Red Carpet Prep Secrets: 86th Academy Awards Beauty Countdown with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vish Banthia

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It's no secret that it 'takes a village' to get celebrities ready for the red carpet. Stars often post photos with their glam squads hovering over them, getting them ready. But what isn't photographed is the painstaking prep work leading up to the big day, which can start as early as six months in advance! Dr. Vish Banthia, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon of ZendyBeauty, breaks down the planning behind the picture-perfect awards show beauty. 

6 Months Before:

Half a year away from award season, celebs begin to get in tip-top shape. "Many stars consider fractional laser resurfacing to improve skin's tightness and tone," Dr. Banthia said. "With just 2-3 sessions spaced out over 6 weeks, you truly see an improvement in skin tone, with a minimizing of pores and fine lines."

For stars looking to firm up the entire face in one shot, Dr. Banthia says Ultherpay is often their go-to. "This treatment gives a sagging neck, jowls and brows a boost. Just one session and no downtime. Optimal results are seen in 4-6 months."

3- 4 Months Before:

Our skin care expert says this is the ideal time to opt for filler. "Many stars like to erase the signs of aging with Botox," Banthia explained. "Botox relaxes wrinkle-producing muscles to give you a refreshed, rested and more youthful appearance. The commonly targeted areas include the forehead, between the eyebrows and in the Crow's feet areas." For added youthfulness, some opt to fill cheeks as well. "You can plump up cheeks using a soft filler like standard hyaluronic acid in this area of the face too," the doctor remarked.

2 months Before:

Eight weeks before the big event, stars like to improve skin tone and clarity with 2-3 sessions of IPL, a.k.a. a photofacial. "This treatment is great for the face, neck and décolleté areas, as well as arms and hands. IPL minimizes blemishes, brown spots, red spots and capillaries around the nose while giving skin a nice glow, perfect or paparazzi flashbulbs," Banthia said. 

1 Month Before:

"Now is the time to do any 'touch-ups,' Dr. Banthia said. "Celebs have a few weeks before the big day to fill up the smile lines, plump up lips and touch up any prior areas of treatment." Dr. Banthia explained that last minute options include a 'chemical' brow lift 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:

With only a few days left before the show, Dr. Banthia told us a microdermabrasion session works well during this time to help enhance already glowing skin.

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