According to a study reported in the May issue of Dermatologic Surgery
, the official journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), forehead injections of Botox may relieve depression in some patients
. It was a very small study (10 subjects) with a short follow-up time, so these results "must be considered anecdotal", said the president-elect of the ASDS in a commentary on the article.
I don't like Botox when used for cosmetic purposes — I think an immobile forehead looks weird and artificial. But according to one of the study subjects, "There was no dramatic cosmetic change, so that wasn't it. But I began to feel more like doing the things that I had been avoiding."
Intriguing. I hope someone does a properly-designed large-scale study on this.