Red Carpet Beauty Countdown : Your Mark, Get Set, GLOW! Secrets of the Red Carpet!

It’s no secret that it ‘takes a village’ to get celebrities ready for the red carpet. Oftentimes celebrities will post photos of themselves with their “glam squad” of makeup artists, hairstylists and manicurists hovering over them, getting them ready in the hours leading up to the big event. This of course doesn’t include all the other “essentials” that lead up to the big day. This extra work — depending on how much there is to do– can take even 7+ months to achieve the red carpet perfection that celebs need to keep up if they are participating in events from Emmys to Oscars. #secretsoftheredcarpet

Dr. Vish Banthia, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Founder of ZendyBeauty, breaks down the strategy and planning behind celebrities’ picture-perfect awards show beauty.


6 Months Before:
Improve skin’s tightness and tone with 2-3 sessions of fractional laser resurfacing (wait 6 weeks in between sessions) to improve skin tone and minimize pores and fine lines.


If you’re on a super tight schedule and perhaps not as motivated to pursue fractional laser resurfacing, start a series of microdermabrasion sessions (spaced apart 6 weeks) instead. The results won’t be quite as noticeable as laser resurfacing, but it’s easy and will help create a fresh glow.

If you’re planning on donning a dress that shows some leg, now is the time to start Laser Hair Removal. It takes several sessions (usually 4-6) to get the desired results.

For ladies looking to firm up the entire face in one shot, try Ultherapy (nonsurgical facelift) to give a sagging neck, jowls and brows a boost. Just one session and no downtime. Optimal results are seen in 4-6 months.

Ensure a smooth silhouette on the red carpet sans Spanx with Coolsculpting, which removes stubborn fat in the lower abdomen and love handles with no downtime. Takes about 45 minutes per area and effects are usually seen in 3-4 months.

Laser Tattoo Removal – if you have ink that you’d like removed before the big day, don’t wait any longer!

4 Months Before:

Improve skin tone and clarity with 2-3 sessions of IPL (photofacial) for the face, neck and décolleté areas. Also a great option for arms and hands. IPL minimizes blemishes, brown spots, red spots and capillaries around the nose while giving skin a nice glow. Do the final session approximately 2 weeks prior to the big day.


Erase signs of aging with Botox. Regarded as one of the easiest and most trusted ways to erase signs of aging, Botox relaxes wrinkle-producing muscles to give you a refreshed, rested and more youthful appearance. Commonly targeted areas include the forehead, between the eyebrows and in the Crow’s feet areas.

If you missed Coolsculpting or Ultherapy at 6 months, get it now – it’s not too late!

3 Months Before:
Plump up cheeks using a soft filler (standard hyaluronic acid) in the cheek area for a youthful appearance.


1 Month Before:
Now is the time to do any ‘touch-ups’ on Botox and fillers. Fill up the smile lines, plump up lips and touch up any prior areas of treatment. Consider Botox to create a ‘chemical’ browlift to gently and subtly lift the tail of the brows, brightening up the face and eyes. While this may seem like a minimal detail, it yields major results.

1-2 Weeks Before:
Book a microdermabrasion session to enhance your already glowing skin.

If you have aging concerns and are insecure about your neck and arms, try Radiofrequency skin tightening (i.e. Thermage, Venus Freeze, Exilis, Velashape, etc.). This procedure requires no downtime.

*Expert Tip: Always follow up with a topical skincare treatment at home post-procedure, such as Sente Dermal Repair Cream. “It’s an ideal complement to speed skin healing after any minimally invasive procedure and also maintains beautiful, vibrant, younger-looking skin,” said Dr Banthia.

These treatments are pretty affordable when compared to surgery. Given that some of them take a bit more healing time OR longer spectrum to give you the complete results you want is actually something very interesting. You won’t be popping up looking amazingly fabulous and thus telegraphing that you had something done (unless you had Botox injections which will leave you looking rested), some of these treatments like Ulltherapy and the lasers are slowly deliver the results and thus you might not see changes day to day but month to month you would. Well worth the time and effort to explore what you need. Men are finding many of these treatments more to their liking as well.
One way to check out what’s affordable and do-able is getting a consultation and then finding the best practitioner to do it.
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