In a recent Mail Online article, 47-year-old singer Anastacia has claimed that not only does she have Botox regularly, but that the vast majority of 40+ women in show business do, too.
The article quoted a comment made by the singer on ITV Show Loose Women recently:
“I’m like “Everyone is using [Botox]… They’re just not telling you. But you can believe them if you want. I know what a 40-year-old’s face looks like without it.”
Is there such a thing as natural youthfulness past 40?
The comments have sparked debate amongst industry insiders as to whether it really is possible to have a flawless, wrinkle-free complexion in your 40s, or whether many more stars are going “under the needle” than are freely admitting to it.
Here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair, we have our own opinions. Whilst it is probably true that most women in the entertainment industry do have some “work” done on their face once they reach their late thirties, Botox is not the only aesthetic treatment that can achieve a youthful look.
What else can keep them looking so fresh?
There are plenty of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can be used to rejuvenate the skin.
Medical micro-needling is a very popular technique to recreate that dewy complexion one associated with younger women – it works by making thousands of tiny puncture wounds in the skin, harnessing the power of the body’s own self-healing mechanism to produce more collagen and elastin, which are what keeps skin plump and fresh.
Other options include Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP, also known as “the dracula lift), laser and light-based treatments, facial skin peels and more. All of these can be surprisingly effective in eradicating lines and wrinkles, as well as other ageing giveaways, such as discolouration, volume loss and texture changes.