Rising trends of cosmetic procedures: A forewarning of new addictive behaviour

Authors

  • Aqsa Naheed Professor of Dermtology, Dermatology Department, HITEC-IMS (Heavy Industry Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences), Taxila
  • Quratulain Yousuf Senior Registrar, Psychiatry Department HITEC-IMS (Heavy Industry Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences)

Keywords:

Cosmetic procedure, mCAGE, mDSM-V, SRD

Abstract

Background In today's appearance-focused society, this study investigates the complex interplay between cosmetic procedures and potential substance-related disorders (SRDs). The aim of our study is to determine the frequency and severity of SRD in individuals undergoing repeated cosmetic procedures using mCAGE and mDSM-V.   Methods This cross-sectional study was done in HIT hospital. It included 112 participants who had undergone at least two cosmetic procedures in the last one year. Individuals with the history of psychiatric disorder and those using antipsychotic medicines were excluded. mCAGE and mDSM-V instruments were used to assess the addictive behavior. Positive response on mCAGE was defined as score of 2 out 4 questions and on mDSM-V as 2 or higher out of 11 questions. As per mDSM-V criteria, we categorized scores of 2-3 as mild SRD severity, 4-5 as moderate, and 6 or more as severe on the adapted instrument.   Results There was a significant correlation between the results obtained from the mCAGE and mDSM-V assessments (P <0.000). SRD positive individuals on either the mCAGE or mDSM-V showed greater tendency for considering cosmetic procedures within the previous 12 months (P <0.000). Furthermore, SRD positive exhibited a higher cumulative count of cosmetic procedures undergone over their lifetime (P=0.000).   Conclusion This study serves as preliminary step to explore the complex interconnection between cosmetic procedures and potential substance-related disorders. Nowadays, cosmetic procedures have become integral to dermatological practices, urging a thorough examination of their consequences.  

Author Biographies

Aqsa Naheed, Professor of Dermtology, Dermatology Department, HITEC-IMS (Heavy Industry Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences), Taxila

Professor,  Dermatology Department HITEC-IMS (Heavy Industry Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences), Taxila

Quratulain Yousuf, Senior Registrar, Psychiatry Department HITEC-IMS (Heavy Industry Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences)

  Senior Registrar, Psychiatry Department HITEC-IMS (Heavy Industry Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences)

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2024-05-06

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Naheed A, Yousuf Q. Rising trends of cosmetic procedures: A forewarning of new addictive behaviour. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024May6 [cited 2024May19];34(1):51-6. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2593

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