Months of preparation go into big events like the Academy Awards, experts say. Treatments like laser hair removal and professional teeth whitening are common, as are Botox, chemical peels and vitamin shots. One thing’s for sure: It’s a long road to red-carpet-ready.
If you’re a celebrity getting ready for the red carpet, a fresh manicure and a swipe of lipstick won’t cut it. Facing HD cameras and endless smartphone snaps, today’s A-listers get pampered beyond blowouts and designer dresses — think teeth whitening, vitamin injections, laser treatments and more.
It’s all hands on deck the hours before the big event, as an army of makeup artists, hair stylists and manicurists get to work — model Selita Ebanks once had 15 people working on her before a Victoria’s Secret fashion show, she told Allure magazine. But the real effort happens weeks — even months — in advance, experts say.
Here’s a look at how stars have prepared for Sunday’s Oscars:
VITAMIN SHOTS AND IV DRIPS
Stars are obsessed with the jolt of energy they get from vitamin B12 shots injected right into their blood stream — the perfect pick-me-up before a big night like the Oscars. Med Spa sees a surge in business before big events like fashion week, and celebs also love IV vitamin drips, which can be customized depending on what vitamins you need. The shot’s and IV’s help celebrities feel more alert, more energetic, more focused and they have the ability to do more.
The vitamins are also thought to be a hangover cure. “We know B12 helps break down alcohol, It’s good for people who are nightlife people.” Madonna, Cara Delevingne and Rihanna are all fans of vitamin injections.
Nope, those pearly whites aren’t natural. Stars usually get professional teeth whitening treatments a few days before major events. It’s always in huge demand among celebrity patients, especially during awards season.
We recommend Philips Zoom treatments, which whiten teeth in just one sitting, and take less than an hour.
The treatment ranges from $200 to $500, depending on the dentist.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Stars in skin-baring dresses won’t risk the camera catching any stubble, so most turn to laser hair removal months before the awards show. It’s usually the first cosmetic procedure people get. Because of the newer devices that are almost painless and super-fast, more and more young patients are removing everything. Celebs’ must-do areas are still the legs, bikini line, underarms and arms, depending on the gown. It takes at least eight treatments for the hair to go away permanently, and skin takes a day or two to recover.
Makeup isn’t enough to make stars glow on the red carpet. Favorite of stars including Rachel Weisz and Sofia Coppola — medical peels and microdermabrasion.
They will be arriving during daytime sun on the red carpet so their skin has to be flawless. Also, the skin is a canvas for their makeup. If the skin is perfect, they will be glowing! Emma Stone and Michelle Williams is known to get Power Peel, which starts with a diamond peel microdermabrasion and finishes with a blast of oxygen to rejuvenate the skin. During facials, electric current to “drain puffiness, tone muscle and tighten skin is usually added. Stars usually sleep with an exfoliating mask on their skin the night before the Oscars.
BOTOX AND FILLERS
Aging actresses don’t look that good without a little help. It’s no secret stars love Botox for smoothing skin and vanishing wrinkles, and injectable fillers help plump up lips and cheeks. The treatments are especially important before awards shows, where celebrities are “examined under a magnifying glass. Gwyneth Paltrow, Sharon Osbourne, Jennie Garth and Courtney Cox have all admitted to using Botox.
We recommends stars and people alike get the treatments at least a month before a big night like Sunday.
Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Simply adding nutritional supplements can help lift the blues, especially during stressful periods of life. Many vitamins can be sourced from foods, but some, like vitamin B12, are difficult to source from food, so vitamin supplements are suggested. Winter depression and seasonal affective disorder are not only mental conditions. B vitamins are major contributors to how the brain and nervous system function, so getting proper nutrients in the diet can improve mood.
Vitamin B12 is needed to make red blood cells and nerves, and natural sources of vitamin B12 are only found in animal products, such as meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, and cannot be made in the body. As there are no vegetarian sources of vitamin B12, vegetarians need to supplement. Stomach acid is needed to absorb vitamin B12 from foods, and many people do not have enough stomach acid to break down foods in order to obtain this vital nutrient, especially as aging decreases the amount of stomach acid secretion. For this reason, the National Institute of Medicine recommends that those over the age of 50 add supplemental B12 to their diet. Early symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency include numbness or tingling in the hands, joint pain, loss of taste or smell, and balance problems. A severe deficiency can create symptoms of depression and even delusional thinking.
Biotin is one of the water-soluble B vitamins. Known as B7 or vitamin H, biotin is used to turn sugar into energy in the body. Necessary for the walls of every cell in the body, biotin is also used in maintaining the nerve cells. Studies have shown that biotin can also reduce stress by maintaining the proper functioning of the nerves. Biotin added to the diet can help symptoms of depression, or the lassitude and somnolence associated with the winter blues.
