The Selfie Effect: How Your Selfies Are Causing Virtual Facial Distortion

We’ve all been there- you take a selfie, and think, “My face looks weird. Am I taking this picture from the wrong angle?” It’s not just you- according to a recent study, your selfies really are making your face look bigger. It’s called “The Selfie Effect.” Many people believe that their camera accurately depicts what they really look like, however, selfies can enlarge your entire nose by 30% and enlarge the tip of your nose by 7%. The distortion occurs when using your front-facing camera. The lens point makes whatever protrudes closer to it, appear larger.

With everyone joining the selfie craze, plastic surgeons have reported a 55% increase in procedures that help their patients look better in selfies, such as rhinoplasty. With social sharing at an all-time high, social media users have been more aware than ever of how they look and how they are perceived by others. To combat the selfie effect, professionals suggest taking a picture from 60 inches away and to use the rear-facing camera rather than the front-facing camera. If that doesn’t work and you find yourself desiring a different look based on your selfies, be sure to consult with a licensed professional, like one of our team members at BOYD Beauty.

Introducing: HydraFacial and ZO Skincare Collaboration

At BOYD, we are excited to announce that the HydraFacial Company has announced a partnership with ZO Skin Health in 2018! The first product of the line, the HydraFa

cial Brightalive® Booster Serum, is a comprehensive solution to combat signs of aging and rejuvenate the complexion. Able to brighten skin tone, diminish discoloration, and create a youthful glow, this new treatment option is sure to be a hit among HydraFacial customers.

“We are excited to join forces with Zo Skin Health, a like-minded brand that shares our commitment for improving skin health around the globe,” says Clint Carnell, CEO of The HydraFacial Company. “By combining our efforts, we have created a fantastic in-office treatment that both of our customers will love. We look forward to our partnership with ZO as the first of many collaborations with skincare leaders.”

About HydraFacial and ZO

HydraFacial is a noninvasive skin treatment that exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates for a glowing, youthful complexion, while ZO skincare products provide comprehensive solutions to skin health for a youthful, beautiful, and bright complexion. Combined, patients can enjoy anti-aging and hydrating benefits for healthier skin!

If you are interested in learning more about HydraFacial’s collaboration with ZO, contact our Birmingham or Ann Arbor offices today! Dr. Boyd and his skilled team will work with you to create a treatment plan just for you!