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    The dos and don’ts of cosmetic treatments

    The dos and don’ts of cosmetic treatments

    Posted on January 29th, 2023

    Big plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Perhaps dinner and a date, or maybe even a romantic trip away? It’s only natural that you’ll want to look your best, and for this reason, some of you may be considering a cosmetic treatment for the first time. However, before you book an appointment, it’s best to do your research to ensure you have the safest possible experience. Read on as we reveal our top things to consider before booking any cosmetic treatments.


    • Find a fully qualified expert: Shockingly, there is virtually no regulation of the cosmetics industry here in the UK. It is best to allow only a medically trained professional to carry out any kind of cosmetic treatment.
    • Do your research: Before placing a booking, ask friends for recommendations and check online reviews for experiences and comparisons.
    • Book a consultation: A thorough consultation is an absolute must. Talk through your expectations, as well as any worries and concerns before going ahead with any treatment.


    • Don’t be afraid to ask questions: Whether it’s your first cosmetic treatment or you’re a regular, you should always feel comfortable asking questions.
    • Don’t ignore the aftercare advice: A reputable cosmetic professional should provide expert follow-up advice to ensure you get the best results from your treatment, such as what products to cleanse the face with and how long to wait before applying make-up.
    • Don’t do it for the wrong reasons: Cosmetic trends come and go, and the pressure from social media and peers shouldn’t be underestimated. However, getting a cosmetic treatment should be something you do for you, not because of pressure from anyone else.

    Why choose YourGP?
    Here at YourGP, all cosmetic treatments are carried out by highly trained medical professionals, each of whom is strictly regulated by the General Medical Council, so you can be confident of a safe experience.

    As with all our appointments, we offer ample time to allow for an in-depth discussion of what is involved in each cosmetic treatment, including any potential side-effects, and any aftercare advice.

    Cosmetic treatments available at YourGP
    Our two most popular cosmetic treatments are anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

    Anti-wrinkle treatments are great for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, including deep creases between the eyebrows, frown lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. It works by relaxing the muscles, causing the overlying skin to become smooth, resulting in a more youthful appearance, and can last for 3-6 months, depending on the depth of your contours.

    Dermal fillers use a natural, biodegradable gel that works within the layers of your skin to restore facial volume, recreating the round contours, high cheekbones and defined jawline that age and gravity take away. It’s ideal for targeting nose to mouth grooves, frown furrows, sunken cheeks and sagging jowls.

    Book your FREE cosmetic consultation now
    If you would like to speak to a medically trained professional about a cosmetic treatment, you can book a free consultation at YourGP. Just email or call us on 0131 225 5656 and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment.

    I was visiting with my son from California, US and he became ill. It was such a relief to find you and receive such expert care. He was diagnosed with bronchitis and we were given antibiotics right on the spot. My son was better in a few days and able to enjoy the remainder of our stay. Thank you very much. I highly recommend AND the location is beautiful. For any out-of-town folks it is a must-see!

    Dani B

    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.