This picture was taken one week after the botox injections. You can see that I still have some wrinkles on my forehead and that I have some bruising where the doctor injected the botox above my right eye in two places. See the wrinkles in the middle of my forehead? I can still move my forehead there. The botox works to imobolize the muscles. After doing some more research into how botox is supposed to work, it inhibits some of the neurotransmitters that are overactive in people who get lots of migraines. It blocks the extra chemicals our brains produce. At least that's the theory. Since I don't get a migraine in my forehead, but rather behind the left eye, I couldn't figure out how it was supposed to work for me. After reading about the blocking the neurotransmitter part, it started to make some sense.
Other side effects are a sore neck from where he injected the botox into the back of my head for about the first two weeks. I would say the past 3 days have been better, but those first two weeks were rough. It was hard to hold my head up straight and I'd find myself holding onto the back of my neck several times a day.
If you are considering getting botox for migraines or have tried it in the past and it didn't work for you, I say give it a try. I was very skeptical the first time and very disappointed after it didn't work. I thought for sure it wouldn't work again, but am happy with how much it has helped out this time around.