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Botox is Used to Treat Depression

Botox is Used to Treat Depression

Botox is Used to Treat Depression | Pasadena | Glendale | BurbankBotox is the world’s most popular anti-aging facial injectable treatment, which was approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic reduction of facial fine lines. People who want to avoid cosmetic surgery may choose Botox for facial rejuvenation. The main ingredient of Botox is botulinum neurotoxin, which is a highly potent biological substance. It is also used for treating certain nerve related medical conditions.

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing Botox and various other procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Botox for Depression

Apart from serving as an alternative to facial cosmetic surgery, Botox also has certain medical applications. One of the recent promising medical theories that have emerged about Botox is that it can help to treat depression symptoms. Depression is a common problem today, and Botox may offer a simple and effective solution. Initial studies have shown encouraging results, and further scientific investigations are underway.

An experienced Botox provider will try to educate patients about all aspects of Botox, including its new and innovative applications. Fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian is committed to providing state of the art treatments to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas.

 

Published Information

The idea about Botox as a potential agent to treat the symptoms of depression has been recorded in a book titled “In the Face of Emotion.” The book won appreciation from leading global publications such as the New York Times. The NYT, in fact, termed the book as the “first authorized biography of Botox.” The book explores the concept of how Botox could potential serve as a cure for depression.

“In the Face of Emotion” argues that a simple, injectable procedure such as Botox, which can create almost instant results, holds the potential to serve as a mood elevator. Additionally, it can contribute to the patient’s improving relationships with others because aesthetic enhancement will boost their self-esteem and encourage them to reach out to others.

The book highlights the fact that Botox can help a person enjoy a more youthful looking face for several months with just a single, in-office treatment. When this cosmetic benefit it combined with the new aspect of Botox as a treatment for depression symptoms, it could significantly expand the scope of Botox treatment.

 

Additional Studies

The Journal of Psychiatric Research published a scientific study that revealed that 17 out of 33 patients reported that their depression symptoms reduced by half after a single treatment of Botox. Over one in four patients in the group reported that their depression went into a remission following Botox treatment.

A study conducted by German researchers also showed similar results when Botox was applied to treat depression. The researchers said that the brain nerves, which receive inbound signals, may receive positive signals following treatment with Botox. This can lead to gradual improvement in the condition of depression for some patients. Scientific research is still continuing to determine more conclusive benefits of Botox in treating depression.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

The Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get in Your 50’s

Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get in Your 50’s | Glendale CA

Many people in their 50’s are fit candidates for one or the other facial cosmetic surgery procedure. Facial signs of aging are typically visible more conspicuously by the time a person is in their 50’s, and some degree of skin elasticity is still there to create highly desirable and natural looking results.

Leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian provides cutting edge facial plastic surgery procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities.

 

Facelift and Neck Lift

Aging factors, gravitation forces, and sun exposure will cause the facial tissue to descent over time. Volume loss and deep creases in the face, and loose skin in the neck area can appear when a person in the 50’s.

A facelift cosmetic surgery can be performed to re-suspend the deeper facial structures and provide a natural, younger looking facial appearance. Neck line, jaw line and cheek fullness can be restored. The procedure is often combined with a neck lift to achieve more harmonious outcomes.

 

Facial and Neck Liposuction

In some cases, the patient in their 50’s may still have a fairly good amount of skin elasticity in the face and neck, but may have developed excess fatty tissue in the region. Facial and neck liposuction can be performed to define and sculpt the key features of the face and neck.

People with a double chin may receive only a neck liposuction to improve the neck and jaw line. Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for this procedure.

 

Cheek Implants

If a person in their 50’s is unhappy about the appearance of sunken cheeks or deeper nasolabial folds due to loss of cheek volume, they may choose cheek augmentation surgery. Synthetic implants may be placed in the cheeks to provide a permanent solution to restore cheek volume and lift the midface.

Cheek implant surgery involves an incision within the mouth, which means no scars will be visible on the outside. Sometimes patients may seek a temporary dermal filler solution such as Juvederm Voluma to restore cheek volume.

 

Brow Lift

A forehead lift or brow lift can be performed to correct upper face aging signs. Loose skin the brow area can not only make the face appear old or tired, but also partially obstruct the vision. Deep horizontal forehead creases and furrows in the brow can be improved with a forehead lift or brow lift surgery. The procedure is often combined with an eyelid lift or a facelift surgery to create more uniform looking results.

 

Blepharoplasty

Skin around the eyes can tend to sag and become redundant by the time a person is in their 50’s. Upper blepharoplasty can be performed to remove excess skin from the upper lids and restore more youthful and refreshed eyelids. Bulges in the lower eyelid or creases between the lower lids and cheeks can be corrected with lower blepharoplasty. The medical condition of ptosis can also be addressed along with cosmetic eyelid lift surgery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get in Your 40’s

Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get in Your 40’s | Pasadena CAFace is aesthetically the most prominent and visible part of the body. The aging signs also naturally show first on the face before they become obvious in other areas. Several facial cosmetic surgery procedures are available today to delay or reverse these signs of aging and support the overall youthful appearance.

Heredity factors, aging, sun exposure, illness and other causes may lead to the onset of facial wrinkles when an individual is in their 40’s. An experienced surgeon will recommend the appropriate facial procedures for people in this age group. The goal is to produce results that meet the patient’s aesthetic needs, while maintaining a natural look of the face.

Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian is an experienced, fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Yavrouian provides facial plastic surgery procedures to patients in their 40’s in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Facelift

Facelift is the most comprehensive facial cosmetic surgery procedure designed to provide a subtle lift to the sagging facial skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the lower two-thirds of the face. The surgeon will reduce excess skin from the face to provide a firmer, smoother facial look, and may also tighten underlying facial muscles and redistribute excess fat in the mid and lower face. Partial or mini facelift may be performed in some cases where the patient only needs very subtle improvements.

 

Brow Lift

A furrowed or droopy appearance of the brows can make the face appear tired or old. Brow lift surgery can be performed to tighten loose skin and reduce fine lines between the brows and horizontal lines on the forehead. Brow lift may sometimes be combined with eyelid lift for more uniform looking results. Leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

 

Otoplasty

Ear reshaping surgery, clinically called otoplasty, is aimed at correcting the appearance of flappy ears that stick out too far from the face. Oversized or asymmetrical ears can be reduced in size to the make the ears proportionate to the other facial features. Ear reconstruction may also be performed if the patient suffers from a congenital ear shape defect or an ear injury.

 

Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US. Rhinoplasty can dramatically improve the size or shape of the nose, including narrowing or widening of the dorsum, reshaping large, flared or upturned nostrils, sharpening the nose tip, reducing a bump from the nose bridge, or straightening a crooked shaped nose. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to make functional improvements such as removing breathing obstructions along with cosmetic corrections.

 

Eyelid Lift Surgery

Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty procedure can be performed on the lower or upper eyelids or both. The condition of ptosis can also be corrected along with an eyelid lift. Droopy upper eyelids, eye bags below the lower eyelids, dark circles and fine lines around the eyes can be improved with eyelid surgery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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