The past few years have seen a renewed push for further regulation in the cosmetics and aesthetics industry and an increase of concerns on how the industry operates on social media and how that affects the public’s mental health.

In a bid to address these concerns, on August 3, the UK’s Health and Social Care Select Committee published a report titled “The impact of body image on mental and physical health.”  The phenomenon “Instagram Face,” a term introduced by New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino, neatly sums up how social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery have aided in the creation of “a single, cyborgian look.” One that has an unhealthy hold on Gen Z, especially.

Read more on Dr Ahmed’s Social Media do’s and dont’s, and Watch the whole conversation on YouTube.

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Before people would come in and ask for Angelina Jolie’s lips, whereas now people come in with an edited photo of themselves. It makes you wonder, is that how you actually see yourself? Because that’s not you!