Look Amazing on Zoom

Look Amazing on Zoom: Is Your Face Zoom Ready?

With more and more people working from home and not seeing friends and family, virtual meetings and get-togethers have become the norm but the burning question you may be asking is this - “Do I look amazing on Zoom?”

If your answer is a big, resounding NO, read on for the tips our top aesthetics experts at Skin Theory Aesthetics™ suggest to help you look great for all these intense closeups.

In a time of social distancing, Zoom has become our virtual workplace, school and hang-out place. It has become the platform to hold not only meetings and classroom sessions but also meet up with friends and family for wine and cheese nights, birthday parties and other social interactions.

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However, let’s be honest here. With all the time we all spend in Zoom calls, staring at our own faces close up, we all have become intensely aware of our own perceived flaws. Do you find yourself distracted with your face on Zoom instead of focusing on what your colleague was saying in the meeting?

And are you dismayed how the lines around your lips look more noticeable when you speak or how your jowls seem to be more prominent than ever? You’re not alone.

As Zoom meetings are not going away any time soon, more people are looking at themselves with a new perspective. In this article, our experts suggest treatments you can have to look your absolute best in your next conference call.

Why Does Your Face Look Bad on Zoom?

As we age, loss of collagen under the skin causes skin sagging and creasing. Movement causes the muscles underneath to pull more strongly on your skin.

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So, while you’re talking on video, issues like lip lines, frown lines, jowls or lines around the eyes look more exaggerated. Simply put, movement highlights the flaws in your face.

In addition, the front-facing camera has a wide-angle. This can cause shadows around your eyes and nose that puts focus on skin imperfections, blemishes, and wrinkles and can make you appear bloated with a double chin.

How Can You Look Better on Zoom Meetings?

Often, the wrong angle or lighting, or a combination of both can leave you looking absolutely awful. Here are some tips on what you can do to make you face appear fresher, without cosmetic intervention:

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Angle. Make sure the angle is upwards. Position your laptop higher so that your face tilts up. This lifts the cheeks and tightens the jawline. If you remember your best selfies, it would be those taken with your phone held high. This works under the same principle.

Lighting. Make sure you have a full light on your face rather than one coming from above. If you have day light, find a spot where you are facing the window, preferably with no windows at the side.

At night, you can use a special LED ring light set at eye level positioned behind the screen. These can be purchased at  low cost online and are very worth the price.

Filter. If you don’t mind filters and like the way they can make you look better, you can try Zoom’s filter. This can smooth out your skin tone and improve the look of any blemishes. To find Zoom filters, Click your profile picture and then click Settings. Click the Background & Filters tab.  Click the Video Filters.

Look Amazing On Zoom With Skin Theory Aesthetics™ Treatments

Manipulating angle, lighting or filter may help you look better on Zoom but doing this can only do so much.  If you want to look amazing on, and offline, you may want to consider cosmetic treatments to address your skin and line problems.

Among the top issues that people like to correct are lip lines, frown lines, jowls and double chin. However, skin issues including dark spots, acne scars and other blemishes are also common complaints.

Skin Theory Aesthetics™ offers a wide range of services that can address these and more that can make you look amazing on Zoom.

Dermal Fillers

As we age, our skin thins due to loss of collagen. This results in loss of elasticity and ability to retain moisture. And this is why we get lines around our nose and mouth.

The face also thins due to loss of fat or movement to the other parts of the face. These factors contribute to skin appearing looser. As gravity acts on the skin, it pulls on both the skin and the fat underneath. This results in sagging eyelids, bags under the eyes, and jowls.

For these issues, dermal fillers offer the perfect solution. These injectable gel-like substances are administered beneath the skin’s surface to add volume and fullness.

We even offer the option of dynamic dermal fillers that work on the folds and creases that only appear as you change your expression.

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What are the issues that dermal fillers can help address? Though dermal fillers are often called wrinkle fillers, they do more than this. Dermal fillers can be used for:

✔️ Lines around the nose and mouth - marionette or smile lines

✔️ Static wrinkles that result due the combination of loss of collagen and fat, loss of elasticity and gravity

✔️ Vertical lip lines, otherwise known as smoker’s lines

✔️ Sunken cheeks and temples

✔️ Chin crease

✔️ Jowls and double chin

✔️ Droopy eyelids

✔️ Under eye bags

Skin Theory Aesthetics™ specializes in dermal filler injectables using Hyaluronic Acid and Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA). Depending on your needs and your unique facial structure and expectations, your specialist will recommend what kind of dermal filler to use to yield the best results.

We use FDA approved dermal fillers, including:

  • Juvederm®️

  • Belotero®️

  • Radiesse®️

  • RHA®️

Botox®️ and Xeomin®️

Called neuromodulators, Botox® and its alternative, Xeomin® are popular injectables that help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in your face.

