Since the 1970s, anti-wrinkle injections have been used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Today there are at least 20 conditions where anti-wrinkle injections may be used including migraines. Call (07)4041 0067 to book a consultation.


  • Cervical dystonia- severe neck muscle spasms
  • Blepharospasm — an uncontrollable eye twitch or muscle spasm
  • Severe and excessive underarm sweating
  • Eye alignment or fixing ‘cross eyes’
  • Bruxism or teeth grinding
  • Overactive bladder
  • Chronic migraine


Like many other migraine treatments it’s discovery was accidental. Anti-wrinkle injections for migraines were originally discovered when patients reported an improvement in the their migraines whilst having it for another purpose.

The specific injection used was approved for migraine in 2010 when Allergan, the supplier of the premium substance, presented evidence to the FDA from two studies showing a slight improvement in the incidence of chronic migraines whilst undergoing treatment with this substance.

Why anti-wrinkle injections help with migraine is not fully understood. In migraine, it is thought that the injection relaxes muscles that may be otherwise sensitive to pain. Furthermore, it may even help block pain signals to the brain.


A consultation with one of our cosmetic practitioners, experienced in using anti-wrinkle injections for migraine relief. A full medical history will be taken to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. A series of very small injections are given into specific sites over the head and neck. The injections may take around 15 mins with most injections feeling like a small prick or bee sting. Expect the injections around the forehead and eyebrows to be a little more uncomfortable than the rest, but the discomfort is very brief and you will be able to return to normal activity immediately after.

You may need 2–3 rounds of injections to confirm whether the injections will work for you or not.

While results can vary, we have a very high success rate with migraine treatments.

Some migraine patients respond in the first treatment (1–4 months) whilst others may require 3 treatments before they can confirm one way or the other. If, after the third treatment you don’t have an improvement, then it is unlikely to help in any further attempts.

Anti-wrinkle injections don’t interact with the usual preventative headache medications so those may be continued during therapy with the approval of your doctor. If you suffer from chronic migraines or chronic headaches, anti-wrinkle injections will bring you moderate relief. It may help reduce the number of your headaches as well as their severity. If you suffer from episodic headaches or migraine (fewer than 15 times a month), anti-wrinkle injections, compared to other headache treatments may offer help.