Is Botox the New Answer to Depression?

 

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It seems as though in the near future Botox may be treating more than just fine lines and wrinkles.

According to an interesting new study recently published by the Journal of Psychiatric Research, doctors found that “Botox may help relieve depressive symptoms both as a stand-alone and an adjunctive treatment.” Participants in the study were injected with Botox in the muscles between the eyebrows. When compared to the placebo group, researchers found that the group that received the Botox treatment had up to a 47% decrease in their depressive symptoms after six weeks.  

Read the entire article here:

http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/could-depression-be-treated-with-botox

Breast Lifts Outpacing Implants

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Dr. Kassabian is an expert in all plastic surgery but one of his signature procedures is the Invisible Bra Lift.  The Invisible Bra Lift is a procedure that repositions the nipple and tightens the skin as one would with a traditional breast lift but what makes the Invisible Lift different is that already existing breast tissue is used to contour and lift.  According to recent research by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) the popularity of breast lifts has increased by 70% since 2000.  This means that “breast lifts are outpacing breast implants two-to-one” and a majority of the women opting for the procedure are between 30-54 years old.

Dr. Kassabian in Angeleno Magazine

Dr. Garo Kassabian was featured in this month’s Angeleno Magazine as one of “The Beverly Hills Centennial Business Leaders, Contributors and Tastemakers of the City.” Beverly Hills celebrated its Centennial in January with an exclusive and star studded event hosted by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce at famed Crustacean restaurant. See the full feature below:

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