The benefits of botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of headache & migraine were first recognised when clients reported improvement in their chronic headache following cosmetic injectable treatments to their frown lines and forehead wrinkles. Over the years, further treatment areas have been identified that have further reduced headache and migraine symptoms.
Typical treatment areas for headache and migraine treatment are shown in the below diagram. A thorough physical assessment of face, head and neck muscles is performed to identify individual muscle hyperactivity appropriated for Botulinum toxin injections which varies from one person to the next.
From $225 depending on which muscles require treatment to improve Migraine/Headache
The same drug used in anti-wrinkle injections, Botulinum Toxin, is used to treat chronic migraines. Multiple injections are given around the head and neck to dull future headache symptoms, and aid in migraine prevention, the FDA says in a statement.
Anti wrinkle injections have been used to treat migraine and headache since 1989.
Improvement in symptoms can be seen in as little as 3 days to 4 weeks after treatment depending on correct assessment and selection of muscles to treat.
The number of injections can be as little as three but depends on individual requirements to achieve satisfactory reduction in migraine/headache severity and frequency.
Results have been shown to last from 3-9 months depending on what muscle areas are treated.
Small bruises at injection sites, Mild headache that can last up to 5 days or longer
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