Pretty is the New Prozac

When you scowl,frown, or grimace, a message is sent to your brain that you're anxious, says Robert Levenson, Ph.D., professor at the University of California in Berkeley.  Because Botox temporarily inhibits full movement of certain facial muscles, it blocks some of that feedback, so "your worry might not feel so worrisome," Levenson says.  And that's what studies show:  Women who got Botox in their forehead felt significantly less depressed and anxious up to three months later than those who had other cosmetic treatments (peels, fillers, etc.), research in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology finds.  "Mirror neurons in our brains fire in sync with whatever we observe, including ourselves," says Evan Ritvo, M.D., coauthor of The Beauty Prescription. So, if you see yourself smiling and looking gorgeous, it may trigger the neurons that tap into the emotions represented, instantly helping you feel happier and more confident.  Now, that's a beautiful thing!  Call Conkright Aesthetics at 812.842.0240 today to schedule an appointment for Botox so you can feel and look your best this Holiday Season!!

Article from SELF magazine.

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