Doutzen Kroes uses acupuncture to ‘plump and lift’ her face

Doutzen Kroes uses acupuncture to combat signs of ageing on her face.The Dutch supermodel is one of the most in-demand names in the fashion industry, having scored major gigs with the likes of L’Oreal and Victoria’s Secret. Yet, Doutzen has noticed c…

Doutzen Kroes uses acupuncture to combat signs of ageing on her face.

The Dutch supermodel is one of the most in-demand names in the fashion industry, having scored major gigs with the likes of L’Oreal and Victoria’s Secret.

Yet, Doutzen has noticed changes to the texture of her skin in recent years, with her right eye now appearing smaller than her left – but instead of trying Botox or fillers, she is opting for regular “facial rejuvenation acupuncture” sessions.

Noting that her acupuncturist Cas Rooseboom promised her that her face will “look a little more plump” after 10 sessions, the 35-year-old explained in a video for her YouTube channel, “(My face) will have a little bit of a lift. Like, how I would like to be my face is just a little bit more (lifted). It’s not a big difference, but I just feel like my face since a few years has… I don’t know how to explain it… It’s just falling apart.”

Doutzen went on to show how Cas inserts acupuncture needles into her face, hands, and feet, with the theory being that the process will mean “there will be collagen pushed into my face”.

And while the mother-of-two emphasised that ageing is normal, she is determined to do all she can to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay for as long as possible.

“Because I’m working in the fashion industry people look at me more up close and are maybe looking at ageing a different way. I feel like I’m dealing with insecurities as well when I come to set, and I haven’t seen someone for 10 years and, obviously, I look different now than I did 10 years ago. I like to think that I don’t care about it, but I do,” she shared. “I do care, and I do everything I can to slow down the ageing process. I do facials, I choose very carefully what I put into my body, I have a very active lifestyle, and recently, I discovered acupuncture.”

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Kris Jenner gifting friends and family Botox vouchers for Christmas

Kris Jenner is planning to send Botox vouchers to her friends and family this Christmas.The 64-year-old, who boasts a line-free visage thanks to regular injections with the wrinkle-smoothing product, has teamed up with executives at BOTOX Cosmetic to p…

Kris Jenner is planning to send Botox vouchers to her friends and family this Christmas.

The 64-year-old, who boasts a line-free visage thanks to regular injections with the wrinkle-smoothing product, has teamed up with executives at BOTOX Cosmetic to promote the company’s $100 gift card promotion.

Speaking about the partnership in an interview with People.com, Kris insisted it was a no-brainer for her as it means she doesn’t have to think about what to get for her nearest and dearest.

“It’s a one stop shop for me,” she told the publication. “And who doesn’t love Botox? For me, it’s been really great. If you’re responsible, and you talk to your doctor, I think it works. It’s something that I’ve been using for a long time.”

Kris went on to explain that she will give her mother Mary Jo Campbell a BOTOX Cosmetic voucher too.

“I also feel really blessed to have my mom still here feeling okay, and she’s 85 years old. I hope I have that adventurous spirit when I’m her age. She’s a joy. I’m going to give her a Botox gift card for sure,” the mother-of-six commented.

BOTOX Cosmetic’s gift cards are now available to order. A healthcare specialist will decide if a member is an appropriate candidate for the treatment.

Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. There is a risk of some side effects, so anyone interested in trying the procedure or other filler products should first consult with their doctor.

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Lauren Hutton: ‘I tried Botox once’

Lauren Hutton will never be tempted to get Botox injections ever again.The iconic model/actress has no plans to retire, having landed campaigns for the likes of H&M and Alexander Wang in recent years. But while many celebrities try out anti-ageing ski…

Lauren Hutton will never be tempted to get Botox injections ever again.

The iconic model/actress has no plans to retire, having landed campaigns for the likes of H&M and Alexander Wang in recent years.

But while many celebrities try out anti-ageing skincare products in order to keep lines and wrinkles at bay, Lauren has now insisted some treatments aren’t for her.

“I tried Botox once, and I jumped back when I saw myself because I had an eyebrow that looked like the Wicked Witch. Go figure,” she recalled in an interview with People magazine. “I took collagen a few times. I had a movie where I had to look like I was 23 and I was 30-something.”

Lauren went on to reveal that a few of her friends had surgery in an effort to look younger but joked that they were now unrecognisable.

And the 75-year-old is adamant that she has now embraced her wrinkles and is enjoying getting older.

“I’ve let go that I look like a miniature Shar-Pei,” the American Gigolo star laughed. “The wrinkles are going to be there, and they really are the badges of your life.”

And Lauren, who walked the runway for Valentino as part of the Italian label’s couture show in July, added that the key to her happiness has been travelling the world.

“I wanted to see the world. I wanted to know what I didn’t know,” she shared. “I would go straight to somewhere 20 degrees above or below the equator, living in wild places, sleeping on the ground or in tents or huts. Places with no GPS. No one can find you. If it went bad, you’re on your own. My face would change. Because I would have learned things.”

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Isabeli Fontana open to subtle use of Botox injections

Isabeli Fontana has endorsed the subtle use of Botox injections.The Brazilian model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having posed for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Ralph Lauren and Valentino over the years. Whil…

Isabeli Fontana has endorsed the subtle use of Botox injections.

The Brazilian model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having posed for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Ralph Lauren and Valentino over the years.

While Isabeli is seemingly ageless, she has now shared that she is open to using Botox, a cosmetic treatment which can temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.

“A little bit of Botox is not bad,” she told The Times. “Botox can change your face a lot, so it has to be very subtle, but if you don’t do it, age will mark your skin, and I don’t like that at all.”

Isabeli went on to explain that she is not keen on using fillers as they can look “odd”. However, she has undergone laser treatments in the past to target age spots and wouldn’t rule out cosmetic surgery in the future.

“Maybe in 10 years’ time it wouldn’t kill me if I did a little lift,” the 35-year-old admitted.

In the accompanying photoshoot for the interview, Isabeli posed up a storm in a range of minimalist swimsuits for brands such as Calvin Klein, Seafolly, American Apparel and Prada.

But in spite of her lithe physique, the mother-of-two is adamant that she still feels insecure about her body when it’s time to step in front of the camera in skimpy outfits.

“I always feel bloated in swimwear,” she sighed. “We all judge ourselves so much and see ourselves differently to how others see us. I don’t feel perfect. I am not perfect, but everyone should be friends with their bodies, and yoga helped with that.”

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Wave goodbye to crow’s feet

When hearing the word Botox, you no doubt think of a frozen, shiny forehead.But the days of extreme Botox are numbered, with people now preferring natural tweaks as opposed to harsh doll-like appearances.And that includes a few tiny drops injected arou…

When hearing the word Botox, you no doubt think of a frozen, shiny forehead.

But the days of extreme Botox are numbered, with people now preferring natural tweaks as opposed to harsh doll-like appearances.

And that includes a few tiny drops injected around the eye area to rid thin skin of ageing crow’s feet.

We spoke to Harley Street aesthetic practitioner Dr. David Jack about why Botox is the answer to getting rid of lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

“Botox is a neurotoxin and it works by blocking the signal coming from the nerve to the muscle,” he told us. “If it’s done properly it shouldn’t completely freeze things. A lot of people worry about getting this frozen, kind of scary effect, but when done properly it will simply relax the tension muscles are putting on the insertion points in the skin, which is where you get the lines. So, if you relax the muscles a bit without fully freezing it, then it relaxes those skin tension lines and allows the skin to regenerate with less tension on it.

“It’s a very simple treatment for around the eyes, usually only three or four injection points with a tiny, tiny needle. It’s not an uncomfortable treatment.”

He adds that using Botox to get rid of crow’s feet is one of the most common treatments his clients ask for, and he does the two-minute procedure on a daily basis.

Dr. Jack also uses the injectable to slightly lift the eyes if people suffer from a droop.

“It’s a lot more effective than things like skincare (for crow’s feet and wrinkles), which can take 20 years to notice just the slightest difference,” he explained. “Peels for very fine lines might work, but for deeper crow’s feet, you’re not really going to see much of a change, nothing comparable to Botox.

“But if it’s someone who’s coming that’s older with very deep lines, you have to consider doing other treatments as well, like peels, resurfacing, laser, microneedling, other methods of resurfacing the skin too.”

There is no downtime after Botox, and for most people, there are no telltale marks. However, there is a small risk of developing a tension headache.

“And if it’s not done by someone who’s not properly trained, then it can affect eye muscle movement. So, you need to go to a professional, preferably a doctor,” Dr. Jack warned.

The Botox will need to be repeated every three to four months.

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