botox depression

How does Botox treat depression?

When you are feeling down, it can be clearly seen in your facial expression. Many of us have childhood memories being told to ‘turn a frown upside down’, but can your facial expression affect how you feel?

Physical ways Botox ® can help depression

How can you use Botox® for depression? A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research tested subjects with Botox® injected into the facial areas most commonly connected to low mood. The subjects were suffering from long-term depression but unconcerned with how they looked. Many of them claimed they never would have considered Botox® to improve their appearance. The research concluded that Botox® still improved the mood of the test subjects. This is because the injection of botulinum toxin relaxed the ‘frowning’ muscles and reduces the negative emotional signals transmitted to the brain.

Psychological ways Botox ® treats depression

So, we understand Botox® in Bournemouth helps alleviate depression physically but what about psychologically? How we feel about our physical appearance can have a significant effect on our self-esteem. Most people will confirm that when they look good, they feel better and more confident. We find many of our clients feel Botox® smooths out their insecurities (as well as their wrinkles!). If you are feeling self-conscious about your laughter lines or those deep lines between your brows, wrinkle treatments can help reduce your concerns and feel better daily.

Botox® in Bournemouth

Whether you want to treat the physical or psychological symptoms of depression, start your journey with Botox® in Poole now. Austin Brewer is a professional aesthetic practitioner, who has many years’ experience in performing cosmetic treatments. Every patient is put completely at ease before treatment. You can enjoy the benefits of beautifully smooth skin for up to approximately 3 months.

Want to find out more about our cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and lip fillers in Poole? Contact Austin Brewer today on 07823 88388 to arrange a free skin consultation.