While often associated with cosmetic treatments, Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to prevent chronic headaches. It is used to prevent headaches in people 18 or older who experience chronic migraines (15 or more days each month, each headache lasting four or more hours).
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Originally approved for use in treating facial tics, muscle spasms, and other muscular disorders and later approved to prevent wrinkles, those who used Botox® reported improvement in headaches following injection into their brow and forehead muscles. Careful trials studying migraine and chronic headache patients continue to examine the efficacy of Botox® and have, thus far, demonstrated effectiveness of this therapy.
The average injection is 100-200 units, with relief occurring within two to three weeks of treatment. However, some patients require a set of 2-3 injections before a maximum benefit is seen.