Botox – famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face – has been approved by FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. The FDA concluded Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that cause intense pulsing or throbbing pain and affect about 12% of Americans.
Botox to treat chronic migraines is given at intervals of about 12 weeks at multiple injections around the head and neck. Patients who suffer chronic migraines must discuss with their doctors, whether Botox is appropriate for them.
Unless medically necessary, please avoid using aspirin, advil, or other antiinflammatory medications for at least 5 days before the procedure.