The beauty injectable can erase some 5 years or more from your age.
Suddenly, the pesky crow's feet around your eyes along with forehead + middle-of-the-eyebrow creases, etc., magically disappear.
Botox is the MOST popular cosmetic treatment around! It has been marketed here since FDA-approval in 2002. It's a brilliant beauty invention in many ways, especially in the quest for staying youthful. Botox Cosmetic works by halting muscle movement and in doing so, causes a relaxation and disappearance of skin lines + wrinkles.
So, imagine the latest so-called research to come out, claiming Botox can indirectly cause depression. A British psychologist from Cardiff University has found that because Botox is temporarily ‘freezing’ the muscles in the face, it is also severing the signals sent to the brain when we smile which make us feel happy. Oh, really?!
Dr. Michael Lewis' study involved 25 women who had been injected with Botox or facial fillers. Each filled out a questionnaire about depression symptoms:
Here is what Dr. Lewis told the British DailyMail:
‘The expressions we make on our faces affect the emotions we feel. We smile because we are happy but smiling also makes us happy.
‘Treatment with drugs like Botox prevents the patient from being able to make a particular expression.
We do not agree with Dr. Lewis' findings. We believe that Botox is wonderful when administered by a licensed professional. It's safe and merely allows the patient to look younger with better skin texture.
We don't believe that depression plays any role in Botox results. We think a lot more research is needed before making a huge claim like that.
What do you think?