Popular Cosmetic Treatments for Hollywood Red Carpet

The Hollywood red carpet is all about looking glamorous and perfect in every sense of the word. Although the celebrities posing on the red carpet pull off their looks rather effortlessly, there’s so much more going behind the scenes. And that is the world everyone wants to know more about. 

Us common folks, when planning to go to a party, don’t really think about preparing our bodies for weeks or even months. We just go for it. That’s not what celebrities do. And it shows when they look picture-perfect on the red carpet. But the red carpet is a big event, and we also have many big events in our lives, for which we want to look perfect. So, why not learn about those celebrity secrets that make them look their best. After all, who doesn’t want to look the best version of themselves? 

And even though it’s about your outfit, hairstyle, makeup and nails, it all starts with making the skin look smooth and flawless. Celebs have to make some big decisions about their looks before the event, and their attire is not the only thing that they have to think about. Let’s learn about the cosmetic treatments that celebrities get before their big events so that you can also look just as beautiful as them at your big events. 

What Kind of Cosmetic Treatments Do Celebrities Prefer For Hollywood Red Carpet?

Let’s take a closer look at the list of cosmetic treatments that are popular among celebrities before their big events. Non-surgical treatments have no downtime, so this makes these treatments even more preferable to the celebs.

Vampire Facial 

Back in 2013, a celebrity whose name alone brings up the word “drama” in mind posted a selfie of herself on Instagram. Blood was on her face, but was it all good? That didn’t make any sense until people started to understand the science behind the procedure. Kim Kardashian had gotten a vampire facial (very aptly named considering the post-treatment look). Since then, there has been no going back for the vampire facial. It just may be a Hollywood red carpet staple now. 

Vampire facials combine micro-needling with PRP to boost the production of collagen. This results in a youthful glow as it improves the texture of the skin and even smoothens it. Who doesn’t want that? 

Now, you shouldn’t get it right before your Hollywood red carpet event. That’s because you can’t apply makeup right after. If it’s an outdoor party, you can go directly under the sun or wear sunscreen right after the procedure. So, time it well. Get this treatment at least 5 days before the big event. That’s because your face might look a bit red with some scabbing for a few days after. So, if you want to look as good as the celebs on the Hollywood red carpet, vampire facial might do the job.

Is Vampire Facial Painful?

Even though it is true that Kim Kardashian later said that she regretted her vampire facial because of the pain, it was because she had gotten the treatment while she was pregnant. This meant that she couldn’t have any painkillers or put the numbing cream on her face. Thus, the whole process caused her pain and discomfort. 

Despite that, she says, “Even though it wasn’t for me, I know it has so many benefits for your skin. Kourtney is a huge fan and I know a lot of other people that love it, too.” Certainly, the timing was wrong. She posted about her regrets over vampire facials, back in 2018, in a blog post on her website. She did delete that blog post later on. You never know with Kim K! 

Dermal Fillers

Fillers have become mainstream thanks to those celebs who have gotten them and spoken about them. Dermal fillers can add volume to different parts of the face, which can help with visible signs of ageing. Moreover, it can even make some parts look plumper.

The Kardashians have had them. Kylie’s lip fillers became super famous back in 2015. Chrissy Teigen had fillers. And Katy Perry had them under her eyes for hollowing and dark circles. Supermodel Cindy Crawford and Kaley Cuoco have also gotten dermal fillers. 

There are many celebs who don’t admit to getting any procedures done on their face. However, as we age, the collagen production decreases, our skin loses its elasticity, and we’re bound to show some signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagginess.

And when you look at celebs who have poreless smooth skin without even a single fine line, cosmetic treatments might have something to do with it. And before your Hollywood red carpet event, you can also get some dermal fillers to look like absolute perfection.

Chemical Peeling

Chemical peels are very popular. They address a plethora of skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, redness, enlarged pores, and rosacea, among others. With these, the skin doesn’t peel instantly. In fact, the peeling process will continue for 1-2 weeks after the treatment takes place. So, you should know how long before your Hollywood red carpet event you should get this treatment. 

While on Conan O’Brian’s night show, Jennifer Aniston talked about chemical peels saying, “It’s extremely intense. You don’t realize you look like a battered burn victim for a week. Then [the dead skin on your face] just kind of falls off—for eight days. It was horrifying.” But looking at the star’s skin, it seems like chemical peels are worth it because she still looks drop-dead gorgeous. 


You might’ve seen videos of many people laying down with a person moving a machine that makes it seem as if the whole gunk is being sucked out of their face leaving them with a dewy, ethereal glow. That is a HydraFacial. The treatment has very little downtime. You’ll experience minimum redness after getting the procedure done. 

What happens during the procedure is that before the HydraFacial takes place, acids like glycolic and salicylic acid break up the dead skin. This is then vacuumed out. The machine also injects nourishing and moisturizing serums into the skin. Beyonce, Kate Winslet, and Amy Poehler all have gotten this treatment, and from the looks of it, they seem pretty satisfied with it. It might be a reason for their glowing faces on the Hollywood red carpet.

Clear + Brilliant Laser

Literally called the “Red Carpet Facial”, who would dare go without it. It works its magic on the skin of the person undergoing it, which is why it is so popular. The best thing about this treatment is that there is very little downtime meaning that the redness will go away in hours.

Moreover, the skin won’t peel after the laser. Your skin will look youthful with a healthy glow since the laser treatment can also help with visible signs of ageing. Khloe Kardashian (of course!), Hailey Baldwin, and Jennifer Aniston are just some of the celebrities who have gotten this treatment. 

Teeth Whitening

Another very popular Hollywood red carpet treatment is teeth whitening. That million-dollar smile doesn’t make way to the camera on its own. There’s a lot of stuff that happens behind the scenes. Of course, when posing for the cameras on the red carpet, celebs know that they have to smile.

So, they can’t have their teeth looking yellow or grimy. There’s a list of celebrities who have gotten teeth whitening procedures done. This includes the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, Emma Stone, Justin Biber, Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford.

Which Cosmetic Treatments Should You Avoid Before Big Events? 

There’s a right time for everything. And although some cosmetic procedures can leave your skin looking fine, this doesn’t mean that you should get the treatment right before the big event. Strong chemical peels, deep resurfacing treatment, thread lift, and skin tightening using ultrasound are a no-no.

Remember that each person is unique. Everyone’s skin is different. What works for one person might not work for another. You should not try out any new treatment on your face before the big event. Your skin might react badly to it, and you’ll just end up feeling sad and disappointed.


The Hollywood red carpet is something many people dream of. Walking down the red carpet, you can only imagine yourself looking nothing but perfect. But to look that perfect, you might need some work done. You need to make your skin look fresh, dewy, and alive. If you have a big event coming up and want to look Hollywood red carpet ready, there are some “tweakments” that you can consider.

Most of them have to do with the face like peels, facials, and fillers because that will be the star of the event. Many times, celebs reveal their “new” looks on the Hollywood red carpet itself, so it’s no small event. If you have been experiencing some skin concerns or just want to have a “glow-up,” you should make sure to consult a dermatologist. Trying out some treatments at home can end up doing more harm than good. 

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