Botox stops people feeling sad, new research has revealed.
A study by the US Association for Psychological Science found those who have had Botox are less able to frown and send unhappy feedback to the brain, leading to a less intense feeling.
The drug already has many uses, both cosmetic and medical, including curing frown lines, reducing underarm sweating and treating excessive stiffness in elbows, wrists and fingers, claims its official website.
A team of 40 volunteers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison were given small doses of Botox and asked to read some written statements about emotions.
After having the cosmetic treatment, they could read the happy phrases easily but took slightly longer to read the sad or angry ones.
The report’s author, David Havas, who is from the university’s department of psychology, said the results were significant as they show the brain took longer to process the negative feelings.
“When you’re not frowning, the world seems less angry and less sad,” he added.