There’s no denying that we’re living in the golden age of social media. Most people would be hard-pressed to find someone they know who isn’t on Facebook, and the word “selfie” has even made it into the Oxford Dictionary. Between Facebook, Instagram, and a dozen other platforms, it’s possible to make a first impression on someone without even being in the same state. So with this increase in public exposure, more and more people are turning to cosmetic treatments to make sure that first impression is flawless.
One such person is Jennifer Reynolds, a dental hygienist from New York. Jennifer revealed in an interview with Reuters that she always felt self-conscious about her appearance, and hated being tagged in her friend’s photographs. That all changed after she chose to have work done on her nose.
“I definitely feel more comfortable right now with my looks,” Reynolds explained. “If I need to take a selfie, without a doubt, I would have no problem.”
Jennifer is one of a growing number of people who have discovered a new-found sense of social media confidence thanks to cosmetic treatments. A recent poll performed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that out of 2,700 of their members, 13 percent had reported an increase in requests for procedures from patients looking to enhance their social media selfies.
But this doesn’t mean thousands of men and women are signing up for major reconstructive surgery. According to the AAFPRS, almost 3 quarters of the selfie-enhancing procedures performed in 2013 were minimally invasive. Really, who wants to wait through weeks of recovery time, when you could be snapchatting and tweeting your new look in just a few hours? Here are just a few of the hottest noninvasive procedures that can help your selfies shine:
Far and away the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world, it’s no surprise that Botox ® tops the list of selfie-enhancers. Botox ® has helped millions of clients erase fine lines and wrinkles, which you definitely don’t want spoiling your selfies.
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that can help correct dull skin, brown spots, and light acne scars. It also makes your skin look radiant during up-close selfies, no filter needed.
Plump, pouty lips will never go out of style. So it’s no surprise that clients prefer dermal fillers for fuller, photogenic lips and cheeks.
IPL/Photofacials can do wonders to reverse the effects of sun damage, rosacea, broken capillaries, and skin blotches. These procedures are perfect for self-conscious selfie lovers who hate the way cameras can exaggerate their skin’s redness.
Some critics have looked down on the increase in cosmetic treatments fueled by social media, but they miss a critical point in their argument. Social media may have made people more aware of their insecurities, but in most cases they are not the cause. Most clients we’ve spoken with have had a desire to fix aspects of their appearance they feel are flawed for a long time, and the desire to look good on social media was just the final push they needed.
It’s perfectly natural to want to put your best look forward, and ZendyHealth can help. We carefully hand pick our board-certified providers, to ensure our clients have the best experience possible. We can also help you save hundreds off the retail cost of the hottest cosmetic treatments. With ZendyHealth, you can look fabulous @ your price.