The coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the way we lived our lives. Now wearing a mask while we’re outside has become the norm, and the way we learn and work has also changed, where there is an increased focus on working and studying from home, where we rely on video calling platforms like Zoom.
However, it seems that the rise of working from home could also be spurring another industry. A report from the Washington Post is suggesting that maybe because we see ourselves on the screen all day during video conferences, we might start noticing things about our face we might not like, and some have gone to the extremes of getting plastic surgery done.
The report cites one plastic surgeon who claims that they are now carrying out 90% more injectable procedures, like getting fillers and Botox to smooth out wrinkles and to make ourselves look younger. Another surgeon noted that their patients have started to express concerns about their looks when on video calls, such as their neck, jawline, and chin.
That being said, it should be noted that correlation does not imply causation and that this could be merely a coincidence, but like we said, there is no doubt that being forced to stay at home and no longer being able to do the thing we used to do is having an effect on all of us.