At LaserTouch White Plains, Dr. Vafa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and specializes in the use of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Hylaform and Captique. Dr. Vafa has performed thousands of aesthetics procedures making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2,000 Juvederm procedures per year- and Radiesse Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.
In 2003, the World Health Organization estimated that as many as 303 million people worldwide suffer from migraines. With the prevalence and frequency of these debilitating headaches, and the noted relief Botox® injections often provide, many migraine clinics and cosmetic surgeons now offer Botox® as a headache treatment. However, this was not always the case. Botox® injections for migraines were discovered accidently during clinical testing for Botox® Cosmetic. When test patients who normally suffered from headaches reported fewer facial lines and fewer migraines, Botox® began its progression from popular cosmetic treatment to medical remedy.
How it Works
Botox® injections for migraines are currently in Phase III of their clinical studies. While they haven't been FDA-approved yet as a migraine treatment, Botox® injections for headaches are commonly administered by Dr. Vafa and his staff as a viable treatment option. Dr. Vafa injects Botox® into the forehead, neck, and shoulders where patients are experiencing pain and tension. It is thought to eliminate migraines by reducing muscle tension and thus creating less strain on the nervous system. Not only can decreasing stress on the nervous system prevent migraines from developing, headaches that do occur are often less severe because Botox® purportedly blocks pain receptors in nerve cells.
Are Botox® Injections for Migraines Right for me?
The amount of injections or the number of Botox® sessions required for optimal results varies from patient to patient.
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