Botox is a well known name in the field of cosmetic surgery and is used to eradicate the expression lines and wrinkles on the facial skin and same is the reason behind the popularity of botox treatment. Besides the treatment of wrinkles, botox is also effective for the treatment of various medical conditions and chronic migraines are one of them. Botox treatment does provide successful results as the treatment of chronic migraines and the patients who got botox injected as the treatment of migraine report improvement in the condition.
During the procedure of botox treatment, small quantities of botox are injected in the treatment area in various sites with the help of fine needles. The method behind the botox treatment is same for all the conditions. Botox is injected in few sites for the treatment of chronic migraine also. Here we will come to know about these sites but before that it is important to know that migraine sufferers have some trigger points for this condition. The most common locations of these trigger points are anterior temporal and sub occipital region and bilateral of head. According to researches, number of trigger points, number of monthly crises and the duration of migraine in a year all are associated with each other.
When it comes to sites for injecting botox, there are seven key areas where small quantities of botox are injected in few sites. Number of botox injections used for the treatment of chronic migraine is thirty one. Below given are the sites for injecting botox.
- In the forehead region – seven botox injections are administered in this area.
- At the sides of head just above the ears – four botox injections are administered in each side of head.
- At back of the head – total six botox injections are administered in area.
- At back of scalp just near the neck – four injections are administered here.
- In the neck and shoulder area – three botox injections are administered in each side.
Above given are the areas where botox is injected as the treatment of migraines but it is a critical procedure and requires expertise. If you are considering botox treatment for chronic migraine, you should consult an experienced physician for this purpose because determining correct amount and site for injecting botox is very important to get successful results.