Botox for Depression Symptoms?
The Facial Feedback Theory
Have you ever heard of a doctor recommending Botox for someone with depression symptoms? You will likely hear more of this as studies are being done and proving how your expressions can affect your mood.
Think about your expression as you are reading this right now. Does your face feel relaxed? Are you frowning in concentration? Are you squinting (scowling) to see the words clearly?
Facial expressions send messages to your brain about how you are feeling. If you are constantly frowning, you are constantly sending signals to your brain that you are unhappy. This is facial feedback.
The Synergy of Beauty & Wellness
Looking good and feeling good is relational in many ways. The Facial Feedback theory is the biggest reason any functional medicine provider might recommend aesthetics services. When we give Botox or other product like it, we freeze those muscles that are sending unhappy signals to your brain and causing permanent frown lines on your face.
There was once a big stigma about people who turn to aesthetics to stay fresh. Happily, most of those days are in the past. How you look affects how you feel and how others respond to you. This is not always fair. But since it is true, you deserve to be empowered to look your best. Also, others tend to smile more at you when you have a smoother skin that doesn’t carry the permanent lines of a scowl.
Excell Rejuvenation offers the best and most natural results in Indianapolis. Check out their gallery of before and after photos at https://www.excellrejuvenation.com. They use the best known and trusted anti-aging products: Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport.
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Depression is a very serious topic. And it is always best to discuss any treatment or symptom management with your healthcare provider. We are here for you, and we can help you understand the many aspects of depression symptoms. Facial feedback may only be one of them.