An increasing number of women are ensuring they look good from top-to-toe on the beach this summer – by having plastic surgery on their feet.
Sales of filler treatments that hide signs of ageing in feet – which can be affected by lines and wrinkles in the same way as hands – are at an all time high.
Experts have reported a 60 per cent rise in the number of women undergoing the £150-a-time injections over the last 12 months.
Supermodels were the first to notice the potential of the treatment and used it to plump up their feet to protect them from dangerously high heels.
The treatment can also be used to give women younger looking knees.
Yesterday a spokesman for Teosyal, the UK’s top dermal filler brand, said: ”Women are becoming more open to the use of injectibles to ensure lines are plumped and complexions are left visibly younger.
”Using fillers for the feet is relatively new although as we say our hands give away our age our feet do too and wrinkly feet can certainly let down your appearance.
”The treatment also works to hydrate the feet leaving them supple and smooth for up to six months.”
The treatment works by using Teosyal Meso which is capable of absorbing one thousand times its weight in water.
It is also an extremely powerful skin hydrator based on the purest form of Hyaluronic Acid.
Its viscoelastic properties mean it maintains the hydration and strengthens elasticity and tone of the skin.
The treatment takes about 15 minutes and is carried out with very fine needles.
Most women start the treatment up to four weeks before their holiday.
The treatments are designed for women over 40 years old. Each treatment costs around £150.00
The spokesman for Teosyal, which supplies fillers to top cosmetic surgeons and doctors, added: ”We have seen a 60 per cent rise in women requesting having their feet filled or plumped out to ensure they look their best when wearing their summer sandals.
”With regard to lower part of their body, this treatment is as important to them as pedicure.
”This treatment originated from models whom frequently have fillers injected into their feet to prevent any pain when wearing extremely high heels.”
The product has also appeared on ’10 years Younger’.