Botox for Migraine Treatment
When used for migraine treatment, Botox is injected in small quantities into the skin in different places; the front, sides and back of the head, as well as the back of the neck.
The paralysis caused by the injections is to relax the muscles, which can significantly reduce the migraine triggers in these areas.The injections are minor and relatively pain-free. Many people have likened them to an ant bite.
Treatment should be repeated roughly every 12 weeks otherwise you may not see the full benefits. Please bear in mind, Botox is not designed to cure chronic migraines, but it may offer relief from the pain.
Possible rare side effects may include some bruising, minor swelling and a slight headache after the injections. Paracetamol can be taken to relieve this and it’s rare for any of the side effects to last for very long after the treatment.
A more serious, but rare complication is the possibility of "ptosis"—or eyelid droop—which only happens if the toxin tracks into the eyelid muscle. The best results from Botox, with minimal side effects, occur when you visit and receive your injections from experienced specialists.