause for migraines, there are a number of factors that can trigger the condition. These include bright lights; dehydration; extreme weather conditions; stress; hormonal changes; loud noises; intense physical activity; changes in eating and sleeping patterns; alcohol use; and smoking. Some foods may also trigger migraines. These include foods and drinks containing caffeine, like coffee, tea and chocolate; foods containing MSG; cheese; salty foods; and pickled and fermented foods like kimchi and kombucha.
We offer migraine treatment with the use of injections that work by temporarily paralysing muscle activity and blocking nerve signals to certain muscles. The injected formula provides relief for weeks, or even months, and can be used as a preventative therapy every 12 weeks. The injections are administered in key areas of the head and neck with the use of very fine needles. Targeted areas may include the temples, forehead, neck, upper back, the back of the head, and the bridge of the nose.