Friday 19 January 2018

Christie Brinkley (63) finally reveals the two cosmetic treatments she credits with her ageless appearance

Model Christie Brinkley attends Harper's BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Event presented with Tiffany & Co at The Rainbow Room on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR)
Model Christie Brinkley attends Harper's BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Event presented with Tiffany & Co at The Rainbow Room on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR)
Model Christie Brinkley leaves her Tribeca hotel on December 01, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
(L-R) Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WeissANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Christie Brinkley covers the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1979
Always in style: Christie Brinkley and her daughters Alexa (to her left) and Sailor.

Cover Media

Christie Brinkley has opened up about her use of non-invasive surgical treatments.

The 63-year-old former supermodel has long been praised for maintaining her youthful looks, which she has credited to a well-established fitness routine, skincare regimen and vegetarian diet.

Model Christie Brinkley leaves her Tribeca hotel on December 01, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Model Christie Brinkley leaves her Tribeca hotel on December 01, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

In the past, she has admitted to using fillers, laser treatments and skin-tightening devices, but now Christie opts for two non-invasive, anti-ageing procedures - injectable Xeomin for her frown lines and the skin-lifting Ultherapy for her neck and decolletage.

"I wondered if people would think I'm phony and fake," she told People magazine of sharing her beauty secrets. "But it's better to be honest and say, 'Yeah, this is what I do.'"

Xeomin, is an injectable alternative to Botox that uses "purified toxins" to reduce the appearance of lines between the eyebrows. While Ultherapy is a FDA-approved method that uses ultrasound technology to trigger collagen and elastin production to eliminate wrinkles and lines.

The model, who has become the spokeswoman for both products for pharmaceutical company Merz North America, admitted she was "so afraid" to try Xeomin but she has been pleased with the post-treatment effects.

Christie Brinkley covers the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1979
Christie Brinkley covers the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1979

"It was like a non-invasive pick-me-up," she smiled, adding that she can still raise her eyebrows and make funny faces. "When I look in the mirror, I want to feel like I look as good as I feel. And if you can have something done to feel more confident and better about yourself, then you feel like your face matches your spirit - and my spirit is enthusiastic and energetic."

The Timeless Beauty author added that her goal was never to look "different" and by speaking out about her procedures, she hopes to battle the stigma against cosmetic products.

"There are always going to be the people who build themselves up by pulling you down," she said. "And if there are little things that I can do that are going to make me feel great, make me look good for my job and that would be selfish of me not to share it."

(L-R) Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WeissANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WeissANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in this section