18 is young – some say too young
Our teenage years are often fraught with insecurities about our appearance when, more often than not, there’s nothing wrong with us at all. Parents, teachers and – it has to be said – health practitioners have a responsibility to ensure that today’s youngsters feel easy in their own skin rather than thinking they have to resort to cosmetic treatments. Under 18s should avoid treatments in all but the most exceptional of circumstances, and 18 year olds should be encouraged to think very hard before taking the plunge.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Isn’t Always a Good Idea
There’s nothing new about hero worship, and there’s no doubt that the Kardashians attract a huge following. But when fandom becomes obsession, the results can be quite shocking. Take a look at this picture of Jordan James Parke, who is alleged to have spent £100,000 on attempting to emulate Kim Kardashian.
Don’t Cut Corners – Buy The Best
For those of us who are neither too young nor too fixated on looking like Kim Kardashian, lip fillers are a relatively inexpensive way of enhancing our overall look. But we’ve all seen images of when things go wrong…and it’s not pretty! Cheap deals are cheap for a reason, so always insist on the procedure being undertaken by a qualified professional – preferably a doctor – in a reputable clinic. Always ask for the name of the doctor carrying out the procedure.
Less Is More
These days it’s all about the ‘No Trace Face’. And while your nearest and dearest may notice that you’ve opted for a bit of enhancement, you don’t want to turn heads for the wrong reasons. Best to top up over a period of time then go the whole hog on day one…and if your clinic doesn’t offer this option, then it’s the wrong clinic for you.
Balance is Key
Any photographer will tell you that facial beauty is all about balance and proportion. When we look at a face, our brains process the image not by taking in each individual component, but by looking at the features in relation to one another. The size of our eyes, our hairline and jawline all contribute to our ‘look’, so your lips should work in harmony with the rest of your face.