The BOTOX can be injected around the pain fibers that produce the debilitating discomfort of migraine headaches. This treatment can help prevent migraines – before they start.

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  • Advanced Practice Nurse, 2016
  • ANCC FNP-BC, 2016
  • DOT Certification, 2017
  • Registered Nurse, Illinois, 2004
  • TNCC National Certification 2005-2008
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, (ACLS), 1997
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), 1989
  • Certified Parish Nurse, 2010
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 1999
  • BioTe Pellet Therapy Certification, 2022


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What should I expect with BOTOX for migraines?

BOTOX treatment for migraines takes approximately 20 minutes to perform. Using a very small needle, the doctor injects tiny amounts of BOTOX into certain shallow muscles. A treatment typically involves 31 injections in seven key areas of the neck and head.

What is recovery like after BOTOX for migraines?

You may have a headache after BOTOX treatment for migraines. A sore neck is another possible side effect. You may also experience muscle weakness in the upper shoulders and neck. These symptoms usually resolve on their own within a few days. You may drive yourself home and return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

Am I a candidate for BOTOX for migraines?

If you are 18 years or older and have 15 or more headaches that last four or more hours per month, you may be a candidate for BOTOX migraine treatment. Some insurance companies may require documentation that you have exhausted other treatment options before they will cover BOTOX for migraines.


Where is BOTOX injected to treat migraines?

To treat migraines, BOTOX is injected in many different locations, including:

  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • Back of the head
  • Upper bridge above the nose
  • Neck
  • Upper back

When was BOTOX approved for treating migraines?

The FDA approved BOTOX for treating chronic migraines in 2010.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

A migraine is not just a headache. It can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it may be accompanied by blind spots or flashes of light. Symptoms may include:

  • Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
  • Visual effects/aura
  • Nausea or vomiting

A migraine is not the same for everyone, which makes it more difficult to diagnose.

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