Another B vitamin, niacin, known as vitamin B3, has been shown to help with depression and chronic brain syndrome, or dementia. Niacin is made in the body and can also be found in a variety of foods such as milk, eggs, yeast, beans, meat and fish. Niacin may also help improve memory, according to some sources.
Thiamin, or vitamin B1, is used to make energy by breaking down sugar in the body. It is also utilized in creating red blood cells. Thiamin can be found in foods such as grains and yeast, as well as in dairy products. Thiamin has been found to help treat symptoms of depression and irritability.
Other remedies for winter blues
Other vitamins and minerals can also help alleviate lower brain function and symptoms of depression, including zinc, iodine, magnesium, vitamin C and the omega-3 fatty acids. Some people find the use of a light therapy device or full spectrum lighting can be helpful in dealing with seasonal affective disorder as well.
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If Google mapping can direct you to the right direction, then face mapping can direct you to the body’s organ that ails you.
Face mapping or reading has been used in Eastern traditions for many years. The premise is that our organs are all interconnected and therefore, the condition of our face can reveal what is truly ailing us physically. Interesting, right?
Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa is now offering face reading to clients. Licensed Acupuncturist Luzivone Damaceno is trained in many Eastern medical practices, including face mapping. A session with her can reveal conditions that you might not even be aware of.
So try it…
FACE READING CAN TELL THE WHOLE STORY
Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa in Phoenix introduces the Eastern practice of face reading to determine conditions.
PHOENIX—The condition of your face reveals a lot about your overall health.
That’s what the Chinese have believed for many years. In Chinese medicine, face reading or face mapping has long been practiced to help determine ailments in the internal organs. With the belief that all the internal and external organs of our body are interconnected, the face mirrors what ails the body inside.
Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa’s Licensed Acupuncturist, Luzivone Damaceno, knows a thing or two about face mapping. Damaceno practices Eastern medicine and has trained with world-renowned Eastern medicine practitioners all over the world. She now offers her knowledge of face mapping at the popular day and medical spa in Phoenix.
“Each region of the face represents certain organs of the body and by studying the different parts of the face, illnesses and conditions can be determined,” explains Damaceno.
For example, the yellowing of the eyes may indicate trouble in the liver; an unusually red nose may indicate problems with the heart; and hollowing of the cheeks can mean respiratory issues. Skin conditions, such as acne and rashes, can often mean the body’s negative reaction to certain foods.
Face mapping is an excellent supplement to other diagnostic tools and methods.
A face mapping session with Damaceno at Suddenly Slimmer Day and MedSpa includes a full reading session, consultation, diagnosis and a plan of action to correct issues that are troubling the client.
“Some clients may choose to correct what troubles them using alternative methods, such as taking herbal supplements, vitamin shots and/or taking advantage of soothing body treatments,” said Damaceno. Sudddenly Slimmer Day and MedSpa is known for incorporating spa treatments from Eastern traditions that have been proven to ease certain physical and emotional conditions.
Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa is not only known for its Med Spa services, relaxing spa treatments, but also for its alternative methods of holistic, natural healing, which employs many traditional Eastern medicine practices.
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Suddenly Slimmer Day and MedSpa is located at 3313 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix. The spa is over 12,000 sq ft of pure luxury pampering and has been one of the premier med spa, day spa and wellness centers in the Valley since opening its doors in 1988. Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa offers the latest Medical Spa treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Laser Skin Resurfacing, IPL Photofacial, plus anti-aging, wellness and spa services and incorporates Oriental medicine, Ayurveda therapies and homeopathy in their spa treatments. Their spa treatment experts are trained in European, Eastern and Western aesthetics. Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa is proud to be one of the first day spas in the valley to offer wellness treatment such as acupuncture, meditation relaxation techniques, body balance therapy, and Chinese medicine. At Suddenly Slimmer Day and MedSpa the goal is to bring harmony and beauty between the mind, the body and the spirit. When the mind, body and spirit are in true balance and harmony then relaxation, beauty and peace is possible.
If you wish to elevate the nose tip, a physician or register nurse can inject Botox (botulinum toxin) into the depressor nasi septi muscle, which is the muscle that pulls down the tip of the nose when you smile, injecting botulinum toxin in the depressor muscle will cause that muscle to relax, there by causing the nose to remain up… This will give a fallen nose tip a lift…
**If you wish to lower the tip of the nose, that can be achieved by relaxing the muscle that is responsible to raise the nose, using Botox botulinum toxin to relax the muscle..
