In the Covid-19 era, many people are working remotely and this entails a lot of Zoom calls and virtual meetings. People rightly worry about how they look on Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms. Indeed, there can be a lot of anxiety associated with Zoom calls. Looking at yourself and spending so much time in virtual meetings can take a toll and lead us to suffer from “Zoom Face”: the lockdown-specific, video-call-transmitted conviction your face is imperfect in ways of which you were once completely oblivious.
Well, there are things you can do to make your skin look and feel better. We all know the importance of drinking water, using an SPF, getting plenty of rest and using lotions and moisturizers, but sometimes that is not enough. Sometimes a person needs to undergo a procedure that will rejuvenate your face. Some procedures you might want to look at are getting Botox, Juvederm fillers, a HydraFacial, Diamond Glow or a Photofacial.
Click2Houston.com ran an interesting piece on all these options. Looking at research done by the folks at the Anti-Ageing Institute, they found that many people are particularly sensitive about wrinkles, dark circles under their eyes, loss of volume in their cheeks and smile, marionette lines, thin lips, and dull skin or sun-damaged skin. Let’s take a look at these options.
Botox reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. Botox injections use a specific toxin that temporarily prevents certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to move. In doing so, the injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
Juvéderm fillers are injectable fillers made with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin and has a unique capacity to attract and retain moisture, making skin look plump and supple. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. When injected into the skin, it has the effect of smoothing lines and wrinkles, softening creases, enhancing facial contours, and restoring lost volume. There is some research that shows that hyaluronic acid injections may stimulate your body’s collagen production, increasing skin firmness and elasticity. Because hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, the body accepts it, and the filler persists, being slowly absorbed over time.
HydraFacial and Diamond Glow are often thought of synonymously. Diamond Glow is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment which cleanses and revitalizes the skin. Hydrafacial uses a patented Vortex technology that cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin. The two treatments are similar and work equally well. It is advisable to speak to a cosmetics specialist, such as Dermani Medspa, who will help you to decide between the two treatments as well as the others we have spoken about.
Finally, photofacials use light-emitting devices to treat skin discolouration and reduce the appearance of blemishes. It is used to treat wrinkles, large pores, and acne scars. Those with tans or naturally darker skin tones may be not eligible for photofacials because it can cause skin discolouration.