There is a wide range of motivations for seeking out aesthetic treatments, but some people have the strange and sometimes unkind view that those who choose to do so are only motivated by vanity or are cheating in some way. Here, we’ll discuss the psychology behind why so many people seek out cosmetic procedures like Botox and fillers, and how it has nothing to do with vanity. Read on to find out more.
It’s About How We Feel
Aesthetic treatments do a lot more than just make you look great. We all love “before and after” pictures, and rightly so, but the most beautiful result of aesthetic treatments is the sparkling confidence they can give people. Our sense of self is often connected in some way to how we think we look and how comfortable we are in our own skin.
People often start to think about cosmetic treatments when something big happens in their lives. Moving out of your parents’ house, changing jobs, getting married, having a child, going through menopause – the list is long and very personal. All of these things cause us to take stock, look back at what has made us who we are, and think about how we want to be going forward. As we take on different roles and collect “life labels,” it’s natural and not at all selfish to want to keep a sense of who we are. When we look in the mirror, we should still be able to see what makes us unique.
Add to this the rise of Zoom and social media, and it means we see pictures of ourselves almost every day. Even people who are very sure of themselves can start to notice things about their bodies that bother them.
We are only human, so it makes sense that we want our looks to show how full of life we are. Often, it’s not a certain part of our bodies that bothers us, but how we think other people see us. For example, we often say we look “angry” when we are worried about frown lines, and we say we look “tired” when we are worried about things like volume loss in the cheeks, tear troughs, and heavy brows, all of which cause changes around the eyes. This isn’t being vain, and if treatment from dermani MEDSPA can help, there is no reason not to get that help.
Feeling Good Makes Us More Attractive
So much of how people talk to each other is done without words. People will talk to you if you look alert and happy in your eyes. They might start talking to you and feel more at ease when you’re around. On the other hand, if you look angry or sad, things could turn the other way. This could be because of how we look or because we think that is how other people see us. When we’re self-conscious, we hold our bodies in ways that keep us from getting attention or talking to other people. This can lead to a sad cycle of “avoid people, and people will avoid you.” Even though this is a simple example, it can help explain why we often feel better when we look our best.
When you feel good, you walk differently. You hold your head up and look open and friendly. All of these are signs that have been around for a long time that humans find attractive. We also feel good about ourselves when we do these things. Hormone balances change, which helps keep people in a better mood and reduces stress on the body as a whole.
The effects of our increased confidence then spread to other parts of our lives. Studies have shown that after getting aesthetic treatments, we all feel better, happier, and surer of ourselves.
Beauty Is More Than Just Skin Deep
By definition, “aesthetics” is the study of beauty and how things look. But beauty isn’t just about how you look. The ability to see ourselves and be seen as sexual beings, as well as the assurance that comes from being in a romantic relationship, depend greatly on our perception of our own attractiveness. All of these things mean that cosmetic procedures can make us feel physically stronger and healthier, more satisfied and happier in our everyday lives, better at our jobs, and more able to perform and compete, as well as being seen as someone who is happier, more open, and easier to talk to.
This is how cosmetic procedures can help us feel like we can once again see ourselves and how their positive effects help us stand tall and not feel like our labels or roles in life define us.
Make Sure Botox Is Right For You
Aesthetic treatments can help you feel better about yourself, but they are not a good way to deal with emotional or mental health problems. If you are thinking about getting aesthetic treatments, it is so important to take the time to figure out what you want and talk about it with a medical aesthetics practitioner who is fully trained and licensed.
A good practitioner will take the time to get to know you and your goals, explain things to you, and make sure you have realistic expectations about what a treatment can do. This lets them not only find the right treatments to help you reach your physical goals, but also make sure they are safe and right for you.
It is very important that your practitioner knows about both your physical and mental health needs. Only if you choose someone with a background in medicine can you be sure they have this knowledge and have your best interests at heart. A doctor will tell you no if they think that treatment is not the right choice for you. They will then be able to tell you what other great ways to get better would be. This is why it’s always best to go to a medical spa over and above any other clinic; you’ll get the best advice.