Can Vanity Be Good For Your Health?

No one wants to be labeled "vain." However, vanity in healthy doses may actually turn out to be good for you. The way you look can positively affect the way you feel. When you feel good about yourself, you tend to be more productive and confident in your professional and personal relationships. And let's face it, with today's lackluster economy looking your best is a necessity. If by chance you're currently thrust into the job market again, then looking healthy and vibrant can be more important than ever.

With proper medical preventative care, which includes yearly screenings, physical examinations and compliance with medical advice, you can begin to feel comfortable with your body and assured that your physical health is optimized. Throw in a well-rounded diet and enjoyable daily exercise, and you're well on your way to achieving that healthy look and feel everyone so desires.

However, sometimes, some of us need a little extra help with our outward appearances. So, what are your best options to stave off the negative effects of aging?

Significant advances in laser technology have enabled the medical community to provide optimal levels of non-surgical treatments to help reverse the signs of aging and maintain healthier looking skin. Laser surgery is now a much more viable option than traditional invasive surgical procedures. It's less invasive--minimizing the risk of infection and complications, and requires little to no interference with daily routines—all while producing incredible results for half the cost. Laser physics allow surgeons to go deeper than they could with a knife, giving them the ability to precisely target sick tissues or specific areas without damaging the surrounding areas and triggering excessive bleeding. Hospital stays are not necessary, general anesthesia is not required and discomfort is generally minor.

Check with your physician to learn more about today's advancements in laser technology. Stay interested in the way you look and feel. Your age should not define who you are. Keeping yourself healthy and vibrant from the inside out should not be considered selfish or vain, it should be considered a priority.

Helise Bichefsky, DO

Ageless Health

2010