A MUM has spoken of how she regrets getting 'trendy' lip filler.

Winsford resident Lorna Holmes grew up idolising celebrities such as the Kardashians.

When she was 23, she decided to spend £300 to inject 3ml of filler into her lips over two years.

While she loved the looks at first, Laura, now 28, is regretting having them done so young.

"I used to idolise the Kardashians since I was 15, I used to spend so long looking at them. Seeing their changes was the biggest thing for me,” Lorna said.

“I wanted to have fillers done. I wanted a quick fix. I thought by doing that it would make me happier.

"I liked my lips but it still didn't change what I wanted. Changing my appearance didn't make me happy."

Lorna, a hairdresser and content creator, says she wasn’t happy with who she was at 23 and got fillers after seeing celebrities and others around her do the same.

She said: "I really disliked who I was. I wanted to change everything about myself and my mindset.

Lorna says she was inspired to get lip filler by celebrities such as the KardashiansLorna says she was inspired to get lip filler by celebrities such as the Kardashians (Image: SWNS)

"I thought by changing my exterior it would help.

"My start-off point I had full lips. I should have been told no. When I look back at pictures now I think why did no one stop me?”

While it did make her happier initially, Lorna eventually realised it wasn't a long-term fix for her mental health.

She had her realisation after having counselling just after the pandemic in 2021.

"It clicked that I was happy with my exterior and it was my interior I wasn't happy with,” Lorna said.

Lorna stopped getting filler done but has now been left with stretched lips.

She said: "I've been left with the aftermath - my lips are stretched out.

"Having it dissolved I now have saggy lips.”

Counselling helped Lorna realise cosmetic work hadn't improved her mental healthCounselling helped Lorna realise cosmetic work hadn't improved her mental health (Image: SWNS)

Lorna is now urging young women to only get cosmetic work done if they have properly researched it and tried looking within themselves first.

She said: "Don't just have it done because everybody is dong it or just because everyone on the telly is doing it.

"I don't think a quick fix by cosmetics is going fix how you feel inside.

"It's not about your face. It's about how you treat others and speak to yourself.

"Remember to talk to yourself nicely. It's about working from within."

Lorna now avoids watching reality TVLorna now avoids watching reality TV (Image: SWNS)

Lorna now avoids reality TV but does worry about the impact of the shows such as Love Island on young girls.

She said: "I don't think I idolise any celebrities or influencers anymore.

"I want to idolise myself and love myself the way I loved the Kardashians.

"I feel they (Love Island) should get some more realer looking girls that haven't had work done to give people who are on the fence about having work done someone to look up to.

"It's not a fix you should have because it's a trend."