BOTOX® can be used to prevent headaches in adults with Chronic Migraine who have 15 or more days each month with the headache lasting 4 or more hours each day.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a purified protein produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How is BOTOX® administered?
BOTOX® is injected by a fine needle into 31 to 39 sites in 7 specific head and neck muscle areas. These areas may be contributing to your headaches. Your doctor will determine the number of injections and injection sites required to treat specific condition. The recommended dose of BOTOX® is 155 units in 31 sites. If your doctor thinks it is necessary, he or she may decide to inject up to 40 additional units of BOTOX® into three specific muscle groups for a total maximum dose of 195 units.
Frequently asked questions
How often do I have to get BOTOX® injection?
It is recommended that you get your BOTOX® injections every 12 weeks.
Does BOTOX® have any side effects?
Side effects are rare and these should be discussed with your doctor.
Who should not use this treatment?
There are very few restrictions regarding the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Those who are pregnant, nursing, or have a neurological disease should not be treated.
How will I know that BOTOX® is working?
It is a good idea to keep track of your progress. To assist you in doing so, a simple to use Headache Diary can be obtained from our clinic. Make sure to fill it out as accurately and completely as possible, every day. Be sure to bring it with you to discuss with your doctor at your next visit.
Can I be treated with BOTOX® for Chronic Migraine if I am receiving BOTOX® treatment already for another condition?
It is important that you let your doctor know that you are receiving BOTOX® for another condition. Your doctor will determine the appropriateness.
Can I receive BOTOX® injections if I am taking other medications?
Yes you can, but it is important that you tell your doctor about the medicines you are taking.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with us to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.