Believe in WE,
You’ve probably heard, “when you look good, you feel good.” There is a lot of truth to that, and it is backed by scientific study.
A key ingredient in many cosmetic injectables – botulinum toxin – has proven to have powerful, positive mental health effects.
Products like Botox® help reduce the appearance of frown and forehead lines as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. For example, while lessening the appearance lines and wrinkles, these products limit one’s ability to frown or outwardly express worry. The brain then thinks that, since you’re not frowning or looking worried, it will not lead you to a place of feeling sad or anxious.
What does the research say?
The Muscle-Brain Connection
Relaxing the facial muscles used to express negative emotions reduces the intensity of those emotions.
Patients receiving injections on the forehead, around the eyes, or along frown lines reported significantly fewer symptoms of depression than patients undergoing other treatments.
A study by the Skagg School in California asked participants if they experienced any reduction in anxiety symptoms when receiving injectable cosmetic treatments compared to a control group. The researchers found that reports of anxiety dropped between 22% and 72%.