Confidence – It Looks Good on You!
- Posted on: May 6 2019
One of the reasons I love my occupation as an Aesthetic Physician is that it allows me to help clients achieve self-confidence by improving the quality of their skin and their facial appearance. I believe that self-care is never a selfish act – taking care of yourself enables you to take care of others.
Self-care Leads to Self-Confidence
Taking care of yourself increases your self-confidence. When you feel confident, you enter into social situations in a more positive mode. When you value yourself and have good self-esteem, you feel secure and worthwhile. You have generally positive relationships with others and feel confident about your abilities. You are able to form secure and honest relationships and are less likely to stay in unhealthy ones.
Skin Conditions that can Affect Self-Confidence
There are many skin conditions such as acne, acne scarring, rosacea, hyper pigmentation and melasma that can cause you to feel anxious about how you appear to others. Having facial lines that make you look sad, tired, or angry can also affect a your self-esteem. Excellent treatments are now available to treat and improve these conditions.
Studies confirm what we already know: acne and acne scarring cause significant emotional distress for many teenagers and adults. Diagnosing the cause of acne and providing effective treatment can boost a client’s morale significantly. A 27 year old client who had fractional resurfacing treatment for acne scarring reports, “I feel much more confident now that my acne scarring has improved. I have been more comfortable in social situations and my family and friends notice a big difference in my approach to life.” One of our 18 year old clients who started using topical products and medical grade facials for active acne noted that, “I feel ready for high school graduation now that my acne has settled and my skin is glowing. I don’t feel that I have to hide my skin with makeup.”
Rosacea is a condition that varies from flushing, red cheeks all the way to pustules which resemble acne. It can cause discomfort as well as emotional distress. Thankfully, there are very effective treatments for this condition including appropriate skin care products, laser treatments and prescription creams. A 57 year old male client who was diagnosed with rosacea said, “Now that my pustular rosacea has been diagnosed and effectively treated, I feel more confident in social situations. I used to think I had acne and was embarrassed at my age to have red bumps on my face. I feel so much better now.”
Melasma is a condition that causes dark pigment in the upper lip / lateral cheeks and forehead areas. Treatments include gentle chemical peels and the use of lightening agents. One of our mid 30’s clients noted that, “I thought I was developing a moustache above my upper lip and now it is gone thanks to simple, effective treatment!”
Lines in your forehead can make you look angry even when you are not. Psychological studies show that interpersonal relationships are improved when forehead lines are softened. One of our loyal clients reports that, “After 40 years of marriage, I think having Botox to reduce my frown lines has improved my marriage because now my husband doesn’t think I am angry with him all the time.” For some people, facial lines and loss of volume can make them appear sad or tired. We have heard from clients that, “Looking better allows me to compete more confidently for a new job” and “I feel emotionally better when I look better and a small amount of filler in my cheeks and Botox in my forehead has done that for me!”
It’s Personal Journey, but I can Help
Developing self-esteem is a personal journey and that journey is different for everyone. If I can assist in a small way by helping you have clear healthy skin, then I am happy in my role as an Aesthetic Physician.
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