Migraine and Chronic Headache Treatments

Approved treatment for Migraines

At Helen Hunt Medical Aesthetics this service in treating patients exclusively for migraines is for those who have already undergone CT scan and or seen a neurologist for a confirmed diagnosis.

We are not a migraine or headache clinic, but offer the treatment as our expertise is in the administration of Botox treatment and would do this where we feel this is appropriate for the wellbeing of the patient. The dosing of Botox for migraines is greater as we treat multiple areas of the forehead, scalp and neck according to each person’s symptoms.

For more information about the Migraine and Chronic Headache Treatments in Exeter, Honiton, and Sidford or to book an appointment with Helen, please contact me today; call, email or complete my contact form.

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Common Migraine and Headache Symptoms

  • Severe headache
  • Visual disturbances e.g. spots or flashing lights
  • Sensitivity to light, noise, or smells
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tingling sensations, pins and needles, and weakness or numbness in the limbs

We advise patients to consult their GP in the first instance for treatments and investigations into severe/worrying/persistent headaches. Where patients have had a full check-up and diagnosis and tried other treatments, then Botox may provide an alternative option with potentially longer-lasting benefits.

Botox is a recognised and approved treatment for migraines.

The true cause of migraines is unknown and can vary from person to person. Patients have long seen benefits from having Botox for facial rejuvenation and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating condition).

However it is now clear that some of these patients who have suffered with migraines and certain types of headaches in the past no longer have the symptoms or else find that they are much reduced in frequency and/or severity.

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Botox was approved in 2010 as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine in the UK by drug regulators MHRA; after having been previously approved by the FDA in the US.

This will come as a welcome relief to know there is another treatment to add to the list as most sufferers really struggle to find a treatment that is totally effective. The approvals come after a trial of more than 1,300 patients showed success in reducing the frequency of headaches.



  • In clinical trials, patients were given up to five courses of injections of Botox into specific head and neck muscles every 12 weeks.
  • After 24 weeks, those treated with Botox had fewer days with migraine than those who received a placebo injection.
  • By one year, nearly 70% of those treated with Botox had a 50% reduction in the number of migraines compared with before the trial.

Book a Migraine and Chronic Headache Treatment in Exeter

Can’t find a package to suit your needs? No problem, I would be delighted to design a bespoke package for just you. Get in touch today to find out how I can help, or book your pressure-free consultation at our Exeter clinic.

Please note that a £50 deposit is taken upon booking to secure the appointment, this will be credited towards any treatment taken

Telephone: 01392 984171

Email: helenhuntaesthetics@enquirenow.org

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