Kensington Palace denies Kate Middleton got ‘Baby Botox’ after renowned plastic surgeon claims she has smoothed out her wrinkles
The Kensington Palace rubbished rumors that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, uses "baby Botox" to make herself appear younger.
The response from the Palace comes after British plastic surgeon Dr. Munir Somji of the Dr. Medi Spa Clinic in London posted “before and after” photos of the royal on the facility's Instagram page on July 23.
He wrote, “Our Kate loves a bit of baby Botox." While in the left photo the mother-of-three looked tired, with her face covered in wrinkles and aging lines, the seemingly post-transformation picture on the right showed her unblemished and radiant.
“Note the reduction of fine lines on the forehead,” Somji pointed out.
“But also note the depression of the medial (middle part) brow but elevation of the lateral tail of the brow. The magic of baby Botox is that it does not leave you feeling so heavy and provides you with a subtle reduction of lines as well as a better eyebrow position."
However, in a statement to The New York Post, a spokesman for Kensington Palace says that the Dr. Medi Spa post is “categorically not true” and “in addition, The Royal Family never endorse commercial activity.”
Meanwhile, Sammy Curry, the marketing manager of the spa clinic, refused to confirm or deny whether the duchess was a client at their facility.
“We wouldn’t be able to disclose whether she is a client or not,” Curry told the Post. “We have non-disclosure agreements where we can’t disclose our high-end clients. We absolutely can’t comment at all that she has come to us.”
She said that the whole purpose behind Somji's post was the highlight the benefits of "baby Botox."
“He thought it was a good comparison picture to use to show the effects of Botox and obviously baby Botox which he does himself," she clarified. “He just wanted to show the transformation that it can create and obviously how it can be used for subtle results and how it’s really good for anti-aging.”
Curry added that "baby Botox" which involved injecting multiple amounts of the botulinum toxin into the face to paralyze the underlying muscles, was the same as Botox, except how the toxin was injected into one's face. It targets areas along the forehead and around the mouth, depositing smaller doses to create a subtle, more natural look.
“This gives the effect of Botox, but you won’t have the frozen look,” according to her. “You will get expression in your face. It’s good as a starting point off with Botox because it has more subtle results than going into a normal procedure of Botox.”