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Advanced Wellness Center

Physical Therapists & Pain Management Specialists located in Woodridge, IL

Botox® is a multifaceted injection that benefits patients with painful migraines or troublesome wrinkles. At Advanced Wellness Center in Woodridge, Illinois, the specially trained team utilizes Botox to manage the effects of migraines and improve the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. If Botox could benefit you, make an appointment through the online booking system or over the phone.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox®?

Botox comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. At a particular point in cell development, this bacterium produces botulinum toxin. Scientists discovered that, although poisonous in large amounts, botulinum toxin has incredible muscular relaxing properties when used in minimal doses.

Botox and other injectables made of botulinum toxin, such as Xeomin® and Dysport®, may help reduce:

  • Forehead creases
  • Frown lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Lines near your mouth
  • A cobblestoned chin
  • Other fine lines and wrinkles

Though primarily known for its aesthetic benefits, Botox is also a pain management treatment for migraines, for which it has FDA approval.

How does Botox treat migraines?

When you have a migraine, chemical transmitters carry pain signals from the brain to your neck and head nerves. Botox treats migraines by blocking these transmitters before they can reach the nerves.

Studies show that Botox reduces the number of days people have migraines or other headaches. They had more pain-free days each month and took fewer days off work.The Advanced Wellness Center team administers several shots of Botox around the neck and head. Altogether, they may evenly distribute between 30-40 shots

Administering Botox for pain management differs from cosmetic treatments. Advanced Wellness Center staffs an incredible team with specialized Botox administration training for both cosmetic and pain management purposes.

Never receive migraine treatment from someone authorized to use Botox only for wrinkles or other cosmetic uses.

How quickly does Botox work at treating migraines?

Around 50% of people see their number of headache days dramatically decrease after two rounds of treatment. After five rounds of treatment, this number increases to 70%. However, the results aren't immediate. You should notice migraine reduction from two to three weeks after your first treatment.

Speak with your Advanced Wellness Center provider before treatment to discuss your expectations

When is Botox suitable as a migraine cure?

In 2010, the FDA approved Botox only for adults who get chronic migraines. The more headaches you have, the more successful the treatment. Chronic migraine means:

  • You have a history of migraine headaches
  • You get headaches on 15 days or more each month, including eight migraines.

Botox isn't a suitable treatment for migraines if you have fewer than 14 headache days each month or have other types of headaches, like cluster headaches.

The team at Advanced Wellness Center works with you to determine how you can best benefit from Botox treatment. Whether to spruce up your appearance or reduce the power of your migraines, make an appointment today by calling or booking through the website.