Migraine Treatment

Migraines are very common affecting 1 in 5 women and 1 in 15 men. They are typically ipsilateral moderate to severe headache felt as a throbbing pain associated with nausea, sickness and increased sensitivity to light. Many people find that they are unable to find a migraine treatment that works for them.  Botulinum toxin A injections is an approved prophylactic migraine treatment for chronic migraines (>15 headaches or >8 migraines per a month lasting 4 or more hours).


Optional but not required

Follow Up

Free follow up at 2 weeks

No downtime

Can return to work immediately

Duration of Results

Average of 3 months

On Set of Results

5-14 days

Risks & Complications

Mild bruising, headaches, asymmetry, persistent headaches

Its use to prevent the development of chronic migraines have been proven to be very successful when oral pain killers have failed. Treatments will last for 12 weeks. During your consultation, one of our doctors will review your full medical history advise you with an honest opinion if you would be suitable for this treatment.

You can book in for this treatment at one of our aesthetic clinics in Oakwood (near Barnet) in London, Marylebone in London or Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
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Migraine treatment is the use of botulinum toxin injections to treat chronic migraines. This method is licensed for use when oral methods of pain relief fail to alleviate symptoms.

Our doctors will always carry out a thorough consultation before administering treatment including a full medical history and talking through alternative treatments. If you are suffering from 15 headaches per month or 8 migraines per month, you would be a suitable patient. Migraine symptoms include an intense headache on one side making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks. In addition,  nausea and vomiting are often associated with migraines as well as sensitivity to light and sound. Triggers of migraine can be hormonal, emotional, physical, dietary, environmental and medicinal. We recommend keeping a diary of your headaches to identify triggers and patterns.

Yes, anti-wrinkle treatment (Botox) is licensed for use in treatment of migraines and is also an approved NHS treatment for migraines, however excessive waiting times and specific referral guidelines makes accessibility very difficult.

The procedure takes 10 minutes for our doctors to administer and involves injection of the head and neck muscles. The number of muscles injected will be dictated by the type of your migraine and severity.

Treatment lasts for 12 weeks and we recommend having the treatment repeated at this point if it has been effective. Anti-wrinkle treatment for migraines has been shown to be successful from reducing the severity to complete remission of migraines for 85-90% of our patients. However, please note that success can vary from individual to individual.