Can Botox Affect Your Mood?

Botox Can Improve Your Mood

There are a number of reasons that women and men choose to undergo Botox injections.

While most seek injections to rejuvenate their appearance, others pursue treatment to alleviate migraines, TMJ pain, and hyperhidrosis.

It’s also believed that Botox can decrease negative facial expressions, like frowning, and reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and sadness.

This begs the question: Can Botox affect your mood?

Continue reading to learn all about Botox’s ability to influence emotions and help you look and feel your best.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is injected into targeted facial muscles to block nerve impulses and temporarily inhibit muscle contraction.

In doing so, it relaxes wrinkles and smooths skin for three-to-four months.

Can Botox Affect Your Mood?

If you believe that looking good and feeling good go hand-in-hand, you may be wondering: Can Botox affect your mood?

Many women and men seek Botox to revitalize their skin. And while wrinkle reduction is one of the key benefits of Botox, patients often find that their improved appearance helps them feel more confidence and positive.

What’s more, by inhibiting muscles that are involved in frowning, Botox can decrease the negative emotions associated with such expressions.

Is It Possible for Botox to Treat Depression?

According to a study published in The Journal of Psychiatric Research, Botox has the ability to alleviate depression.

In fact, researchers found that more than half of the patients treated with Botox showed a significant decrease in depressive symptoms compared to patients in the control group who did not receive Botox injections.

What’s more, it is believed that these results are due to facial feedback and neurological changes rather than improved appearance alone.

Learn More About Botox

If you are considering Botox, please call our office today at (703) 827-8600 or fill out our contact form to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hayre.