Botox! Helping you Look Great and Feel Better

Botox! Helping you Look Great and Feel Better

By Susan Kamyab
ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com

Botox is commonly known as an anti-aging technique, but what you may not have known about it, is that it can also be used as a pain reliever.  Whether your pain is caused by migraines or depression, Botox has the ability to alleviate either problem.

Treating Depression

Dr. Brian K. Brzowski, a board certified plastic surgeon from Utah, explains how Botox can treat depression.  For one, suppressing the ability to frown can greatly boost your mood.  Dr. Brzowski says, “The most-recent study, reported in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, showed Botox injections disabling patients’ frowning muscles provided effective relief of clinical depression.”  And according to a recent study, a single treatment with Botox can induce a significant and sustained antidepressant effect in patients with major depression.

Dr. Brzowski adds that researchers found several other potential advantages from using Botox to treat depression, “including improved compliance, cost effective, few drug interactions and well-documented safety.”

Headaches No More!

Broadway singer and actress, Kristin Chenoweth praises the use of Botox for treating severe headaches, saying that it has changed her life.

Chenoweth told Prevention magazine, “I get Botox regularly, and I’m very happy to talk about why. When I was thirty-five, I was having debilitating migraines about once a week. I went to my doctor in New York, and she said she wanted to give me five shots of Botox across my eyebrows.” She continues by saying that she hasn’t had a migraine since! “Every six months, five shots right here [motions across her eyebrows]. I’m thankful for it.”

The FDA says that multiple injections around the head and neck can dull future headache symptoms.   Patients who suffer chronic migraines should first discuss with their physician whether Botox is appropriate for them.

The Versatile Injectable

Botox is still one of the most popular and effective anti-aging tools, and as the years pass, it continues to find new ways to help patients treat various problems.

Click to add a comment

More in

Breast rejuvenation via a lift with implants.

Breast Rejuvenation via a Lift with Implants

Steven CampSeptember 22, 2017
Recover Swiftly with a Drainless, Low-Pain Tummy Tuck.

Recover Swiftly with a Drainless, Low-Pain Tummy Tuck

Stephan J. Finical, MDSeptember 22, 2017
Not too soft, not too firm:

Not Too Soft, Not Too Firm: The Inspira SoftTouch Implant

Mark Epstein, MDSeptember 21, 2017
Why a Breast Reduction Can Be Truly Life-changing.

Why a Breast Reduction Can Be Truly Life-changing

Richard Restifo, MDSeptember 21, 2017
Vaginal rejuvenation is hot.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Is Hot

Christine Hamori, MDSeptember 20, 2017
50 years of breast surgery experience.

50 Years of Breast Surgery Experience

Patricia McGuire, MDSeptember 20, 2017
Be careful what you wish for with large breast implants.

Be Careful What You Wish For With Large Breast Implants

Caroline Glicksman, MDSeptember 19, 2017

A Mommy Makeover: The World’s Best Antioxidant

Paul A. Watterson, MDSeptember 19, 2017
Australia Reports Higher Incidence of Breast Implant-Associated ALCL.

Australia Reports Higher Incidence of Breast Implant-Associated ALCL

Bruce W. Van Natta, MDSeptember 18, 2017