Will I have to get the botox shots for the remainder of my life? (photo)

I have received Botox for chronic migraines i've had for fifty years, first round of treatments are going so well, It' a dream come true, "will I have to get the shots for the remainder of my life?? I

Doctor Answers 5

Botox for Migraine

This is really a question for the neurologist who is giving you the Botox. My understanding of the situation is that you will need treatment indefinitiely, but I could be wrong.

Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Will I have to get the botox shots for the remainder of my life? (photo)

Botox usually lasts 3-4 months.If you are looking for a more permanent solution to your migraine headaches, certain plastic surgeons can perform endoscopic ablative surgeries to help eliminate those migraine trigger points.I would recommend that you meet with a board certified plastic surgeon for an in person consultation.

James C. Grotting, MD, FACS
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Do I have to get Botox forever

There is no permanent Botox, so if you are happy with the results and they are working for your migraines, then yes, you will need to maintain this with periodic injections (every 3-4 months). You may need less over time, perhaps, but there isn't a permanent way to get your results, so you will need to continue getting Botox.

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Will I have to get the botox shots for the remainder of my life?

Im happy to hear you’re loving the effects of your treatment, Botox typically last 3-4 months but after time the muscles will relax and will require less units

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Botox for life?

Since the effects of botox are temporary, in all likelihood you will need periodic re-treatment. After a while you may be able to go longer between treatments as the muscle atrophies.

Marcel Daniels, MD
Long Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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