Botox has emotional and psychological benefits, not just physical

A recent study by Dr Steven Dayan (MD, FACS, Chicago Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at University of Illinois at Chicago, Adjunct Professor at DePaul University) found that there is far more to be said for Botox treatments than pure vanity (see our previous blog).

Botox treatments can increase your quality of life and self-esteem, according to Dr Dayan’’s research. Many patients in his study, treated with Botox, reported:

  • increased satisfaction with their appearance
  • happier mood
  • increased life enjoyment and satisfaction,

suggesting that Botox can be beneficial to you emotionally and psychologically, not just physically.

This actually seems to be a material factor of the Botox itself: amongst the 100 patients Dr Dayan tested, the ‘placebo’ group (injected with saline rather than Botox for facial wrinkles), did NOT report the same benefits to quality of life and self-esteem as those injected with Botox.

According to Victoria Vogt, this effect is actually because Botox makes people smile more by freezing the muscles that control frowning and ‘the act of smiling produces feelings of happiness’. More smiling = more happiness! “

If getting Botox makes people feel better about themselves” as Dr Dayan’’s results suggest, there could be lots of advantages to giving it a try, such as potentially “being more productive in your professional life and happier in your personal life”.

Even your satisfaction with everyday activities like the housework can be boosted by Botox, according to these latest findings!

SOURCE: Lynne Thomas (‘New Survey Released on the Effect of Botox Injections on Quality of Life and Self-Esteem’)

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