Do You Need a Shot of Self-Confidence?

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge and written by Dr. Jessica Chu

Do You Need a Shot of Self-Confidence?

Does Botox help self esteem?Let’s face it. Life isn’t always easy. We’re all under some kind of pressure. From school to work to home life, the struggle is real. In fact, sleep deprivation, dehydration, and stress can age us. While we may not want to admit it, our appearance can affect our self-esteem. In this digital age, applying a filter to smooth facial wrinkles, plump lips, or slim our jawlines can be satisfying and makes us feel more confident about ourselves. Studies have shown that getting Botox ® or facial fillers help people who suffer from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Aging is a normal process of life. Eating healthy and exercise can slow down this aging process, but in addition, decreasing wrinkles with Botox® and adding facial volume with fillers can help us age gracefully. Moreover, a study published in the Journal of Women and Aging found that women satisfied with their appearance had more social engagement. The study looked at 123 women over the age of 65 and found that those who are happy with their looks socialized more and were less depressed.

Botox® works by inhibiting the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. By relaxing these areas, you can’t furrow your brow or show signs of concern, fear or panic. Those crows feet can be subtly diminished as well. You certainly don’t have to look frozen—just refreshed and a better version of you! As we age, we naturally lose facial fat and collagen. Dermal fillers work by adding a synthetic product that mimics your natural collagen to add volume and trigger your own body to produce its own collagen.

What’s the best option for you? Come in and let your doctor help guide you on what will work best for you!

Dr. Jessica Chu is a dermatologist with Ochsner Baton Rouge and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Chu serves all Ochsner Baton Rouge clinics, however she mainly performs Botox® and filler procedures at Ochsner’s Bluebonnet South clinic, which is located at 10150 Bluebonnet South. You can schedule an appointment either online or by calling (225) 761-5200.

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As southeast Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery system, Ochsner owns, manages or is affiliated with 30 hospitals and more than 80 health centers across the region, all connected electronically to provide convenience and the best possible care for our patients.


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