Time in lockdown – and all the Zoom calls that have happened as a result – has forced us to confront our looks without all the luxuries we’ve come to rely on.
Dr Oliver Amar, a plastic surgeon and the co-founder of cosmetic treatment specialists Uvence, has a direct message: ‘whatever you do, don’t use DIY cosmetic procedures.’
‘Cosmetic procedures are becoming more of a regular staple to ensuring a client can look and feel the way they desire,’ Dr Amar explains. ‘For some, cosmetic procedures and the result thereof represent a major facet in their self-identity and confidence. Similar to that of getting your hair cut or wearing makeup, cosmetic procedures (particularly non-invasive procedures such as dermal fillers and Botox) are becoming very much the cornerstone of one’s beauty regime.
‘By removing the ability to receive treatments, some patients are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety due to the potential impact that not having a treatment may have on their appearance. This anxiety can push people into pursuing alternative options – options that could cause significantly more harm than good.’