Can BOTOX® Treat My Migraines?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


When you think of BOTOX®, the first thing that comes to mind is probably wrinkle treatment. But did you also know that the cosmetic injection can have positive effects for people who suffer from migraines? Using BOTOX® to treat migraines has been approved by the FDA since 2010, and as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Fata is eminently qualified to provide this treatment at his Indianapolis practice.

Chronic migraines can have serious negative effects on your quality of life. Headaches can come out of nowhere, and last for up to 72 hours! People experiencing a migraine can suffer:

  • Pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Sensitivity to lights or sounds, or even smells
  • Nausea, often followed by vomiting
  • Pain that pulses or throbs
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurring of vision
  • Fainting spells

A single round of BOTOX® injections can alleviate these symptoms for up to three months. Typically, a migraine treatment will involve five rounds of injections spread out over five months, with headaches getting less frequent and severe after each round. After all five BOTOX® treatments, even patients with near-constant migraines were experiencing them less than half as often as before the treatment.

If you are suffering from chronic migraines and want to find out if BOTOX® is right for you, then call Indianapolis board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata today at 317-575-9152 to schedule your appointment today! Dr. Fata serves patients in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana.