Beat the “Zoom Gloom” and Touch Up Your Appearance for the Holidays

The pandemic changed a lot of ways we conduct business. Some changes were welcomed, like getting to work from home more, not having to change out of loungewear, and getting to avoid rush hour traffic. However, now that the mandatory stay-at-home order has been lifted, masks are coming off, and social distancing seems like an odd fever dream, maybe after all those Zoom calls, you’re noticing your appearance needs a real-life filter effect. So, prepare for your company holiday parties and in-person meetings by giving yourself a touch-up treatment to start the New Year off right.

What Is “Zoom Gloom”?

As Zoom meetings and other video-based interactions become more common and in-person interactions become increasingly rare, we’re spending a lot of time looking at other people’s faces and an equal amount of time staring at ourselves on some type of screen. Because of this screen time influx, self-image insecurities are on the rise—so much so that the term “Zoom Gloom” was coined to describe the mental health effects we’ve developed from studying our perceived flaws on a computer screen and wanting to do something to change them.

Non-Invasive Treatments to Battle “Zoom Gloom”

At Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka and the team of skin specialists offer a variety of non-invasive treatments that can help improve the appearance of your skin, contour your features, and boost your self-confidence on screen and off. Read on to learn more about these treatments and scratch “self-improvement” off your Christmas wish list and New Year’s resolution.



If you’re looking for a quick, easy way to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox® injections offer quick, in-office appointments that can reduce fine lines, frown lines, brow furrows, crow’s feet, and wrinkles along the forehead. When strategically injected by a trained professional, Botox® results can look and feel completely natural and even help improve the quality of your skin and prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

One of the most common causes of “Zoom Gloom” is dark under-eye circles, thinning lips, and sunken cheeks. Dr. Vakkalanka can help rejuvenate your facial contours with injectable dermal fillers without surgery, anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. Made with hyaluronic acid or polylactic-L acid, two substances that naturally exist in the human body, dermal fillers can also help stimulate collagen production for longer-lasting, natural-looking results.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Trying to hide years of skin damage can be tough, especially on camera. However, intense pulsed light technology, or IPL treatments, can effectively address various skin issues. The Lumecca IPL treatments use photothermolysis to treat sun damage, rosacea, age spots, and uneven skin texture without damaging the healthy surrounding skin. It’s also versatile enough to use nearly anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.


Maybe your skin just needs an end-of-the-year refresh. The HydraFacial is a revolutionary, customizable three-in-one facial that extracts bacteria and dirt, exfoliates dead skin cells, and hydrates with a cocktail of antioxidant-rich serums to boost your skin’s vitality and health. With this treatment, you can brighten dull, stressed skin, shrink pores, and start the New Year on the right foot.

Don’t Get Stuck in the Gloom—Shine This Holiday Season with Help from Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics


Interested in learning more about what one of these treatments can do for you this holiday season? Schedule a consultation with a renowned skin expert at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in gorgeous Southern California by calling (714) 804-5460 or completing our online form. Let us help you get ready for all your close-up presentations, both on-screen and off, with treatments tailored just for you.