By local mom and medical aesthetician at Dream Spa Medical Brookline: Slone Mathieu
People get all hot and bothered over celebrity endorsements. Back in the late 90's I worked in the Production Resources Department at New Line Cinema. Essentially, my job was to secure product to be prominently displayed in the final edit of a film. In return, that featured product would be supplied to the cast and crew at no additional charge.
Now think of the celebrity that actually made the endorsement appealing...they might get a lifetime supply of goods for their entire family and their multiple homes. That adds up to big savings and a serious hook-up!! For instance, I'm willing to bet that Mike Meyers has an open tab at Chili's and Fat Boy Burger thanks to their placement in the Austin Powers films. See how this is a mutually beneficial relationship? Of course, I'm just speculating because, we, in the Production Resources Department were sworn to secrecy.
Things have changed a lot since the 90's. Nowadays, everyone knows that celebrity endorsements make money, and no one likes that more than the people who make the goods. Every other week, or so, we train with a different product representative, device manufacturer or skincare specialist. Yes, the girls at Dream Spa Medical are trained hard and we like it! Many of these sessions involve some reference to what celebrity is currently using their product. Those who cannot brag about such things are conspicuously self-conscious and currently working on the goal of obtaining a celebrity endorsement.
Personally, I don't really care for this approach, despite the fact that the treatments we do at Dream Spa Medical are apparently very popular in the celebrity community. That doesn't surprise me. However, as cutting edge and effective as our treatments may be, I don't really want anyone to get the impression that they are exclusive. We are all entitled to good skin, and when you consider the cost of bad skin, or good handbags, or decent shoes, we can all afford our faces.
Nevertheless, many of you are interested in knowing who does what, and when. I could give you the details (and I will if you happen to end up on my table), but recently I heard a celebrity endorsement I can really get behind. Okay, she's not a big fan of fillers or Botox, and I'm not an especially big fan of hers either. She's fine. She's Jennifer Aniston. She of the bronzed skin and the golden hair and the hot body. Did I mention the cute boyfriend? I admire her because she makes it look laid back and effortless. I resent her because I know there is no way it’s actually that easy!
In a recent interview she offered her usual criticism of certain cosmetic procedures, thereby insulting half of Hollywood and many of her friends. She cooly claimed that she takes care of her skin, eats well and exercises. Never mind that some might consider this a job requirement for an actress, and one that she gets paid very well to do. However, she went on to reveal that she "loves laser and other noninvasive procedures". Of course she does!
You look at her and think that she is so healthy and young, she doesn't need to have any work done...and that's because she's already had the work done! Lasers as a corrective measure are very effective; lasers as a preventative measure are pure genius. So basically, she just endorsed the entirety of my business, and for that I say, thank you Ms. Aniston!
Lasers facials really are the way to go when it comes to anti-aging, and controlling certain skin conditions. Honestly, if you integrate the world of lasers, skin care and injectables (yes, they can be amazing in moderation - a specialty at Dream Spa Medical) the thought of a face lift is a thing of the past. Unless you forget your sunblock during your next trip to Cabo....