Publication recently by a Maryland physician of a study that showed 75% of subjects treated with Botox for the frown wrinkles between the eyebrows had improvement of symptoms of depression. This was so dramatic that Botox to this area is being proposed as an adjunctive treatment for depression.
Apparently, the subjects just felt better, without the contraction of the “frown muscles”, and they exhibited happier behavior.
We have been telling patients about surveys that showed that people respond better to you when you are not frowning. This controlled study really takes it to the next level!