Botox licensed to help migraine sufferers
Botox has been declared by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as suitable for use on people who suffer from migraines.
Those who have headaches for more than 15 days a month and of which at least eight days are extreme migraines will be able to enquire as to whether botox will help relieve their symptoms.
The anti-aging treatment could help the estimated 700,000 individuals in the UK who regularly experience debilitating head pain.
“Botox treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of [headaches and migraines], which can bring important benefits for patients,” Professor Peter Goadsby of the University College London- Institute of Neurology, London and University of California, San Francisco remarked.
The UK licensing followed the result of a trial that found those who were administered the procedure saw a considerable reduction in migraines.
Injections of the youth-enhancing chemical could replace the traditional methods of treating chronic headaches, which include prescription medication, antidepressants and anti-epileptic products.
In a recent interview with Ladies Home Journal, supermodel Cindy Crawford admitted that she had used the wrinkle-busting injections to stave off the appearance of ageing.