Plastic surgeon Dr Olivier Amar is concerned that those who have regular clinical treatments may overestimate their ability to administer potentially dangerous treatments themselves, buying chemical peels and cosmetic devices – radio-frequency machines, LED lasers – from dubious online sources, some of which are not properly regulated and can seriously damage the skin causing burns and scarring.

“You can’t become a cosmetic doctor overnight,” he says. “Being unable to access your usual clinical treatments can have a negative impact on people’s self-confidence and mental health, but when people try and perform these home alternatives it can be incredibly dangerous. Particularly when people try to “boost” the efficacy of a device using settings that are too intense.”