Anne Hathaway is very busy getting skinny—even for a Hollywood type. Despite her devotion to getting in character, there is one thing that Anne won’t do for a role, at least, not yet: plastic surgery.
In an interview with Allure magazine, 29-year old Anne Hathaway talks about the dangers of Hollywood, from losing weight to squeeze into her Catwoman suit to losing even more weight to play a pathetic type in the upcoming Les Miserables. Despite living on “hummus and radishes,” Anne still hasn’t tried out plastic surgery (See Make Me Heal’s story on Anne Hathaway’s plastic surgery), a Hollywood favorite.
Anne understands the need to look the part, but says that Botox at a young age is a little extreme. Apparently, she was told that Botox was necessary, but she was only 23 at the time.
“I was like, ‘Can we maybe discuss heavy creams first?’” Hathaway says. “I reserve the right to figure that out after I’ve pushed out a bunch of babies.”
New York plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Jacobs says, “I agree with Ms Hathaway — one has no need for Botox at age 23. There is no proper age to use Botox but using it to prevent wrinkles from occurring is the wrong idea — it should be used only when wrinkles start to appear. The best preventative for wrinkles is avoidance of sun exposure (using sun block religiously), adequate sleep, proper nutrition, proper skin hydration with moisturizers, avoidance of smoking and total body hydration.”
London plastic surgeon Dr. Julian de Silva specializes in facial plastic surgery says, “Botox is a great treatment for wrinkles, it is used by millions of people on various locations of the face to reduce or soften wrinkles. Botox is generally used to treat patients from their mid-30s onwards. However increasingly younger patients are seeking treatment.”
Dr. De Silva would “only advocate the use of Botox in very specific cases to soften atypical facial expressions. Botox works for about 4-6 months, requires a long term investment and when it is given on repetitive occasions over many months it does result in a softening of the facial muscles, and less frequent treatments are necessary. Although Botox is a safe medication with few side effects it will not stop aging of the skin, this occurs as a combination of genetic and environmental factors, chiefly sun exposure.”
The key advice Dr. De Silva gives his patients on stopping new wrinkle formation, dark spots and fine lines, is “staying out of the sun, using a sunscreen on a daily basis that includes a sun protection factor of 30 or more, and includes titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.”
After “pushing out babies,” Anne may find that she needs a little more than Botox to recover…
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