Medical Aesthetics treatments are a luxury. Unlike a roof over our head, clothes on our back, and food in our belly, treatments for cosmetic purposes are a want, not a need. When there are so many other things we can spend our disposable income on, why should we choose medical aesthetics treatments as one of our priorities? Is our vanity really worth it? Before we consider the cost, let’s look at the value. Please don’t shoot the messenger! >>
Treatments exist that can literally take five, ten, even fifteen years off of anyone’s appearance. Treatments also exist that can make young and attractive individuals look and feel even better. The world of medical aesthetics is quickly evolving. Women and men worldwide are embracing the benefits.
Medical Aesthetics treatments are a luxury. Unlike a roof over our head, clothes on our back, and food in our belly, treatments for cosmetic purposes are a want, not a need. When there are so many other things we can spend our disposable income on, why should we choose medical aesthetics treatments as one of our priorities? Is our vanity really worth it?
Self-esteem and confidence:
We all feel better when we know we are looking our best. It’s the reason we take the time to style our hair, to shave, wear makeup and to dress fashionably. It’s also the reason we prefer to drive a nicer vehicle than one that might otherwise get us from point A to point B just as reliably. Studies have proven that our physical appearance is intrinsically linked to body image, self-esteem, and confidence; an attractive appearance promotes phycological well-being. Caring about our appearance does not make us vain, it makes us human.
Appearance does matters:
A large body of research has also documented that in our society physical appearance has a large impact on how individuals are perceived by others. Individuals perceived to be attractive receive preferential treatment in education, employment, medical care, legal proceedings, and romantic encounters. Studies have also proven that individuals who are above average in attractiveness also earn more money than those with an average appearance, and individuals with below average looks are penalized with the lowest hourly wages.
Please don’t shoot the messenger. Medical Aesthetics is all about empowering people to feel great because they know they are looking their best. The above statement was simply quoting clinically proven facts.
Treatments involving technology such as lasers can be used to tighten skin, smooth wrinkles, and acne scars, even out skin tones, reduce localized areas of body fat, and more. The cost of these treatments can be significant. Botox, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare are also not cheap. When combining preventative, corrective and anti-aging solutions the cost can add up. Whether you can afford it would depend, of course, on your budget and your priorities. Paid for in a lump at the time of your treatment, it can seem expensive. Spread out over the months and years the benefits will last, however, the affordability of it come into perspective.
The investment it would require to know you are looking your best really isn’t that much when compared with the other things we spend our money onyYour monthly mani-pedi, your hair, your clothes, or the payment on the car you drive for maybe thirty minutes a day, for example. All of those things make you look good, but you wear your face (and body) 24/7, every day, everywhere you go. Your face is the first thing people see, so should we make it a priority? The average monthly cost may range from $50 to $500 depending on your budget and your age. The average daily cost may be less than your daily cup of designer coffee, a restaurant meal or other indulgence. With that being the case and in view of the above, if you can afford it, one question remains.
Can you afford not to?