Why Botox Is Now a Solution for Migraine Headaches

Posted on August 19, 2013 | by

With Botox now FDA-approved for treating Chronic Migraine symptoms, this injectable treatment will continue to gain even more popularity.

Last year, over six million injections of Botox® were administered in America. Now that Botox has been approved for uses beyond its original wrinkle preventing purposes, the treatment is becoming even more mainstream. Botox has a history of off-label uses like treating overactive bladder and excessive sweating, but the preventative treatment of migraine headaches is one of the first non-anti-aging uses for Botox to receive FDA approval.

Can this be the start of a long list of new FDA approved uses for Botox?

For the time being, this treatment has only been approved for adult patients with Chronic Migraine symptoms, meaning that they suffer from at least 15 headaches per month.


A migraine is described as an intense throbbing or pulsating sensation in the head that is often paired with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. But Chronic Migraine symptoms consists of these types of headaches lasting 15 or more days out of each month. Currently, an estimated 3.2 million Americans currently suffer from Chronic Migraine symptoms. Can you image?

Even more, only 80% of those who suffer from Chronic Migraine symptoms are properly diagnosed.

But finally, there is an answer. Botox treatment for this condition involves multiple injections of Botox around the head and neck every 12 weeks in order to best prevent migraine symptoms. Ready to find out if you might be qualified for this break-through in treating Chronic Migraine symptoms? Schedule your consultation.