Botox for Chronic Migraine


Botox is injected approximately every 12 weeks. Side effects are few and temporary, and they include droopiness of the eyelids or eyebrows, discomfort for a day or two after the injections, and weakness of neck muscles. Side effects peak at 2 to 4 weeks and improve gradually and are usually gone by 8 weeks.

Overall, 70% of patients achieve 50% or fewer headaches a month with Botox. Thirty percent do not improve. Another 30% within the 70% achieve reduction of 75% or more per month of headaches.

Dr. Florin is committed to treating all patients compassionately with state-of-the-art techniques while maintaining their dignity and independence. He views each patient encounter as a collaboration. Dr Florin has over 35 years of experience. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor at Keck School of Medicine (USC) and is the founder and medical director of the Fullerton Neurology and Headache Center. He has been recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as a Physician of Excellence in Neurology. US News and World Report ranks him in the top 10% of neurologists nationwide.

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