Botox And Depression
Do we feel the way we look? Yes, when it comes to anxiety. In fact, the latest research shows that Botox injected where many of us wear our worry (between our brows), actually improves the moods of patients suffering with depression and anxiety.
The empirical study, published in the journal “Dermatologic Surgery,” describes the finding of Eric Finzi, MD, medical director and president of Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Maryland. Finzi, who studied the effect on mood in ten patients, found Botox was an effective treatment for their clinical depression.
His report confirms the observance of Regina Belkin, MD, who practices internal medicine and cosmetics procedures in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Belkin, whose Botox clients range in age from thirty to eighty, says, “Botox and other cosmetic procedures like fillers, allow women, and men, to look young, and hence feel young. After all, energy follows thought.”
However, Belkin cautions that those who suffer with depression shouldn’t just look to Botox as an answer to serious expression. “Altering your expression is not the only avenue. It’s important to seek the help of a professional who deals with psychological issues.”