Botox for depression
Our office is pleased to now offer BOTOX for depression. The cost is $260 per session.
Why BOTOX for depression?
In the largest study to date on the effect of OnabotulinumtoxinA (known as Botox) on depression, researchers Eric Finzi, MD, PhD, and Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, found that 52% of subjects suffering from moderate to severe depression showed relief from depression after injection of Botox to the glabellar area between the eyes, compared with only 15% of those who received the saline placebo.
The study, “Treatment of depression with onabotulinumtoxinA: A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial” is published in Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 52 (May 2014). These findings help to confirm a novel concept for mental health - using facial expressions to influence thoughts and feelings.
Recent Articles Discussing BOTOX for Depression:
While Botox is commonly used for cosmetic purposes, doctors say the reasoning behind the treatment for depression may not be what you expect.
Forget wrinkles. Botox is now being used to treat migraines, depression, twitching eyes, overactive bladders, sweaty palms and more.
It doesn’t just smooth wrinkles—a study shows it may improve your mood.
A recent study looked at treating depression with Botox.
Botox is commonly used to hide the signs of aging, but Dr. Eric Finzi, a dermatological surgeon is using it to treat his patients with depression.
Psychiatry is experiencing a major paradigm shift. No longer is depression a disease of norepinephrine and serotonin deficiency. Today, we are exploring inflammation, methylation, epigenetics, and neuroplasticity as major players; we are using innovative treatment interventions such as ketamine, magnets, psilocin, anti-inflammatories, and even botulinum toxin.