Have you seen the pictures of the woman who won’t smile? For forty years, her pictures have all shown her with a slightly upturned mouth, but no real smile. Even events that should cause a giant grin for everyone, like the birth of a child, were received without even a hint of a smile. Her reason? She doesn’t want to have smile lines at her mouth or eyes.
More Than a Facial Expression
If only it were that simple. The truth is that smiling and laughing are more than just a look on your face. Both expressions release neurotransmitters, flooding your brain with feel good chemicals like serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. Smiling, even when you don’t mean it, helps keep your brain happy and healthy. And while our team at Kalos Plastic Surgery wants to help you have a smoother, younger face, we don’t want you to have it at the cost of a life devoid of joy.
Muscle Tone for Your Face
Every time you smile or laugh, you also get a mini muscle workout. This helps keep the muscles of the face toned and limber. If your arms or abs are toned, they are smoother and healthier looking. To a certain extent, smiling can help with keeping your face looking younger. Studies even show that women who smile look younger than women who don’t.
Don’t Stop Smiling
Eat healthy, pamper your face, and get those happy neurotransmitters flowing. Dr. Stong can smooth lines and wrinkles with Botox or Juvederm when you need them. In the meantime, get all the joy you can from life, and don’t stop smiling!
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665