Whilst most people have BOTOX™ to smooth out their laughter lines or wrinkles, it seems that many people are now seeking BOTOX™ to help cure their painful migraines.
Earlier this year BOTOX™, otherwise known as Botulinum toxin, was approved by drug safety watchdog, the Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, as a treatment to alleviate the pain of intense migraines.
The injections, which are traditionally used to give a fresher and more youthful appearance, are believed to block the pain signals of intense headaches by paralysing muscles in the neck and forehead which can set off the condition.
The new and valuable use for BOTOX™ was discovered when patients who initially used the procedure to improve the appearance of their facial features realised that their migraines had eased since having the treatment.
Studies have shown that one in seven people in the UK suffer from migraines which cause extreme pain as well as an aversion to bright lights or loud noises during in an episode. In some cases these acute headaches can last hours or even days leaving the sufferer incapacitated and feeling low.
Further research has also revealed that migraines cost the British economy a shocking £17billion each year.
David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group, said: “BOTOX™ is a great treatment that can abolish laughter lines and any unwanted wrinkles on the face and it’s really interesting to know that the procedure can actually help to ease the pain of migraines too.
“Not only are people achieving a more youthful and radiant appearance but they are also making a difference to their everyday lives by helping to reduce the pain they experience with these intense headaches.
“It is important that consumers only seek treatments for BOTOX™ from recognised and trained medical aesthetic healthcare practitioners.
“With The Hospital Group’s expert advice and procedures people can be assured of a safe, dependable solution to their wrinkles.”