The One Thing This Expert Wants You to Know Before You Get Fillers

Claudia Canavan
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From Women's Health

Have you thought about having some sort of 'tweakment' – be it a pillow-ed up pout or the tightening of those meandering lines crossing your forehead – done?

It's likely that the injectable is more common – and less obvious – than you think. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox (and fillers) make up nine out of 10 cosmetic procedures in the UK. The industry for this sort of procedure is worth around £2.75bn a year.

Why? Well, such... adjustments have seeped into our culture like butter into a crumpet. A 2018 survey by You Gov revealed that 10% of female viewers of ITV's Love Island have considered breast enhancement or Botox after watching the show, while the SISU Aesthetics Clinic in Ireland reported a 200% increase in lip-filler bookings after the arrival of Megan Barton Hanson on series four.

But if you do want to get involved – and zero judgement, here – then heed some advice. Celebrity cosmetic doctor Dr Tijion Esho, who will be appearing at the second ever Women's Health Live this April, stresses the importance of seeking out a skilled practitioner who is registered with a medical body – so, a doctor, nurse or dentist. If they don't offer, ask the person you're considering what their credentials are. A non-medical pro who has take a short course in injecting? Beware.

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Dr Esho advises that a solid practitioner will ensure you have a consultation prior to any treatment, ensure you understand the effect you're aiming for and the possible risks. Everything should happen in a clinical setting – not the back of a salon. They should also offer you the chance of a follow-up appointment, two to three weeks after treatment.

Want to get further dosed up on expert injectables intel? Then join Dr Esho at Women's Health Live at the Business Design Centre, London from 3–5 April 2020.

This weekend is hosted by some of the most-inspiring names in health packed with:

  • 100 of the leading names in health and wellness
  • 3 days of must-see panels, immersive workshops and shopping
  • 50+ workouts

Admission to the WH Live festival costs just £20 for an entry ticket, which covers a day-long programme of expert speakers including Jillian Michaels, Kayla Itsines and Alice Liveing.


What’s more, for just £5 per slot, you can book classes like dance cardio with Simone de la Rue and Kayla Itsines' Signature Sweat and panel discussions on topics from bullet journaling to the use of CBD in skincare.

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