Can Botox really make you happy?

Botox is having a moment. Quite literally. December is the biggest month in a cosmetic doctor’s calendar as Botox bookings soar 20-25 per cent in the run-up to Christmas. And that’s a conservative estimate. Last year, the Harley Medical Group reported a 150 per cent surge in women having injections in the first two weeks of December.

But it’s not just vanity that’s calling women and men to the Botox chair. A desire to look ‘less sad’ is sparking a new aesthetic. “Many of my clients are coming in not for wrinkle-smoothing, but to look happier – especially during the party season,” explains cosmetic specialist Dr Michael Prager.

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