It’s no secret that Botox can make you look younger and less tired. But did you know that Botox may also make you feel happier? The results of two research studies suggest that Botox could be just the thing to lift your spirits this holiday season.
Researchers in the UK studied 25 volunteers who received cosmetic treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, or fillers. Two weeks after their treatments, the volunteers completed a self-screening questionnaire to test for depression symptoms. Surprisingly, patients who received Botox scored lower on measures of depression, anxiety, and irritability than did their peers.
Similarly, a doctor in Maryland gave Botox injections to 10 women who were suffering from clinical depression. Botox effectively eliminated depression symptoms in nine of these patients, and reduced the severity of symptoms in the 10th patient.
Experts believe that results of these two research studies prove that facial expressions can actually influence mood. Basically, their theory suggests that because Botox affects muscles used for frowning, getting Botox injections can make people frown less and feel happier. It’s all part of a growing trend in health care that focuses on behavioral changes. In other words, these are treatments that teach people feel happier by encouraging them to practice “happy behaviors”, such as smiling instead of frowning.
Many experts say that these studies only confirm what they’ve known for years—patients who get Botox injections seem happier. Plus, Botox is already being used to treat a wide range of conditions, including migraines and excessive sweating. Depression treatment is just one of the recently discovered benefits of this amazing drug.
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