Doctors have been using Botox for years to successfully treat wrinkles and creases, But Botox has also brought relief to many people who suffer from chronic medical conditions. Botox is only FDA-approved for chronic migraines, which means headache on 15 or more days a month.
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract which is why your wrinkles go away when injected. Botox injected around the face and head can prevent muscle contractions that can trigger migraines
How Is a Botox Procedure Done?
Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort.
How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?
The effects of Botox typically last 10-12 weeks. As muscle action gradually returns, your migraines will also begin to return. Does insurance cover Botox for Migraines?
Because Botox is FDA approved for chronic migraine, it’s covered by most plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Before your insurance company will approve Botox for your chronic migraine, you typically must have tried and failed two other preventative treatments. These might include anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, or blood pressure medications that are typically used to prevent migraines.