BOTOX® and Migraines

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


BOTOX® has shown to be a powerful treatment for men and women who suffer from chronic migraines. By relaxing muscles that compress nerves, BOTOX® injections act as a preventive treatment, helping to stop migraine headaches before they even occur. Different than acute treatment, BOTOX® for migraines does not work immediately, but most patients report marked improvement in comfort after their second treatment.

Acute treatments for migraine headaches address the symptoms. Preventive treatments address the source. When used as intended, typically on a 12-week schedule, BOTOX® works to keep muscles relaxed, which can produce lasting comfort.

Chronic Migraine Headaches

BOTOX® is for the treatment of chronic migraine, which is defined as:

  • 15+ headache days every month
  • 8+ migraine days every month
  • Each headache lasts 4+ hours
  • Pain is severe

BOTOX® is the number one prescribed treatment from chronic migraine and has proven to be very effective at reducing the number of headache days experienced by men and women who struggle with this debilitating issue.

Since its approval for migraine treatment, more than 500,000 people have received BOTOX® to experience pain relief. While not 100% effective, BOTOX® prevents an average of eight to nine headache/migraine days every month. In combination with other preventive and acute treatment options, this can help people living with chronic migraine lead a more productive, comfortable, and rewarding life.

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The Cost of BOTOX® for Migraine Treatment

A majority of insurance companies will cover the full cost of migraine treatment with BOTOX®. Commercially insured patients whose plans do not cover the full cost may be eligible for the BOTOX® Savings Program. This program is designed to cover out-of-pocket expenses for insured patients and can bring the cost of your BOTOX® migraine treatment to $0. Additional details and the application can be found on the site linked above.

Cosmetic Benefits

When used for migraine treatment, BOTOX® is not intended as a cosmetic service. There may be ancillary wrinkle relaxing when BOTOX® is used to treat migraines, but the focus of treatment is not aesthetic. Patients interested in the aesthetic benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic will benefit more from a consultation with a plastic surgeon than a neurologist.

Board-certified Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata provides BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for men and women struggling with age-related issues such as:

  • Glabellar lines (in between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (extending from the corner of the eyes)
  • Marionette lines (downward from the corner of the mouth)
  • Forehead line and wrinkles
  • Chin dimpling

When injected for facial rejuvenation, BOTOX® Cosmetic can produce results for three to four months. However, unlike BOTOX® for migraines, cosmetic treatment is not preventive; It's used to address issues after they appear.

Dr. Fata is one of Indianapolis’s most respected and trusted plastic surgeons. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Fata understands which procedures are best for different needs and can customize a treatment program that addresses all of your concerns. If you are unhappy with the way aging has impacted your appearance, give us a call at 317-575-9152 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Located in Indianapolis, Renaissance Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Carmel, Noblesville, and all surrounding areas of Indiana.