How To Get Over Zoom Shock

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Over the past year, video conferencing has become a daily part of life. Working from home, catching up with friends, attending events—all of these activities have gone virtual, a phenomenon that depends primarily on an app many of us had never heard of before last year. You’re probably familiar with Zoom. Most of us have been using it to maintain some connection to the outside world throughout the pandemic. Celebrities, politicians, and even the British royals are using it. Those public figures have a team of professionals guaranteeing their good looks come through on the small screen. For the rest of us, seeing how you look through a webcam can sometimes come as a shock, and not a pleasant one.

Tricks For Looking Good On Zoom

First of all, let’s be frank. None of us expected to have to look good on video conferencing software for work, school and play. Chances are, everyone else is too worried about how they look (or about frequent technical difficulties) to be judgmental about how you look. However, if you feel like your webcam isn’t doing you justice and want the confidence boost of looking amazing on Zoom, it can be done. 

There are a few key ways to look your best on Zoom, some of which we’ve covered before. As the app has become more popular, the wealth of tips and tricks for looking good have become more sophisticated. You can buy an expensive at-home lighting setup, upgrade your webcam, or download special filters to smooth out every pore. However, the basics are still the best way to ensure you look good and still like yourself: 

  • Light yourself from the front, not from behind or from the side, preferably using natural light sourced from a window.
  • Adjust the height of your webcam so it’s at eye level, which is a more flattering angle than from above or below. 
  • Get rid of clutter from your desk, background, and any other areas the camera can capture.
  • Show up as you would if the occasion were in person, which means taking care of your attire and appearance accordingly.

How Aesthetic Treatments Can Help 

One consequence of scrutinizing our faces onscreen is that we discover small imperfections that might not have been so obvious before. For some reason, webcams seem to be particularly good at picking up enlarged pores, acne scars, fine lines, and other skin texture concerns. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. Since the pandemic, there has been a surge in interest in non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as fillers, injections, photofacials, and anti-aging treatments. Zoom doesn’t depict an accurate view of what you really look like, so don’t let it get you down. Instead, if you notice an area you’d like to improve, embrace a more robust form of self-care through aesthetic treatments.  

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are about enhancing your natural looks. Clear, glowing skin, a smooth complexion, and a firm, youthful complexion are all within reach, without the discomfort or downtime more drastic procedures require. They tend to be quick as well, with sessions lasting between 15-30 minutes. We’ve covered some of the most popular treatments below, but there are a variety of treatments available for every skin concern. If you’re curious about which one is right for you, take our handy quiz. 

Facial Renewal

For a quick pick-me-up that will restore your skin’s natural glow after a stressful year, get a fresh start with facial renewal treatmentsVenus Glow™ treatments remove the buildup of dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and other debris that accumulate on the skin. The deep-cleaning device opens pores and stimulates circulation for a complexion that’s visibly brighter and smoother. Enhanced with a specialized serum infusion based on your specific skin concern. And as far as looking good on Zoom, nothing beats that inner glow. 

Skin Resurfacing Treatments

To address a plethora of textural issues, skin resurfacing treatments are the gold standard of aesthetics. NanoFractional RF™ technology delivers radio frequency energy to the subcutaneous layers of the skin, stimulating the skin’s natural healing process by creating micro-wounds. Boosted collagen and elastin levels work to correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion.

Wrinkle Reduction 

Wrinkle reduction treatments deliver targeted radio frequency (RF) energy deep below the skin’s surface to stimulate skin cell renewal and promote increased collagen and elastin production. They use a gentle heating process to boost your skin’s natural processes, supporting skin health from the inside out in comfortable sessions, with no downtime. Quick and effective, wrinkle reduction treatments fade fine lines, restoring firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Tribella™  

Combine three powerful therapies into one with a Tribella™ treatment. First, a photofacial improves skin tone by fading age spots and reducing sun damage. Then, the anti-aging treatment firms skin, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, the skin resurfacing treatment smoothes uneven skin texture, improving the appearance of scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, and more. If you’ve never tried a medical aesthetic treatment before, this is a great entry point into the world of highly effective treatments with visible results and no downtime.

Since many of us are stuck at home, the pandemic presents an ideal opportunity to schedule an aesthetic treatment. Learn more about how they can be a great addition to your self-care routine by reaching out to a provider near you using the search field below.

 

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