The Zoom Boom: Why BOTOX® and Fillers Are So Popular During the Pandemic

The poor lighting and close-up angles used for face-to-face online meetings can magnify the smallest facial imperfections. Patients who are spending more time in on-camera virtual meetings and looking back at themselves on the screen are noticing wrinkles and other aspects of their face that they consider unflattering. This, along with the “Quarantine 15” effect, seems to be prompting more people to consider cosmetic treatments, as part of what’s referred to as the Zoom Boom. Instead of spending money on vacations, movies, restaurants, and other experiences, more patients are choosing to invest in cosmetic treatments. In an otherwise challenging time, having some small tweaks with BOTOX® Cosmetic in Los Angeles from our Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills injectors can be the perfect pick-me-up to make you feel a little more confident.

Wrinkle-smoothing injections like BOTOX® and fillers can make our faces more refreshed and youthful by making signs of aging less noticeable. BOTOX® contains small amounts of a chemical called botulinum toxin, which works by stopping facial muscles from pulling the skin and causing wrinkles. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® add volume below the surface of the skin for a more even and smooth appearance, acting as a replacement for the collagen that your skin loses with age.

Both procedures are done quickly in-office and you won’t need much, if any, recovery time, but it’s common to have some bruising and swelling afterward, so spending a few weeks in relative social isolation at home is ideal if you want to be discrete.

Most of us are already working remotely or social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, so this is a perfect opportunity to recover from a cosmetic procedure at home without feeling like you’re missing out on summer fun.

Now that we’re wearing masks whenever we get out and lots of major events have been postponed, it’s more convenient to have injectables without anyone knowing about it. Additionally, given the emotional and physical stress many of us have been under during the lockdowns, these treatments can help to make us look more energetic, happy, and open.

Get more details on BOTOX® in Los Angeles and other aesthetic services available at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Fill in a contact form or give us a call at 310-246-0495 to request an appointment.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.