Vanessa Williams is a multitalented singer, actress, dancer, and former beauty queen. With her impressive list of talents and awards in addition to her obvious physical assets, one would assume that flawless skin comes easily to this multitalented lady. However, she has openly admitted that she struggled with skin problems in her earlier years when she was just starting her road to superstardom.
With many years spent under hot lights as a pageant queen, actress, and singer, she is used to dealing with heavy make up. This heavy makeup caused her to have even more problems with her skin. In fact, she struggled so much that she incessantly searched for solutions to her skin care problems. Her biggest regret was using Accutane in the early 80’s. To compound any skin issue, she also had gone through a few pregnancies and various other stresses which invariably showed up in her complexion.
Those days are far behind her now as she sports a glowing and flawless visage. Vanessa Williams is now over the age of 50 and she is a big proponent of ultherapy and Botox. The combination of both treatments enable her to remain nearly ageless. With her endlessly busy schedule, it is unbelievable how her skin stays so flawless.
Ultherapy is a procedure which lifts the eyebrow and the skin beneath the chin and neck. In addition, it gets rid of lines and wrinkles in the decollete area. It uses ultrasound to target the deep layers of the skin in order to stimulate collagen production due to the heat that is created. The average cost of the procedure is $2700. The average time to see visible results is approximately two to three months.
The side effects of ultherapy are pain, redness, and bruising. Areas of the skin to be avoided are those regions with open wounds or cystic acne. In addition, areas of the breast, especially implants, should be altogether avoided. This procedure should be avoided in pregnant women and those who have pacemakers or other implanted devices. Ultherapy should also be performed by a trained skincare professional.
Botox is a protein made by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. It is the only FDA approved treatment for crows feet and frown lines. In fact, it works by targeting the cause of frown lines and crows feet due to contractions in the facial musculature. It must be injected by a trained and licensed medical professional.
Botox, which is made by Allergan, is injected into the regions associated with crows feet and frown line formation. The procedure generally takes ten minutes or less and the downtime is minimal. Patients are allowed to resume their day immediately after the procedure. Risks of the procedure are eyelid drooping, paralysis of the wrong muscle group, blurred vision, dry mouth, headache, and neck pain. Another rare occurrence is myocardial infarction or arrhythmia which may occur especially in those with underlying heart abnormalities.
Although ultherapy and Botox are procedures which offer amazing results, the heart of good skin begins with a disciplined daily skin care regimen. A gentle cleanser should be used every morning in order to rid the skin of any dirt and residual impurities. The cleanser need not be expensive but should contain ingredients that not only clean but nourish the skin as well. Some examples of ingredients that are good for the skin include green tea, tea tree oil, almond oil, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
A gentle scrub may also be used in the morning or evening to rid the skin of deep seated dirt and oil causing grime which can cause clogged pores and lead to breakouts. This scrub may be used daily or a few times a week depending on the sensitivity of the skin. By getting rid of the dirt hidden deep within the skin, scrubs can aid in providing a youthful glow. Popular scrubs contain sugar which helps slough off dead skin cells and excess dirt.
The final crucial step in any skincare regimen includes a hydrating moisturizer which follows cleansing. The moisturizer should be both moisturizing and nourishing to the delicate facial skin. Examples of ingredients that are both hydrating and nourishing include vitamin C, vitamin E, coconut oil, honey, and argan oil. The moisturizer should be light enough though to wear under makeup without appearing greasy. Another important step is to use under eye cream which helps prevent the formation of wrinkles. The area under the eyes are particularly delicate and susceptible to wrinkling.
Vanessa Williams is a woman on the move who has no time to worry about her skin. In fact, she is a stickler for maintaining a daily skin care routine while incorporating both ultherapy and Botox into that system. She is a firm believer in healthy living which includes a clean diet, plenty of exercise, and the right amount of sleep. That discipline shows up in her glowing and beautiful skin.
To find more information on ultherapy, Botox, or skin care solutions, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your skin care questions.
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