Kate Beckinsale – No Botox or Fillers Due to Medical Condition?
No matter the age or level of fame of a female celebrity, many of them are suspected of making changes to their face through the use of Botox and/or fillers. There are times when it seems like celebrities who are more famous than others are instantly suspected of having cosmetic procedures to alter their appearance and keep them looking youthful. One actress who has spoken out against the idea of having fillers and Botox is Kate Beckinsale and she even has a medical reason for not wanting to undergo those treatments.
Kate Beckinsale – Addresses Gossip About Her Face
The actress recently decided to set the record straight about her appearance by saying, “I’m not lying and I don’t have to accept people accusing me of things I haven’t done.” The reason for this statement goes back to her look on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The forty-nine-year-old actress shared photos from the event on her Instagram page but these photos were met with some members of the public accusing her of undergoing plastic surgery. Beckinsale took the opportunity to address the issue quickly and effectively in the comments section of the photos.
One comment on the photos stated, “Please tell me you had a facelift because it’s not possible to be gorgeous at 50.” Her reply to the comment read, “No threads, no thread lift, no Botox, no laser, no nose job, no filler. I do have facials with prp to boost collagen and microcurrent for skin tightening and oxygen. I probably would try laser but I’m a bit scared. Haven’t so far.”
There was also a comment on her page from a person that wrote, “LOL why do Celebrities have to deny their face procedures? Just don’t lie about it…she still looks great. In her reply, Beckinsale insisted, “I haven’t had a facelift or filler or Botox.”
Kate Beckinsale – Medical Condition Revealed
Due to all of the comments and gossip surrounding her youthful appearance, the actress took the time to explain that she suffers from a medical condition that prevents her from getting fillers or Botox treatments. Her admission was in response to a comment that stated, “Very pretty! Oh wait! She does get botox and fillers done! Each to its own…just admit it and its soo obvious.”
Beckinsale replied, “I actually can’t. I have a condition called mast cell activation which is actually a massive daily struggle and means I react to hundreds of things badly. Can’t take the risk.”
For those who have never heard of the condition, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is when the mast cells in the body end up releasing too much of a substance that can cause symptoms that are like an allergy. It has been reported that the areas of the body that are most affected by MCAS include the skin of the person, the heart, the nervous system, and the gastrointestinal tract.
Kate Beckinsale – Further Discussion About Cosmetic Procedures
In an interview back in 2021, the actress spoke out about the assumption that most women in Hollywood have undergone some form of cosmetic procedures.
“I haven’t had any. I’m not against people having it. [But} I do get pissed off. It’s sort of a given that I’ve had it, which I just literally haven’t. I’m frightened of paralyzing my face. My mum’s voice is in my head, very loud, at all times. My mum wouldn’t even get a facial, she is suspicious of anything like that, and looks f—ing radiant and amazing. I know if I did do Botox, I’d be the one that would get the droopy eye, and my mum would go, ‘I f—ing told you! See? You should never do that.’”
Even though she does have a fear of possible complications from Botox, the actress has admitted to enjoying having a “Vampire Facial” which is a procedure where blood plasma is re-injected into the face of the patient. The result of this treatment is a look to the face that is tighter and more glowing.
Beckinsale also credits her genetics to her youthful appearance. When discussing her “good genes” with the press, she said. “My family are generally on the younger-looking side. Even my dog is nine and looks like a puppy. People started trying to worry me about turning 40 when I was turning 33. If you overload it like that, you’re going to make the person not give a s—.”
While Beckinsale claims that her medical condition prevents her from having Botox or fillers to help her retain a youthful look, there is still some speculation that she had help beyond the “Vampire Facial.” It is not known if this is the case as Kate Beckinsale stands by her story about a medical condition preventing her from certain cosmetic procedures. Until she shares any additional information, that will be the official reason she gives for avoiding many cosmetic procedures that turn back the clock.