Older women’s negative psychological and physical experiences with injectable cosmetic treatments to the face
Humble, Áine M.
Journal of Women & Aging
Seven women (43 to 64 years old) who had negative or mixed emotions about having Botox and/or facial filler injections to the face to reduce signs of aging were interviewed about the impact of the procedures. Impacts ranged from disappointment to all-encompassing, lingering physical and psychological effects, and some women felt abandoned by the medical industrial complex when they turned to it for help with their symptoms. A feminist phenomenological analysis focused on corporeal, temporal, and relational existential modes of being. We describe their bodily experiences as (a) commodified, (b) fractured.
Aging , Beauty work , Body , Body image , Gender , Older women , Phenomenology , Qualitative methods
Berwick, S., & Humble, A. M. (2017). Older women’s negative psychological and physical experiences with injectable cosmetic treatments to the face. Journal of Women & Aging, 29(1), 51–62. doi:08952841.2015.1063954