ELLE highlights the latest breakthroughs in cosmetic technologies to infiltrate Hollywood. Find out the most popular cosmetic procedures celebrities undergo to maintain their red carpet appeal.
In the article “The Newest Extreme Dermatology Promises Dramatic Results With Less Downtime” ELLE magazine notes celebrities are usually the first to undergo the latest breakthroughs in cosmetic technologies. The “cult of perfection in Hollywood,” says ELLE, compels celebrities to find new beauty breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology, anti-aging skin care, and non-invasive body contouring.
no more scalpels: the new generation of celebrity beauty treatments
Cultural definitions of beauty, ideal body image, and sex appeal are often shaped and propagated by celebrities that grace the silver screen, reality TV, and magazine centerfolds. A type of trickle down cosmetics, so to speak, many American’s take their cues on what it means to be beautiful or attractive from the media.
So, when trying to emulate a certain look or physique, it’s helpful to know how the celebrities achieve and maintain their coveted looks. Because they are not all born that way, and even if they are blessed with natural beauty, their genetic advantage is depleted with each passing day as they age.
Celebrities will be the first ones to tell you–achieving the Hollywood look often takes intervention. A decade ago, cosmetic interventions using plastic surgery was the norm and dramatically transformed famous faces, for better or worse. But, the era of plastic surgery in Hollywood is steadily being replaced by non-invasive procedures that provide impressive results that develop gradually for a more natural look. As the founder of a premiere L.A. medical spa for celebrities explains to ELLE:
“People think that the true beauties of the world don’t do anything…The reality is that they just have a lot of subtle work—a little bit of everything. It’s only the bad work that we notice”.
In Hollywood’s “pursuit of perfection” celebrities will often be the first to undergo new cosmetic procedures, becoming cosmetic guinea pigs. As ELLE quips, the newest cosmetic breakthroughs are “Tested on celebs, not on animals.” So which cosmetic technologies have been celebrity tested and audience approved as the latest procedures for defying age, revitalizing skin, and sculpting the physique?
New Celebrity Beauty Treatments: Non-Invasive Face Lifts
The “thread lift” is making a comeback in Hollywood. This minimally invasive procedure lifts sagging skin tissue by burrowing barbed threads beneath the skin. While the skin lifting benefits are not as dramatic as a traditional facelift surgery, threading results are immediate, distinguishing it from other popular non-invasive skin tightening procedures that use lasers to stimulate the body’s natural resources to gradually lift and tone skin.
Yet “thread lifts” are quickly being replaced with alternative skin tightening technologies, partly because of the health risks involved with threading. ELLE cites a renowned orthopedic surgeon who is skeptical about the safety of threads, explaining “There’s a risk of inflammation and infection, especially around the anchors.” There are also negative cosmetic side effects to consider, “if not properly placed, threads can also be visible through the skin.”
Besides safety and cosmetic concerns over “thread lifts,” celebrities undergoing cosmetic procedures are opting for treatments that work gradually, providing more natural looking results, instead of procedures that give themselves away with sudden, dramatic changes in appearance. ELLE’s NYC dermatologist confirms:
“My celebrity patients want very slow and steady improvement rather than a dramatic change in one visit”.
New Celebrity Beauty Treatments: Ultherapy Skin Tightening
So what is the most popular skin tightening procedure in Hollywood? Ultherapy. ELLE reports that “for head-to-toe skin tightening, some celebs are dropping up to $100,000 for full-body ultrasound-based Ultherapy”
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure approved by the FDA for lifting sagging, loose skin around the neck, brow, and chin. Scientific research concludes that Ultherapy is able to lift and tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the décolletage or lower neck line area, and stimulate collagen production, by delivering focused ultrasonic energy to the treatment area.*¹
According to a popular plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, with Ultherapy skin tightening “the lack of downtime is key for celebrities—you don’t have to hide.”
