It is often said “beauty is only skin deep”. I tend to agree……well, sort of.
While there are many with extraordinarily beautiful features – perfect skin, a captivating smile, mesmerizing eyes, a shapely figure— it is the beauty that radiates deep from within that leaves it’s mark long after the visual has faded.
Every day I see true beauty that runs deep, well beneath the surface. I see it in the heartfelt expressions of a caring mom giving words of encouragement to one overwhelmed with the challenges of a child struggling with a disability. Beauty even radiates from the empowering words of a successful women impassioned to inspire the dreams of other ambitious women. And it’s seen in the genuinely joyful congratulations given to another for a enduring efforts toward a hard-earned accomplishment.
While physical beauty is always admired, often imitated and sometimes envied, it is the inner beauty that leaves the most unforgettable impression.
Still, most tend to place very high value on achieving outer beauty. The high demand for weight loss products, cosmetics and fitness equipment is evidence of the great priority given to maintaining physical appearance.
As a gynecologist, I am especially aware of the value most women place on the external beauty. And over the years I’ve come to greatly respect the priority given to enhancing and maintaining the outer self.
In medicine, there are numerous aesthetic procedures aimed at preventing or minimizing wrinkles and restoring volume lost in facial features. Some of these have become a staple of the regular beauty regimen for many women, and even men.
Most common are cosmetic Botox and similar products, such as Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau, which work wonders to erase wrinkles in the face and elsewhere. There are also a variety of facial fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, which successfully restore volume and structure to the face that has lost fullness and shape over time.
While my mission is to inspire women to live life to the fullness in optimal health of body, mind and spirit, providing a variety of solutions to support outer beauty allows is an exciting part of my practice. Promoting and restoring health and wellness, from the inside out, clearly appeals to the values of today’s woman.
Yes, beauty is skin deep. But adding aesthetic care to health and wellness puts the icing on the cake!