Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares the recent coverage of last years Apprentice winner – Leah Totton who opened her first botox clinic.
Critics branded her plan for an empire of Botox® clinics as ‘medically inadequate’. Customers hoping to indulge in one of Dr Leah Totton’s beauty treatments, however, may find the inadequacy lies in their wallets.
As the winner of The Apprentice opened the doors to her first cosmetics clinic yesterday, the cheapest appointment on offer was a 25-minute ‘express facial’ at £50.
Other services available at the London centre included a £480 fat-freezing programme favoured by celebrities such as Caprice and Coleen Rooney, £60 anti-acne treatments and, of course, Botox® injections, which have been priced at £100.
But the young doctor attempted to silence her critics – who claimed she was ‘under qualified’ and could put patients at risk – by promising not to give the anti-wrinkle injections to under-18s.
The 26-year-old – who won a £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar on the BBC1 show in July – also insisted last night she was a ‘champion of safe treatments’.
But medical experts once again criticised her, claiming her products were designed to ‘manipulate’ vulnerable women and age restrictions were not enough.
Science writer and presenter Vivienne Parry, who sat on the Keogh review into cosmetic surgery and procedures following the PiP breast implants scandal last year, warned: ‘They aren’t being responsible by capping the age group, because they are still encouraging young women to participate in a long list of other treatments to “improve” the way they look.
‘It is still just another way of manipulating impressionable women into spending their money.’
She said: ‘It is all very well and good putting the bench mark at 18 years old, and saying we won’t give Botox® to teenagers.
‘But what about the 19, 20, 21 year olds who are trying to emulate a certain look. You only have to put on an episode of The Only Way is Essex to see how young women are becoming increasingly influenced by image and beauty and aspirational beauty.’
Dr Totton won The Apprentice in July, beating self-styled ‘business Barbie’, and now Big Brother contestant Luisa Zissmann.
The Apprentice winner was previously criticised by Nigel Mercer, the former chairman of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, who said with her lack of medical knowledge it would be like ‘putting a hairdresser in charge of cosmetic surgery’.
He claimed she lacked the requisite medical skills to carry out procedures, stating she will only have ‘basic knowledge of anatomy.’
Dr Totton, who is from Londonderry, claimed she was a ‘champion of safe treatments’ yesterday, adding: ‘I first got the idea [for the clinic] when one of my mother’s friends had an unfortunate botched job done on her face.
‘It was a dermal filler, which is not a prescription medication, which means anyone essentially can buy it online, and anyone can inject it. So therefore we really wanted to protect people from these kinds of companies and offer safe environments for the treatments.’
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