Botox ‘still popular in Ireland despite recession’
Cash-strapped individuals hoping to receive Botox treatments in a bid to improve the appearance of their complexion could be interested in recent reports from Ireland.
According to the Irish Independent, image-conscious members of the public are still spending money on luxury items despite the country's economic struggles.
High numbers of women and men are seeking the anti-wrinkle injections from cosmetic clinics and salons to ward off the early signs of ageing.
Dr Patrick Treacy from the Ailesbury Clinic in Dublin revealed that around 50 people were still undergoing the procedure each week.
In addition, the practitioner revealed that approximately five to ten per cent of patients were male, with "Botox and fillers holding their own in both sexes".
The article also revealed that high numbers of individuals in Ireland were still purchasing expensive cameras and clothes in spite of the economic downturn.
Earlier this week, US newspaper the Republic revealed that 750,000 men received Botox treatment in 2010, a significant increase from previous years.