Where do they inject Botox for migraine headaches? 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.
How many units of Botox is needed for migraines? The recommended total dose of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for chronic migraine prevention is 155 Units administered intramuscularly (into the muscle). This is given as 0.1 mL (5 Units) injections divided across 7 specific head and neck muscle areas, for a total of 31 individual injections per session.
Does Botox for migraines also help with 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.
Where is Botox injected for occipital neuralgia? Botox is a preventive treatment that blocks nerve endings from sending pain signals to the brain. Nerve block injections target the greater occipital nerves to suppress pain that is felt at the back of the head and neck.