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Healthy or vain? Why is appearance really that important?

Posted on 12.01.2013 by perfectsmile

Why is appearance really that importantAlthough appearance concerns may seem shallow, one’s aspect has a great influence in his entire life, even regarding work opportunities.

Wanting a younger and better appearance may seem a vanity issue, but it can become a major concern for a lot of people, affecting not only their self-esteem but also their ability to socialise, find a job or perform their best at it. A good first impression and a pleasant appearance are no longer essential regarding relationships, but also for employment, business or customer care.

Getting older means skin dehydrates and wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes begin to appear. Smiling, talking, frowning… they all have an effect on skin over time that makes lines and dryness show in some areas of the face and lips. Fortunately, a wide range of non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments are available for those who want to improve their appearance but don’t need to go under the knife.

Botox and Juvederm fillers are two of the most common anti-wrinkle treatments, same as Restylane, which offers a more natural solution to these problems. Restylane is a stabilised version of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance created by the body to keep the skin hydrated and elastic. Because the production of this acid reduces with aging, Restylane is injected to the affected areas to retain the moisture for a longer time, allowing the elasticity and volume back to the skin. The effects are immediate and last up to nine months. A part from facial skin, some of these treatments are also applied to the lips to provide more volume and more defined borders, thus enhancing the appearance and making the patient look younger and fresher.

However, skin and lips are only one side of facial appearance, which has to be completed with a good smile. Cosmetic dental care provides all the solutions to fight the effects time, habits and wearing have on teeth. Discolouration and staining are very common problems, which can be solved thanks to the most advanced teeth whitening procedures available for cosmetic dentistry treatments. Likewise, in case of decay or tooth loss, dental implants, crowns, veneers and lumineers can be used to enhance a patient’s smile, while preventing from risks to his dental health such as gum inflammation, wear away of the jawbone or unpleasant changes on his facial structure.

Misalignment and malocclusion are other real concerns for the appearance, as well as for the general dental health. A part from contributing to a bad force distribution and wear patterns of teeth, misalignment may also risk the health of the patient’s gums, and his ability to eat or speak normally. In order to prevent this, cosmetic dentistry counts on a number of orthodontic treatments, including teeth straightening surgery, suitable for both children and adults, depending on every patient’s needs.

Caring about one’s appearance hasn’t, therefore, nothing to do with vanity, but with wanting to improve one’s wellbeing and health.

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