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4 Celebrities Ending the Stigma Against Cosmetic Procedures

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In a world captivated by the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, the topic of cosmetic interventions has long been shrouded in a veil of secrecy and stigma. However, a growing number of celebrities are now stepping into the limelight, bravely sharing their experiences with cosmetic procedures and challenging the prevailing narrative surrounding these interventions. 

Here are 4 celebrities who are unapologetically advocating for a more accepting and open conversation about cosmetic procedures.

Katy Perry

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As one of the biggest pop stars of the 2000s and 2010s, Katy Perry has been pushing boundaries since her debut single “I Kissed A Girl” topped the charts. Being fearlessly and unabashedly herself through her music, politics and beauty, Katy Perry is championing against the negative stigma when it comes to physical alterations.

While she’s never had any plastic surgery, she told Refinery 29 that she has gotten lasers done for her skin and fillers under the eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles due to hollowing.

She recommends this treatment for everyone who is seeking a solution for their dark circles. She also adds, “Of course, always be your authentic self — but if someone wants a nose job that makes them feel better, and they love their profile more because of it, it’s like ‘Go ahead!’ Do whatever makes you feel better about yourself.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

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The former Marvel star and longtime Hollywood princess is no stranger to the world of beauty and wellness. As the founder and CEO of the wellness and lifestyle brand, Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow is known for trying out unconventional beauty treatments such as Apitherapy (getting stung by bees to get rid of inflammation and scarring), vampire facials and more.

She is open about the treatments she tries and shares them earnestly with the public in hopes of helping others on their beauty journey. One treatment she has promoted, which does not involve bee venom, or blood, is the non-invasive facelift procedure, Thermage.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she said that even though she felt it was quite painful, she would do it again because it took 5 years off her face. She was able to go out to dinner right afterwards without looking crazy as well, she notes.

Vanessa Williams

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Vanessa Williams is another actress who is not shy about the beauty treatments she’s had over the years. The desperate housewife star spilled her best-kept beauty secrets in an interview with New Beauty, citing that she has done Ultherapy, three times, over the years.

She said: “It hurt the first time I did it and I swore I would never do it again, but three months later my makeup artist asked what I did and said my face was really tight and looked great.” This led her to continue her love affair with the non-invasive skin lifting and tightening treatment twice more. She also adds that when doing anything on camera, She has a Botox regimen to help keep her face soft and get rid of frown lines.

Chrissy Teigen

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Speaking of Botox, model Chrissy Teigen has been very open about getting Botox for her underarms. Known for being outspoken and wearing her heart on her sleeve, Teigen won the hearts of fans with her honesty and relatability, championing the era of celebrities being more authentic and breaking down the long-standing divide between celebrities and “normal people”.

The queen of social media posted a video clip of herself receiving those injections in her armpits to help with her hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating and said that it was “truly the best move” she’s ever made. Her transparency has helped break down the stigma surrounding cosmetic interventions, showing that they are not just for vanity but can also have practical benefits.

Celebrities, by sharing their experiences with aesthetic treatments, wield the power to profoundly shape societal perspectives. They not only influence cultural norms but also challenge the misconception that aesthetic procedures are unnatural or should be a source of embarrassment. Their transparency fosters an environment of acceptance and understanding, contributing to the increased mainstream visibility and accessibility of aesthetic treatments.

This growing acceptance has also helped underscore the critical need to opt for treatments administered by qualified and experienced professionals. It is always important for those contemplating aesthetic procedures to conduct thorough research and select a reputable practitioner.

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