William J. Binder M.D., F.A.C.S. Who Discovered BOTOX® for Migraines Says FDA-approved Therapy Give Chronic Headache Sufferers "New Lease On Life"
October 15, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsBeverly Hills, CA October 15, 2010 William J. Binder M.D., F.A.C.S. Inc., Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and pioneer in the cosmetic (anti-wrinkle) and therapeutic use of the BOTOX® neurotoxin, made headlines in the early 1990's by discovering that BOTOX was effective in relieving the pain and preventing the onset of migraine headaches. Friday the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX injections as a preventative treatment for chronic migraine sufferers. Dr. Binder says the BOTOX for migraine treatment can help millions of U.S. patients.
"These patients with severe debilitating headaches usually are not responsive to pain medication or specific migraine drugs and continue to have their daily lives disrupted. Dr. Binder says, "BOTOX treatments fulfill an unmet need for these types of patients and are the only way we have to prevent the onset of a migraine for a sustained period of time so patients can plan their daily activities. It can give these chronic migraine patients a new lease on life!"
Dr. Binder says his clinical experience with the treatment in his Los Angeles based practice, shows that when administered properly the BOTOX for migraine treatment can effectively prevent migraine episodes for up to three or more months in 80% of his patients. Dr. Binder, who also developed the first injection protocol for the BOTOX for migraine treatment, says injection location and dosing are critical to achieving an effective, long-lasting result without undesirable side effects.
There are an estimated 36 million migraine patients in the US. In addition to being the only preventative treatment available, Dr. Binder says BOTOX not only provides relief of pain, but reduces associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and photophobia.
Double-board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. William J. Binder is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Binder is Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine. His medical office and surgical facility are in Beverly Hills. For more information, please go to http://www.botoxmigraine.com/ or www.doctorbinder.com.