Could Botox® Make You Look Younger, and Happier?
Yes, Botox® can make you look younger and feel happier but maybe not for the reasons you think. Botox® treatents will make you look younger by helping to iron out the wrinkles. When you look younger, you tend to feel better about yourself. When you feel better, other people can feel it and they respond positively toward you. But there is a more direct benefit as well.
Think about how much of our communication is nonverbal. You can often tell with just a glance whether someone is mad, happy, sad or scared. It is all conveyed through your micro expressions and facial features. As a general guide:
- The pinched lines between your brows can convey worry
- The stationary lines beneath your eyes convey fatigue
- The shallow lines above your mouth convey bitterness
- The lines that run from the corner of your mouth to your nose convey sadness
- The marionette lines that run alongside your mouth can convey anger
The problem is that as you age, your skin loses elasticity, so you may be conveying emotions that you are not feeling. It can make people treat you differently because they think you are angry with them when you aren’t, or depressed when you’re happy. So while Botox® can make you feel happier, it can actually make you physically look happier as well.
Botox® treatments can be used to put everything back where it belongs by preventing the contraction of muscle cells. In order to contract, nerves have to release a neurotransmitter where the nerve meets the muscle cells. The neurotransmitter then attaches to the receptors on the muscle cells, causing them to contract. Botox® blocks this process, allowing the muscles to stay relaxed.
So, if you want to look younger, feel better and make sure you are giving off the right signals, then you should look into a Botox® treatment today.