Faces ‘Feel’ Happier with Botox

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, February 3, 2017

Can Botox effectively treat depression? A recent review article suggests that indeed it can, confirming that facial expressions play a role in influencing depressed moods.
Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D., isn’t surprised. For years, he’s been injecting neuromodulators into patients who suffer from the winter blues. “Because neuromodulators control these facial muscles, injections can combat depression,” Dr. Lorenc tells Cosmetic Surgery Times.
Clinical trial data from the article published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research suggest that botulinum toxin injected into the brow muscles effectively treats depression through the concept of emotional proprioception, “which is tied into our emotions,” says Dr. Lorenc, who is in private practice in New York City. “For example, the emotion of sadness is manifested by frowning in the glabellar lines. Removing these lines with neuromodulators eliminates the proprioception of sadness and the depression is lessened.”
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