This treatment is particularly effective in treating chronic migraine, which is defined as experiencing headaches on 15 or more days each month. We use Botox injections to treat migraine, injecting into muscles in the face, scalp and neck. Botox treatment can decrease the number of migraine attacks experienced.
Whilst there is some uncertainly about the exact science of how this treatment works, it has been used by the NHS in the UK and is proven to be very effective in treating chronic or severe migraine.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
Up to 2 weeks
Approximately 3 months
Number of treatments required
On-going treatment, according to the severity of the condition
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
It is not exactly clear why this treatment can be so effective. Botox injections are used to paralyse or relax muscles and are believed to inhibit pain in chronic migraine by reducing the expression of certain pain pathways involving the nerve cells.
What happens during my treatment?
You will be asked to either lie down or sit up during treatment, dependent on the exact area where injections need to be made.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
Minimal discomfort may be felt during treatment.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
Anyone suffering from chronic migraines.
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