Kelly Ripa: Botox Injections In Her Eyelids, Armpits

    January 17, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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Kelly Ripa has looked nearly flawless for years now, so if you were wondering what her secret is, she’s here to tell you: Botox. The 42-year old sat down recently with Elle Magazine for an interview, in which she got personal about her upkeep.

Ripa said she’s never had plastic surgery, but is down for some injections every six or seven months: one for her eyelids, which she says helps her makeup artist, and one for her armpits, which keeps her from sweating.

“Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So I feel like it makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now,” she said.

Without the makeup, she says, she’s a transformed woman.

“Once I leave the building, I can walk out to the street and never be noticed. It’s my superpower: I’m invisible. I just look very normal and totally unremarkable.”

Ripa is aware of her appearance perhaps more so than other women who appear on television, simply because she’s so small that any changes in her body are immediately recognized by viewers and called out. She recalls gaining weight during her first pregnancy on “All My Children” and receiving a note from a viewer which read, “Eat a carrot, you fat bastard”. She framed the note and hung it up.

“I feel like as long as you take ownership over your own flaws, it doesn’t hurt if someone else points them out,” she said.

  • Petrina

    I am all for this womam!

  • http://www.littlerockcosmeticsurgery.com/ Dr Rhys Branman

    Good for her not hiding it! Botox has a history of medical uses – and hopefully a helpful future.

    • Henry Winkler had been endorsing Botox to improve Upper Limb Spasticity, which can occur after a stroke such as his mother had.
    • A study was published in a British medical journal that stated Botox can have a lasting impact on incontinence caused by overactive bladder syndrome.
    • Botox is being used for tooth grinding or clenching (bruxism), TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), and even excess salivation.
    • Botox has also been found helpful for migraine headaches. Research showed that during a migraine attack, the muscles in the forehead, temples and the back of the head contract.
    • In the late 1980s the FDA approved Botox for use in the syndromes of blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking) and strabismus (lazy eye).
    • Botox is now being used for the treatment of excessive perspiration.
    • Restless Leg Syndrome can be helped with Botox.
    • Botox is also being used for a certain type of neck spasm called cervical dystonia.
    • Botox is even being researched for possible use to help with asthma and obesity.

    Dr Rhys Branman
    Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center