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BOTOX APPLICATION IN MIGRAINE

Updated: Jun 2, 2022



In the treatment of botox in chronic migraine, toxin injections are made to 7 different areas and 31 points. More injections can be made into the areas where the pain is more intense. The trigger area is usually right or left forehead, temple or nape. This treatment is applied every 3 months. It is applied in cures ranging from 3-5 cures. After botox treatment in migraine, 70% of the patients had a 50% reduction. In addition, significant improvements are observed in the quality of life and the amount of disability related to headaches in these patients. As a result of Botox treatment, significant improvements occur in the vitality, psychological state and general life of the patients.


How long after Botox injection takes effect?

The effect begins to be seen 2 to 7 days after the injection. One month after the injection, the patient is examined again.


What are the most common side effects of Botox injection?

Botox injections have few obvious side effects. However, temporary side effects such as swelling, redness and tenderness at the injection site, pain in the face and head, drooping of the eyebrows (ptosis), flu-like complaints, hematoma at the injection site, flushing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness may be observed.


Doing sports, massaging, rubbing the injection sites, playing, tilting the head forward, lying down immediately after the application and taking a hot bath should be avoided for the first 4 hours after the Botox application.


If your headaches that you have been suffering for years do not go away, Botox injection may be an option for you.


The effect of Botox on migraine was unknown until recently. This treatment was discovered by chance, when it was noticed that migraine attacks improved after botox injection in patients with migraine who received botox injection to correct wrinkles in the facial area. The underlying cause of most of the migraine headaches is the tension of the muscles in the head area. If the tension of the muscles causing the migraine attacks is removed, that is, if the muscles are relaxed, the factor causing migraine pain will be eliminated. Many pain relievers are used in the treatment of migraine. However, the biggest advantage of botox is that botox does not relieve pain, it prevents the emergence of pain. 80-90% of migraine patients benefit from botox. The effect of Botox in the treatment of migraine lasts for about 4 months. In other words, after a botox application, its effect starts within 7-10 days and you experience a pain-free period for 4 months. When the effect starts to wear off at the end of the 4th month, a new application is required.


How is Botox injection done?

Botox is administered as a drug injection. It is not a painful procedure. Injection is done with a very fine-tipped needle. At the time of the injection, you may feel a slight pain due to the needle prick, the only pain you will feel is this. If Botox is to be applied for migraine treatment, it should be applied inside the muscles causing tension, inside the muscles causing wrinkles if it is desired to be corrected, and under the skin in the area with sweating complaint if sweating treatment is to be applied. It's a 5-10 minute process in total.


How long is the effect of Botox?

The effect of Botox becomes sufficient 1 week after the injection application, the effect increases day by day and becomes established at the end of 1 month. It stays at this level for 2-3 months and then starts to decrease gradually, after 5-6 months its effect completely disappears. With repeated injections, the duration of action is longer. When the effect of Botox wears off, it can be applied repeatedly without any inconvenience.

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