A simple way to treat depression has been in our face all along. A swipe of lipstick can put a smile on your face, but when it comes to depression beauty products usually don’t do the trick. Recent studies have proven that Botox injections can help treat depression. Botox doesn’t only help erase fine lines, stop sweating and even squelch migraines but it may have the power to make you happier and not just because your wrinkles have disappeared.
Here is the science behind this amazing discovery…
30 patients with major depressive disorder were assigned to receive either placebo or Botox injections in the forehead. Female participants received 29 units and male participants received 39 units. At week 12 the groups were crossed over. After several weeks of evaluation, study showed that patients who received Botox had a significant reduction in depression symptoms as compared to those who received the placebo injections.
Botox is a purified toxin. There is no bacteria and no chance of infection and that means it’s safe.
So feeling blue? A dose of Botox may be just what the doctor ordered.