Can anti-wrinkle injections cause a headache?
Yes, in some cases, anti-wrinkle injections can cause a tension headache that typically lasts for about 24 hours after the injection. This is more commonly experienced when treating the frown line. As the injected muscle begins to relax and you attempt to frown as you normally would, it can create tension due to the inhibited muscle movement. However, this tension tends to diminish over subsequent treatments as the muscle becomes more relaxed and prevents excessive frowning.
To alleviate any discomfort, we recommend staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water after the injection. If necessary, over-the-counter pain relief medication can be taken, avoiding ibuprofen as it can thin the blood. It’s important to note that taking pain relief medication does not contraindicate the treatment or hinder the healing process of any potential bruising resulting from the injections.
Please consult with your healthcare professional for personalised advice and guidance on managing any post-injection symptoms or concerns.