Appointment Request

You can use this form to request an appointment.

Once received, we will check the form details and confirm appointment times with you.

We cannot guarantee an appointment without confirmation.

    (This is how we will confirm your appointment time)

    Private GP Services & Occupational Healthcare in Edinburgh, UK.

    Is a ‘tweakment’ an act of self-care?

    Is a ‘tweakment’ an act of self-care?

    Posted on June 25th, 2024

    Attitudes to aesthetic treatments are changing. Just a decade ago, there was a certain stigma attached to having a ‘tweakment’ such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Those who got them tended to want to keep their treatments under wraps and were reluctant to reveal the secret to their youthful skin. Today, it’s a different story. People are becoming more open about their decision to smooth, lift, plump and firm their skin. In fact, many are positively embracing aesthetic treatments as a form of self-care. Read on as the aesthetic experts at YourGP explore the issue.

    Growing in popularity

    According to recent research, 11% of the UK population had an aesthetics procedure in the past 12 months. This figure is continuing to rise for a number of reasons, including the rise of social media, celebrity culture, greater availability of treatments and increased awareness of treatments.

    Popular treatments include anti-wrinkle injections to smooth out telltale signs of ageing around the eyes, lips and forehead, and dermal fillers to restore fullness to the lips and cheeks.

    Opening up the conversation

    For many people, when it comes to aesthetic treatments, discretion is absolutely crucial. They are happy to pop into a clinic for a subtle anti-wrinkle injection treatment, but they don’t wish to advertise it! And that is absolutely their prerogative.

    Here at YourGP, we pride ourselves on our discreet service. We carry out a range of aesthetic treatments at our practise where we also offer GP appointments. The beauty of this means no one need know the real reason for your visit!

    Other people, however, are much more open about the ‘tweakments’ they are choosing to have done. In fact, some see having anti-wrinkle injections twice a year as a positive act of self-care. And that is perfectly OK too.

    Aesthetic treatments can significantly boost a person’s self-confidence. So if a ‘tweakment’ makes them look and feel better about themselves, there’s no reason to keep it under wraps!

    Why choose YourGP

    Whatever your attitude – whether you’re happy to openly discuss your personal decision to tweak your appearance, or you’d prefer to keep it on the downlow – it is essential that you do your research before proceeding with any treatment. The aesthetics industry is still dangerously under-regulated, however YourGP is leading the way in terms of safety standards:

    • The aesthetic practitioners at YourGP are all medically trained, experienced, and strictly regulated by the General Medical Council. We are also members of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). We take an ethical approach to all we do and we would never administer an aesthetic treatment to someone under the age of 18.
    • Our aesthetic practitioners have extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, they know exactly where injections should and shouldn’t be administered, and they know how to minimise any potential risks.
    • Our practitioners also offer ample time to allow for an in-depth discussion of what is involved in each aesthetic treatment, including any potential side-effects, and any aftercare advice.
    • Our results speak for themselves. We specialise in subtle, natural-looking enhancements that can reverse the signs of ageing, create symmetry and balance, and give a much-needed confidence boost to patients.

    Ask the expert

    Having gained her Level 7 Diploma in Aesthetic Injectable Treatments with Harley Academy, Dr Cathrow says the focus of aesthetic care is the collaboration between doctor and patient to safely reach their aesthetic goals. “We work closely with our patients to guide them through options and ensure that treatments are provided in a slow-paced manner that keeps patients feeling in control. We offer free no-obligation consultations to explore options and I would encourage anyone considering a treatment to book in with one of the team for an unhurried, free aesthetic consultation.”

    Book your FREE aesthetic consultation now

    To book your free consultation just email or call us on 0131 225 5656 and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment at a time that suits you.


    The best place in Edinburgh for private GP services (I have tried several). Very professional practice management able to answer any queries in a very timely manner. The nurse, Lynn is very knowledgeable and caring, able to put not only me but also my three months old son at ease. I am very happy with the service I have received.

    Katharina K

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 |

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.