Mel C speaks out about Botox – and warns against people getting too much treatment

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A Spice Girl has spoken out about her decision to get Botox – but has warned against people getting carried away with cosmetic surgery.

Mel C, real name Melanie Chisholm, has revealed she underwent Botox in a bid for a more youthful look.

According to Good Housekeeping, the 43-year-old said there are lots of people in the public eye who ‘look great and benefit from it’.

And although she enjoys getting the treatment, the singer warned that cosmetic surgery can be a ‘slippery slope’ if people are not careful – adding that it is easy to get ‘dysmorphic’ about it.

Mel C is not the only Spice Girl to opt for cosmetic treatments – Victoria Beckham, known as Posh Spice, has in the past opened up about her decision to undergo breast augmentation.

Harley Street doctor and Compare the Treatment expert Dr Rita Rakus has emphasised the importance of seeing a qualified cosmetic doctor to lower the risk of getting addicted to treatment.

She says: ‘As with any treatment, there is always a slight risk of getting hooked, depending on the person and circumstances.

‘This is why it is important to always see a qualified cosmetic doctor who will be able to advise the patient on the most suitable amount of Botox to achieve the desired effect or any alternative treatments.’

Dr Rakus said she sees patients for a number of reasons – including for a reduction in the signs of ageing.

‘My patients visit the clinic for anti-ageing treatments to feel more confident and to subtly improve their appearance, reverse the signs of ageing and achieve a naturally beautiful appearance,’ she says.

And steps are taken to ensure the treatment is right for the patient.

Dr Rakus says: ‘Before our patients decide about having a Botox treatment we offer an initial, complementary consultation where they will be guided and advised about the procedure, how it works, the affects and any alternative treatment so they can make an informed decision.’

Botox is mainly used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and crow's feet.

Many people see the effects of their Botox treatment after 3-5 days and the results typically last between three and six months.
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