Christie Brinkley changes her story about what she does to her face, but that changes too

Why I first saw this story I thought “Christie Brinkley sure changes her story about what she gets done to her face.” Then I realized that her face changes so much she probably is telling the truth – she varies her procedures, she’s just not reminding us about her past work while trying to take advantage of the next news cycle and our forgetfulness. (But really, only gossip nerds like me remember the things she’s said.) So here’s Christie’s latest anti-aging procedures, which seem to be accumulating over time to give her a comical look in motion. She’s into a Botox alternative called Xeomin which is being touted as similar to Botox but allowing for more movement. This is the first I’m hearing about it. She’s also into Ultherapy, which is ultrasound for your face. (I have the Nuface mini, which is an at-home microcurrent machine and I swear it works to lift, at least temporarily. It’s a slight different treatment than ultrasound.)

Here’s what Brinkley said about her latest treatments, and FYI in 2015 she said she’d “tried” Botox in her forehead and wouldn’t ever do it again, then later in 2015 she said she gets Botox in her neck and laser resurfacing. In 2016 she denied getting Botox and said she had fillers in “tiny doses”. (That was around the time she put out a skincare line.) She’s never copped to invasive plastic surgery, which would explain how her eyes changed shape the past ten years. Of course Christie is a spokesperson for both of these new treatments, which probably didn’t do much given everything she’s had done to date.

“I wondered if people would think I’m phony and fake,” Brinkley, 63, exclusively tells PEOPLE of using the treatments in a new interview featured in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “But it’s better to be honest and say, ‘Yeah, this is what I do.’”

Her goal was “never to look different,” says the model and author of Timeless Beauty, who has become the spokeswoman for both products, which are owned by the pharmaceutical company Merz North America. “But I’m almost 64. At a certain point, you might need a little something extra. When I look in the mirror, I want to feel like I look as good as I feel. And if you can have something done to feel more confident and better about yourself, then you feel like your face matches your spirit—and my spirit is enthusiastic and energetic.”

First, she got Xeomin (pronounced ZEOmin), which is an injectable that temporarily improves the look of frown lines between the eyebrows. It works by blocking the transmission of signals from nerves to the muscles, which causes muscles to relax and appear smoother. “It’s similar to other botulinum toxins [like Botox],” says Brinkley’s dermatologist Dr. Patricia Wexler of Wexler Dermatology in New York City.

However, it’s a more “purified toxin,” says the dermatologist because it doesn’t use accessory proteins like other products. “Given correctly, you’ll have a very natural look of lift in the area.” A single treatment ranges from $300 to $500 and lasts up to four months.

“I was so afraid to do it,” Brinkley says of trying Xeomin. “But I still feel like myself. I could still move my eyebrows and I feel like I have all my same funny faces. It was like a non-invasive pick-me-up.”

[Her dermatologist also touts Ultherapy which costs around "$1,800 per area treated, and it takes between two to three months to see full results."]

If there are naysayers to her latest beauty secret reveal, she’s ignoring them. “There are always going to be the people who build themselves up by pulling you down,” she says. “But then there are the women who are supporting women. And if there are little things that I can do that are going to make me feel great, make me look good for my job and that would be selfish of me not to share it,” she says.

[From People]

This is what she always says, that she doesn’t want to look different but she does look different. She looks good (I think she looked better a few years back when she was using treatments sparingly), just different and obviously enhanced. I wonder if People is running these stories as needed filler or if they’re actually getting paid by Merz to include Christie’s endorsement. (We’re not getting paid.)




Photos are from this summer. The photos at the US Open are the newest and they’re from September. Credit: WENN

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  1. kimbers says:

    I’m sure she’s beautiful on the inside, but her outside is being over worked. =[

  2. Pandy says:

    Well, she looks great for 65 … but at a certain point, you have to relax a little about how much you do.

  3. Lavin says:

    In the first photo I thought she was Brandi Glanville of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills who ruined her face with something, not sure what. All those fillers or whatever, in faces start making so many celebrities look alike , pulled, puffy cheeks and cat like. Their faces slowly start looking like that old Madame Puppet from the 80′s TV shows.

    Christy still looks good, but she should STOP right now. She could easily pass for 40

    • Truthful says:

      “She could easily pass for 40″ LOL

      She couldn’t even pass for 50.
      50 years old now: the supermodels, salma hayek,halle Berry, Juliette Binoche, Kate blanchett, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts , Elizabeth Hurley, Tilda swinton etc…

      All of them look decades younger than her. She is pretty but all that work is aging her a great lot!

      For example Kim Catrall is 61 and is looking a hell lot more better !

      She looks like “aging Barbie”…. not a good look

      • magnoliarose says:

        I think she looks 70 with lots of work. She doesn’t appear younger like she did a few years ago.
        My mother just gets facials and is a skin care fanatic, and she is older than Christy, but no one ever thinks she is her age. They guess 50. She never smoked and exercises but has never had any work. My MIL had a face lift at 60, and she looks good too, but she gets “refreshers” sparingly, but she is very glamorous even now. They both look better than Christy. I see women all the time who are older and look great.
        Wrinkle-free isn’t always the answer.

        I know Jerry Hall has lines and wrinkles and is the same age, but to me, she looks more attractive maybe because she looks happier.

        It baffles me when people like Christy with access get such OTT work and can’t stop.

  4. JC says:

    There’s something about getting eye work done that makes the eyes look smaller. Maybe it’s from removing the saggy, baggy skin that actually gave them an overall appearance of greater size.

