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Have you ever banished a bad mood with a trip to the salon for a fresh cut? Or lifted your spirits by treating yourself to a new outfit? If you have, you’re not alone.

Many people swear by the belief that looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. And they’re right—science supports the truth of this common wisdom. What’s more, this is not limited to just clothes and hair. It also extends to aesthetic treatments that improve appearance, including Botox and dermal fillers.

Studies show that Botox and dermal fillers have mental health benefits and can even have a positive effect on interpersonal relationships. Let’s look at a few of the reasons for this.

Facial expressions do more than convey your feelings. They also create them.

This is a bit of a surprising claim, isn’t it? However, many studies have shown that when you look happier than you feel, you actually start to feel happier. In erasing frown and worry lines, dermal fillers also help cleanse the emotions that cause them. They quite literally turn that frown upside down.

Certain facial expressions are more attractive and draw people to us, which boosts mood.

Social engagement is a primary factor in mental and emotional well-being. We are more likely to be approached by others if we look calm, relaxed, and confident. Another aspect to consider is that the more confident a person feels about their appearance, the more likely they are to socialize. It makes sense, then, that an improvement in your physical appearance could boost your opportunities to both approach and be approached by others and enjoy the emotional benefits of greater social connection.

Botox-type injections in the eyebrow area have a beneficial effect on brain activity.

Perhaps the most impressive finding to come out of studies on Botox and dermal fillers is that they have a measurable impact on the brain, the amygdala in particular. One study concluded that injections of Botox to the glabellar area (between and above the eyebrows) were linked to beneficial changes in how the brain reacted to negative stimuli. They were also linked to significant improvements in symptoms of depression.

Has your curiosity been piqued?

It’s clear that the benefits of Botox and dermal fillers go well beyond aesthetics. If you’d like to learn more, contact our team today to schedule an appointment.