Treating chronic migraines can be difficult and frustrating. One recommended treatment for those who have not seen adequate results from other methods, or want to improve further their results are Botox injections. Botox helps limit pain signals your brain sends to your nerves and vice versa. This may cut down on the number of migraines experienced each month. So, where do they inject Botox for migraines?
When treating migraines with Botox, the injections involves some of the more extensive Botox injections seen in one procedure. The procedure includes an average of 50 injections and between 80 and 155 units of Botox. Some of the injection sites are the same as cosmetic Botox injections. However, there are sometimes injections along the sides and back of the head.
The exact locations may vary depending on your particular migraines and needs. If you tend to experience migraines in specific areas or on one side of the head more than the other, the treatment may focus more on these areas. Though, the Botox is injected all around the head versus just on the face like with cosmetic applications.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.