Article by By FRANCES HARDY FOR THE DAILY MAIL
Don’t you get a bit sick of celebrities who look ten years younger than they did a decade ago, protesting that they’ve had ‘nothing done’ and insisting their youthfulness is all down to yoga and sunblock?
And isn’t it refreshing when someone fesses up and admits: I’ve had a couple of procedures, a helping hand; it’s not all thanks to good genes and abstemious living? So, hurrah for Sarah, Duchess of York who today, less than a week away from her 60th birthday, gives us an honest insight into the help she’s had in holding back the clock. The Duchess has fair skin, impressively few grey hairs and is prone to wrinkles, but looked surprisingly well at her daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank last year.
Was it just maternal pride that made her skin glow as she walked up the steps at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, for her younger daughter’s big day? Or was there a bit of something else, besides?
Both says Sarah. Speaking exclusively to the Mail, she confesses: ‘The happiness was shining out of me because my daughter was getting married. I was so glad. I love Jack. When I’m passionate about anything, my eyes shine.
‘Above all, it was being joyful for Eugenie that made me look good. But I’d had some laser treatment on my face which helped, too.’
The laser treatment comes with extraordinary claims. It purports to be everything we’d wish from a cosmetic pro-cedure: pain-free, non-invasive, with no recovery time and accomplished in no more than 90 minutes.
The woman behind the Duchess’s treatment is Polish-born Dr Gabriela Mercik, who at her Harley Street clinic, has just launched what she calls the world’s first 6-Dimension Ultimate Laser Treatment facelift.
What does 6-Dimension mean? ‘We wanted a unique name to show we’re pioneering things,’ says Dr Gabriela’s son Greg, 29, an IT graduate, who’s trained to carry out non-invasive procedures. ‘People have heard of 3D glasses — we wanted to go a step beyond that.’