How Stress Affects Appearance and 3 Ways We Can Help


At times, stress is completely inevitable. As much as you try to stay ahead and organized in life, there is always something that will be out of your control. This can cause stressful situations that can take a toll on you and your body.

Whether it be your bills, your job, or just your life in general, you need to learn how to manage your stress. Why? Because aside from the negative consequences that stress can have on your heart health, dental health, and emotional health, it also can affect your appearance as well. 

Stress can affect your appearance in the following ways:


It’s very common for stress to lead to breakouts. On top of that, breaking out can cause an individual to stress out even more. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol, which throws off the other hormones in your body causing acne and blemishes to appear. 

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Stress causes hormonal changes in the body. When this happens, your skin reacts, ultimately causing wrinkles in the long term. Not only that, but people often make certain facial expressions when they are stressed out such as pursing their lips together or furrowing their eyebrows. Over time, these small stress indicators can develop fine lines and wrinkles. 

Bags Underneath the Eyes

If you lose sleep because of your stress level, your appearance will suffer as well. The lack of sleep can cause fluid to build up underneath your eyes, leaving you with puffy bags when you wake up the next morning. 

Thinning Hair

Stress can lead to thinning of the hair or hair loss. Simply put, stress stops the growing phase of hair, causing it to lay dormant. After a few months in this “standstill” phase, the hair will reach the “falling-out” phase. Usually, the hair will grow back between 6 to 9 months. 

We Can Help

Stress can definitely take its toll on the appearance of an individual. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent or reverse the damage that stress has caused when it’s inevitable in your day to day routine.

Siti Med Spa offers a wide range of treatments that can help with the damaging effects of stress including:

  • Botox: Botox is a common treatment that is used to correct any fine lines and wrinkles that may have formed over the years. Specifically, this product is used to smooth wrinkles and lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and underneath the eyes. 
  • Restylane: Our Restylane treatments are used to correct moderate to severe facial fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is minimally invasive and produces natural-looking results to correct any of the impacts that stress may have caused on your appearance. 

Want more information on the services we offer? Call us at (619) 717-8484.