In the last seven months since the pandemic swept the world, most people have been on video a lot more than they were expecting to at the beginning of 2020. For many people, work and home have blended together and most social interactions now take place online. That’s caused us to spend a lot more time looking at ourselves on camera—and we don’t always like what we see.
If you’ve started to feel self-conscious about the furrows, wrinkles, and lines you see when you’re on Zoom during a work meeting or when you’re connecting with an old friend, you’re definitely not the only one. Demand for the popular wrinkle treatment Botox has skyrocketed during the pandemic, thanks to the rise of video chat as a safe way to connect with people.
How Zoom is Affecting Demand for Cosmetic Treatments
We all want to look our best at work. Now that work is taking place behind a screen, we’re starting to see those little signs of aging more clearly. After all, it’s like spending all day looking in the mirror! Dynamic wrinkles show up clearly over Zoom, especially forehead wrinkles and frown lines.
Not only does video chat force us to see our own lines and wrinkles, but it also shows us just how unforgiving the camera can be. Many people are feeling self-conscious about the way they look or are even getting worried about age discrimination in the workplace. Stress, which can also accelerate aging, is yet another factor in the Botox boom plastic surgeons have been seeing.
It’s a stressful time for everyone. People want to look and feel better, younger, friendlier, and more energetic. Botox is the perfect solution for putting your best face forward in the age of virtual interaction. Even if you’re spending most of your day in sweatpants, your face will still look picture-perfect!
Why Choose Botox?
There’s a reason Botox has enjoyed massive popularity for decades: it works! Botox is a temporary injectable neuromodulator that works by limiting facial muscle contractions. Patients can still express themselves, but frown lines, “crow’s feet,” and forehead wrinkles are softened or disappear altogether.
Botox is extremely effective. Dynamic wrinkles are minimized after just one simple injection session and the results last for up to four months. It can take a week or two for the results to appear, but most people choose to continue with maintenance treatments after the initial dose for uninterrupted results.
The procedure is non-invasive and results in very few side effects. It’s also affordable and has a great safety record. Dynamic wrinkles are among the first signs of aging, which may be why so many people choose Botox as their first cosmetic treatment.
Because Botox is easily accessible and popular, it’s a great choice for “testing out” cosmetic procedures. It’s a temporary treatment that is known to be quick, easy, and safe. Many people who get Botox eventually choose to get other cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery to further enhance their appearance.
Who Should Perform Botox Injections?
Because Botox is experiencing a boom in popularity, you might see a lot of specials and deals for the treatment popping up at extremely low prices. While these deals might be tempting, it’s important to realize that you get what you pay for. Even if you can guarantee that you’re getting genuine Botox from one of these promotions, you might be taking a gamble on the skill of the provider.
Botox injections require special training for optimal safety and results. Since the product limits the movements of specific facial muscles, an aesthetician or plastic surgeon needs to know precisely where and how much to inject. An inexperienced provider might over- or under-inject, or might inject the product into the wrong location.
Obviously, everyone wants to save money. But when it comes to cosmetic treatments like Botox, spring for help from a reputable medical spa or plastic surgery office. You’ll be reducing your risk of complications and increasing your odds of success.
Consider Other Nonsurgical Cosmetic Treatments
Lots of people are choosing Botox to give themselves a confidence boost during the pandemic, but that’s not the only way to look younger on your Zoom calls. There are lots of options for non-surgical anti-aging, including dermal fillers for static wrinkles, CoolSculpting for a double chin, and laser treatments for dull or uneven skin. It’s important to choose the treatment (or treatments!) that is best for your needs, rather than just the most popular options.
Our skilled aestheticians at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX, can guide you in the right direction and help you create a treatment plan that will allow you to reach your aesthetic goals. During a consultation at our state-of-the-art facility, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about what’s bothering you and ask questions about the various treatments we offer.
For your safety and results, our aestheticians are highly trained and overseen by board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas. To schedule a consultation at Mirror Mirror, call the office at (281) 810-9083 today.