Can anti-wrinkle treatments improve quality of life?

A study published in Dermatologic Surgery, has shown that patients treated with botulinum toxin Type A or Botox showed an increase in overall quality of life and self-esteem.

As part of the double blind randomised placebo-controlled study, participants were photographed and randomised to receive injections of Botox to the glabellar area, forehead, and crow’s feet or injections of a saline solution.

Statistically significant improvements in participants treated with Botox were observed in answers to quality of life questions pertaining to physical health, mood, household activities, overall life satisfaction, body satisfaction, self-consciousness, intellect, self-worth, appearance, comprehension, weight satisfaction, attractiveness, and sense of well-being.