We all know that the better you look, the better you feel. When we’re happy with our outward appearances; when our skin feels glowing and we feel ready to face the day, we tend to project an air of confidence and self-assurance that others find instantly alluring. All of this is also true the other way around – the better we feel, the better we look! The higher our levels of happiness and self-confidence are, the more evident those qualities will be in the way we look, act and carry ourselves.
All that said, it’s one thing to say “looking better makes you feel happier” and another thing to actually find a way to deal with the things that can be a drain on your self-confidence, especially if there’s something about your physical appearance that’s bringing you down! You can moisturize, eat kale and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, but none of that will necessarily be much use to you or your mood if what you really want is to make those pesky wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging go away.
This is where cosmetic anti-aging treatments come in. Sometimes, you need a little extra help to get the look you want – but taking the time to treat your body properly always pays off, not just for your looks, but also for your confidence, sense of self and overall emotional wellbeing. At Skin Vitality, we understand that looking your best and loving your body for what it is can be one of the cornerstones of mental and emotional health, which is why we’re happy to provide a wide range of treatments like CoolSculpting and Clear + Brilliant Skin Resurfacing to help you turn your body into a source of joy and strength.
However, until recently, we’d never had actual scientific proof that what we do works just as effectively on our patients’ moods and brains as it does on their skin. Studies performed at Germany’s Hannover Medical School this past spring showed beyond a shadow of a doubt that Botox treatments – by far the most popular anti-aging treatments in North America, and in our clinics in particular – can actually work to fight against clinical depression as well as other mood and anxiety disorders.
Here’s how it works: the active chemical ingredients in Botox Injections work to block the nerve impulses that would otherwise cause small muscles in a patient’s face to contract, which means they also work to block the of the lines and wrinkles caused by those contractions. The researchers who performed the study say that at the end of the study, patients who’d had Botox injections experienced an enormous reduction in their levels of depression. “Our emotions are expressed by facial muscles, which in turn send feedback signals to the brain to reinforce those emotions,” said one of the lead researchers, saying that Botox injections broke this chain, which could often lead to increased depression in those who were already suffering.
All of this is just one more argument in favour of Botox Injections for anyone who’s ever felt like their mood and their appearance were linked. You were right, and science is here to back you up! If you think your mood would be improved by getting rid of your wrinkles, call us today and book an appointment at one of our conveniently located GTA clinics – you’ll be happy you did!