Headache & Migraine Treatment in Jacksonville & Fleming Island, FL
Chronic headaches and migraines are not only debilitating but they can make even the simplest tasks impossible. Medication used to be the only hope at achieving relief from headaches and migraines. Fortunately, now there are options, including Botox® and surgery to reach long-lasting relief from these life-altering conditions. Coastal Cosmetic Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy E. Fee, MD, offers headache and migraine treatment to residents of Jacksonville, Fleming Island, the surrounding communities of North Florida, and around the world.
What is Headache and Migraine Treatment?
Twelve percent of Americans suffer from migraines, a severe type of headache that also causes neurological symptoms (e.g., nausea, visual disturbances). Migraines can be incapacitating, sometimes lasting up to 72 hours or longer. Individuals whose migraines are unresponsive to standard medical or pharmacological therapy or lifestyle modifications may be interested in surgical intervention.
Migraine surgery was discovered in 2000, after plastic surgery patients with a history of migraines reported a significant decrease or complete absence in migraines after various facial cosmetic procedures. The proposed theory was that the majority of migraines occur when the peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve become irritated and release neurotoxins. Based on this understanding, multiple trigger points around the face were identified — mostly on the forehead, temple, back of the head and behind the eyes — and specific surgical techniques were developed for each trigger site.
What Are the Benefits of Headache and Migraine Treatment?
Migraine therapy provides long-term relief from the debilitating condition by reducing the number of attacks experienced. This can have a huge positive impact on an individual’s overall quality of life.
What is the Procedure for Headache and Migraine Treatment?
Headache therapy and migraine surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with sedation and/or general anesthesia at Coastal Cosmetic Center’s nationally accredited on-site surgery center, Coastal Surgery Center, in Jacksonville, FL. It takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to deactivate each trigger point. This could involve removing a small portion of the muscle that is pinching the cranial nerves or correcting a deviated septum that is protruding into the other structures and compressing the nerves.
How Does Botox® for Headaches Work?
In addition to medication and surgery, Botox® is another treatment option for those who suffer from migraines. In fact, the FDA approved the use of Botox® for chronic migraines in 2010. Prior to migraine surgery, Botox® may be administered to paralyze the offending facial muscle(s) and determine whether the migraines cease. However, if Botox® for headaches works, the effects are temporary and last only a few months. A favorable response to the Botox® test indicates that the patient may benefit from the long-term effects of migraine surgery.
How Much Does Headache and Migraine Treatment Cost?
Treatments are customized to reach your individual aesthetic results, so prices will vary. All costs will be discussed during your consultation. For your convenience, we accept payment via cash, check, and major credit cards. We also offer financing options to assist you in paying for your procedure. Coastal Cosmetic Center has two conveniently located offices in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, with an on-site licensed ambulatory surgery facility, Coastal Surgery Center, at the Jacksonville location.
Don’t let migraines prevent you from living your life. If you reside in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, the surrounding communities of North Florida, or anywhere else around the world and suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, contact Coastal Cosmetic Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fee.