The exact cause of migraines is uncertain. Sources have tied triggers to external factors such as hormonal changes, foods, stress, changes in sleep pattern, medications, and environment.
If you suffer from intense migraines that cause pain, new studies report that plastic surgery may have the answer for your relief. These studies are showing positive results in finding the triggering muscles and nerves that cause migraines and altering them during forehead lifts.
Of the report described in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, of the 49 patients that underwent the new treatment, more than half reported their migraines were completely gone. In total, 83% of the patients said their migraines had reduced in pain.
It is important to note that these studies are very new, so it will take some time before physicians are able to recommend forehead lifts for migraines with confidence. However, there is another option that has been FDA approved for migraines and has been used for a longer period of time.
For a non-surgical option, the journal’s study recommends a Botox injection, a “relatively new treatment approach with demonstrated efficacy that supports a peripheral mechanism.” Botox works by inhibiting the muscles in the forehead and neck that set off migraines. In 2010, the FDA approved Botox as an accepted treatment for chronic migraines. The procedure involves injections into specific head and neck sites which limit excessive movement of the muscles. Risk of any impairment to normal functions is very low, but the excessive muscular tension is eased. Although the effect on patients may vary, the Botox can reduce migraines for up to three months. After which the patient can, again, receive the treatment.
Although studies point to the efficacy of these advanced techniques for migraine relief, they cannot be guaranteed to work. If you experiences extreme cases of migraine ask your doctor about potential solutions.