Did you know that Botox and other neurotoxins such as Xeomin and Dysport are now approved as treatment for migraines and depression? As referenced in a WebMD article dated June 19, 2014, a single injection of Botox, which is typically used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression.
According to research, positive effects on mood have been seen in patients who’ve had Botox treatment for the frown lines in the area above the nose and between the eyebrows. To confirm these results, Kruger and colleague M. Axel Wollmer, MD, from the Asklepios Clinic North Ochsenzoll in Hamburg, Germany, did research on Botox injection as an additional treatment for major depression. Read the complete article on WebMD.com
In 2010, the FDA approved Botox as a treatment for chronic migraine.
Botox treatments for migraines are typically given once every three months. Treatments span a 15-month period. To perform the treatment, your doctor will inject multiple doses of the medicine in specific points along the bridge of the nose, the temples, the forehead, the back of the head, the neck, and the upper back.
Here is a link to a great article on the subject:
Botox for Depression: From Darwin to Botox
So while Botox is an excellent treatment for improving the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults, it can also provide a health benefit for people who suffer from migraine headaches and depression.
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