Many people would be surprised at what a patient reveals to her doctor. I may not know as much as their hairdresser, but I hear some secrets. And in today’s economy many of my patients are concerned. Very concerned. Though the income brackets of my clients vary greatly; the stories I hear don’t. I have found it doesn’t really matter, income wise, if you are a working family trying to get by on less income or a Palm Beach mansion owner having to sell hard earned real estate assets at fire sale prices, you face the same thing. Only the zeros on the end of the numbers change. So when a client has to decide whether to pay their mortgage, go out to a fancy restaurant, or skip a Botox injection, you may be shocked at their decision.
I don’t know of any who have skipped their house payment, but I do know that dinners out have been traded to find that “extra cash” to keep themselves looking fresh.
If you’re searching for a job, it’s no secret that you need an edge to get the job over other applicants. Everyone who goes to an interview should be wearing their best business attire, understand the company’s philosophy and have done their homework for the Q and A. But not everyone can pull off the confidence factor. By erasing years off your appearance you will embody the self-confidence needed to seal the deal.
Even if you aren’t job shopping, when I ask my patients what motivates them to keep getting the treatments, they all share a common answer. They need it for their confidence and self-Esteem.
My clients tell me that they simply feel better about themselves when they look better. As one lady said- “Things are bad enough out there. I have to look in the mirror and see something good”. Quite simple, yet eloquently spoken!
And isn’t that 90% of what it’s all about anyway? If we look better, we’re prone to feel better. By looking fabulous we can appear more rested and refreshed. And guess what? This even affects how people respond to us. When we are more positive, we receive more positive feedback. We are more confident in how we look and act, if we believe we look fabulous.