Cosmetic Treatments Popular Among Educated Moms, Study FindsPosted on November 19, 2010 | by caketeam
In a recent study, dermatologists found after surveying more than 300 patients in private cosmetic surgery practices that women aged on average 50 years who were also employed college graduates with children represent the ‘average’ patient seeking cosmetic procedures.
The fact that the average patient seeking cosmetic treatments is female, employed and college-educated is unsurprising, as these results coincide with statistical data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as common sense knowledge that higher levels of education typical result in higher employment rates and income levels, and thus access to elective cosmetic treatments.
More interestingly, survey results also indicated that among married women, those younger, not older, than their partners were found to be the most likely to seek cosmetic treatments. Women who are older than their partners were also found to be more likely to seek cosmetic procedures, especially injectable fillers, than women who are the same age as their partners.
The average age difference between study participants and their older partners was slightly over four years, whereas the age difference between those with younger partners was slightly over six years.
The patients who participated in the study all did so voluntarily and anonymously while visiting private cosmetic surgery practices. The procedures sought by study participants included the following popular minimally-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments:
- Sclerotherapy (vein treatment)
- Botox or Dysport
- Injectable fillers (e.g. Juvéderm or Restylane)
- Tattoo removal
- Cellulite treatment
- Chemical peels
- Laser hair removal
- Laser resurfacing
Boston plastic surgery office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha.