There are many naysayers out there who look upon people who keep facial anti-aging creams in their home or shell out big money for surgical treatments with pity, wondering why they feel the need to alter themselves so drastically. While we would never condone changing yourself to please someone else, even a spouse or a modeling agent, if you suffer from low self esteem and lack of confidence due to your looks, it may be time to take steps to make yourself feel better.

You should always consider carefully before altering anything about your body, especially if it involves something irreversible like surgery. You should think long and hard about why you want to change and about what you expect to gain from the change. You should also think about the expense - will you have the funds to pay for it? If you're tired of worrying about your looks, though, and would feel more confident if you looked different, go for it.

Once you've decided to go ahead with it, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Even something as simple as an anti-wrinkle cream or an at-home Botox injection could cause a very serious reaction. Your face could become very red and swollen. That would damage your self esteem rather than boost it. So always make sure to do an allergy test and consult your doctor.

To avoid getting a crisis of confidence instead of a self esteem boost from your treatment, allow it time to work. Especially with creams, you can't expect to see a big difference overnight. Therefore if you had intended to show off your new face on your first date, make sure to start your treatment a few weeks in advance. Remember: it doesn't matter what other people will think. You're doing this for you to make yourself feel better. Only go as far as you want to.

If you have done several different types of facial treatments and had family, friends, and even your co-workers comment on how nice you look but you still don't feel good about yourself, you may be forced to accept that your problem is not with your face. Further treatments won't help. You need to see a counselor.

If you found this article interesting, you may enjoy reading our other other article: "Your Mental Health"

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