Working mums are main Botox fans

New York: Working mothers between the ages of 40 and 55 who want to look more relaxed and less stressed are the most common users of cosmetic Botox injections, according to a survey by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, the research branch of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

The findings contradict the popular belief that Botox injections are most commonly used by the rich and famous.

“Many are under the assumption that Botox is used mostly by models, movie stars and the extremely wealthy. The reality is that the majority of users are working mothers, who are juggling their career and family, and are just as likely to be administrative or clerical staff as managers,” said Dr. Leroy Young, chair of the ASAPS non-surgical procedures committee.

“The survey also found that those with annual household incomes of less than $50,000 to $100,000 (44 percent) were more likely to use Botox cosmetic than those with annual incomes of more than $150,000 (36 percent),” he said.

Eighty-six percent of survey respondents said they had Botox injections in the area between the brows in order to treat vertical frown lines.