Lip fillers and Botox fall into a class of cosmetic surgical procedures known as injectables, which have exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to the rise of Instagram Face (or simply Kylie Jenner Face), an aesthetic marked by full, cherubic cheeks and a hefty pout. Most clinics and spas have closed their doors and canceled such non-essential cosmetic procedures, particularly in cities like New York, which have served as COVID-19 hotspots.

Yet even as the entire country has been under lockdown and most non-essential businesses have shuttered, causing the unemployment rate to skyrocket exponentially, spas and clinics across the country have remained open, offering cosmetic services to those with well-padded wallets or high follower counts.