Ever wondered what you’ll look like in 2073? Now you can find out.
TikTok’s ageing filter can transport you through time in a matter of seconds and give you a glimpse at an older you.
The hashtag ‘#ageingfilter,’ has over 14 million views as more people hop on the trend and share their results.
What’s more is dermatologists are now calling the filter ‘accurate’ – meaning some users are happy with their results, meanwhile others are dreading the years passing them by.
Dr Neera Nathan, a dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon from the US, has given her take on the popular filter.
What’s more is dermatologists are now calling the filter ‘accurate’ – meaning some users are happy with their results, meanwhile others are dreading the years passing them by
She goes by @dermatologysurgeon on TikTok and boasts over 35,000 followers.
Using the filter herself, she wrote ‘Dermatologist here. This filter is spot on for facial ageing (deepening of tear troughs, more prominent smile lines, drooping around mouth, increased pigmentation’.
Adding in the caption ‘As we age, we develop more wrinkles and fine lines, we lose fat in our cheeks and around our eyes, and gain excess loose tissue in our lower face.
‘Our skin tone becomes blotchy and uneven, and our hair greys and thins. This filter is pretty accurate!’
Her TikTok has been seen by more than 11.1 million people – some who are happy about this information, and others who weren’t too pleased with the filters results.
One user wrote ‘I need dermatologists to stop confirming these filters cause I will cry’.
Another penned ‘but why am I looking 100 when i’m going to be turing 45??? lordt!’
Others added ‘And that’s why I’ll be getting my first face lift at 35’ and ‘Please don’t say that, I look like I invented dust’.
Using the filter herself, she wrote ‘Dermatologist here. This filter is spot on for facial ageing (deepening of tear troughs, more prominent smile lines, drooping around mouth, increased pigmentation’
However, some viewers felt positively about it, insisting that it’s ‘Such an amazing thing to get to grow old’.
Someone else wrote ‘aging is a privilege denied to many! it makes me sad seeing all the comments of people afraid to age’.
Another agreed ‘I actually find this age filter to be so much kinder than the other one. I’m not terrifying in this one’.
One viewer pleaded ‘girl this filter says i’m gonna look 100 by the time i’m 50, its not accurate in the slightest,’ to which the dermatologist explained ‘The pattern is! The rate is dependent on individual’.
So, the expert clarified that the filter is ‘spot on’ for how you will look, but how quickly you age is dependent on ‘genetics, skincare and lifestyle,’ which reassured some people.
Lindsey Zubritsky, another US-based dermatologist, agreed that the filter is ‘an accurate representation of the aging process’.
She also made a video on her TikTok account, where she goes by @dermguru, to try it out herself and give her opinion.
The expert wrote ‘As a derm, this ageing filter is VERY accurate. I tell my patients that getting older is a privelage but daily SPF and tretinoin, and avoiding tanning, smoking and alcohol can help you age with grace’.
Lindsey Zubritsky, another US-based dermatologist, agreed that the filter is ‘an accurate representation of the aging process’
A UK based dermatology doctor, Dr Adel, who’s from London, also chimed in with her thoughts – captioning her TikTok ‘I look like my grandmother’
One user commented ‘That’s sad to hear cause mine looks like a 200 year old version of my grandpa,’ meanwhile another wrote ‘Jokes on this filter I’m getting a facelift at 45 and 65’.
Someone who was happy with what they saw, penned ‘I’m glad this is accurate, it shows me not looking a day over 30 until I’m mid 50s lol’.
A UK based dermatology doctor, Dr Adel, who’s from London, also chimed in with her thoughts – captioning her TikTok ‘I look like my grandmother’.
She told viewers ‘This filters meant to meant to show you all the changes that are happening as we age and let me tell you, it is scarily accurate.
‘So you can see that your under eye bags become more prominent, your laugh lines are more visible, you’ll start to get jowls, your skin tone overall becomes uneven – what do we think?’
Someone pleaded ‘How can this be so true? I look so good now but horrible on these filters! I don’t wanna believe it’.
Another asked ‘at age 27 I’m told by face scanners that I need to focus on my wrinkles and start using anti-aging products. any tips please?,’ to which the dermatologist replied ‘Sunscreen every day is the single most important step’.
Others insisted ‘Mam I’m about to get Botox because I look like I woke up from a coffin’ and ‘Doctor please don’t scare me. I look like I have been dead for years’.
If you’re brave enough to try out the filter yourself, simply open the app and search for ‘time travel filter’ and then click ‘use this effect’.
Then, press the ‘auto mode’ option to reveal the changing years above your head or select a specific year you’d like to see.
This post first appeared on Daily mail