There is more to aesthetic treatments than enhancing your beauty and body appearance. While some think they depict vanity or shallowness, there are psychological benefits that come with such treatments. Several studies found that patients who had procedures like Botox report lower anxiety and depression scores.
Studies related to injectables
A 2021 study found that injectable treatments (Botox, fillers) were associated with improved social and psychological functioning, as well as reduced appearance-related distress. This only means that aside from the obvious physical benefits of such procedures, they also offer mental and social benefits, which are helpful in improving overall health.
A study from UC San Diego also suggested that Botox treatments can lead to lower ratings of anxiety. This applies not just to cosmetic purposes, but also when using Botox for facial muscles for headaches, limbs for spasms, and neck muscles for torticollis (twisting of the neck that causes the head to tilt down on one side).
It is believed that smaller doses of botulinum toxin injections may be carried to the regions of the central nervous system associated with mood and emotions. Furthermore, the injectable can be used to treat other chronic conditions that contribute to anxiety.
What are the mental health benefits?
While most studies were focused on injectables, this doesn’t mean that other aesthetic treatments are excluded from the discussion. Other procedures that can treat or improve what you’re self-conscious about can also bring mental health benefits.
Improved confidence – The way your skin looks affects both your emotional and mental well-being. Blemishes, uneven skin tone, and signs of aging can give your skin a tired and dull appearance and undermine your self-confidence.
Choosing to undergo aesthetic treatments to reduce or improve your skin woes can help increase your confidence. There is also the benefit of facing everyday life a little easier, as you won’t have to deal with the insecurities brought about by your skin issues.
Another benefit of having improved confidence is becoming more social. When your skin issues are managed or treated, it is likely that you’ll feel less self-conscious when dealing with social situations. You also won’t have to exert lots of effort when putting yourself out there.
Increase in general happiness – Studies suggest that there is a connection between looking good and feeling good. Being satisfied or confident about your overall appearance is said to make you feel better and braver.
In fact, a 2020 study found that the use of corrective cosmetic improves the quality of life of those with skin disorders and facial flaws. It also has a satisfying impact on the well-being of the patients.
Undergoing aesthetic treatments can have the same effects, especially if it can treat or improve the skin concerns that are giving you self-esteem issues. If you, for instance, have long been dealing with melasma or another type of stubborn pigmentation, getting rid of it can positively impact how you feel inside.
How Cutis can help
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics has a range of non-surgical face and body treatments. Whether you’re worried about wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sagging skin, and stubborn fat bulges, we can help. We offer non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments for visible signs of aging, dull skin, and body contouring.
From injectables to microneedling to chemical peels and laser treatments, we help you achieve your beauty goals without going under the knife. We also use US FDA-cleared and CE-marked products and devices to carry out these treatments and create personalized treatment plans that suit different needs and concerns.
Some of our most popular treatments include:
- Botulinum toxin (Botox)
- Dermal fillers
- Fat freezing (CoolSculpting and ZLipo)
- Chemical peels
- Laser, IPL, and LHE hair removal
- Acoustic shockwave therapy
- Ultra Femme 360
Seeking aesthetic treatments doesn’t make you vain or shallow. If you have long been dealing with concerns that are giving you low confidence, don’t hesitate to consider cosmetic procedures. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to find out which treatment is right for you.