Where do you inject Botox for migraines? You might get injections in your forehead, temples, and the back of your head and neck. Sometimes the specialist will inject areas called “trigger points” where the headache pain originates.
Does Botox for migraine help wrinkles? No, using Botox to help prevent headaches due to chronic migraine isn’t likely to help with wrinkles. A different medication called Botox Cosmetic is used to help with wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic contains the same active drug (onabotulinumtoxinA) as Botox, but it’s given in lower doses.
How many Botox injections are given for migraines? You’ll get several shots of Botox around your head and neck once every 12 weeks to dull or prevent migraine headaches. You may need 30 to 40 shots in all, and you’ll get an equal number on each side of your head. If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there.
What should you not do after Botox for migraines? To avoid infection and allow the complete absorption of the drug into the areas injected, it is best to avoid the following during the first 24 hours: Vigorous exercise (e.g. gym, jogging) Hair washing – you may want to wash your hair the day before the appointment. Skin cleansing in areas injected.