Dr. Malhotra is boardcertified to practice facial plastic surgery with 19 years experience in cosmetic surgery and anti-aging skin care. She is the founder and medical director of The Enhanced Image Center, The Cleveland Area’s premier medical facility for Cosmetic Enhancement since 1998. She is frequently approached by the news media as an expert in her field.
Dr. Malhotra is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery to practice facial plastic surgery after having completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Think Botox is just for your appearance? Think again…
Wearing masks and trying to express your emotions with your eyes can make frown lines and crow’s feet even more prominent.
Right now Botox cosmetic for wrinkles is the common use. Botox relaxes your muscles and smoothes out your skin eliminating the “angry” eleven and crow’s feet. This is especially noticeable when you laugh.
It turns out Botox may help improve mood and reduce depression.
Results of studies are promising. However, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly how Botox treats depression.
Initially, they thought the antidepressant effects of Botox might be related to improved appearance. Having fewer wrinkles, they hypothesized, might improve someone’s mood.
However, a 2016 review (go to: https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(15)02122-2/fulltext) of the earlier studies found that the severity of a person’s frown lines didn’t impact their results.
“Three prospective studies have now shown…injection (botox)…can improve the symptoms of major depression.”
For example, people with very few frown lines still reported similar results. This suggests that improved appearance isn’t a factor.
A more likely explanation of the benefits of Botox for depression has to do with a “facial feedback” mechanism. Facial expressions send feedback to the brain. Emotions like fear, sadness, or anger can be a result in the contraction of muscles in the forehead that cause the glabellar frown lines. In people who are depressed, activity of the muscles that cause these frowns is increased. Blocking these frowning muscles with Botox may result in an improved mood.
Botox treatment only takes a few minutes in our office but can yield results lasting for several months.
Want to remove those frown lines and crow’s feet, and improve your mood?
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Safety of our clients and staff is priority one.
Exceeding CDC Covid guidelines:
1. One client at a time, and they wear a mask.
2. During treatment, clients remove their mask but don’t speak.
3. After each client we completely disinfect.
4. Then we call the next client, waiting in their car.
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