BOTOX FOR HEADACHE
Botox Injection Covered By Most Insurances (Injector Fee Applies)
How does Botox work to reduce headaches?
Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents the activation of pain networks in the brain.
Botox prevents migraine headaches before they start, but takes time to work.
“I look to the second and third treatments to maximize effects,” says Dr Andrew Blumenfeld. “Patients see increasing benefit with an increase in the number of treatment cycles.”
One treatment lasts for 10-12 weeks, and patients reported that two Botox treatments reduced the number of headache days by approximately 50%.
In rare cases, the person may have a genetic predisposition that
results in a mild, transient unusual response to the drug.