She’s not even 30, but already Lady Gaga has found a way to fake having a tighter, younger face. Rather than plastic surgery, Lady Gaga says that she routinely uses facelift tape as way to tighten up and look younger.
Lady Gaga is just as famous for stepping out looking like a circus performer as she is for her music. And although she preaches that authenticity is important, she never looks look the same way twice. Part of her secret? Using facelift tape under her larger than life wigs in an effort to tighten up her face and turn back time.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “When I have my wig cap on and I’m taping my face, it’s a sort of meditation for me. Every day, it starts the same way. It’s like a mantra.
“I wash my face, I pin my hair back and put on a wig cap and I ask, ‘How am I going to form my eyes today with this tape? How will I pull back my neck with tape?’ ”
While her look is anything but natural at any given time, Lady Gaga says that she is still “honest.”
“Looking artificial can be honest. Being glamorous can come from a place of authenticity and a place of love.”
While using facelift tape may not seem as drastic or permanent as an actual facelift, according to plastic surgeon Jeya Prakash, using the tape on a regular basis could cause permanent damage to Lady Gaga’s face.
He says, “By taping your face tight, you are reducing the circulation which means there are less nutrients getting to the skin, so abnormal collagen will be produced.
“This is like internal scarring as different types of cells form the skin – like with a scar. In the long term, it will speed up the ageing process.”
Given that in addition to wigs, Lady Gaga also uses masks which entirely conceal her face, it seems that using facelift tape is an unnecessary risk. Especially that at her relatively young age and healthy weight she probably doesn’t have a whole lot of excess skin around her eyes or neck to be holding back.
While Lady Gaga has always said that being natural and authentic is important to her, she does like to pamper herself. Ahead of her 28th birthday she had luxury skincare treatments twice in one week, a facial procedure by celebrity facialist Tracie Martyn that is designed to lift, firm and contour the jaw line, cheek bones and around the eyes using mild current and LED lights during an hour long session that costs around $450.
And while Lady Gaga has long said that plastic surgery is a no go for her because she wants ” free will to choose the way the world will envision me,” she did admit to having Botox injections and lip fillers a few years back, courtesy of a strip mall medicenter, until a photographer buddy told her to stop.none