Celebrities are turning to gold standard and breakthrough cosmetic treatments to retain their youthful looks.
Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts are all well and truly into there 40’s (actually Bullock is 51!) but they still look like they’re in there 30’s.
So what’s their secret? A cocktail of lasers, lights and needles.
Yes it’s true! I discovered this after interviewing a slew of dermatologists that treat these top-tier celebrities.
Beverly Hills’ most sought after Dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer, revealed that his clients understand from the get-go that they have to be committed to an on-going maintenance program.
He says, ” I start my clients on a cleansing diet and explain the importance of exercise. Then, I begin with radio frequency and ultrasound and follow with micro-dermabrasion and then after a few weeks we start with injectables and lasers.”
It’s definitely a high maintenance and expensive regime but that’s the price you pay if you want to shine like these Hollywood stars.
I decided to do some investigating and found that there are 3 anti- ageing treatments that will definitely give you J Lo’s glow and Sandra’s porcelain complexion without you having to take out a second mortgage on your home.
Start with… Micro- Dermabrasion
The best according to Skin Care expert, Ole Henriksen, is the traditional micro-dermabrasion as it allows the therapist to personalize the treatment according to the individuals needs. He also touts diet and exercise as two of the most important components to a bright and flawless complexion. And he lives by what he preaches – he omits sugar from his diet and he exercises daily.
He suggests a series of 3-6 micro-dermabrasion treatments twice yearly and following a good skin care routine.
His philosophy on good skincare is to keep your daily routine simple and be consistent. He says, ” The secret to looking beautiful is to embrace and love yourself unconditionally. Smile and laugh a lot and live in the moment. ”
Ole was responsible for transforming Mary Crown Princess of Denmark’s complexion with his expert advice as well as maintaining the complexions of Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Barbra Streisand.
Then add… Micro-Needling
This revolutionary celebrity treatment popular with Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston is one of my favourite anti-ageing treatments. Aniston dished about her beauty secrets stating, “ I do micro-needling! I learned about it from a facialist in New York. It allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in”.
Clinical studies have shown that Micro-Needling can increase the skin’s thickness by up to 80% resulting in smoother, wrinkle free skin. The superior gold standard of Skin Needling is the Rejuvepen, which is a pen like cartridge that has micro needles that create very small (invisible) perforations into the skin. As a result of the treatment, the skin speeds up its natural healing process and begins producing collagen and elastin to repair the micro-perforations. Because of the self – repairing nature of the skin following the treatment, micro-needling is a completely natural way to renew the skin form the inside out.
Continue with… Ultrasound Radiofrequency and Light Therapy
The most amazing advancements in skincare have been in the realm of tightening and firming. Ultrasound treatments (Ultherapy), radiofrequency therapy (like Thermage – another favourite!) and gentler lasers (like Mistral LHE) are making it possible to restore the texture and tone of our skin with very little down time.
Dr. Sarti a board certified physician specializing in emergency medicine and a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery explains that these lasers can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial imperfections safely and effectively such as broken capillaries, skin discolouration, age spots, freckles, sun damage, mottled pigmentation and rosacea. He says” They also improve enlarged pores and brighten up dull complexions resulting in smoother, revitalized skin. The skin will feel tighter and look firmer. I treat a lot of my patients necks, décolletage and hands with very effective results.”
Depending on what your skins needs are, you can now choose to have all your anti-ageing concerns treated in one session with very little down time.
In todays culture it is very acceptable for women to be sexy and youthful into their 40s, 50s and 60’s without judgment.
The fact that there are these nonsurgical treatments available, means that plastic surgery is no longer the go to anti-ageing fix.