by Linda Franklin
Sunday night some of us will be glued to the TV for the Red Carpet Star Walk. I imagine that the A-list women, who prepare for this event for months, will be breathing a huge sigh of relief when it’s finally over.
The Los Angeles practioners who administer the treatments are bombarded with clients for weeks prior weeks before to the big event. That’s good news for them. Ka-Ching.
To get clients red carpet-ready, Nurse Jamie, a registered nurse and the co-owner of Beauty Park Medical Spa in Santa Monica, California, says every appointment is like a racing car pit stop. ‘We usually have two or three people in the room, no-one has time, so we have one person tightening the body and another giving a treatment on the face’.
Here is a list of the 10 favorite procedures used to make the stars shine brighter – well at least for one night.
Baby Drop Fillers: A special ‘Gucci’ needle and baby drops of filler can smooth wrinkles even on the day of an event. Nurse Jamie uses a hyaluronic acid- based filler for natural, bruise-free results.
Head-to-Toe Instant Tightening: A ‘non-surgical team’ of registered nurses will tighten every inch with a radio frequency device. Nurse Jamie says: ‘Instantly the skin looks incredibly taut and there is no downtime.’
Botox Lite: ‘For a softer, more relaxed look, we inject tiny amounts of the toxin into multiple areas of the forehead,’ Nurse Jamie says. ‘This way, people still have full motion… without the skin looking like an accordion!’
Vitamin IM Injection Facial: An aesthetician tends to the skin, while a registered nurse administers an IM injection, which includes B Vitamins and Vitamin C. It’s better to take them together rather than one at a time. It helps to maintain collagen and protect the skin from sun damage.
Zit Killer: On its own, the acclaimed ‘cort shot’ (cortisone injection) can shrink colossal zits with in 48 hours. As a follow up, skin is smoothed with the Near Infrared light.
Cue the ‘Q’: This is the no downtime facelift. It target redness in the skin and works wonders on the skin’s texture and tone. If a star can’t get in to see Jamie, she tells them to pick up a EGF Stem Cell Repair serum and Beauty Stamp which uses a similar technology.
Vaginal Rejuvenation: ‘Before you pass judgement on this treatment, apparently this includes front-to-back skin tightening in the bikini area and removal of ingrown hairs, skin tags and discoloration.
Body Fat Tightening: ‘We’ll essentially redo the entire surface of their body,’ says Jamie, who uses radio frequency to tighten loose skin. Also in demand is i-Lipo, a fat-busting device that targets belly bulges and love handles.
Electric Facials: This facial uses different types of current to boost radiance, enhance lymphatic drainage, kill acne bacteria, wipe out dark circles, and even spark cellular repair.
Bacteria-Busting Facials: Facials with extractions can trigger more blemishes than they treat. Jamie’s team applies gauze dipped in liquid nitrogen to kill bacterial and sooth the skin.
Phew!! My body is tingling just writing about these beauty fixes.
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