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Zoom dysmorphia

After months of endless lockdowns, a new phenomena is emerging as an indirect result.  Zoom dysmorphia is causing a spike in demand for cosmetic injectable services.

Where do you look on zoom calls?

dysmorphia in zoom calls

Unintended consequences of the COVD19 pandemic have been far and wide.  None more so than a new phenomenon coined ‘Zoom Dysmorphia”  Most Australian’s have spent some time working from home and have been introduced to video calling for much of their working day.  At Secret Skin Clinics, increasing numbers of patients have remarked to me that they have just noticed new features on their face due to long hours on video calls.

Where do you look on video calls?

paper published in Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery from Harvard University interviewed a group of patients and found this to true too.  Dr Kourosh, an assistant professor of Dermatology asked her colleagues what was driving patients to seek cosmetic injectable procedures.  Overwhelming their patients said an increased of using video calling services such as google meet and zoom where leading people to notice features such as jowls, sagging skin and the shape of their nose.

Is Zoom dysmorphia really such a bad thing?

In short – maybe.  

Zoom dysmorphia is just an iteration of the well-known Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). This is characterised by increased self-focused attention and associated stress.  This has been replicated by asking patients to spend increasing amounts of time gazing at themselves in the mirror and documenting the results.

mirror gazing

Unsurprisingly, subjects that spent more time looking at themselves in the mirror all reported increased levels and stress and anxiety.  This was seen even after a short period of time as reported in a paper by researchers at King’s College in London.

So what now?

Speak with your trust cosmetic Doctor about any concerns that you may see in your appearance.  Often they can guide to treatments such as dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections that might alleviate your concerns.  At the same time, be aware that spending too much time looking at one’s self can be symptomatic of bigger issues such as BDD.

Cosmetic Injectables – the Perfect Gift

Give the gift of beauty.

Learn more about the perfect beauty gift idea at Secret Skin, where we specialize in innovative cosmetic injectables that leave your skin looking its absolute best. Whether you’re shopping for your wife, daughter, or yourself, you’ll find that Secret Skin’s eGift cards make the perfect present for any occasion this year!

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Looking for the Perfect Beauty Gift Idea?

Buying the perfect gift for someone special is difficult. What better idea than a gift card at one of our luxurious clinics. Perfect for men and women alike, cosmetic injectables are safe, gentle, non-invasive procedures that are extremely effective in delivering fantastic results! Book your appointment today with Secret Skin!

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Give a friend or loved one a gift they’ll never forget. Secret Skin is a leader in cosmetic injectable treatments and offers a range of eGift cards to choose from when you purchase treatment packages. From anti-aging injectables to body sculpting injections, you can be sure that your loved ones will look their best for years to come.

No Pain No Gain

Getting cosmetic injectables is no easy feat; it takes time, money, and patience. If you want to give someone you love a gift that will make them feel absolutely radiant, consider buying them an eGift card for Secret Skin Beauty Lounge & MedSpa. This way they can pick their own treatment (s). It might be a great way to treat yourself too! Cards may be used by either our Sydney or Shellharbour clinics.

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Give a friend or loved one a gift they’ll never forget. Secret Skin is a leader in cosmetic injectable treatments and offers a range of eGift cards to choose from when you purchase treatment packages. From anti-aging injectables to body sculpting injections, you can be sure that your loved ones will look their best for years to come.

What Is a Laser Treatment Clinic, Really?

Are laser treatment clinics special?

Many people assume that the laser treatment clinic are high-tech and cutting edge. However, lasers have been around for a long time. While lasers may be considered new to some areas of the world, they were invented in 1960 – over 50 years ago! Nowadays there is no shortage of lasers on the market, but this doesn’t mean all lasers are created equally. The type of laser used will depend on what you’re trying to achieve: whether it’s hair reduction or permanent hair removal.

Do many clinics use laser in their name?

In short, yes! Including laser in a clinics name infers a sense of modern medical treatment. However, if you have ever visited a clinic that performs hair removal by this means, the first thing you’ll notice is the diffuse odour of burnt off under arm hairs. Not exactly luxurious or enjoyable.

How do we approach things?

We specialise in cosmetic injectables. We only perform anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, fat dissolving and facial threads. Do one thing and do it well we say!

Check out Secret Skin Sydney CBD or Secret Skin Shellharbour today.

The laser treatment clinic may be a great place for some, but it is not the best option for all of your skincare needs. At Secret Skin Clinics we offer advanced medical treatments that are designed to give you the best results in less time and with minimal side effects. We have specialists on staff who can help you find an effective treatment plan tailored to suit your individual needs. It’s never too late to start taking better care of yourself! Book now at our cosmetic injectables-only clinic where we’ll spend more time addressing your specific concerns, listening closely so we can take steps towards making them disappear once and for all.

What do you think? Do you prefer a clinic that specialises in one thing and does it well? Or do you prefer a one-stop shop that greets you at the door with a burnt pubic hair?

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You won’t smell burnt hair on entering one of the Secret Skin Clinics

Post by Dr Robert Laidlaw