Botox for Migraines
Botox injections are widely used for the relief of chronic migraine headaches. Unlike acute treatments, which are taken to treat a headache or migraine once it’s already begun, BOTOX® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more headache days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older.
It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective to prevent headaches in patients with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days each month (episodic migraine).
What Is Botox® And How Does It Work?
Botox is an injectable drug. When injected into your body, it blocks certain chemical signals from your nerves, causing temporary paralysis of your muscles, preventing migraine headaches from occurring.
How Often Will I Need Treatments?
It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well BOTOX® is working for you. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in our office.
Does It Hurt?
The needles used for the treatment are very small. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
Will My Insurance Cover My Botox® Treatments?
The cost of BOTOX® depends on your health insurance. Most insurance plans cover the majority of the cost of BOTOX®. Prior authorization may be required.