With people working remotely the past few months, there's been a lot of scrutiny under the Zoom meeting lens and as a result a boom in demand for cosmetic procedures. We all know how unforgiving the camera can be and those who have been on video call non-stop are those most eager to get under the needle. Medical facilities are backed up for months with appointments to cater to demand, and to help rectify botched jobs from impatient customers' DIY attempts.
Dr Ross Perry the Medical Director of CosmedicsUK says "There's been a few DIY scenarios where people have tried to do skin peels and skin tag removals at home and injuring their skin more than they intended to." Says Dr Perry.
"Some people have tried home wart and mole removals with poor success, from home freezing treatments that have caused scarring, or buying products over the internet that aren't effective".
So what are the five treatments everyone's rushing to get done?
Botox is a great confidence booster for some. Fine lines and wrinkles look a little smoother and less prominent, so it's no surprise to find people wanting a little pick-me-up after if they're regularly on Zoom. According to Dr Perry, there are also a number of customers who have suffered conditions such as Bell's palsy, who rely on botox and fillers to help level out the slackness in their faces, also eager to get back under the needle.
Lip fillers have been hugely popular in recent years and require top-ups every four to six months. Those whose top-ups lapsed with lockdown will be rocking their natural look, which for some people does affect their confidence. Filler touch-up has been one of the more in-demand treatments for those looking for fuller lips, higher cheekbones and to fill out dimples and creases.