More doctors warn of 'Zoom dysmorphia'

More time spent in online meetings has led to a surge in requests for cosmetic treatment, dermatologists write

Dermatologists have warned of the dangers of spending too long in front of webcams working or socialising in a phenomenon they’ve dubbed 'Zoom dysmorphia'.

The US doctors say they’ve noted a surge in the numbers of patients seeking cosmetic treatments, citing their appearance on Zoom as the cause.

Patients are particularly concerned with wrinkles and acne, write dermatologist Dr Arianne Shadi Kourosh and co-authors from Massachusetts General Hospital.

"A life disproportionately spent on Zoom may trigger a self-critical comparative response that