Headaches and migraines can significantly impact quality of life. Fortunately, advancements in medical science have led to the innovative use of neuromodulators to control pain, discomfort, and the resulting disruptions to daily life.
Neuromodulators affect nerve signals and are most well-known for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Because they modulate the release of neurotransmitters that signal muscle contractions, when neuromodulators are applied to specific muscles associated with with the onset of headaches and migraines, they can reduce the overactivity of these muscles to help alleviate tension and pressure.
In addition, neuromodulators impact nerve signals related to pain perception, thus providing additional relief for individuals experiencing chronic headache conditions.
Although the effects of neuromodulator treatments are not permanent, results are often noticeable within a week or two following the procedure and may provide significant headache relief for three to six months.
If you experience frequent headaches or migraines, consider booking a consultation with our experienced physician to determine if neuromodulator treatment might be an effective option for you. You might also consider lifestyle modifications, stress reduction techniques, and other medical interventions to achieve lasting relief.
Clients come to Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic from Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and beyond for effective relief from migraines and headaches.
Neuromodulator treatment for this purpose involves injecting a neurotoxin into specific areas of the head and neck to prevent or reduce the frequency and severity of chronic migraines and tension headaches.
Neuromodulators temporarily block nerve signals in muscles, preventing excessive contraction. This relaxation can reduce the occurrence of migraines by inhibiting the release of certain chemicals that trigger pain pathways.
This treatment is typically recommended for individuals who experience chronic heachaches and migraines and haven’t responded well to other treatments.
Our medical doctor administers tiny, shallow neuromodulator injections into specific muscle points on the forehead, temples, and neck.
At Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic, our experienced physician usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete this treatment.
Although results may be noticeable within a week, sometimes it may take several weeks to notice a reduction in headache frequency and severity.
To maintain the benefits of this treatment, injections are recommended every 3-4 months.
Common side effects can include temporary pain or discomfort at injection sites, headache after the procedure, and possible bruising. Rarely, there may be more serious side effects.
Our patients report minimal pain or discomfort during injections.
This treatment can sometimes be covered by insurance if specific criteria are met, such as a certain number of headache days per month and unsuccessful previous treatments. Please check with your insurance provider for details.
Alternative headache treatments include medication, lifestyle changes, biofeedback, and nerve blocks, depending on individual circumstances.
Most people can resume regular activities immediately after this procedure, although our physician may advise against intense physical activity for a short period as well as manipulating or massaging the area.
Yes, the effects are temporary, so if you decide to discontinue treatment, the muscles will gradually regain their function, though headache frequency may return to previous levels.