TV’s Kate Walsh bares all. How she stays this hot at 44,” is boldly displayed on the red-lettered cover line on the March issue of Shape. Inside the magazine, the “Private Practice” actress is quoted as saying, “We live in a strange time when getting plastic surgery is as common as dyeing your hair. But in my profession, I need a malleable face. Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments.” She adds, “If others want to go a step further, it’s their call.”We read something very similar from Gwyneth Paltrow in Harper’s Bazaar recently. Paltrow said she’ll pass on the Botox in favor of doing “little things, like lasers.”
Neither Walsh nor Paltrow have said what type of laser treatments they get. But going the laser route seems to be the new excuse that will allow celebs to end the plastic surgery speculation. There are different lasers for all kinds of skin problems, from zapping freckles, red splotches or broken blood vessels to the more involved work of resurfacing the skin to get rid of wrinkles. Prices vary greatly from as low as $350 to $3,000 twice a year. Dr. Kim advises patients that lasers are limited in what they can deliver to patients. They are an excellent adjunct to most surgical procedures; however patients should not believe that they are going to receive results identical to a facelift or brow lift just from using lasers. This is not to say that the results cannot be impressive. Lasers over the years continue to be perfected and offer some excellent results with minimal downtime. Dr. Kim explains to his patients the importance of maintaining their most youthful appearance by selecting both surgical and nonsurgical procedure combinations.