Improvement of Tension-Type Headache When Treating Wrinkles With Botulinum Toxin A Injections
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2002
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 39, Issue 9, pages 662–665, October 1999
How to Cite
Carruthers, A., Langtry, J. A. A., Carruthers, J. and Robinson, G. (1999), Improvement of Tension-Type Headache When Treating Wrinkles With Botulinum Toxin A Injections. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 39: 662–665. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1999.3909662.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2002
- Accepted for publication February 7, 1999.
- botulinum toxin;
Botulinum toxin A has been used to treat a spectrum of neuromuscular diseases. In recent years, it has become an accepted treatment for dynamic facial wrinkles. Following treatment of glabella and forehead wrinkles with botulinum toxin A, 9 of 134 patients coincidentally reported improvement of tension-type headache. We have retrospectively studied this group of patients in whom improvement of facial wrinkles closely paralleled improvement of tension-type headache. This observation suggests a role for muscle action in tension-type headache and a novel treatment.