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Botox Can Leave You With Broken Relationships

By Cara

Botox may be a good option for you to cure wrinkles or age related blues but in long run it can leave you without any friends. You may think what is the connection between a beauty treatment and a broken relationship? Come lets have a look at the negative effects of botox and how it can hamper relations.

Botox users find it hard to frown, look angry or sad and may even be unable to show empathy because of their frozen facial muscles. It leaves you with limited facial expressions that hampers relationships, as people using it may not be able to show their emotions completely.

David Havas, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led the study, in which he monitored the speed at which 40 volunteers processed written statements with an emotional message before and after receiving Botox injections.

It was observed that after the injections, the volunteers took significantly longer to grasp and react to negative concepts such as being ignored on their birthday or being interrupted during dinner by a telesales call.

Blocking facial expression diminishes the experience of emotions. Our faces are normally alive with activity, which contributes to our understanding of each other, and there is a strong link between our facial expression and our ability to comprehend the meaning of language.

If people seem slow in reacting to what they are being told, it is likely to be interpreted as a lack of sympathy or interest.

Charles Darwin has once said that the facial expressions are an important factor in producing emotions in the brain. Lack of facial expressions would result in less emotions. This can be a main reason of breaking friendly relations.

Story first published: Monday, April 12, 2010, 16:21 [IST]
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