The members of the royal family are used to every aspect of their lives being examined and discussed by the British media as well as celebrity watchers and their fans around the world. Gossip about the royal family members emerges on almost a daily basis and the members of the royal family often deny the gossip or simply try to ignore the stories about them no matter how much they are asked about “the news” by the press. Kate Middleton is 37 years of age and is known by her royal title of the Duchess of Cambridge. She often finds herself in the press as newspapers report details about her marriage while also discussing her sense of style and her looks. Kate is also the member of the British royal family that is denying reports she has turned to Botox to rejuvenate her appearance.
Dr. Munir Somji, of the DrMediSpa Clinic in London, located in the London cosmetic surgery capital of Harley Street, is making the claim that Kate Middleton uses Botox to refresh and rejuvenate her appearance. In addition, Dr. Somji hinted that the Duchess of Cambridge is a client of the clinic by sharing alleged “before and after” photos of the member of the royal family. The photos are being displayed in order to promote the use of the Botox services of the clinic.
Dr. Somji posted the photos, which have since been deleted, on his Instagram account. Underneath the two photos that he posted, the doctor wrote “Our Kate loves a bit of baby Botox.
The first photo, AKA the “before photo” was a picture of Kate looking tired and also showing some wrinkles on her face. The second photo, which was the “after photo”, showed Kate Middleton without blemishes and wrinkles. In the caption for the second photo, Dr. Somji wrote “Note the reduction of fine lines on the forehead. But also note the depression of the medial (middle part) brow but elevation of the lateral tail of the brow.”
The reaction among the over 48,000 followers of the clinic on Instagram have been mixed. While some have warmly received the photos, others have left comments such as a concerned face emoji or the phrase “That’s mean” under the photos.
The royal family responded by having a spokesman for Kensington Palace issue a statement that said the post by DrMediSpa is “categorically not true”. The statement also said the members of the “Royal Family never endorse commercial activity”.
Baby Botox can best be described as a mini-Botox treatment that provides results that are more subtle in appearance than a regular amount of Botox that is injected into the targeted area on the face of a patient. Tiny doses of Botox are injected into areas of the face, such as the forehead and lips, and there are longer gaps between Botox treatments. In addition, baby Botox only involves the use of one syringe, or even half a syringe of Botox, while more traditional Botox treatments might involve two or three syringes being injected into the face of the patient. The fact that less Botox is used means the patient enjoys more movement in the face.
Because less Botox is used during the treatment, baby Botox is considered to be more of a preventative treatment than a corrective treatment. In general, baby Botox rejuvenates the skin without the danger of the “frozen look” that sometimes occurs if too much Botox is injected into the face of a person.
The cost of baby Botox is anywhere from $500-$1000 for three recommended treatments. The cost also varies depending on the area of the country where it is performed, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and if the patient has more than three treatments or less than the recommended number of three treatments.
There is little to no downtime required after the procedure and the entire treatment can take 30 minutes or less. The results start to become visible within 3-5 days and the results can last anywhere from 4-5 months.
When asked if Kate Middleton is a client of DrMediSpa, the clinic was not willing to commit to a definitive answer. Sammy Curry, the marketing manager of the clinic, told one newspaper that the clinic “wouldn’t be able to disclose whether she is a client or not. We have nondisclosure agreements where we can’t discuss our high-end clients. We absolutely can’t comment at all that she has come to us.”
Curry was asked why Dr. Somji decided to post the photos of Kate to Instagram. Curtis replied with, “He thought it was a good comparison picture to use to show the effects of Botox and obviously baby Botox which he does himself. He just wanted to show the transformation that it can create and obviously how it can be used for subtle results and it’s really good for anti-ageing.”
Curry also added that baby Botox “gives the effect of Botox, but you won’t have the frozen look. You will get expression in your face. It’s good as a starting off point with Botox because it has more subtle results than going into a normal procedure of Botox.”
Curry also defensed the use of “Our Kate” by the doctor by saying he was referring to “the UK’s Kate” and not referring to Kate Middleton as a client of the clinic.