As states began lifting stay-at-home orders, some cosmetic doctors tentatively took to social media to announce their reopenings amid the coronavirus pandemic, signaling a precarious sort of sea change.

With what many describe as a mix of emotions — relief, anxiety, excitement, uncertainty — dermatologists and plastic surgeons are bracing for a new normal: skeleton staffs and streamlined schedules, COVID-19 screenings and temperature scans, obsolete waiting rooms, masks for all, modest chitchat, next-level disinfection rituals. What isn’t often posted for public consumption, however, is doctors’ stance on aesthetics treatments — fillers, in particular — that will require patients to do the unthinkable: unmask in a public place.