Migraine headaches can be severely debilitating, with significant social, economic, mental, and physical health consequences. Typical signs of a migraine may or may not start with an aura or neurological abnormality such as facial numbness or visual changes. Moderate to severe headaches can be throbbing or steady in nature, on one or both sides of the head. Migraines may cause nausea, vomiting, and light or sound sensitivities as well.
Symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person; however, symptoms in individuals generally remain consistent. Migraines are often misdiagnosed and poorly managed. Unfortunately patients may be taking expensive medications that cause unwanted side effects or are potentially harmful or addictive.
Migraines are often improved by taking triptan medications at the early onset. Botox® is presently considered a third-line treatment for migraines and, as such, is underutilized. As this is a medical procedure, you may be covered by your extended health insurance; the View Laser team is experienced and willing to assist patients with this process.
Head, scalp, temples, face, and eyes.
Botox® Therapeutic is not covered under the provincial health care plan. Private insurance may provide full or partial coverage. We recommend that patients inquire with their insurance about coverage prior to a consultation with Dr. Ray. Forms required to qualify for third-party coverage can be completed by your family doctor. Dr. Ray can complete necessary paperwork at a fee not covered under the medical plan; this fee will vary depending on application complexity. Please contact our office for more information.
“Dr. Ray is an absolute treasure of a doctor! I've been suffering from severe TMJ disorder/migraine pain since an accident I had 2 years ago. I thought that I would have to live with severe pain for the rest of my life. I was pointed in the direction of Dr. Ray, and I've never looked back. He started Botox treatments on me and they are honestly the best thing that has happened to me. Dr. Ray is so kind, comforting, honest, knowledgeable and trustworthy that I recommend him to anyone that could benefit from these types of services.”