Summary: You might be able to find your zen with Botox, depending on what your ultimate goals and obstacles are. We define zen as a sense of centeredness, a kind of big-picture calm. Zen can be difficult to achieve. But for some people, Botox might be a way to help you do just that. That’s why today we’re talking about how you can find your zen with Botox.
Zen and the Art of Botox
These days, the world does not seem very… zen. All you have to do is turn on the news and you’ll be confronted with a litany of anxiety-inducing issues. That’s why some people are turning to a very unlikely source to make sure they keep their calm: Botox. That’s right, Botox is helping people find their zen.
That might sound surprising, at first. Botox is many things, but it’s never really been associated with zen. After all, during most Botox sessions, your face is getting close and personal with a syringe. But there are some ways that Botox can help you feel a little more… centered in your life.
It’s Not Magical
We should first point out that Botox isn’t some magic zen-creating injection. If you don’t want Botox, then it’s not going to do anything good for you. There is certainly a way to find your zen with Botox, but it’s not as though Botox will somehow do that automatically. So when we say that Botox can help you find your zen, we don’t mean that it’s some kind of magical cure for anxiety. That’s not how this works.
To explain what we mean, let’s take it one step at a time. First, when we talk about zen, what we really mean is a kind of centeredness, a freedom from high-level anxiety. You can still panic and worry when you’re zen, but it’s usually not about the big stuff.
We all have aspects of your lives that contribute to our “big stuff” anxiety. For some people it could be aging, or the appearance of aging. Wrinkles and lines, in this example, can undermine your feeling of centeredness. So if you’re feeling put out by the signs of aging, that’s where Botox can help you live a little more free from worry.
Botox Works Temporarily
Botox works to temporarily mitigate lines, wrinkles, and other issues. Some people even use Botox to help manage migraine headaches! But the point is this: if you are bothered by those issues, Botox can help you forget about them for a while. (You forget about the lines and wrinkles because they, essentially, disappear.)
So, that’s the direct way that Botox can help you achieve a sort of zen. The physical characteristics that bother you–that intrude on your calmness–aren’t as present. And that helps you ignore them and feel better.
But there’s another way that Botox can help, albeit indirectly. When you undergo a Botox injection, you’re taking some time to pamper yourself. You’re focusing, for lack of a better term, on improving yourself. And that can go a long way towards helping you establish your zen. After all, sometimes achieving that zen state is more a matter of spending time on yourself than anything else.
The Flexibility of Botox
Aesthetic changes aren’t the only thing that Botox can accomplish. Indeed, Botox injections can be used to treat ailments such as migraine headaches and TMJ (a type of jaw disorder). Some studies have even suggested that Botox may be able to help manage depression symptoms. TMJ, migraines, and depression can all interfere with your ability to find a zen space in your life.
By treating these particular ailments, Botox can help you find your zen. Of course, that’s not the same thing as producing the zen in the first place. So maybe the best way to say it is this: if wrinkles, lines, or other issues are interfering with your ability to find zen, Botox may be able to help remove or mitigate some of those obstacles.
If you want to find your zen with Botox, talk to your cosmetic surgeon about what might work for you.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for nearly five years. He’s constantly in communication with surgeons to ensure he has the latest and most up to date information possible.