BOTOX® is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of medical conditions by inducing temporary skeletal muscle relaxation. At Dr. DeCaria’s integrative and functional medicine pain management clinic, Revitalize Medical Center, Botox injections are used to treat patients with chronic migraine headaches. The Botox is injected into the muscle at various location sites along the forehead and back of the head using a fine needle for ideal precision. The Botox blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax and ultimately reduce migraine-induced pain. The procedure itself typically takes no more than a few minutes, and typically does not require any anesthesia. The effects of Botox can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months and possible side effects may include bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site. Patients who are breastfeed or who think they may be pregnant should refrain from using Botox.