Obsessing about unrealistic air-brush filtered photos can lead to depression, low self-esteem and other mental health issues. Photo: Instagram

Are photo filters harmful? How Snapchat dysmorphia drives people to seek cosmetic surgery

  • Airbrushed photos with cartoon filters seem harmless, but can lead to an obsessive search for the unobtainable ‘perfect’ shot
  • Cosmetic surgeons report an increase in the number of people wanting to look like their heavily filtered images.
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Obsessing about unrealistic air-brush filtered photos can lead to depression, low self-esteem and other mental health issues. Photo: Instagram
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