What Is Zoom Face, And What Treatments Can Help Address It?

Zoom face, a semi colloquial term, is a phenomenon in which people feel self-conscious about how their faces look to others while they are on virtual video conferences. With the rise of remote workforces and telecommuters who use Zoom to converse with coworkers, clients, and team members over the internet, “Zoom face” has become more prevalent.

What causes Zoom Face?

Zoom Face is exaggerated by poor lighting, facial blemishes, or camera angles, but it can also be caused by aging and genetics, for which there are many surgical and non-surgical treatment solutions.

Who gets Zoom Face?

You do not have to be middle-aged or have a specific job to experience Zoom Face. It can happen at any age, and anyone who works in front of a computer screen or posts pictures online could be at risk.

Zoom Face treatment options

Zoom Face treatment options include a facelift, and/or a facial fat transfer during which a surgeon removes fat from the patient's body and injects it into the face to help smooth out wrinkles and even out one’s skin and complexion.

Other non-surgical treatments include dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, to plump up the skin on your face and correct uneven features that can make you look older than you are.

Nonsurgical options are often a better alternative than surgical procedures like facelifts because they don't require the same recovery time. For instance, dermal fillers often require no downtime whatsoever.

If you're concerned about how you look on video calls with your team members or clients, contact our board-certified plastic surgeons who can help you identify nonsurgical treatments that are right for your face.

Facelift

If you decide that a facelift is the best route for treating your Zoom Face, you will be interested to know that the procedure is also effective at addressing many other issues. Facelifts can treat horizontal bands around the eyes and crow's feet, folds around the corners of your mouth, weak or asymmetrical jawlines, and hollow or sunken cheeks.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery that is perfect for treating Zoom Face because the injections can be administered faster and with less or no recovery time and little-to-no risks associated with receiving them. Most dermal fillers last anywhere from six months to two years depending on the procedure, and they require little to no maintenance once injected. Having fewer wrinkles, smoother skin, and a stronger jawline can help feel more powerful and competent in the virtual board room, and you deserve that.

Dysport

Dysport is an alternative injection treatment for treating your jawline and crow's feet that has proven effective for people who are suffering from Zoom Face. Non-surgical procedures are designed to help you maintain your natural appearance while addressing any issues that may be bothering you. If you're looking for a way to address the effects of aging, Dysport injections can be administered in about 10 minutes and offer immediate results. There is no recovery time associated with treatment, so you can go back to work right away.

Botox

Botox injections help to define the jawline, lift the corners of your mouth, and smooth out lines around your forehead and eyes. Botox is a perfect alternative to more invasive procedures because it requires no recovery time, and most people see results in about two days.

Aquagold microneedling

Aquagold is an alternative treatment for restoring your jawline and correcting puffiness around the eyes. The procedure is rapid and relatively pain-free, with little-to-no recovery time necessary afterward. Unlike other products that may irritate or burn when applied, Aquagold contains a 100% natural process designed to improve the look of your jawline and crow's feet.

Zoom Face does not have to haunt you for long and the surgical and non-surgical treatments options above offer a wide range of options and benefits for our patients to choose from. Contact us today!


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