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Mon, 23rd May 2016

Botox Effects are More than Skin Deep

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Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment where Botulin toxin-A injections paralyse your facial muscles, which relaxes smile lines and makes your skin appear younger. In comedies, it is often joked about for giving patients frozen expressions. But now, researchers say that having Botox not only makes your face difficult to read, but also impairs your ability to read the emotion of others. Fanny Yuen spoke to lead researcher Jenny Baumeister from the SISSA in Italy to better understand how she conducted her study.  

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