While the phrase "fashion is pain" is frequently uttered among women all across the world, Gwyneth Paltrow's new mantra may sound more like, "beauty is pain!"
The 41-year-old recently admitted her youthful appearance is partly attributed to extreme facials, said to tighten and smooth the top layer of skin.
"It's non-invasive but it's quite painful, like having your face smacked with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it. But it works," Gwyneth said of the Thermage laser treatment.
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Known as the "face ironing treatment," Thermage aims to 'damage' the lower layers of skin, which is accomplished by using radio waves to trigger collagen production, creating a desired tightening effect.
The procedure certainly doesn't come cheap. To get your full face done will cost you $6,500 and the facial reportedly has some scary potential side effects including facial burns and scarring.
While the treatment certainly seems extreme, even for a celebrity, this is hardly the first time Gwyneth has raised eyebrows over her health and beauty choices. Scroll down to see what else she's tried!
In her second cookbook, It's All Good, Gwyneth describes the elimination diet which she and her two kids followed. The Oscar winner revealed her family gave up dairy, sugar, gluten and soy as well as bread and pasta. She received criticism for admitting they were sometimes "left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs," considering her children were only nine and seven at the time.
Celebrity detoxes are nothing new, but Gwyneth confessed she once did the Master Cleanse which left her "hallucinating after 10 days." Not safe.
She may already have a rockin' bod we all envy, but that won't cause Gwyneth to slow down her fitness routine. The actress said she works out from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EVERY. DAY.
Gwyneth spoke exclusively with Hello! magazine about her facial.
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