Botox- the cure for headaches and wrinkles and more?

BotoxBotox injections is FDA approved currently for overactive bladders, chronic migraine headaches, repetitive neck spasms, spastic arm muscles, and more.

Most of these above have to do with muscles. Botox is botulinum toxin type A- Botox functions by stopping muscle contraction by blocking signals at the neuromuscular junction.

What does all this have to do with you? Since the FDA approval of the use of Botox in treating chronic migraines users have {literally} raised eyebrows due to it not being used to treat only muscles anymore.

Botox is now being said to improve your mood- by fighting depression. Everyday expressions of fear, sadness, anger, are all by the corrugator muscle. By injecting Botox into the corrugator muscle or glabella region you can suppress these emotions. When a person is depressed, the corrugator muscle activates. When you quiet the muscle, you quiet the emotions. Studies have been performed as far out as 6 months with a 45-60 percent range of calmed muscles and lower depression rates.

Although using Botox to treat depression is still consider an off-label use, Allergan the company that manufactures Botox is currently in Phase II trials on the effectiveness in the treatment of Botox for depression. We may not know for a while whether Botox can help our current mood, but in the process Botox is approved for the reduction in facial wrinkles and migraines. Hopefully we can find this as a breakthrough discovery as currently over 20 million people suffer from major depression.

In the meantime, visit Dr. Shienbaum to receive Botox injections and fight off aging and migraines! Contact us at (813) 681-5709 or visit our website for more information.