This is what Jennifer Aniston uses instead of Botox
This is what Jennifer Aniston uses instead of Botox
She’s gone on the record about the non-invasive treatments she swears by.
This story originally ran on news.com.au and is republished here with permission.
Gwyneth and Courteney and Khloe, oh my!
All the stars are going to great lengths to turn back time (cue the Cher song).
It’s perfectly acceptable, if not encouraged, for A-listers to speak of lotions, potions and creams in glossy magazines, cooing about their rejuvenation regimes. But the stigma of Botox, fillers and surgery is still too taboo to blurt out.
Yes, Courteney Cox did break the silence on her frozen face fiasco, but only because she’s claiming she’s through with injections: “I’ve had all my fillers dissolved! I’m as natural as I can be!” she said.
Nicole made pretty much the same confession (and headlines) a few years ago when she said, “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it. I can move my forehead again!”
While I’m am no stranger myself to a face-full of needles and getting plumped up like a Thanksgiving turkey, there are a plethora of other pricey options that, while no less painful, still promise a youth-full of Hollywood glow.
The magic wand
While Courteney did make international headlines with the admission she’s tried just about every face-filler imaginable, her good friend Jennifer Aniston isn’t so forthcoming with her age-defying recipes … except for one!
Unlike her buddy, Jen has never fully elaborated on her use of Botox and fillers (“I’m not saying that I haven’t tried it. All that cosmetic stuff looks ridiculous on me!”), she’s gone on the record in regards to dabbling with “non-invasive” treatments: “I love lasers and Ultherapy.”
When a gal starts to get jiggly around the jowls or her neck is sagging like an old pair socks, it might be time some ultrasound fine tuning.
Ultherapy is being hailed as a non-surgical facelift that helps you get your girlish groove back. Combining high intensity heat with ultra-targeted soundwaves, the electric Ultherapy wand zaps your skin, causing your collagen cells to refresh and rebuild, tightening and brightening in a matter of weeks.
But be prepared: There is pain involved. Imagine someone snapping a tiny rubber-band across your neck and face while hopeful tears roll down your bright pink cheeks. It’s going to hurt your pocket book as well, setting you back $2500 — $5000. Ouch!
Chinny chin ciao
How many times have you taken a bad selfie and seen photographic evidence that a strange creature has taken up residence right under your chin? Now imagine seeing it blown up 500 times that on the big screen and hearing gasps from the audience. The horror!
Exercise and diet could take weeks (if not years) to reduce that pizza plump, so let me introduce you to your new best friend, Kybella. Khloe Kardashian has just signed on as their brand ambassador.
Here’s the drill: As weird as it sounds, our bodies already create the main ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, but just not enough of it to do the unimaginable: melt fat. “It disrupts the fat cells,” says renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist-to-the-stars, Dr Derek Jones. “When it disappears, it disappears permanently.”
The number of injections you get depends on how much excess baggage you’re carrying, but should really take no more than 20 minutes. Most people require 3-4 treatments before their sexy silhouette is back to where God intended it to be.
And while I personally trust Dr Jones with looking after my own youthful features, with a price tag of nearly $1800 per treatment, it’s not exactly a cheap diet dream: “This product is groundbreaking,” says he. “Over a period of days to weeks the double chin begins to slowly go away — to stay.”
Cup of life
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve all seen the pictures of Gwyneth, Jen or Victoria Beckham sporting a back-full of big round suction cup hickeys. (Personally, I’d throw on a shawl or cardigan, but that’s just me).
Anyhoo, facialists are taking the ancient Chinese practice of Cupping and moving it up to the face. Using small heated glass or silicone cups, no marks are left as the suction cups drain the lymph nodes and pull toxins from other puffy areas around the neck and cheeks, leaving your completion noticeably tighter.
While glamour girl Kate Beckinsale swears by them (“It’s like sending your face on a vacation, finding it a boyfriend and buying it a really great dinner!”), doctors are sceptical of the benefits.
“Wow!” replied Paltrow. “And I thought I was bats**t crazy!”
The supermodel may owe much of her dewy completion to her own KORA Organics, but they don’t call it Holly-WEIRD for nothing. Holistic facialist Irina Brodsky who owns the company LA Leeches claims her suckers will leave you with a face softer than a baby’s behind.
“They open up capillaries as they go down deep in the skin, giving your skin a glow like a face lift.” Once they’ve done their job, it’s bye-bye leeches and into the trash. Except for Miranda’s slugs.
“I kept the leeches; they’re in my koi pond. You’re not allowed to reuse them and if you don’t take them home, she kills them and I didn’t like that idea.” Neither do we. Even blind Freddy could see this is downright freaky.
Remember when Hollywood couldn’t get enough of making those body swapping movies: Freaky Friday, 17 Again, 13 Going on 30 and even Big imagined the possibility of old bones being reinvigorated by youthful energy.
Well now a California company called Ambrosia reckons they can do just that by giving you a teenage blood transfusion. Yes, you read right. More than 100 people — with a median age of 50 — have splashed out $8000 each to have the plasma of a younger person (under 25) pumped into their middle-aged veins in an effort to stave off ageing.
It’s sort of worked already in mice, but human evidence has yet to been seen.
Now that you’ve had your calculator out and you’re running up a pricey tab, here’s a final cheap one courtesy of America’s Sweethearts.
If ice cubes or cucumbers ain’t fixing those puffy bags beneath your eyes, there’s a secret floating around Hollywood to shrink that swelling: the American haemorrhoid ointment, Preparation H. No kidding!
Long before she won her Oscar, Sandra Bullock crowed about it. “Putting butt-cream under my eyes is one of my best beauty secrets. It stops me from getting lines.”
And when she really WAS “Poor Jen,” our favourite friend kept a tube in her refrigerator for quick fixes. “My mum taught me that if you wake up with puffy eyes, you can put Preparation H underneath them. It’s amazing.”
But we don’t think this is one doctors would recommend.
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