Facial treatment is about more than just vanity – it is an opportunity to feel better about yourself. There are many different advantages to getting some cosmetic treatments, be they as simple as a one-time injection or something that might require surgery. Here are five positive emotional reasons why somebody might want to get a facial treatment.

1: An Appropriate Self-Image

One of the major reasons that cosmetic procedures exist is to give people a chance to look on the outside the way they envision themselves on the inside. Many people don’t see an incongruity in the way they look and the way they feel, but some do feel that, and it makes them unsettled or even depressed. Aligning your outside self with your inside self even through minor procedures is a path to happiness that leaves many people feeling more comfortable in their own skin.

2: Confident Communication

Damage to facial skin or a simple lack of natural expressiveness can cause a number of people to have difficulty in connecting to and communicating with their fellow human beings. Facial cosmetic surgery can correct these problems, making for a face that is more expressive and able to communicate emotion. This leads to people opening up, sometimes even becoming proverbial social butterflies, as they realize that their expressiveness problems are a thing of the past.

3: A Better Outlook on the Future

The younger you look, the younger you feel. This is very important to people who might have trouble adjusting to life as they get older and who might start to feel depressed as they notice lines and wrinkles creeping into their face. Getting a facial treatment can help ease these problems by eliminating the superficial signs of age. As you start to look younger, you’ll also feel more capable of handling the future, which will give you a brighter outlook on life.

4: Romance

No, this isn’t referring to something superficial such as the idea that a romantic partner might take more interest in you based on how many wrinkles you have. What this does refer to is the fact that a person who looks more like their ideal self tends to become more romantic and confident. Those feelings get noticed immediately by people around you, especially possible romantic partners. If you are having troubles in your love life or feel awkward around your significant other, changing something about your appearance might spice things up in just the right way.

5: Overall Contentment

All the positive impacts listed above help to create a situation where a person is happier and more positive about the future. This reduces stress, increases the benefits of social interactions, and in turn gives you a generally positive outlook on life. It may seem odd that a minor change such as younger face and fewer lines around the eyes and nose might make a major impact on your life, but in many cases those little changes pay off in a big way.

These are just a few different possible emotions you might feel after getting a facial treatment. Whether it’s minor work or something more invasive, the potential emotional benefits are significant.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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