Mirror journalist Helen Whitehouse investigated the real cost of TV perfection in an article entitled:
“True cost of a Love Island [Look} is £10,250 for ‘big lips, chiselled cheekbones and fillers'”
She visited Dr Ross Perry at Cosmedics Skin Clinics in Harley Street, London to understand what treatments and costs were involved in achieving the big lips, sharp cheekbones and perfect skin associated with the popular reality TV programme. The potential risks of treatment were exposed as well as the visible benefits.
Dr Perry explained how the Love Island Look could be achieved using non-surgical cosmetic skin treatments to get rid of forehead wrinkles and lift the brows. He explained that further injections could be used around the mouth, nose, chin and jaw area to create a slimmer looking profile.
Injectable fillers can be used to restore a smoother appearance as well as add volume. Dr Perry explained:
“We don’t tend to put fillers in the forehead but you could put fillers into each temple to lift the brow. Then we could put fillers into the nose if you have a bump, then along the cheekbones to give you what we call the ‘model look’. We can also put fillers into the corners of your mouth to lift them up. Then we could fill in the chin area to push it out and give you a defined jawline.”
Lip enhancement fillers were also discussed, a procedure which has been very popular with Love Islanders to create a more sensual, shapely and voluminous lip area.
The estimated £1,600 cost for injectable treatments to the brow, cheeks and lips is about a quarter of the full cost of a Love Island Look makeover, which The Mirror estimates to be £6,300. With maintenance treatments, that equates to £10,250 in the first year. As Ross explained, other aspects to be considered in pursuit of facial perfection are IPL/laser treatments, fat freezing, cosmetic dentistry, hair extensions, eyebrows/eyelashes and a new makeup bag.
To improve the appearance of the skin, Dr Perry suggested
“You’ve got a bit of acne and a few broken blood vessels so you could have laser and IPL treatment to get rid of that.”
He went on to explain further options:
“You could have CoolSculpting to give your jawline a bit more definition and get rid of puppy fat.
“Then you can have microblading, which involves tattooing hair-strokes on to the face to make your eyebrows more defined.”
They also discussed teeth veneers for a perfect smile. Ross explained that:
“Part of this look is exaggerating everything. You can’t paint one wall of the house and leave three blank.”
Risks of Cosmetic Treatment
With non-surgical treatments now very popular in the UK, The Mirror explored the risks of these procedures. These are thankfully relatively rare, but can be serious.
The article explained:
“Dr Perry admitted the treatments “can be life-changing” and said he would never do them all in one go as too many things could go wrong. But he said most problems arise when young people go to salons for treatments instead of medical professionals.”
Ross explained that he sees patients who have been attracted by the cheaper prices in salons, but find their results are excessively done.
Advice – Before Having Cosmetic Treatments
The Mirror shares advice from Save Face, an organisation which has a register of approved non-surgical cosmetic practitioners. They suggest you consider:
- What do I want to change and why?
- How long have I been thinking about this?
- Do I expect the procedure to change my current life situation?
- Why am I thinking about a procedure now? What triggered it?
- Are there any other ways I can achieve the changes I want?
- Do I want a cosmetic procedure for myself or to please someone else?
- Am I expecting the procedure to improve my relationship, social skills or job prospects?
- Can I afford the procedure and any future costs to maintain it?
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To read more, please visit https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/true-cost-love-island-10250-21409827
Cosmetic Treatments You Can Trust
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was founded in 2003. Over the years, the company has maintained an outstanding reputation for safe and effective non-surgical treatments, carrying out over 100,000 treatments.
96% of its clients give Cosmedics a full 5* rating.
Dr Ross Perry
Ross qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.
He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections including natural-looking Facial Fillers and lip enhancement.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
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