Migraine Treatment

Treating migraines with minor surgery

If you suffer from migraines and feel like you’ve tried everything, we may just be able to help.

Chronic migraines can severely inhibit daily life, and when you start to feel like your bad days are outnumbering your good days, you know you need to find a solution.

At Australian Skin Face Body, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Mr Ian Holten has success treating migraines with injectables and now, minor surgery.

Migraine Treatment – Case Study

Our patient is a 67 year old woman who has suffered from debilitating migraines for years.  She has tried oral medication and visited many doctors including neurologists but still experienced migraines several times a week.

Injectables are often used for migraines. The substance used for migraine injectables is the same as that used for cosmetic purposes. Basically, young and middle-aged women were getting injectables for fine lines and wrinkles, and they figured out it was also offering relief from  migraine symptoms. The only difference between the two procedures is that for migraines, we may do a few more shots in areas where the pain is experienced. For many patients, this offers enough migraine relief.

Initially we used injectables to help our patient, however in her case, this proved only to be a temporary solution.

Recently, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Mr Ian Holten, undertook a 20 minute procedure under local anesthetic at the rooms of Australian Skin Face Body which has changed our patients life.

Minor surgery was undertaken to free the nerve as it comes out of the neck muscles –  muscles were squeezing the nerve causing the migraines.

Now migraine free for the first time in years, this procedure has changed our patients life.

We are pleased to offer this drug free treatment for migraines.

Migraine Treatment


To book a consultation, please Tel: 1300 502 732 and select your nearest Australian Skin Face Body Clinic. 

Please note to see Mr Ian Holten,  you will need a referral from your GP.

Mr Ian Holten takes appointments in Geelong, Ballarat, Horsham and Warrnambool.


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