Migraine headaches can cause severe debilitation when severe. An innovative method to decreasing these is with the use of Botox in the forehead. This neurotoxin can not only reduce forehead wrinkles, but it can also decrease migraine severeity and occurence. But there are other cosmetic procedures that can also help these problems.

According to a new study it has been found out that a simple and uncomplicated cosmetic surgery procedure can immensely help some migraine headache sufferers. The sad part is that a very few U.S. plastic surgeons are performing it.

Around 3, 500 members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons were surveyed by researchers from the University of Michigan about their views, knowledge and understanding of issues related to migraine surgery. But the results showed that only 18 percent had performed migraine surgery. The researchers had evaluated responses of around 200 surgeons and more than 80 percent were of the view that the surgery led to the betterment of their patients’ symptoms.

An ASPS news release stated that plastic surgeons who found that some migraine sufferers had fewer headaches after undergoing cosmetic forehead lift procedures, developed techniques for reducing the pain of migraine. The survey reveals that some surgeons are interested in performing the surgery but they are really anxious about making use of too much of surgical treatment for migraine.

Migraine is said to affect an estimated 10 % of the total population all across the world. Migraine surgery has proven to have help patients with migraine headaches and have garnered positive results for them.

Some of the findings of the survey include:

– Sixty percent of respondents said they would be interested in offering migraine surgery if an appropriate patient were referred to them by a board-certified neurologist.

– Many surgeons who had been surveyed said they did not feel familiar enough with migraine surgery techniques or with other treatments associated with migraines in.

– Most respondents said they were not yet aware that migraine surgery is covered by some major health insurers and Medicare is one of them.

The authors recognize some of the important limitations that the study has. This is particular to the very low response rate of about 5 percent. However, results suggest that many others are aware of the effectiveness of the surgery offers to patients and would be willing to perform the procedure if apparent barriers could be overcome.
The authors wrote that “increased referral of suitable patients by neurologists and improved familiarity with the concept and techniques of migraine surgery may motivate more plastic surgeons to perform migraine surgery,”. They also added that adding that more clinical examinations are needed to confirm the benefits.

At True Aesthetics Center, we offer non-invasive Botox therapy to help migraine headache sufferers. It not only decreases the headache problem, but it also lessens those unsightly wrinkles on the forehead. If you would like to schedule an appointment to see if this therapy would be helpful to you, call us at 817-399-8783.