Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre patient Helle has provided a number of blogs for us, explains her experience of cosmetic treatments.
In her latest blog, she shares her experience of how other people react to finding out she’d had treatment.
“Why do I have cosmetic enhancements like fillers and Botox?”
That is a question I get asked often, mixed with various other questions and comments when people find out what I have had done. It also raises many other questions, for example:
- Should I be open about my treatments? (as many are not)
- Should I actually justify myself to other people anyway?
- Does it actually matter what other people think?
I am not sure what the best way to measure confidence is, or how it should be defined in the first place. If you have a good opinion about your own looks – are you confident… or cocky?
The media is always very critical of celebrity looks – one person is too thin or too fat, too high maintenance or doesn’t take care of themselves. What are women and men suppose to be like nowadays anyway? Should we be that concerned and judgmental about other people at all? And more importantly – should we act upon it?
Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.
I can honestly say that I have never had any cosmetic enhancements done because I felt pressurised to do it. It has always been my own decision and mine alone. I have done it for myself because I wanted to, not because I was told to do it or to please somebody. I think any cosmetic enhancement should be done only when one wants it for themselves and not because they feel pressurised in any way.
It has definitely boosted my confidence both at work and in my personal life; I like my own reflection in the mirror. I look the way I do and I am happy with it. I don’t want to be like a celebrity X,Y,Z because it is silly to compare yourself with somebody who you could never be. We are not cloned! (or not yet 🙂
I have chosen to be open about my treatments as there is so much misunderstanding and bad press about cosmetic enhancements like fillers and Botox. The media and public always talk about “what has gone wrong”, but not many mention what looks good and right. Because of this bad press, women (and men) are worried to be open about their treatments in case they get judged in a negative way.
Perhaps I am a rebel by nature because I want to stand up and say – hey, there is more good than bad about it, you’re just not aware of those procedures that have been done correctly.
This brings me to the last point. As Dr Tanqueray has done such a good job NOBODY has EVER guessed I have had any “work done”! It is quite funny to look at people’s reactions; most of them have an open mouth and wide eyes! The first word is always: “Really?” Followed by, “Wow” and then, “I would have never guessed”. I think that sums it up nicely.
I have never had a bad comment. Most people are actually very intrigued and want to ask lots of other questions that they have never been able to ask anybody, for example:
- Were the injections painful? (no, not really)
- How much does it cost? (depends what you have done)
- How long does it last? (in my case, 12-18 months)
- You can move your face? (yes, obviously! You would have noticed if I couldn’t)
- Where did you have them done? (Mulberry House)
- How did you find the right doctor (a recommendation from a friend who secretly admitted she had them done)
- What are fillers made of? (completely natural ingredient that slowly dissolves in your body)
- Can I touch your face? (you can and as you see, it feels completely natural)
I am happy to be a “myth buster” for many bad stories and a proof that skilfully done fillers and Botox can look very natural and help women and men keep looking and feeling confident about their own best features and in their own skin.
Not like a particular celebrity – but the very best of themselves.Helle
Helle’s Previous ‘Patient-Perspective’ Blogs:
“There is nothing more attractive than confidence, once one sees their own beauty, everyone else will.”
– Habeeb Akande
- Non-Surgical Treatment Story – Helle’s experience of the 8-point face lift
- Mirror, mirror on the wall… – how cosmetic treatments helped her to keep being happy with the way she looked – and also improve migraines
- 8 Point Non-Surgical Facelift Photos – ‘I looked at some photographs of myself in my mid 20s and I have to admit that I look much better now’
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