Researchers Say Botox Could Improve Your Dating Life

BOTOX Improves Dating LifeIf you've been thinking about cosmetic enhancements to increase confidence or improve self-esteem, you're not alone.  Americans spent nearly $11 billion on non-surgical cosmetic enhancements in 2007, booking up appointments for Botox to get rid of wrinkles, Restylane to augment the lips, and Thermage treatments to tighten and tone sagging skin.

Now, researchers are saying that Botox injections can help many people make that all-important first impression for a successful date.

Experts presented some new findings at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in Chicago, IL to discuss the positive effects of Botox and its impact on a patient's lifestyle. Patients who took part in the study were measured on physical attractiveness before and after their procedure to rank them on a 'favorable first impression.'  Nearly all subjects received high scores for first impressions, which was deemed an essential factor of dating success for the long-term.

While Botox may help boost confidence for the average wallflower, there is no guarantee that the effects will last.  The experts who conducted the study did not find any links between Botox and high scores for social skills or relationship fulfillment.

(Source:  American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery)

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Further Reading

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • Reducing the signs of aging with facial treatments such as microdermabrasion and dermal fillers can provide temporary results, but innovative procedures such as Fraxel C02 Laser Treatment show more promise for those who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles for the long-term.

  • If you need a quick mini-makeover for the holidays and New Year countdown, simple and affordable cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and dermal fillers may be your best bets.