Botox® has been used for years as a way to smooth frown lines, but now, new research is revealing that Botox® can actually help treat depression. In a psychiatric study, patients were administered Botox® or saline placebo injections along the glabellar frown lines. After sixteen weeks, the patients with Botox® injections reported a significant decrease in depressive symptoms like prolonged sadness, feelings of hopelessness, and perpetual fatigue.
Treatment for depression is just another off-label benefit of Botox® injections; Botox® has also been used to treat migraines and vulvodynia. For more information regarding the benefits of Botox® injections, contact Zimmet Vein & Dermatology today.