A new study published in February’s Archives of Dermatology claims that Botox may help prevent some types of migraines in addition to smoothing the skin. In the study, 18 patients received Botox injections for cosmetic reasons, but they also suffered from painful migraines. After three months of treatment, 13 patients said they had significantly less pain from migraines.
Researchers cannot yet fully explain why the treatments helped reduce migraines, but they believe it might be related to decreasing inflammation and blocking pain receptors. Dermatologists warn against using Botox specifically as a treatment for migraines, though, saying patients should seek migraine treatment from neurologists rather than dermatologists.