Oscars night beauty perfection takes up to six months to achieve, says Surgeon

28 February 2014

Woman walking away from camera down red carpetIt's Oscars night again on Sunday, and ahead of the film business's biggest annual bash, one Cosmetic Surgeon has given an insight into the months of prep which will have been involved in creating the stars' immaculate looks as they glide down the red carpet. While there will be a host of 'glam squads' working away behind the scenes on the night, Dr Vish Banthia says what the cameras won't capture is the "painstaking prep work" which will have been going on, in some cases, as much as six months in advance.Even this far ahead of a big occasion, "many stars consider Fractional Laser Resurfacing to improve skin's tightness and tone," revealed Dr Banthia. "With just two to three sessions spaced out over six weeks, you truly see an improvement in skin tone, with a minimising of pores and fine lines," he added. With three or four months to go, many stars with a date on the red carpet looming will also be booking in for Botox or Dermal Filler treatments, and may have a particular eye on treating their foreheads, areas between the eyebrows and the sides of the eyes, where crow's feet can appear. Two months beforehand is an optimal time to book an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Isolaz treatment, to smooth out the face, neck and décolletage, and ensure that the photographers' flash doesn't betray tired-looking skin. Finally, a Medical Microdermabrasion session, just a week or so before the event "works well to enhance already glowing skin", said Dr Banthia.