Botox in migraines and headaches



Botox is licenced and effective in the treatment of migraine headache

What is Botox?

Botox and migraine headache

Results from a well-contacted clinical trial (PREEMPT – support the use of Botox in chronic migraine. The mechanism of action is not well known. It not thought to work by relaxing overactive muscles, like Botox can do in other conditions. It is speculated that Botox interferes with specific pain pathways that play a key role in the headache phase of a migraine attack


Your surgeon will inject several areas on your head and neck. You may need to have 30-40 injections, and this needs to be repeated every 12 weeks.