Loose Women star Carol McGiffin was left disturbed after she saw what her face would look like full of fillers on Thursday.
The 52 year old was discussing with the panel whether a prescription should be required for lip fillers, when she was presented with an image of her face with an Instagram filter applied, giving herself a plump pout and cheeks.
Carol was clearly unsettled by the augmented selfie, despite having dabbled in cosmetic surgery herself following a facelift, which she also openly discussed.
The daytime host said: "I've had a facelift as everybody knows [but] I haven't had all of that work done that was in [that picture]. That is a very, very disturbing look for me.
"It's an app or a filter that my friend used when he came over to stay to see what I would look like if I went too far."
Carol shared that she thought it "worrying" that the younger generation wish to look like the image displayed, however believed a prescription might not solve these issues of distorted face and body image.
She said: "There should be definitely more regulation. I think there should be an age limit [and] consultations for people to make sure they haven't got any dysmorphia."
Carol tied mental health effects with cosmetic procedures, along with financial wealth, as she questioned how those unable to afford augmentations deal with their personal insecurities about their appearance.
She asked: "When you can't afford that cost anymore what happens to your mental health if you look in the mirror and see a wrinkle? It's really quite worrying actually."
Panellist Charlene White agreed with Carol in her concern over young people and the pressure they’re under to look a certain way.
Co-host Katie Piper, who had reconstructive surgery after an acid attack years ago, gave her thoughts on whether people should have "superficial" cosmetic produces.
She said: "Short answer is no I don't. […] I think it's such a complex thing," adding that more regulations should be set in place.
The discussion comes as the Health and Social Care Committee voiced that fillers and Botox should be made prescription-only.
Currently, it is illegal in England for a person under age 18 to have fillers for 'cosmetic purposes', however more regulations are being called for by campaigners.
A government spokesperson told The Mirror: "The Health and Care Act 2022 gives the Health and Social Care Secretary the power to bring into force a national licensing scheme in England for non-surgical cosmetic procedures, to ensure consistent standards are met.
"The licensing scheme will make it an offence for anyone in England to carry out specified non-surgical procedures without a license and we will set out further details in due course.
"The UK’s regulatory body on medicines and healthcare products (MHRA) is responsible for the regulation of medical devices and intends to bring in more stringent rules for non-medical products – including dermal fillers – under the UK medical devices regulations."
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