    I don’t like the artificial, homogenized, melty look that come from all these procedures. They all begin to look like escapees from Madame Tussaud’s.

  5. KBeth says:

    I think she looks pretty good.

  6. tracking says:

    Oh good lord, she had a facelift (ca. 2010) and her fillers could not be more obvious. Why bother telling half-truths instead of saying you won’t discuss it a la Jane Fonda? I wonder if she isn’t being paid to endorse those two techniques.

  7. Bridget says:

    Lol at her ever being afraid to try a beauty procedure/injection. We’re seeing the whole range on her – full facelift, Botox, fillers, you name it.

  8. lala says:

    I won’t judge her for using fillers, plastic surgery or whatever she pleases because I’m youngish and I’m already worrying about how I will react to my aging face (I’m vain! sue me) what saddens me more is that we live in such a youth-obsessed world that someone as beautiful as Brinkley is made to feel like she needs to undergo these procedures to look younger and “maintain” her beauty…aging isn’t the opposite of beautiful.

    • Susannah says:

      I don’t know how much of this is the basic youth-obsessed world we live in and how much of this is Christie Brinkley being incredibly shallow. Every interview she gives is about her looks and wanting her daughter to be a model.
      She seems to live through her model daughter even announcing her being a model in Sports Illustrated as opposed to letting the kid announce it herself. It seems cruel of me to say but I just feel like Christie Brinkley doesn’t have a much in her life other than her looks so she’s going to preserve them for as long as possible.

    • Bridget says:

      Christie Brinkley who last year did an SI Swinsuit shoot that was literally her 2 daughters below her while she posed above them? Christie Brinkley’s problem is that she has nothing beyond her looks and that terrifies her.

  9. amanda says:

    I know I’m supposed to marvel at the work she has done to her face but I can’t stop looking at those hands. Procedures for hands need to become a thing. Those hands don’t disguise her age.

  10. minx says:

    She looks great but she should stop talking about it.

  11. Alix says:

    She needs to ease up, but her work is better than Cindy Crawford’s.

  12. prissa says:

    What I don’t understand is the fillers in the cheeks. It makes the cheeks looks puffy and chipmunk-ish. Her (and many other celebs – Jada Pinket Smith comes to mind) cheeks didn’t looks that puffy when she was young, so why would she go for that look now?

    I’m so confused.

  13. Littlestar says:

    She looks OK, I wouldn’t say she looks bad. But if it’s excessive in motion it’s just off-putting to me, I think you have to draw the line somewhere. I’m only 29 so I’m sure my perspective is unqualified for what it’s like to be a woman in their 60s, let alone a woman in the public eye. I think when I’m getting older I’d much rather treatments like lasers or peels rather than fillers or Botox. For now it’s just healthy eating, exercise, stay out the sun, no smoking/drinking, good skin care and my momma’s genes holding me together.

  14. Electric Tuba says:

    She should fill her face with a nice hot cup of Who Cares organic soup.

  15. Rachel in August says:

    She looks fabulous but the fillers and the botox around the mouth are very obvious. Still, it’s good work. Janice Dickinson and Melanie Griffith are close in age and neither of them look anywhere near this good, but then Christie never had chronic drug and alcohol addictions, either.

  16. Jenna says:

    Sign me up – she looks fan-f-ing-tactic for 65.

  17. s says:

    Christie Brinkley needs some hobbies.

  18. Scarlettmoon says:

    I’m 48 staring down the barrel of 49…I won’t lie…it’s scary! I’m much more than my looks of course and have no wish to be attractive to a 25 year old just to the one I love. I regularly do small doses of filler and dysport…why? Because when I look in the mirror I want to see me…I want to see how I feel reflected back at me. I want to look like me on a good day, a refreshed, I got lots of sleep, having a great day me lol not me at 22, that ship has sailed and will never return to port again! I don’t judge other women for what they get done or their reasons for doing it…it’s incredibly personal and if I’ve not been in your place, I’m no judge on your motives. The classic puffy cheeked cat look is simply way too much filler…I work with my face person to ensure I never look that way, only tiny bits here and there, I still look like a woman in her forties which is perfectly okay, I am!!! I say Christie looks fantastic and whatever she needs to do to feel fabulous is okay!

  19. Lindsey says:

    People rag should not call this an interview, because it is just product placement and you bet bet Christie and People both got paid for it.

    Christie is obsessed with how she looks. Its all she can talk about. She is so shalliw and fake!!!! No wonder she cant keep a man, sorry!

  20. Big D says:

    She looks good, no question, but reading about all she has to go through to look like that..I think you can only do this if your looks are really the one and only defining thing to and about you..

  21. Pogey says:

    I think she is unhappy and insecure. She would look fine without all these procedures. Most women dont need them but for some reason feel pressure to get things done. Maybe next time she should talk to a therapist instead.

  22. Am says:

    I have to wonder why she only is fessing up to these 2 New treatments now that she is endorsing them and getting money related to their sales increase with her endorsement? She would never have said anything about these if she was not getting money too. Therefore her motives are strictly financial. This disgusts me. If you read her IG, she makes it sound as if she is all about women and supporting women and why do women say negative things about other women blah blah blah go screw yourself Christie. All she does is make money off of women, women who she herself has said “Just want to be me (her,)”. I wouldn’t buy any of her products if you paid me $1 million, well, maybe if you paid me $1 million. She does not have any women’s interests at heart she only has her bottom line at heart, that is her money, her looks, her fame, and promoting her kids. And that vapid sailor, does she really think that anything she has done has gotten her modeling gigs? Alexa seems to be the only one truthful and honest. But she is her father’s daughter after all.