Anti-wrinkle injections have been shown in studies to be a treatment for chronic migraines and headaches. The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is certainly more than just a muscle relaxant effect, and it is suggested that these treatments are working more centrally. Results are variable, some patients find that there is little or no effect, but a majority find that their migraines are improved in both frequency and severity, with a sizable number finding that anti-wrinkle injectable treatment completely or almost completely eliminates their headache for several weeks or months at a time. Some of these patients have found that no other treatment appears to work well for their migraines, and Envisage Clinic treats several patients for migraines who have found that anti-wrinkle treatments have literally changed their lives.
Anti-wrinkle injections for migraines are available with a Medicare rebate with referral from your GP to a neurologist who offers them. Dr Leat and Envisage clinic are unable to offer a Medicare rebate. We have, however, found that cosmetic doses and placement of anti-wrinkle injections appear often as effective as higher doses, allowing us to provide treatment at a reasonable cost and with the added benefit of a cosmetic result.