Why Is Shanna Moakler's Face So Swollen? Ex-Miss USA Undergoes Laser Treatment for Complexion
The 42-year-old is starring along with her daughter, Atiana De La Hoya, 18, on Lifetime's new reality show, Growing Up Supermodel.
Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler is turning back time with a new cosmetic procedure.
The 42-year-old is starring with her daughter, Atiana De La Hoya, 18, on Lifetime's new reality show, Growing Up Supermodel.
The mom of three turned to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Talei for the profound RF laser treatment in an effort to tighten and refresh her skin.
“What we’re expecting to see is a drastic improvement in jaw line [and] tightened skin laxity in the neck,” the doctor told Moakler before the procedure.
Dr. Talei began with multiple injections that numb her face before using the laser.
The doctor says the laser will give her a micro-facelift by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
“You have passed 1,000 needles under the skin that you can’t feel," Dr. Talei told Inside Edition. "Each one is passing 150 degree temperature current through the deep layer of the skin."
Moakler said she “didn’t feel a thing,” but all of the stimulation caused inflammation that left her face swollen following the procedure.
The doctor assured her that the swelling would go down in a few days. About a month after the procedure, Inside Edition paid Moakler a visit, and there were significant changes.
“It’s just such a big difference — my folds, my face, my forehead is just completely different," she said. "All the sun damage is gone."
Even her eyes are lifted.
“I just get compliments from everybody. They’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, you look so young or, 'You look like you lost so much weight.’ It's awesome," she said.
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