The global pandemic has impacted lives all over the world as people isolate and socially distance themselves to take care of their health. People work and study from home, spending more time meeting through video calls when they cannot safely do so in person.
This societal change has impacted the way we view ourselves in the world, which means people see cosmetic procedures in a different light. DermaCosmedia, a medical aesthetic spa in Hamilton, NJ, describes how the pandemic has affected the cosmetic enhancement treatments that patients seek.
Video Call Impact
A study in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology reported that more than half of surveyed skin specialists noticed an increase in scheduled cosmetic consultations and that more than 85% of those patients point to Zoom calls as a major motivator for their visit.
Video calls have increased in popularity during the pandemic, and therefore we see our faces through these platforms more often. This shows us our faces in a different way, though with inherent distortions, and can influence people to seek cosmetic treatment.
Popular Aesthetic Treatments
Patients may seek plastic surgery to alter their appearance, but they can also enhance their facial features with non-invasive treatments like Botox or fillers.
Botox injections relax muscles in the affected areas to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Fillers can create volume in the skin or lips as well as improve the appearance of creases and wrinkles in the face. You can discuss your aesthetic goals with a skin rejuvenation professional during a consultation to determine the best cosmetic enhancement treatment plan for you.
Continued Cosmetic Enhancement
We are now reaching a point in the pandemic where people are returning to in-person offices and classrooms. With attention drawn away from your face reflecting back at you from a screen, there may be less of a rush toward cosmetic facial procedures.
That does not necessarily mean that patients will stop seeking aesthetic treatments. In fact, people might be more drawn to enhancing their appearance in other ways, including hair removal and treatments to other parts of their bodies.
Visit a Medical Spa Today in Hamilton, NJ
DermaCosmedica offers Botox, fillers, and other cosmetic treatments at our medical spa in Hamilton, NJ. Dr. Joseph Guarino also specializes in skin resurfacing, hair removal, chemical peels, and much more. To schedule a consultation with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 609.389.9671.