Have fillers gone out of fashion? Why celebrities are turning away from the needle


Written in her trademark refreshingly frank way, Schumer’s fans loved her honesty. Because as much as filler can be used to great effect in lifting a jowl here, or straightening a kink in the nose there, it is as important to talk about the realities of when things go wrong. 

It’s not always plain-sailing and glamorous selfies: in a world where injectables are often treated as just another beauty treatment like a set of highlights or a luxury pedicure, by Schumer highlighting the fact that these tweakments aren’t for everyone is an important reality check.

Of course, in the highly unregulated world of aesthetics in the UK, a good filler look really is down to the right practitioner. You need a qualified doctor with an approach that always errs on the side of caution. 

More important still, someone who turns people away if a cheek-plumping treatment just isn’t suitable for them (as in Schumer’s case). I often interview cosmetic doctors, and the way they perform these highly popular treatments is both considered and ethical. 

They’ll turn away anyone too young (facial anatomy is still developing into your early twenties) and are often performing treatments with heftier price tags.

Because for as many good doctors there are out there, there are many more practitioners who qualify for treatments in four day ‘crash courses’ – some with absolutely no medical background at all, and are yet able to go from no knowledge of anatomy on a Monday to wielding a needle full of hyaluronic acid –  which you can buy online, by the way –  by the weekend. 

Not to mention promoting unethical ‘special deals’ that entice and upsell clients to book in for more than they went in for, deals that mean you can buy your lip filler and get your chin done for free. Yikes. Some things should really be left to the experts. 


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