Neuromodulators are a diluted and purified form of the toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. They work by reducing contractions of facial muscles resulting in reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Botox®️ and Xeomin®️ are suitable for: 

  • Crow’s feet - the wrinkles around the eyes

  • Horizontal creases on the forehead

  • The “elevens” or frown lines

  • Lines at the corners of the mouth

  • “Cobblestone” skin on the chin


If your double chin offers an unwelcome distraction each time you go on Zoom meetings, Kybella may be the answer to your woes. While surgery is an option, do you really want to go under the knife? 

Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella offers results with none of the drawbacks of surgery. It’s an injectable with synthetic deoxycholic acid as its active ingredient. This substance breaks down fat by destroying the cell membrane.

After injection into the treatment area, the targeted fat cells are sloughed off by the body naturally 4 to 6 weeks after the treatment. Because the fat cells are sloughed off naturally, Kybella’s results appear gradually making the change in your appearance more natural to those who see you all the time.


Ultherapy offers the skin lifting and tightening benefits of a facelift without the surgery. If you’re bothered by sagging and wrinkles on the face, neck and chest, this amazing treatment is for you.

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Fat pockets under the chin and on the neck translate into a double chin which can look doubly awful on Zoom. They can also cause droopy brows that can make you look old and tired. These can quickly be addressed using Ultherapy.

This non-invasive procedure uses microfocused ultrasound applied to the target areas. This generates a thermal effect under the skin which works to stimulate your skin to produce collagen which is a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and toned.

Theory⛛ Lift

Skin Theory Aesthetics ™ is especially proud of the Theory Lift™. This revolutionary liquid facelift treatment can lift and tighten facial skin. This eliminates lines and sagging that can definitely make you look older on Zoom or off.

The Theory Lift™ reverses the effects of time.  In our youth, the natural facial shape is a triangle with high cheeks tapering down to the chin  As we age, face shape changes into a reversed triangle, wide at the chin and jaws due to gravity, sagging, fat deposits, and loss of collagen, and narrower across the cheeks.

In a nutshell, the Theory Lift™ takes your face back to the youthful V shape you once had.

✔️ What are the amazing benefits of this treatment?

✔️ It adds volume to cheeks and temples that over time become hollow

✔️ It can add needed lift to drooping brows, sagging jaw and chin and the corners of the mouth

✔️ It can improve the look of your under eye area

✔️ It addresses deep nasolabial folds

✔️ It restores your skin’s glow and smoothness

✔️ It stimulates collagen production and can keep your skin supple and lifted for up to 24 months

✔️ Best of all, it can restore your face’s V shape, which is the secret to looking young

Spectra Laser Peel

If you want to add a quick glow to your face for your next Zoom meeting, eliminating dark spots and acne, the Spectra Laser Peel is the perfect treatment. It’s a go-to treatment of Hollywood celebrities who want to look extra fabulous during those red carpet events.

No wonder it’s more popularly known as the Hollywood Laser Peel.

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Using a gentle laser, this treatment is quick, requires no downtime and can provide instant, yet lasting results.

Here are a few of its wonderful benefits:

  • It can give you instant glow up so you’ll look amazing on Zoom

  • It makes your skin look smooth by reducing the size of your pores

  • It eliminates fine lines

  • It gets rid of dark spots including freckles and melasma  (note the words gets rid of dark spots should be a link to the get rid of freckles and brown spots article page)

  • It can reduce production of sebum that can give make your face look oily

  • It can control acne

  • It can improve the look of acne scars

  • It can even out your skin tone

  • It can stimulate collagen production that can keep your skin elastic and firm

  • If you have unwanted tattoos, it can get rid of them too

Sea SaltFacial

The Sea SaltFacial is another treatment that can give you the instant glow you need to look amazing on Zoom. (note the words Sea SaltFacial should be a link to the Sea SaltFacial article page)

This relaxing 60 minute skin rejuvenating treatment uses a 3 step process that harnesses

the healing power of sea salt to give you clearer, smoother and healthier skin.

RESTORE. Sea salt is used to gently exfoliate skin to reveal fresh, glowing skin.

REPLENISH. Aesthetic ultrasound is applied to your face to increase absorption of products to hydrate the skin.

REJUVENATE. LED phototherapy is utilized to enhance the outcome of the SaltFacial.

Why have a Sea SaltFacial? Here are just some of the reasons:

✔️ You can look amazing in your next Zoom session because this treatment provides immediate results with no downtime

✔️ It provides multiple benefits with just one treatment. It nurtures, hydrates and promotes healing in the skin

✔️ It stimulates oxygen production in the skin which gives it a dewy freshness

✔️ It’s not just for the face. You can enjoy the same benefits for your whole body, including hands and feet

These are just a few of the rejuvenating treatments that Skin Theory Aesthetics™ offers. If you’re interested in how these can make you look amazing on Zoom for your next session, call us at 951-735-5570 to make an appointment.

At Skin Theory Aesthetics™, we assess your needs and carefully design a treatment plan that is uniquely yours. No two plans will be exactly the same. And this is how we ensure that you will always have a truly amazing Skin Theory experience!

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