Botox for tension
headaches and migraines

Effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines in London

Reduce tension headaches
Relieve migraine attacks
Improve quality of life

Treatment Explained

Botox for tension
headaches and migraines

As well as a renowned cosmetic treatment, botox is a recognised medical treatment that is highly effective for tension headaches and migraines.

Our expert practitioner will assess your specific condition to ascertain whether this is a suitable treatment for you.

If, after evaluation, botox is considered a beneficial approach, you will experience your treatment at one of our luxurious, award-winning London aesthetic clinics at Harley Street or Colindale, led by Dr Kaywaan Khan.

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Botox for tension headaches and
migraines London, treatment overview

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Treatment Type

Injectable botox

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Downtime

None

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Treatment Areas

Head, neck and shoulders

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Benefit Duration

3-6 months

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Treatment Time

15-30 minutes

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Aftercare

Minimal (your practitioner will advise)

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Botox injections for tension headaches
and migraines

Botox is a recognised, approved medical treatment for chronic tension headaches and migraines in adult patients.

A small amount of botox is injected into specific sites. These can include the areas above the bridge of the nose, forehead, temples, back of the head, top of the neck and the trapezius muscles that run from the neck across the shoulders.

  • Tension headaches

    According to the NHS, symptoms of a tension headache include:
    ● Pain in both sides of the head, in the face or neck
    ● A feeling of pressure or tightness in the head
    ● A feeling of tenderness when the head is touched

  • Migraines

    A migraine is a very bad headache where there is a throbbing pain on one side of the head.
    There are several types of migraine:
    ● Migraine without aura (warning signs that an attack is imminent)
    ● Migraine with aura, warning signs include seeing flashing lights, numbness, tingling or dizziness
    ● Migraine aura without headache, where there are symptoms such as flashing lights without pain

  • Quality of life

    Botox can help to effectively manage tension headaches and migraines, rather than cure them.

    Therefore, treatment may need to be repeated at regular intervals (this could be every 3-4 months) to maintain the benefits.

    Botox treatment is proven to be highly effective and can significantly improve patients’ quality of life.

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The science behind botox for
tension headaches and migraines

Botox is known to alleviate tension headaches and migraines of all types and severity.

Botox, or botulinum toxin, works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, which prevents muscles from contracting.

As well as acting on the muscles to relax them, which can alleviate tension, this process is understood to block pain signals to the brain.

Botox helps to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks of both tension headaches and migraines.

To ascertain if botox for tension headaches and migraines is right for you, your practitioner will consult with you to understand your medical history.

Into which muscles is botox administered?

Botox is administered through careful targeting of particular muscles in the front and side of the head (anterior muscles), and in the back of the head and neck (posterior muscles).

Anterior muscle injections

● Frontalis muscle – stretches from the eyebrow up to the hairline.

● Corrugator muscle – a small muscle above the inner eyebrow.

● Procerus muscle – this muscle is above the nose, and stretches up into the area between the brows called the glabella.

● Temporalis muscle – this muscle is on the side of the head and stretches from the top of the cheekbone to the top of the ear.

Posterior muscle injections

● Occipitalis muscle – either side of the upper back of the head.

● Cervical paraspinal muscles – either side of the lower head and neck, and alongside the cervical spine.

● Trapezius muscle – a flat, triangular muscle situated over the back of the neck and upper thorax.

Botox for tension headaches and migraines
- your questions answered

Meet one of our doctors for a consultation to discuss your treatment options

  • How does botox for tension headaches and migraines work?

    Botox, or botulinum toxin, alleviates tension headaches and migraines by acting on neurotransmitters to temporarily relax muscles, and to block pain signals to the brain.

  • Who is botox for tension headaches and migraines suitable for?

    Your practitioner will assess your suitability for treatment at a consultation to understand your medical history.
    In general, botox treatment is suitable for patients who do not gain relief from other preventive medications, where several have been tried in the past.
    Botox is not suitable for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant. Certain medical conditions may also preclude patients from treatment.

  • Is botox for tension headaches and migraines safe?

    Yes, injections with botox are safe when administered by a reputable medical practitioner. They have minimal side effects.

  • Do botox injections hurt?

    The needles used for administering botox are very fine, therefore patients tend to feel only a mild stinging sensation that quickly passes.

  • What are the side effects of botox for tension headaches and migraines?

    Some patients experience slight swelling in the injection sites following treatment. These effects wear off within a few days.
    Your practitioner will explain that you may find that the cosmetic benefits of botox are also apparent following your treatment. Facial lines and wrinkles may appear smoothed in the treated areas of the face.

  • Can I take other medications alongside botox treatment for tension headaches and migraines?

    Yes. Patients can continue to take medications to manage symptoms whilst receiving botox treatment.

  • What aftercare is required?

    Your practitioner will give you full information about any aftercare requirements. We recommend that alcohol and strenuous exercise is avoided for 24 hours following treatment.

  • What are the benefits of botox for tension headaches and migraines?

    Botox treatment takes effect within a few days following treatment.
    Although botox isn’t a cure for tension headaches and migraines, repeated treatments can help to manage them.
    The benefits of botox for tension headaches and migraines include:
    ● Reduction in frequency and severity of tension headaches and migraines
    ● Improved quality of life

  • How long does botox for tension headaches and migraines last?

    The effects of botox usually last for 3-6 months.

  • What are the benefits of botox for tension headaches and migraines?

    We're not aware of any problems following treatment, where it was administered by a trained medical professional.

  • What does botox for tension headaches and migraines cost?

    We're not aware of any problems followingtreatment, where it was administered by a trained medical professional.

  • What does botox for under eye wrinkles and lines cost?

    Please see above for our price list for botox treatment for tension headaches and migraines.

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