Kimberly Kucharek, 26, says Instagram has had a huge impact on why she continues to get cosmetic procedures like lip injections.
“You’re comparing yourself to other girls … so you’re almost always striving for perfection,” she said.
“Let’s say you post a selfie and you see another girl post a selfie and you see that she has bigger lips or nicer cheekbones or whatever, and it’s easy to attain, that is when you compare yourself,” she said.
Kucharek is a laser technician in Vancouver and first got lip injections when she was 21.
She says the constant comparison of selfies has made her feel more insecure.