(Excerpts from People magazine.)
For years Christie Brinkley has credited her exceptionally youthful glow to her robust fitness routine, intense skin-care regimen and strict vegetarian diet — as well as occasionally dabbling in fillers, laser treatments and skin-tightening devices. But recently, she’s decided to opt for a little more (noninvasive and nonsurgical) assistance with her ageless looks with the skin-lifting Ultherapy for her neck and décolletage.
“I wondered if people would think I’m phony and fake,” Brinkley, 63, exclusively tells PEOPLE of using the treatments in a new interview featured in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “But it’s better to be honest and say, ‘Yeah, this is what I do.’”
Her goal was “never to look different,” says the model and author of Timeless Beauty, who has become the spokeswoman for Ulthera. “But I’m almost 64. At a certain point, you might need a little something extra. 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 non-surgical, non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production in order to lift skin on the neck and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
But it actually took seeing Kathie Lee Gifford demonstrate it on the Today show’s fourth hour to push her to try it. “Kathie Lee did it right there on TV, and I said, ‘This is it? It’s so easy.’ I thought it was so great that she was sharing that with everybody.”