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.
Is Botox for migraines the same as cosmetic Botox? Botox Cosmetic and Botox come as separate products but are both prescription medicines that contain the active ingredient onabotulinumtoxinA. The number of injections needed for migraine prevention are more than the number needed for wrinkle treatment.
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 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.