Determinants of the influence and experiences of cosmetic and aesthetics profiling on interpersonal relationships among Indian patients

Debraj Shome*, Vaibhav Kumar, René R W J Van Der Hulst, Darren I Booi, Harshal Tandel, Shiva Ram Male, Rinky Kapoor

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BACKGROUND: The notion of facial beauty is a fast-expanding field in many different disciplines. The determinants and the nature of inter-personal relationships remain a controversial issue. Here, we tackle such questions proposing a novel experimental approach by analyzing first-hand experiences and quality of life among Indian patients, who underwent cosmetic procedures and the subsequent impact of these aesthetic treatments on interpersonal relationships.

METHODS: The data collection tool consisted of questions pertaining to the relations between the human face and facial image, relations between the race and facial image and interpersonal relationships and facial image. The tool consisted of 27 questions that were descriptive and closed ended without alternate choices.

RESULTS: The study gauged the perception of an ideal facial image among both genders also highlighting the multifaceted nature of a persons' beauty and how its perception is affected by peers, society, and race.

CONCLUSION: Though there was a gender-based difference found in the opinions on facial image, majority of the people experienced an ameliorated experience in their relationships with family and peers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-283
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Issue number1
Early online date27 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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