A recent paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found convincing evidence that both men and women with rosacea are at a greater risk for developing new-onset migraines, although it appears that that risk is particularly great among women with rosacea.

Additionally, study participants over age 50, as well as those with ocular rosacea, had significantly higher risks of developing migraines than the general population. Because of this newly discovered link between rosacea and new-onset migraines, researchers believe that there is even more evidence that rosacea is much more than a superficial skin condition and, at least partially, also involves the body’s central nervous system.

Although there is no cure for migraines, treatment options continue to become more advanced and effective. For example, Botox, a common injectable wrinkle treatment, is now FDA-approved to treat and possibly even prevent migraines (Medscape). Because of this, the cost of Botox treatments may be covered by insurance if these injections are needed to treat migraines.

Keep in mind that you should still seek professional advice from a neurologist for migraine treatment recommendations, but know that treating your underlying dermatological issues like frown lines, rosacea and even psoriasis may, in turn, help to relieve your migraine symptoms.