Botox Injections for Migraines

Also known as: botulinum toxin A, botulinum toxin.

What are Botox injections for migraines?

A Botox injection for migraines is an injection of botulinum toxin into small muscles under the skin throughout various areas around the face, head and neck.

What happens during the procedure?

Botox is injected under the skin into various areas throughout the face, head and neck where it enters the nerve endings and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparations are usually required. Your specialist pediatrician will discuss any special circumstances related to your child.

What are the risk factors?

Injections are usually tolerated without significant side effects. There may be spots of blood at the injections sites and sometimes the muscle weakness may be more than expected. Serious side effects are rare, but the botulinum toxin can spread to other parts of the body causing other muscles to weaken. This can result in hoarseness, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision and others difficulties.

Reviewed by: Wilson Heredia Nunez, MD

This page was last updated on: August 25, 2023 02:12 PM

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