Selfies & Self Care
No matter where we are, what time of day it is or what we are doing, we are documenting ourselves. We are deep in the era of the selfie.
Even my 92-year-old grandmother knows to pose when I say, “Let’s Take A Selfie”. According to a report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, that studied 23-38 year olds; millennial’s have increased the demand for plastic-surgery procedures due to their knowledge of self-care with the help of social media. It has helped bring awareness to self-care through non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
According to the study, 4/5 of cosmetic treatments in 2018 were non-surgical procedures including neurotoxins such as Dysport® & Botox®, fillers, microneedling and peels. We are living in the age of selfies and are hyper aware of our facial flaws. Gone are the days of wanting to look like a supermodel. Welcome the era of natural, enhanced filtered versions of our selves. More of us are focusing on regular treatments at a younger age which will prevent invasive procedures in the long run.
Because of this hyper knowledge, the millennial generation has made it acceptable to focus on preventative cosmetic procedures. Unlike previous generations, millennial’s aren’t waiting until they’re older to get neurotoxins and fillers, they are focusing on remaining youthful and looking as natural as possible — because of their desire for self-care. This generation as a whole is more likely to undergo procedures in their 20s and 30s to remain looking selfie ready as opposed to ignoring their concerns until drastic measures are needed.
This isn’t just a focus for females, according to the study, while women using fillers and neurotoxins have increased their self-care regimen, men too have stepped up their self-care as well. Men target their faces with neurotoxins and fillers and also Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
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