…and won’t stop you relating to those around you!
We read this weekend that Botox can impair our ability to relate to others. A North Caroline professor of psychology and neuroscience, Tanya L. Chartrand, has recently published a paper discussing how the use of Botox reduces our ability to empathise with others.
For the study, Dr Chartrand chose two groups that could be matched on everything except their aesthetic treatment preferences. One group used the paralysing agent (Botox) and the other used a filler (Restylane).
The filler group were demographically similar to the paralysing agent group – in terms of age and gender, socio-economic status and that they had the same concerns and desires to look good.
The idea is that empathy, the way we think and feel, is grounded in our bodies. The way we understand others’ emotions is by experiencing those emotions ourselves. We do this with facial micro-mimicry. If you are wincing in pain, I immediately do a micro-wince that sends signals to my brain and, by experiencing it myself, I understand what you are going through.
If you can’t mimic someone’s wince, your brain isn’t going to be sent the same message – that I am experiencing pain – so you end up not being as accurate and not really understanding their emotion.
There’s also research showing that Botox can help people feel better about themselves but if you are looking for something to give your skin a fresh, healthy glow and don’t know where to start… why not try RioBlush Carboxy Therapy?
Carbon dioxide exists naturally in our bodies. Its role is to dilate the blood vessels in order to receive more oxygenated blood carrying nutrients to the muscles and, also, destroy fat cells.
In addition to its effect on fat cells and muscles, CO2 will also increase the amount of blood reaching the tissue layer beneath the skin and, as a result, your skin will look suppler and your fibrous tissue will get thicker and firmer.