Posts Tagged ‘Botox’

NAOMI WATTS: TO NEEDLE OR NOT?

Monday, March 28th, 2016
New Beauty

While most A-listers live in a frozen-faced world, actress, Naomi Watts, is the exception to the rule.  The  British-born, Australian-raised beauty, 47, has often been tempted to follow the trend.  “Personally I feel, for me, it’s tough to do Botox—but it’s also tough not to! Sometimes, I think I need the help,” she admits in the Spring/Summer issue of New Beauty Magazine.

But the low-maintenance actress, currently starring in Allegiant, part of the Divergent series, is also known to keep a low-profile.   “I’m pretty much makeup-free and in jeans, T-shirts and sweaters. I’m not even very good at actually doing my own hair or my makeup, and I’m one of those people who walks out the door with wet hair all the time.”

On aging in the movie business, she explains, “Of course, I want to look the best I can, but I am playing characters that should match my age and the women and the material that I am interested in are usually going through something. I have to be able to live in my face and tell the story of the character I’ve taken on. But…I’ll never say never.”

 

DID SHE OR DIDN’T SHE? CELEBRITY EDITION!

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Did She or Didn't She?

Tongues are wagging from the the latest picture posted on Kourtney Kardashian’s Instagram feed!  It isn’t sister, Kim’s, svelte post-baby bod that’s trending … rather, its her unrecognizable face!   The photograph is the first image of Kardashian West captured since giving birth to son, Saint, in early December.  The inset (left) is from October.

There is definitely something different about the reality diva, so we have to ask our Undercover Agents … did she or didn’t she?

PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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IS BARGAIN SHOPPING FOR BEAUTY WORTH IT?

Several years ago, a prominent Beverly Hills Dermatologist was sanctioned for offering her patients discounted Botox.  Price was not the Board of Medicine’s concern; rather, it was the doctor’s use of veterinary Botox on humans.  We asked, isn’t it all the same?  According to board certified celebrity Dermatologist, Dr. Ilya Reyter, the answer is “no.”  The standards of testing simply aren’t the same, resulting in the possibility of complications and dangerous side effects.

Other popular savings have come from the substitution of prescription medicines for pricey beauty products.  According to Reyter, “the cost advantage between the versions can be substantial – so that there is a serious incentive for people to substitute a cheaper product for a more expensive one.”  For example, in lieu of Latisse, doctors have prescribed another Allergan product, Lumigan.  Those who have failed to stock up on Biafine in Canada and Europe, request a prescription substitute, PruTect.  And patients suffering from hair loss are asking for the cost-saving Finasteride in lieu of brand-named Propecia.

Reyter acknowledges, “all those medications have essentially the same main ingredients.”  However, he has serious concerns about the dosing; in some cases, patients are taking more than twenty-five percent of the off-label substitute, because “its very difficult if not impossible to split a 5 mg finasteride pill into even 1mg slices.”