Hollywood's Last-Minute Awards Prep: Double Facials and Emptying Out the Bad Filler

Share the buzz!Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditPin on PinterestShare on Tumblr

One West Hollywood salon owner, whose clientele includes Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore, recommends attendees get two facial therapies on the day of the Oscars.

A select group of doctors and beauty experts in L.A. and New York are working overtime with award-night attendees. Koji Nakano of NYC’s Salon helps Zoe Saldana’s tresses maintain luster with a conditioning Sherpa treatment, followed by an amino acid that works similar to a Brazilian without harsh chemicals ($600 for both). “It keeps her hair smooth and shiny and helps prevent damage that can be seen under lights,’’ says Nakano.

For some, however, the preparations begin months ahead. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Mark Mani starts the process with minimally invasive stromal transfer, or MIST, an hourlong procedure in which fat is removed from a patient’s flanks, stem cells and stromal cells (the matrix surrounding the stem cells) are extracted and reinjected into the face as a fine liquid (from $3,500). There is no real down time, Mani says, but it takes weeks to realize the maximum benefits. “Fillers stretch out the skin and interfere with blood supply, but this does the opposite,” he says. “It generates new blood vessels and the skin looks rosier, healthier and moister. I just did this two months ago on a studio head who is up for a couple of awards and also on two actresses who will be attending.’’

Another faster-working treatment is platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) facial injections. Howard Sobel, a Park Avenue aesthetic dermatologist, uses enhanced PRP injections to diminish wrinkles and fine lines, and a new filler to add definition ($1,500). “I add growth factor to the PRP, which really helps with lines, and for a stronger jawline I use Restylane Define, which has just come on the market. I also use it in the cheeks because it gives more lift than other fillers.” This treatment still needs to be done well ahead, however, as swelling and bruising subsides within seven days.

During Oscar week, aesthetician Mia Belle, whose clients include Gerard Butler and Sophia Amoruso, uses a three-tiered approach at her Beverly Hills boutique. “I keep the jawline tight for photos with strong microcurrent and keep the eyes open with Thermi smooth, a radio-frequency device that stimulates fibroblasts [connective-tissue cells that produce collagen] and elastin. This is important because they might be drinking a little” ($1,300 for all three treatments).

New WeHo salon owner Joanna Vargas, who treats Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore, recommends two therapies on the day of the Oscars: Her Triple Crown facial is a combo of microdermabrasion to smooth, microcurrent to lift and oxygen for radiance ($550), while Double Happiness mixes full body microdermabrasion and oxygen ($500).

Sometimes, however, a look in the mirror can lead to buyer's remorse. WeHo derm Derek Jones says he is doing down-to-the-wire business of getting rid of fillers that his actor clients are unhappy with ($250). “I use hyaluronidase to erase the fillers,” he says. “It has to do with lighting because shadows can accentuate wrinkles. High-def is really difficult and brings out every flaw.”

A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Via

Share the buzz!Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditPin on PinterestShare on Tumblr

GET THE INSIDE BUZZ!

Subscribe to our FREE mailing list today & never miss the buzz! Receive our latest posts, inside news & special offers.

Look & Feel Good Through the Power of Choice
Look & Feel Good Through the Power of Choice
Visualization Techniques for Meditation
Techniques for Everyday Visualization Meditation
Chakra meditation
An Introduction to Chakra Meditation
positive mental attitude Featured
A Positive Mental Attitude for Healthy Living
8 Ways to Optimize Your Sleep
8 Simple Tips to Optimize Your Sleep
Colorful, Healthy Foods to Eat for Better Living
Eating Healthy - What is a Healthy Diet?
Eating Healthy: What is a Healthy Diet?
Stomach Problems
Eliminate Stomach Problems: The Essentials of Good Digestive Health
Yoga For Healing
Yoga For Healing – A Daily Routine You Can Do At Home
Spiritual Wellness and Mental Health
Spiritual Wellness and Mental Health
Spirituality: Moving Beyond Religion & Science
Spirituality: Moving Beyond Religion & Science
Spiritual Healing
Spiritual Healing & The Power of Truth
4 Cheap Dating Tips to Save you Money
4 Cheap Dating Tips to Save you Money
10 Ways to Pay Off Debt
10 Practical Ways to Pay Off Debt
Prenuptial Agreement
Marriage 101: The Prenuptial Agreement
The 10 Best Ways to Make Up After an Argument
The 10 Best Ways to Make Up After an Argument
Unconditional Love: The Biggest Trap in Relationships
Unconditional Love: The Biggest Trap in Relationships
The Yoga Of Relationship
Opinion: The Yoga of Relationship
How To Save A Relationship Why Most Men Resist Couples Counseling
How To Save A Relationship: Why Most Men Resist Couples Counseling
The Art of Romance: Getting Back to Basics
The Art of Romance: Getting Back to Basics
Maintaining Sexual Desire
Maintaining Sexual Desire Within Your Marriage
Female Sexuality
The Evils of Female Sexuality! (Or, We All Want Sex, So Stop Slut-Shaming!)

Sign up for the Chikabuzz newsletter
Your daily dose of chic.

We get it: There is just too much good stuff out there. Even at Chikabuzz we find ourselves a little … overwhelmed at times. Why not let us be your guide to the best new fashion and beauty and the latest in culture and politics