Here is Julia Roberts looking like some casual thirty something on the streets of New York, when we all know full well that that she is not a thirty anything any more. How does she do it? In fact, how do MANY of Hollywood’s A-listers do it, really? We see so many celebrities today that are in their forties, fifties, and some even older that look like they are about 10 or 15 years younger. Of course when we DO see them, our first question is, ‘Who is her plastics doc?’ Hmmm….but Julia Roberts has never gone under the knife for any beauty regime, and neither have many of Hollywood’s prettiest aging beauties such as Cate Blanchett, Uma Thurman, or Kim Cattrall. But yet all of these women have one thing in common, and yes, it IS a doctor, but he is no plastics man. Dr. Nicholas Perricone is the doctor to all of these women, and many other youthful looking celebrities, and he is also a practitioner of the ‘Anti-Aging Department’ for the ‘Hollywood School of Wizardry’. Yep, that’s right, these women are off to see the Wizard when it comes to looking pretty, and while it sounds kind of too California freaky, and bordering on oddities like Scientology, just keep your judgments to yourselves for a moment. The good Dr. Perricone considers that aging is in fact a disease, yes, an illness of sorts, and that like any other, we can fight it. He told the Huffington Post:
"As controversial as that might sound, I truly believe aging is a progressive inflammatory disease that occurs at a cellular level and, as such, you can fight it,"
Because all of these women work in Hollywood, and well, no secret that aging is a liability and job hazard there, these women are jumping on his bandwagon. But what IS his bandwagon carting around? The general tenets of his regime include eating well with a diet rich in antioxidants and proteins, excercising your face, stimulating your face with red lights, and using skin creams. Okay then. The face thing, well, that involves an in-house visit of electro stimulation of the facial muscles, and the light thing apparently strengthens the skin on your face to provide ‘face lift-esque effects’. And as for the skin cream? Well of course he is developing his own product to sell for a mortgage like price point, but you know, they’re celebs, they can afford it, and well, they WILL pay anything to turn back the hands of time. All in all though, this definitely has WEIRD written all over it. Red lights and face workouts? Come on. It almost makes me want to become a supporter of plastic surgery!