Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES BOTOX FOR MIGRAINES WORK?
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. In 2010, Botox, famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face was approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults.
HOW IS BOTOX INJECTED FOR MIGRAINES?
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® blocks pain receptors in nerve cells.
WHO PERFORMS THE BOTOX FOR MIGRAINES PROCEDURES?
Dr. Vafa is a board certified physician specializing in the use of Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero, Radiesse, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. Dr. Vafa performs thousands of aesthetics procedures yearly, 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 a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year. He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics. His work is often referred to as “the downtown look” by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results*. Dr. Vafa is also an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. Click here for a complete bio of Dr. Vafa.