Secret to Kim Kardashian's peachy complexion Star blasts face with 600 laser sessions
16:46 GMT, 4 July 2012
She has the kind of creamy, flawless, cafe latte complexion that makes her the envy of others.
And of course, as self-loathing members of the pock-marked, age-spotted and crow's-footed public, we too often tell ourselves that these young and beautiful stars are simply the recipients of unfairly good genes.
But in reality of course, that's rarely the case.
There is barely a celebrity in the public eye who isn't pouring money into looking camera ready at all times – whether that means a bucketload of make up, a nip and a tuck, or a toe dipped into the world of non-surgical assistance.
Helping hand: Kim Kardashian says her perfect complexion is down to regular sessions of Fraxel – a laser resurfacing technique offered in beauty salons here and in LA
And it's refreshing when they come out and admit it. – which is just what peachy-skinned Kim Kardashian has done.
The star has unashamedly revealed
that the secret to her permanent glow is frequent sessions of Fraxel – a
cosmetic laser treatment that effectively resurfaces the skin.
Talking on the Oprah Winfrey show earlier this month, Kim said: 'I'm like, girls, you should go get a Fraxel laser on your face. I'm really open about telling all my friends and my sisters what the best treatments are.'
Fraxel, which costs from 575 to 2,000 a session, depending on the size of the area to be treated, is billed as a 'revolutionary' fractional laser treatment that can help diminish fine lines and wrinkles and renew the skin's surface, giving a 'fresh, youthful glow'.
Jennifer Aniston and Ellen Barker also openly admit to being fans of the treatment, which suits stars in the public eye, as the treatment is quick and painless, and requires no downtime or enforced recovery behind closed doors.
Line-free: Kim's skin is entirely line and blemish free, and looks more youthful than her 31 years
Youthful: Jennifer Aniston has also spoken out about her fondess for Fraxel
Smile lines aren't funny! Fraxel sessions are popular among the A-list
WHAT IS FRAXEL
The Fraxel laser treatment, offered by
dermatologists, has been lauded as one of the most effective
non-surgical anti-ageing therapies of recent years.
on the face, decollete and backs of the hands, it delivers pinpricks of
laser energy into the skin, but leaves a network of undamaged skin in
between, and is credited with doing everything from zapping pigmentation
to boosting collagen and plumping skin.
Clinical Fraxel treatments come in three strengths, the lowest being Fraxel Re:fine, which is used for pigmentation, fine lines and skin resurfacing.
Fraxel claims to be 'proven laser technology' that can help reverse the visible effects of ageing, 'With Fraxel, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger,' the firm says.
They say that Fraxel is effective on:
– Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
– Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
– Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
– Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
– Actinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition