How Does Your Face Affect Your Body?

Smile at people. Even if you are not consciously thinking about it. Your face shows up in the corners and lightens up the whole room. Smile.


With the advent of dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, people are more conscious about their smile lines and can afford to get Botox treatment. This is not affordable for every middle class woman. Not everyone can afford to get Botox treatment and go under the knife. So, the next best thing to do is to try and improve your smile through means other than surgery. That is where dermal fillers come into play.

Smile makeovers using injectable fillers are one of the fastest and cheapest ways to improve your facial expressions. The method of improving your facial expressions is also known as Botox injection therapy. The technique works on the principle of causing damage to the muscles at the base of the smile lines and tightening up those that are lax. The tightening thus caused creates the impression of a tighter looking smile. The effect is not permanent, but this temporary nature of the treatment makes it ideal for immediate cosmetic changes.

Smile makeovers with subdermal gel have come up with a better option. Unlike the injections for the muscle tone and the positioning of the facial bones, these treatments are carried out by using the elastomeric protein fillers rather than needles inserted through the skin. The gel is injected into the creases of the cheeks, while the skin heals around it. There is no need to worry about scar formation, as the subdermal gel does not leave any kind of mark. Also, the healing time is very less – one would get three to six weeks with regular usage.

Studies show that smiling helps repair injured areas of the brain, while smiling affects the activity of the amygdala, which is primarily responsible for emotion. This means that the act of smiling helps the brain recover faster from injuries, especially when repetitive acts have been done like driving a car or playing a sport. The amygdala is directly linked to your sense of emotion, whether you like it or not. Therefore, by simply smiling, your body will be generating more happiness hormones like endorphins which can improve your mood.

The physiological benefits of smiling include reducing the production of cortisol, a stress hormone, and increasing endorphins which are natural pain killers. Furthermore, when you smile, the brain feels positive effects, your whole body also feels good. As a result, you would find yourself laughing more often and you would even laugh at yourself. Smiling has been scientifically proven in many ways and it is now time to start using it the right way!

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