What is recovery like after BOTOX® injections?
There is no downtime after BOTOX® injections! You can return to work or your daily activities immediately after your BOTOX® treatment. Some patients may experience some mild swelling and/or redness around the injections sites, but this usually subsides in less than an hour. The only limitations are that we ask you to keep your head up (do not layi down) for about 4 hours following the treatment and not to exercise for the rest of the day.
what are the side effects of BOTOX® for migraines?
The most common side effects of BOTOX® are:
- Decreased facial expression
- Temporary pain, redness and swelling at the injection site
In some cases, patients can develop a “droopy” eyelid, which typically lasts one to two weeks and can be treated with prescription eye drops. To decrease your risk of side effects, a migraine specialist, like Dr. Cabin who treats migraine patients regularly, should perform your BOTOX® injections.
Serious side effects from BOTOX® are extremely rare.
Depending on the trigger sites, patients may notice improvement immediately, but it may take weeks or months until the full effect is felt. The majority of patients notice improvement two to four weeks.
Although uncommon, there is a chance your migraines will not significantly improve. This is usually related to additional trigger sites that are now noticeable after the removable of the primary sites, and can usually be treated with an additional procedure.
Why Choose The Migraine Institute For Your Surgery?
Committed to helping patients find relief, The Migraine Institute is the first center in Los Angeles solely dedicated to alleviating pain from the dreaded migraine. Our team of migraine specialists are pioneers in the field of migraine surgery, and are highly respected by surgeons from around the world. From the first moment you step into The Migraine Institute, our top priority is to take care of you so you can start enjoying life again!