Botox Specialist

Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach

Khyber Zaffarkhan, D.O., FAAPMR

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist & Physical Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA

Chronic migraines affect more than 37 million patients in the United States alone. But you can get relief from frequent migraines, chronic pain, and even widespread dystonia issues by getting BOTOX® injections. With his specialized training in providing precise BOTOX treatments, Khyber Zaffarkhan, DO, FAAPMR helps countless Southern California chronic pain sufferers find relief. Book your customized BOTOX treatment evaluation at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach in Newport Beach, California by calling the clinic today.

Botox Q & A

How does BOTOX treat headaches and pain?

BOTOX is an injectable medication comprised of a small, safe dose of bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Many types of chronic pain and headaches stem from excessive muscle contractions and spasms, as well as overly sensitive nerves. For muscles to contract, your nerves release acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Signals are sent to and from your brain, telling muscles to move and contract. When injected, BOTOX prevents acetylcholine neurotransmitter signals from reaching your muscles, which ultimately forces them to relax. As muscles and nerves start to relax, pain and discomfort from dystonia, migraines, and other chronic issues should subside.

 

Are BOTOX injections for pain relief permanent?

No. BOTOX is, however, beneficial for long-term relief. Depending on your condition and severity of your pain, your treatment can last up to three months or more.

What’s particularly beneficial about BOTOX is that it’s safe to repeat as needed. You don’t have to remember to take medications on a daily basis and just visit Dr. Z if pain or migraines return.

 

How long does it take for BOTOX to work for pain management?

Because BOTOX is injected right at the pain source, it starts working almost immediately.

Some patients experience minor bruising or swelling at the injection site, which could take a couple of days to subside. After that, you should notice an improvement in your pain level right away.

If you’re getting BOTOX injections for relief from migraines or chronic headaches, you can experience up to a 50% reduction in headache duration and intensity each month. In one clinical study, migraine sufferers had eight to nine fewer headache days per month after several months of getting regular BOTOX injections.

 

Are BOTOX injections painful?

Some men and women report feeling minor stinging or burning for just a few seconds during their BOTOX treatment, but not severe pain or discomfort.

If you’re having injections in a sensitive area or are worried about pain, talk with Dr. Z about your concerns. He may suggest applying a topical numbing cream or even icing the area beforehand to minimize discomfort.

Schedule your BOTOX headache and migraine treatment evaluation at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach by calling the clinic