Can Botox or Dysport help with "depressed" face?
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Mood elevation with Botox or Dysport
Botox or Dysport for depression
- You do not need wrinkles to have Botox or Dysport,
- The muscles that make you look sad and mad can be injected, so their effect decreases,
- Recent research - get ready - in a controlled, double blind trial shows that Botox decreases depression.
- In other words, depression changes our face - and changing our face changes our mood.
- Go for it! Best wishes.
Can Botox help alter expression?
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Botox to treat Depression
A recent study has found that Botox treats depression. I believe the old adage that "when you look better you feel better" so please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in Botox for the best cosmetic results.
Do you smile when you are happy? or do you become happy when you smile ?
Similarly, if Botox (or dysport or Xeomin) is used to create the appearance of a face at greater ease, more relaxed, and happier.... that can feed back on your psyche. Also, you might receive more positive feed back from your colleagues, family, and friends, which can also set up a "virtuous cycle" of positive re-inforcement.
It is a shame that people judge us by our appearance, and it's not fair, but it is the world in which we live. We put on nice clean clothes for a job interview, do our hair, etc. So, by extension, using botox to relieve stress and worry lines can be part of the process of feeling better and looking better.
Happiness has to come from within. Beauty has to come from within. But modern plastic surgery has the ability to bring the outer into sync with the inner.
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