Former Liberty X singer turned celebrity personality Michelle Heaton now has a blog on the British OK! Magazine site. Amongst her thoughts on fellow celebrities, Michelle also shares tidbits about her own life, which recently included getting Botox injections.
35-year old Michelle Heaton has never shied away from publicly admitting her use of Botox, telling Closer magazine a few years back, “I’ve been having Botox since I was 28. I have a big frown line in the middle of my forehead and I’m conscious it’s come back. I look angry all the time and it really upsets me!”
However, Michelle had stopped getting Botox injections for a while due to her pregnancies. Now it seems that after 35, Michelle has once again turned to the injectable anti aging product to help smooth her skin and eliminate signs of aging.
“I’ve never hidden away from the fact I’ve had botox in the past. However, I haven’t had it in the last couple of years as I’ve had bigger things to worry about.”
“But, I felt like I wanted a bit of a perk-me-up – turning 35 does crazy things to you, and well, I wanted botox. So what? I think in the past it was a taboo subject but so many people have it these days (whether they admit to it is a different story).”
“It’s obviously really, really important you get it administered by qualified medical practitioners such as nurse prescribers or doctors. I went to see Lee Garrett who I’ve been to before and whose fans include Miss Katie Price.”
“He’s a qualified nurse prescriber and in my opinion, one of the best. I think botox gets a bad rep but I wanted to be line-free and I don’t see anything wrong with that. At the end of the day, it’s my decision.”
“Here I am with Lee and if you look closely, you can see the dots on my face where he’s about to inject me.”
The singer recently went public about her decision to have a hysterectomy to reduce her chances of ovarian cancer, two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer from developing. Michelle found out in 2012 was diagnosed with a mutated BRCA2 gene and was given an 80 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 30 per cent chance of inheriting ovarian cancer.
“It’s giving up everything about me, everything inside me – my breast tissue, my fallopian tubes,” she told The Sun. “Everything that’s going to go is everything that sets me apart from a man. It’s a heart-breaking and life-changing decision.”
“This is different to how I felt with the double mastectomy,” she explained. “I’m not a massive boob person. I’ve never had a boob job. I’ve never really used them as a career booster, they’re just there.”
Michelle described the decision to have a hysterectomy much more difficult as it means that her child bearing days are over.
“It’s only natural for women to want that third child – and that can’t happen to me,” she said. “So for me to make that decision five years too early, it’s heart-breaking. It’s really difficult.”