Migraines are an extremely common condition, affecting 1 in 5 women and 1 in 15 men. If you don’t suffer from them, you may just assume they are a bad headache, but migraines are a severe headache that usually feels like a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Other symptoms that may occur due to migraines are; feeling sick, being sick, dizzy spells and increased sensitivity to light. 

There are different types of migraines – the most common being a migraine without aura where the migraine happens without a specific reason and no warning signs. A migraine can also happen without any headache at all. This is known as a silent migraine – all other symptoms are experienced, but no signs of head throbbing or head pain. Other types of migraines include a migraine with aura, where there are warning signs such as experiencing seeing flashing lights just before the migraine begins.

Migraines can occur extremely frequently, with some people suffering with them up to several times a week. However, other people will only experience them occasionally with the possibility of years passing between getting a migraine. 

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, however there are certain factors that can contribute to getting migraines. These include; starting a period, stress and tiredness.

While it is often found that painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol can help to reduce migraine symptoms, frequent use of these painkillers can make it harder to treat headaches when used consistently over time, as their effectiveness can wear off. However, luckily there are alternative treatments which can be effective for those who experience regular, intense migraines. 

Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used to help relieve migraines. It is only recommended to treat migraines if the headaches occur for more than 14 days each month. Anti-Wrinkle Injections work for headaches because they block neurotransmitters (a chemical which carries pain signals from the brain) before they reach the nerve endings in your head and neck. After the first treatment of Anti-Wrinkle Injections, it will take about 2-3 weeks to start seeing results and for you to notice a reduction in the number of headaches. This treatment should only be performed by a medical professional. At Simply Clinics, our experienced doctors offer migraine treatment via Anti Wrinkle Injections. Visit the treatment page here for more information. Or, you can visit us on Instagram for more information.