According to a recent survey, 76% of people would be unhappy having a photograph taken of them, due to dissatisfaction with their appearance.
It was also uncovered that 66% of 30-39 year old respondents were unhappy with their appearance.
Being unhappy with their appearance prevented 32% of women from posting on social media, and 27% of men from going on a date.
Over a fifth of participants felt that appearing to have aged affected their confidence, and 69% stated that facial sagging and wrinkles ages a person the most. However 80% would not consider having surgery, mainly due to cost and safety concerns.
We are not surprised by this research.
Many of the people contacting us for treatment have a picture in their head of how they used to look. They tell us how they have lost their confidence as they perceive that their looks are fading and this new craze for selfies on social media are causing angst for many.
When we hear this we always ask that they bring in a photo that they do like. That way we can see what they think has change.
Whilst turning back the clock is never easy, there are many ways we can help.
The photo below is a very good illustration of one such treatment: the Nefertiti Lift. The results can be quite exciting if sagging jawlines are an issue.