The Psychology of Cosmetic Treatments

Appearance is an extremely important attribute in human interactions, having a significant influence on mental and physical health. This volume brings together the work of physicians, psychologists, social scientists, psychiatrists, and cosmeticians, on the powerful social effects of positive modifications. Featured are 19 expert contributions on a wide variety of topics such as the history of cosmetics, the concept of beauty, appearance and the elderly, skin care, facial disfigurement, and plastic surgery.