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The Mind, Mood and Permanent makeup

Do permanent makeup procedures affect or impact mood? Good research shows that well micro-bladed eyebrows can make you appear younger and happier, inhibit frowning, which mitigates the symptoms of anger and depression. Does permanent makeup promote smiling? Which comes first- the expression or the emotion.

Facial Feedback Hypothesis

According to the hypothesis called facial-feedback, emotion follows expression. A large body of evidence supports this theory. With advanced neuroimaging, we are beginning to understand how facial muscle movements are linked to neural pathways in the amygdala, which activate mood and nervous system manifestations. This hypothesis provides a framework for evaluating and treating mood disorders.

Improve Self-Esteem and Mood

A study reported that permanent make up not only improves self-esteem but also enhances mood. It was also reported that 31% of patients in the study who were taking antidepressants, stopped taking them after their cosmetic procedure.

Since the beginning of the decade this issue has become an important area of study. Controlled studies have shown that when Permanent makeup is applied to the face, this significantly improves the symptoms of major depression, and offers results that are as good as those provided by antidepressants! Using the facial-feedback hypothesis, if a frown is inhibited, our ability to be sad is also reduced.

It is well established that permanent cosmetic interventions result in patients projecting a better first impression and experiencing a better mood and self-esteem.

What about makeup, skin and hair care? Can these positively alter the impression a person projects, as well as improving their mood and self-esteem?

We know that cancer patients and the elderly improve their mood when provided with makeup, skin and hair care. The indirect impact of permanent cosmetic treatments could be significant not only to the person treated but also to those around them. Happiness is contagious.