Even though Botox Cosmetic has been in the marketplace for over 20 years at this point, Allergan Aesthetics, the creators and distributors of Botox, continues to research it on an ongoing basis. The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology recently published one of these studies, which was entitled “Self-Perception of Natural Outcome, Appearance and Emotional Well-Being After Botox Treatment for Upper Facial Lines: Post Hoc Analysis Across Age and Gender.”
If your eyes glazed over the title of that study, you're not alone, but stay with us here. Basically, the researchers in this study wanted to know how Botox makes people feel.
This examination had very high standards in that it was randomized, placebo controlled, and conducted over a 12-month period of time. The scientists evaluated 3 major areas of Botox treatment: scowl lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Each patient completed satisfaction questionnaires related to the Botox treatment itself, its psychological impact, and the perception of a natural result. Analysis of the survey results showed that 30 days after receiving Botox, 90.5% of respondents reported being either mostly or very satisfied with the natural looking appearance of the treatment.
This level of satisfaction with the use of Botox continued for 80% of patients over the 12-month period of the study. Additionally, more than 50% felt that they had meaningful improvement in both appearance and psychological well-being.
Why would people who received Botox feel a psychological and emotional sense of improvement in well-being? Dr Steven Dayan, the lead author of this study, believes that by using Botox, “we are doing much more than just removing a wrinkle.”
Many other studies have confirmed and published this phenomenon, concluding that people do feel better about themselves after Botox treatments. Facial expressions can indeed say a lot about our emotions.
This same study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology also addressed one major concern of many first-time Botox patients: that they will not look “natural”. However, more than 90% of patients reported that their results did not look artificial, and all of the dosages used in this study were the amounts approved by the FDA for being both safe and effective.
We at Maine Laser Skin Care have been utilizing Botox for almost as long as it has been approved in the United States. We want to help you look good, but just as importantly, we want you to feel good about your treatment.
You are in the hands of highly experienced personnel, and we are the most experienced as a team in the state of Maine. Our attention to detail and close follow-up assure that you will also feel high degrees of satisfaction like those respondents in this study.
Call either our Augusta office at (207) 873-2158, or our Scarborough office at (207) 303-0125. You can schedule a treatment appointment or a free no-strings-attached consultation to determine if Botox or any of our other skin care treatments is best for you.