Suddenly Slimmer Day and MedSpa provides I.V. (intravenous) vitamin therapy for health and wellness. Vitamin therapy is used for a variety of wellness treatments including, energy, anti-aging and weight loss. There are treatments for hang-overs as well.
I.V. Vitamin Therapy can be used for a wide variety of health and wellness needs. Weight loss, anti-aging, energy, sickness prevention, and hangover remedies are only a few of the wonderful and amazing benefits one can receive from I.V. Vitamin Therapy. We have IV and shots for everyone. Are you are looking for a series of B-12 shots or a full I. V. Wellness package?
- Immunity IV
- Detox IV
- Weight Loss IV
- Anti-Aging IV
- Hangover IV
- Weight Loss IV
- AntiDepressant IV
- Calming Anti-Anxiety IV
- Energy IV
HOW TO FIX.. Dark Under-eye Circles & Puffiness By Suddenly Slimmer Day and MedSpa
• Restylane is the best way to fix under eye dark hollows by filling in the under eye hollows.
• Peels & Laser Skin Tightening – are some of the best treatments for helping to get rid of under-eye puffiness and to help firm and tighten under-eye skin.
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Photo shown is of patient that said she always looked tired because of dark circles under her eyes. Patient is extremely happy with results of treatment.
Smoking Makes You Look Old.
A new study in twins, published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, shows just how much smoking prematurely ages your face. And the results are stark.
Researchers from University Hospital Case Medical and Case School of Medicine found that smokers tended to have more upper eyelid sagging, under-eye bags and wrinkles, among other indicators of aging.
For the study, 79 pairs of twins with an average age of 48 who attended the annual Twin Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, were professionally photographed. For each of these pairs of twins, one of the twins smoked, while the other did not, or one of the twins smoked for at least five years longer than the other twin.
Then, plastic surgeons looked at these photographs of the twins and pointed out “specific components of facial aging.” Among twins where one twin was a smoker and one twin had never smoked, the smoking twin had more lines between the nose and the mouth (also known as nasolabial folds), lip wrinkles and sagging jowls, in addition to the under-eye bags and sagging eyelids.
And “among twins with greater than five years’ difference in smoking duration, twins who had smoked longer had worse scores for lower lid bags, malar bags, and lower lip vermillion wrinkles,” the researchers wrote in the study.
Interestingly, most signs of aging linked with the smoking were seen in the middle and bottom part of the face.
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Q. What’s The Best Way To Shrink Large Pores? …
A. The best way to reduce the appearance of large pores is to exfoliate often. By using a combination of both physical exfoliants (facial scrubs with round grains) and chemical peel exfoliates (like alcohol-free glycolic acid) on a regular basis, this will help remove surface dry cells so the opening of the pores are less deep making them look smaller. Chemical exfoliants also get into the pores and help to keep them cleaned out.
Bottom line: you can’t shrink the pores, but you can definitely make them look smaller when using the right combination of products. Check out our nine skin types to see which exfoliating skin care products are best for your skin.
A. Glass for glass, match your alcohol consumption with water (You’re at a holiday party, not a kegger in college). Before bed, take a B complex vitamin supplement; it stimulates the lymphatic systems to remove waste from skin cells, which helps to decrease puffiness the next day. In the morning drink a shot of liquid chlorophyll (find it at health food stores) to stimulate your lymphatic system and oxygenate your skin so you get a healthy glow. Another way to de-puff is to do a quick lymphatic drainage massage as you put on your moisturizer. Start Between your brows and make gentle circles with your fingertips, moving across your eyebrows towards your temples, then underneath the eyes and across the cheekbones. Then go along the jawline to the lobes of the ear, and circle down the sides to your neck- always moving outwards to the sides of the face.
Move over, Botox. You’re not the only needle in town.
Popular in Japan for the past year and now gaining appeal in the USA, IV drip vitamin cocktails are the latest purported way to punch the aging demon. Loved by all Hollywood Celebrities and the women from The Real Housewives of Miami!
As we age, our bodies’ natural nutrient stores deplete, leaving us tired and looking and feeling older. But injecting an individually tailored mix straight into the vein results in immediate application that gives you a sprightly energy boost and glowing, replenished skin.
“Skin is a mirror to what’s going on inside your body,” says Jeanie Fabre, Spa Director at Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa in Phoenix, which offers the treatment, calling it a “Myers Cocktail Intravenous Nutrient and Vitamin Therapy.”
“Our physician, Dr. Jeffers will prescribe vitamin and mineral drips to people who come in with nothing seriously ‘wrong’ with them, yet who aren’t feeling so great, either. They replenish and preserve your organ reserves, which give you higher energy and make you feel younger,” adds Miss Fabre.
Call Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa today to book your IV Vitamin Cocktail 602-952-8446