Cosmetic procedures integral to actor's Bruno transformation
10 July 2009As Sacha Baron Cohen takes to the screen in his new film, Bruno, many pundits in the beauty industry have been considering just how the British actor and comedian managed to transform himself into the image-conscious fashion reporter. According to the Daily Express, the 37-year-old performer achieved his ideal Bruno look through a series of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.To start with, the newspaper reveals that Baron Cohen had several sessions with leading dermatologists to give his face a more youthful look. He also had a full body wax in one day-long session, followed by a microdermabrasion procedure, which remodels the skin. In addition, he is thought to have undergone chemical skin peels to get rid of any imperfections on his face. A Beverly Hills beauty consultant told the Daily Express: "Judging by his much smoother skin and more youthful appearance, Sacha must have had several glycolic acid peels, which burn off all dead skin, getting rid of any lumps and bumps. "He will also have used the chemical hydroquinone for skin bleaching. That evens out skin pigment and helps erase any sun damage or discolouration." The consultant added that Baron Cohen most likely received laser treatments to remove freckles and moles. Laser hair reduction procedures could also have helped him eliminate the hairy visage he sported when playing Borat in the 2006 film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. In total, it's estimated that the actor could have paid up to £30,000 for his numerous treatments.