In mid-March, non-essential services such as cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists in major hubs like NYC and Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, London & Milan, across the world clinics were forced to temporarily close, — but as they began to reopen three months later, prospective patients were quick to bang on their doors.
Giulia Tom, owner of London Covid testing clinic (www.londoncovidtesting.com) and London beauty laser Clinic (www.londonbeautylasers.com) caters from pcr, antigen and antibody tests to beauty procedures such as facial laser CO2 treatments, EMS body sculpt, a body-contouring alternative to liposuction, told the outlet that overall demand at her practices was 20 percent higher in July than during the same period last year.
“We’re booked for months, and it didn’t peak right when the quarantine stopped; it keeps building up,” she said. “July was the busiest month in the history of the company, and that’s the last nine years.”
The first clinics to reopen were in the US and the last in Milan, EU. The London locations re-opened, on April 12th, according to the report.
Giulia Tom said the “quarantine 10” — 10 pounds gained amid the pandemic — might be at least partly the reason for the increased demand. Gyms are closed and people confined to their homes are breaking out the snacks.
“Everybody is fat, and no one wants to be,” she said. “And it’s the perfect time not to be fat.” People are also looking to go under the scalpel because they’re seeing themselves on computer and phone screens far more often, the doctors said.
“There’s something inherently unflattering about a 30-degree, angled-upward, forward-facing camera on a laptop,” .
Appointments got hard to get especially for EMS Sculpt as suddenly with the lifting in the UK the brits wanted to lose those extra pounds fast.
Botox and Co2 also grew in demand as facial appearance almost as body appearance needed maintaining as the brits were able to socialise once again more freely.
“I had one patient, who was previously just happy with Botox and fillers, proceed with a face and neck lift as a result of being on endless streams of Zoom calls. She saw jowls and neck folds she’d never appreciated before quarantine.”
Nancy Cole has over 15 years experience as a educator and health practitioner. She has a B.S. from Brock, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Guelph . Nancy has worked as a special medical consultant for a major insurance provider before becoming a freelance health author and public speaker.