According to Fox News, Botox could be the next big treatment for depression. Botox is currently in Phase 2 clinical trails for FDA approval.
A study conducted at theGeorgetown School of Psychiatry and released in 2014 found that 52 percent of participants who suffered from moderate to severe depression found relief using Botox injections. In comparison, only15 percent of participants who received the placebofelt the same. Almost one-third of the Botox patients who suffered from depression went into remission.
Another study concluded the same results. It also indicated that Botox helped those with depression even after the effect of the injection wore off.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It affects a little over 3 percent of the entire U.S. population. It is also more commonly found in women than men.
If approved, Botox could be just the relief many sufferers have been looking for.
Botox is a protein serum known as one of the best non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation andcan be used to treat a range of issues. These include:
- Excessive chin puckering
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Flaring of the nostril
- Frown line between the eyebrows
- Prominent wrinkles or furrows in the forehead
- Small wrinkles around the eyes.
Dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marottaadministers Botox using a very fine gauge needle to minimize discomfort a patient may feel. Immediately following the injection, ice is applied to minimize the potential for bruising and swelling as well.
To learn more about Botox and other available injections, visit our website. If you are interested in learning more about a specific procedure or how it can affect you, schedule a consultation with us today.