When Iron Man hit theatres last weekend, Make Me Heal wondered if 43-year old star Robert Downey Jr. had undergone any superhero transformations of his own.
Long known for his in-depth and often unusual character roles, including Charlie Chaplin and even portraying a black man in a movie later this year, Robert has also had a long and checkered personal history, including a lifelong battle with substance abuse.
Often drug and alcohol users exhibit signs of premature aging, with poor skin and significant wrinkles. Make Me Heal thinks that Robert looks his age, but in a good way, making us believe that he hasn’t had any major cosmetic surgeries, but possibly some non-invasive procedures, like chemical peels or laser treatments to get rid of some of the superficial signs of aging and freshen and brighten the skin. Among these laser treatments that he may have gotten include Fraxel, Active Fx, Pixel, Lumenis’s IPL, or one of Palomar’s neat StarLux laser treatments.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn agrees with Make Me Heal’s assessment of the talented actor, saying, “I don’t think he’s had anything more than chemical peels or laser treatments to refine his skin.”
Just as Iron Man saves the world, so does Robert Downey Jr. appear to save his skin with non-invasive treatments.
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