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Headaches
Headaches

Headaches may seem like an unlikely member of our skin concerns line-up – but severe migraines can be effectively treated with a surprising substance.

 

Botulinum toxin, known mostly by the brand name Botox®, is primarily known for its smoothing of skin through relaxation of facial muscles. However, it can also alleviate the symptoms of chronic migraines – easing pain and mind alike.

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Causes

Headaches can occur for a whole host of reasons – but migraines in particular have their own series of theorised causes. The precise mechanics aren’t entirely known, though there seem to be genetic and environmental factors at play.

Individual migraine episodes can be triggered by a number of things. For example, stress, overloaded senses (through bright lights or strange smells), hormonal changes and certain medications are all possible triggers – though there are many more.

Treatment

Many different types of headaches mean many different kinds of treatment. Migraines are the one type of headache that are treated with Botox® at this point – any other conditions will be managed by your GP or another referred specialist. When Botox® is used in treating chronic migraines, injections are made into the muscles of the forehead and neck – with repeated treatments necessary in order to renew the effects of the substance.

Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.


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