Contrary to popular belief, most Hollywood celebrities avoid going under the knife. Those who do, often make headlines when the surgery goes wrong or the results are too obvious.
Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Sofia Vegara, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Kardashians and the list goes on. Hollywood celebrities are considered style and fashion icons by many.
So what is the secret behind flawless skin and youthful looks of the A-Listers? Are there any super expensive and secret treatments which only the millionaires can afford? Before we talk about this, it is important to understand that almost all Celebrities are constantly under the watchful eyes of Paparazzi’s and their cameras. When not in front of the Camera, the celebrities have extensive showbiz and other social commitments where they have to look their best. Hence, any cosmetic treatments or surgeries with major downtime are out of question for most.
So how do they do it? The answer is simple; most A-Listers get minimally invasive cosmetic skin rejuvenation procedures on regular intervals ( 6 to 12 weekly) to maintain their skin health and reverse the signs of ageing.
Are those treatments available in South Africa? Fortunately yes! In fact, almost all cosmetic treatments available in Beverly Hills Medi Spas are available here in Johannesburg at high end cosmetic medical clinics.
Here is the Top Ten Count Down of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Hollywood:
Cosmeceutical Skin care:
Almost all global skin care brands pay mega dollars to Hollywood celebrities to endorse their products. However, when it comes to looking after their own skin, most celebrities actually use medical grade cosmeceutical skin care products available through high end cosmetic clinics.
Platelet Rich Plasma (Vampire Facials):
Kim Kardashian is a big fan of this treatment. The procedure involves extracting platelets and growth factors from your own blood and reinjecting them in the skin for cell renewal and anti-ageing.
The ultimate skin rejuvenation treatment with no pain or downtime. SkinTyte™ has recently been in the spot light due to its huge popularity in Beverly Hills medi spas and cosmetic clinics. The treatment for full face takes 30 minutes and costs R1695 only. We have yet to see a client who didn’t love this treatment.
Nano Laser Peel™ (as seen on The Doctors Tv Show)
A Nanolaser™ peel takes about 5 minutes. With little downtime or discomfort, it is one of the most popular laser treatment for skin rejuvenation in Hollywood.The NanoLaser Peel™is slightly more extensive than the facial, the procedure is performed in under 15 minutes for the full face. It is an excellent way to tone the skin and improve conditions such as fine line, sun spots, enlarged pores and dull looking skin. There is about 24 hours of redness after the procedure.
Sciton™ is the most popular Aesthetic Medical brand among US Dermatologists. Sciton Joule™laser and Light platform is the work horse for most celebrity cosmetic dermatologists in LA. BBL (Broad Band Light) treatment regulates the cellular physiology of the treated skin by triggering a natural cell renewal cascade. The treatment reverses signs of aging and sun damage and targets pigmentation and facial capillaries and rosacea like no other. Down time is about 3 days of redness.
Tripollar was launched about 6 years ago .Extensive research was undertaken to produce this technology. It is probably the only non-surgical treatment that consistently delivers clinical results with over 85% patient satisfaction rate. Tripollar® is regarded as one of the leading cellulite reduction treatments in Hollywood.
The SouthBeach™ peel remains in the top 5 cosmetic treatments in Hollywood.Sciton™ laser is one of the most extensively used laser platforms in LA. Considered as the workhorse of the aesthetic industry, this laser has been filmed extensively in US reality TV shows like “Dr oz” and “Doctors” and is capable for emitting several laser wavelengths and is considered the Gold Standard non ablative skin rejuvenation.The treatment begins with the BBL™ to stimulate skin cells, regenerate collagen production, address various skin concerns, pigmentation, sun damage, redness, and improve the overall tone of the skin. This is followed by the Laser Peel which smooths the skin’s surface by removing the outermost layers of dull, lifeless skin cells. The treatment is individually tailored to your skin’s specific needs whether it’s wrinkles, scars or pigmentation issues. With very minimal downtime, you will be on your way to skin that’s soft, luminous, and rejuvenated. (Book a consultation)
Small area liposuction using small, powered vibrational cannulas has become increasingly popular to sculpt body areas such as love handles in males and outer thighs in females. Chin and jawline liposculpture is also very popular. The procedure takes about 60 – 120 minutes. Patients are usually awake during the procedure. Down time is anywhere between 5 to 10 days of swelling of the treated area.
The second most popular treatment performed by cosmetic doctors in Tinseltown. Fillers are gel implants injected in the skin to augment and enhance facial features. Cheek and Lip augmentation are popular among female celebrities. Males usually request Jawline augmentation for a more pronounced, masculine jaw. The treatment takes between 15 to 30 minutes in most cases. In experienced hands, the treatment is not too painful and downtime is 24- 48 hours max. Results last between 8 to 18 months in most cases.
And at Number 1……Over the past 10 years, Muscle Relaxants hold the top spot as the most requested cosmetic treatment in the US. The procedure is performed to soften the expression lines and takes less than 10 minutes in most cases. Results last 3 to 4 months.
Why Choose DERMOLOGY For Your Hollywood Celebrity Treatments?
At Dermology, we have paid special attention to invest in the very best in terms of qualified staff, machines, equipment (Lasers, Radio-wave platforms, and IPL’s etc) used by celebrity cosmetic clinics along with the skin care cosmeceuticals .