Can Your Self Esteem Affect Your Overall Health?

They say beauty is only skin deep … but can that outward beauty influence your overall well being? 


There’s a reason that we spend so much time on makeup, wardrobe selections, and hair each day — but those surface fixes require an ongoing investment and don’t truly fix the imperfections that cause our insecurities; they simply mask them. 


Those lingering imperfections can still influence self-esteem — and that lack of self-esteem is proven to reverberate through other areas of our lives. It can lead to symptoms of mild depression that can then turn into stress; decrease the immune system’s strength; affect sleep and eating habits; hinder performance at work and your ability to successfully form new, meaningful relationships — there’s no shortage of negative effects. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. 


Let’s be honest — when we feel good about ourselves, we feel more confident. We are much more likely to say hello to new people, to look others in the eye and keep a discussion, and even present ourselves better as a whole. We’re likely to put ourselves in different situations and have the guts to try something new. And that notion of feeling good about ourselves does much more than simply put a pretty face on things — it opens doors. 


Sometimes feeling better about ourselves really is as simple as taking a few extra moments on your hair or on testing facial contouring through makeup. Sometimes, it requires a bit more to ensure higher levels of confidence 24 hours a day. 


My work allows me to play a part in those enhanced feelings. I work with numerous beautifying agents to regain youth and correct facial imperfections.  These minimally invasive, surgery-free methods, such as Plasma Transfers (Also known as the vampire facial), botulinum toxin type A (Also known as Botox and Dysport), and hyaluronic acid fillers (Also known as Juviderm, Voluma, Restylane and Perlane), take little time and require minimal pain and no cutting — to deliver results that enhance more than just skin; they enhance confidence and self-esteem. 


Regardless of how people secure that feeling of higher self-esteem, they all have one thing in common: They become happier — not just about their looks, but as a whole. They approach things differently, adopt a more positive attitude, and, somehow, just seem to believe that they “can,” rather than can’t. These same individuals tend to have more energy and find a bit of inner peace. It’s like that new confidence and happiness with how they look outside seeps inside, too. 


That reflection inside that comes from outward happiness is part of why I do what I do. Though that outward beauty is technically only skin deep, the ramifications of those physical enhancements go so much further than tighter skin or a wrinkle-free surface. I get to play a part in someone’s confidence and happiness with him or herself — a happiness that often influences the people around them. 


It isn’t just me who has noticed this correlation — there are countless studies on the subject.     


I’ve been dubbed many things, including a facial rejuvenation artist and one of the best injectors of Botox, Dermal Fillers and Plasma in New York City — and, while I’m grateful for my many happy clients, I’m equally as grateful for the opportunity to be part of someone’s rediscovery of their beauty, happiness and confidence.