Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton opens first Botox clinic following £250,000 win

The 26-year-old – who won a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar on the BBC1 show in July also insisted she was a ‘champion of safe treatments’ in an attempt to silence her critics – who claimed she was ‘under qualified’ and could put patients at risk – by promising not to give the anti-wrinkle injections to under-18s. 

Dr Totton won this latest edition of The Apprentice, beating self-styled ‘business Barbie’, and now Celebrity Big Brother contestant Luisa Zissmann, who herself raised the funding for her business from sixteen angel investors.

She was previously criticised by ex-chairman of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Nigel Mercer who said it would be like ‘putting a hairdresser in charge of cosmetic surgery’ but Dr Totton, who is from Londonderry, claimed she was a ‘champion of safe treatments’ yesterday, adding: ‘I first got the idea [for the clinic] when one of my mother’s friends had an unfortunate botched job done on her face.

‘It was a dermal filler, which is not a prescription medication, which means anyone essentially can buy it online, and anyone can inject it. So therefore we really wanted to protect people from these kinds of companies and offer safe environments for the treatments.’

Dr. Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinics will be the first London centre to offer clients a ‘3D Lipo Med’ device.

The machine is designed to reduce body fat, tighten skin and remove cellulite using a range of hi-tech techniques and promises to reduce patients’ body size by up to two dress sizes.

It freezes the water in fat cells to help break it down, heats them up with lasers, uses radio waves to tighten the skin and creates a vacuum over the skin to smooth out cellulite.

The first member of her family to go to university, she has a sister Jodie, 20, who will be joining her to work in the London practice.