Migraine Headache Treatment - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
A migraine is a severe, often very painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory changes such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, and even nausea and vomiting. The intense pain can last for hours or even days. A chronic migraine is a headache that can have tension-type or migraine characteristics and can occur greater than 15 days per month for at least 3 months.
If medication fails to provide relief, Botox® injections may be an option for the treatment for the migraines. In October 2010, the FDA approved the use of Botox for chronic migraines.
Understanding the Procedure
The Botox is injected into the forehead, temples, back of head or the neck — normally at 90-day intervals, though the duration of the Botox varies by individual. The injection generally takes 3 to 10 days to reach maximum effect.
What to Expect Afterwards
Botox® injections rarely have side effects. Transient stinging at the injection site, bruising and some swelling may be noted for a few days after the injection. A cold compress may be used to relieve the pain and swelling. Temporary drooping of the upper eyelids and temporary hollowing of the temples may also occur.
Is Botox Treatment for Migraines Right for You?
Recent studies indicate that 80% of patients experienced elimination or significant improvement of their migraine headaches following Botox® injection. If you suffer from migraines, it might be a viable option for you. Dr. Moradzadeh can advise you.
Trigger Point Surgery
Patients who have not responded to other treatments for migraines may consider a surgical alternative. “Trigger point” surgery, performed by Dr. Moradzadeh, can eliminate or significantly reduce migraine pain by removing triggering sites, such as small muscles or blood vessels pinching cranial nerves or a deviated nasal septum that can trigger sinus headaches.
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia or sedation as an outpatient procedure. Scientific studies conducted with patients who undergo this procedure have shown that approximately 90 percent respond favorably to it. Many of these patients have reported a drastic reduction in the frequency and intensity of migraines or report absence of migraine pain following the surgery.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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