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Ebrahimzadeh Ardakani M, Dastjerdi G, Azizi N. Personality disorders in the individuals requesting to inject botulinum toxin to improve facial wrinkles. jdc. 2017; 8 (3) :137-145
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1- Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , mohammad110eb@yahoo.com
2- Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Abstract:   (848 Views)

Background and Aim: Skin wrinkles are typically the result of aging process. Botulinum toxin injection is a method that has many applicants. This study was performed to determine the personality disorders individuals who requested to inject botulinum toxin to improve facial wrinkles.

Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on women and men with facial wrinkles who were referred for botulinum toxin injection to laser clinic of Yazd in 2016. The Millon questionnaire was used to determine the personality disorders. Finally, the data were analyzed by using SPSS 22 software and descriptive statistical tests.

Results: 51 individuals participated in this study with a mean age of 35.9±9.5 years. The highest frequencies were in the age group under 35 years old with 26 (51%), females with 45 (88.2%), Bachelor's degree and above with 31 (60.8%) and married status with 35 (68.6% individuals). Obsessive-compulsive disorder with frequency of 7 (13.7%) and dramatic personality trait with frequency of 6 (11.8%) were the most common disorders after normal condition. The influence of factors such as age, sex, education and marital status were not significant in the prevalence of personality disorders.

Conclusion: Most individuals who requested botulinum toxin injection had a normal psychiatric condition followed by obsessive-compulsive disorder and dramatic personality trait. This indicates the importance of beauty in the social status of the individuals which forces them to remove wrinkles for a more effective presence in the community.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/27 | Accepted: 2017/12/27 | Published: 2017/12/27

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