New Celebrity Beauty Treatments: Thermage
Another popular procedure for combating the drag of gravity and age on the skin is Thermage. Thermage is a popular skin tightening procedure in Hollywood, lauded by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, which uses radiofrequency energy, in a non-invasive, quick and convenient procedure to tone and tighten sagging skin.
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Celebrity Beauty Treatments: Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
Perhaps the biggest emphasis Hollywood places on the appearance of its A-listers is the demand for the perfect physique. This is no small demand. Many people, celebrities and laypeople alike, believe Hollywood expectations are unrealistic, placing incredible pressure on celebrities (and thus on the rest of us) to get rid of belly fat, procure a thigh gap, and achieve numerous other manifestations of being super skinny.
Meeting the physical demands of Hollywood’s expectations can be difficult for most celebrities, who like the rest of us, encounter stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. This is especially true for celebrities who become mothers.
Take Molly Sims, for example. The actor/supermodel who captured global attention with her spread in Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit edition, recently hit a wall when trying to get rid of belly fat after giving birth to her second child. Even though Sims was devoted to a disciplined diet and strenuous workout regime, she could not get rid of her “baby fat.” That is when the supermodel followed the likes of Megan Fox, the Kardashian clan, and Jennifer Aniston, just to name a few of the celebrities who underwent one of the most popular body contouring procedures to hit Hollywood: CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting: Hollywood’s most popular fat reduction treatment
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment, approved by the FDA to target fat cells and destroy them using controlled cooling. Literally, CoolSculpting freezes your fat off. As ELLE quips “Lipo scars? So last century. Now, fat-freezing CoolSculpting treatments” are the go-to cosmetic procedures for celebrities. And while many celebrities like to keep their cosmetic procedures under wraps, more and more celebrities are publicly praising CoolSculpting as helping them reduce belly fat, double chins, thigh fat, and more.
CoolSculpting is not a west coast phenomena. It’s the most popular non-invasive body contouring procedure in America. When East Coast celebrities shop for a high end CoolSculpting NYC providers, they search for distinguished medical spas with qualified, experienced clinicians, equipped with multiple CoolSculpting machines. As ELLE explains “time-pressed clients can be hooked up to [multiple] CoolSculpting devices simultaneously.” As a popular CoolSculpting provider for Hollywood stars boasts “You can treat the bra fat and both love handles in 35 minutes,” and “results—up to a 25 percent reduction in fat—are visible after three weeks” and reach their full potential around 3 months after the procedure.*¹
Celebrity Beauty Treatments : Botox Microneedling
While Botox has been a around for a while, the anti-aging injection is being refined with state-of-the-art techniques for delivering the smoothing serum. Botox microneedling is one of these popular techniques that require expert application from a well experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist specializing in cosmetic injections. Using micro injections of Botox, also known as Botox Microneedling, the superficially placed neurotoxin “will shrink enlarged pores for smoother, younger-looking skin,” explains ELLE. This type of Botox procedure is especially popular among younger celebrities, as one Hollywood plastic surgeon explains:
“I’ve used [Botox Microneedling] on countless celebrities. These patients are typically younger—25 and below—so wrinkles aren’t really an issue, but skin tone and quality are. This procedure improves skin appearance while maintaining normal animation”.
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New Celebrity Beauty Treatments: Not Limited to the Rich and Famous
Perhaps the best part of the new generation of cosmetic procedures to be hailed by red carpet royalty, is that they are far less expensive, invasive, painful, and risky than their plastic surgery equivalents. This makes procedures such as Ultherapy, CoolSculpting, or Botox, affordable and appealing to ordinary men and women who want to feel more confident by rejuvenating and improving their appearance.
Whether you strut the cat walk or side walk, learn more about improving your confidence and loving the skin you’re in with the help of a non-invasive cosmetic treatment, such as CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, or Cosmetic Injections. SKINNEY Medspa is New York’s premiere medical spa and provider of CoolSculpting NYC celebs and residents prefer for freezing inches of their waistline.*¹
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