Dr. Parker of Paramus, New Jersey Comments on the Use of Botox Injections to Treat Migraines
Paramus, NJ, October 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Paul M. Parker and the staff at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey commonly use injectables in their Beaura Spa treatments. New studies suggest that Botox may have added benefits in addition to being a filler. In recent studies, Botox injections caused fewer side effects than any other headache drugs, and they are proven to be twice as helpful in providing relief to people who suffer from headaches more than 15 days out of a month.
The serum used in the injection contains a small amount of a toxin produced by the bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. This substance works by preventing certain nerves from sending signals to muscles in the head and neck, thus causing the muscles to relax and temporarily stop contracting. This desensitizing of the muscles is the effect that allows patients to find relief from the debilitating neurological condition known as a migraine.
“Many men and women are familiar with the wrinkle relief Botox provides but have not heard of the headache relief it can also grant,” says Dr. Paul M. Parker, founder and medical director of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery.
The manufacturers of Botox recommend that doctors using the substance to treat headache patients administer 31 injections into seven specific areas on the head and the back of the neck. The results from one round of injections can last up to three months, depending on the patient.
For more information on Botox injections and their use in the prevention of migraines, the practitioners at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery invite you to visit their website at http://www.parkercenter.net
or contact the office at (201) 967-1212 or Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, 122 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652.
About Dr. Parker
Dr. Paul M. Parker is the medical director of both the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery and Beaura Spa. Dr. Parker has more than 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon and has won numerous awards, including a recent “Patient’s Choice” award. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, among others.