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BOTOX and Depression

  • August 25, 2017

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Look Depression In The Face. Botox – a new antidepressant?

Botox has a long and well-established safety history. For over 20 years it is used for both medical and cosmetic purposes, and it is considered to be one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. Only in North America there were over 17 million treatments performed since it was first approved!

Among other benefits of Botox the latest research discovered that Botox can be therapeutic in relation to mood disorders. Cosmetic effect of the injections that simply makes you feel better about yourself by improving your looks – is a big part of how Botox can relieve or prevent symptoms of depression, but there is much more to it!

Turns out, our facial expressions are a central driving force of our emotions and that paralyzing the key muscles that allow us to express unhappiness and sadness brings relief to people with depression. In other words, the nerve that gives us ability to frown is a wire that “tells” our brain we are sad, and Botox plays a trick on the brain making sure this message doesn’t get delivered.

As a result, Botox not only treats specific areas of aging on the face, it seems like the treatment now brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “When you look good, you feel good”.

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