By: PRWeb
February 02, 2013 at 18:00 PM EST
Using Botox to Treat Depression - Does it Work?
PRWeb

According to one doctor, patients with tense frown muscles are more likely to be depressed and treating these muscles with Botox injections erases the tension and improves the mood. New studies are now underway to provide the evidence required to scientifically sustain this anecdotal claim. (go to goo.gl/mc1vU).

"I look forward to reviewing the data," says Dr. Ourian, Epione's Medical Director. "Botox has been used to treat wrinkles successfully and safely for 20 years and more recently received FDA approval to treat migraine headaches and excessive sweating. The results of these studies on using Botox injections to alleviate the symptoms of depression are very intriguing."

Physicians are advised to wait until more research is completed before offering this treatment to their patients. Nor should patients consider Botox the first remedy for treating their depression, but it may become part of a treatment regimen including other medications and traditional talk therapy. Currently the use of Botox to treat depression is not reimbursed or covered by health insurance carriers.

Dr. Ourian believes there may be merit to these studies. "Recently, we have seen Botox expand far beyond a simple aesthetic treatment. When coupled with the power of perception, Botox may make a major difference."

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about using Botox to treat depression can be found on their website.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10390412.htm

PRWeb.com
Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here