It’s well known that Botox injections can give you a more youthful appearance by smoothing out forehead lines and other wrinkles, but these treatments have several other unexpected applications. So far, research has shown that Botox may help treat excessive sweating, urinary incontinence and even migraines! Recently, the New York Times reported that investing in this anti-aging procedure could actually be a mood-booster too.
“New research suggests that it is possible to treat depression by paralyzing key facial muscles with Botox, which prevents patients from frowning and having unhappy-looking faces,” the source states.
In the study, researchers from Georgetown Medical School in Washington, D.C., sought to understand the relationship between facial expression and state of mind. Botox injections were provided to a select group of participants, while another group received a placebo. The scientists found that 52 percent of study participants who received Botox injections reported some relief from their depressive symptoms. If further research backs up this connection, we may come to think of the relationship between facial expression and feeling in a whole new way!
Of course, if you’re struggling with depression or any other mental health issue, enhancing your appearance is no replacement for the medical support and care you may need at this time. However, if you’re interested in targeting specific physical flaws, investing in Botox injections and other forms of plastic surgery in Miami may certainly give your confidence a boost. Dr. Christopher Craft is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami with years of experience and an unrivaled commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Contact our office today to learn more about Botox injections, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks and other offerings.