Denise Richards shares video of non-invasive facial, has denied Botox and fillers

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In February, I covered an interview with RHOBH’s Denise Richards talking about how she met her husband, who happened to be her neighbor’s ex. It was a bit sketchy, but I also noticed that only half her face moved on camera. She’d obviously had some fresh injectables, which she later denied doing. In an April interview she said she’d only done her boobs, (the source is paywalled but OK! has the details). That’s so doubtful considering her face looks totally different. There’s no shame in it, just don’t deny if you don’t want to admit to it.

Denise recently shared the video below to her Instagram, while she’s getting a facial treatment she writes is non-invasive. OK! thinks this is her way of explaining what she’s had done.

Denise had to weather a storm of nasty comments after she posted a red carpet photo on Instagram from her time in Monte Carlo in June.

Fans accused the Drop Dead Gorgeous star of getting Botox and fillers in the comments section.

The former model went on record about the plastic surgeries she’s had during an Australian interview in April. “I have only done my boobs and I am very open and honest about that,” she told The Daily Telegraph. “I have had the same nose if people look it up, and the lips. I don’t do Botox or fillers.”

[From OK! Magazine]

In the video, Denise says “I’m here with nurse Jamie… getting some skin tightening.” Nurse Jamie explains that it’s some kind of “radio frequency” treatment. I have one of those NuFace microcurrent devices and it seems like it works temporarily, but the difference is barely noticeable. I’m assuming this is similar.

OK! runs a lot of blatant fiction, but their observation is spot on: Denise is trying to act like she only gets some buffing at the dermatologist. It’s completely understandable that she’s doing this though, even if it seems a bit disingenuous. (Also it’s possible she just gained a little too, and there’s no shame in that, I’m just saying it looks like more than that.)

I don’t watch RHOBH, it feels like work to me because there are so many plot twists to follow, but apparently Denise is still talking about how big her new husband’s d*ck is. She said on the reunion that it was bigger than a shoe [via Hollywood Life]. This is what these women need to do to get headlines. I guess that’s similar to them getting injectables. They fight and say outrageous things because they have to stand out enough to make it to another season, and they all get plastic surgery and injectables to make them look like uncanny valley androids.



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  1. Lightpurple says:

    I’m glad you put her name because I did not recognize her.

  2. ByTheSea says:

    Then why does her face and lips look like that?

  3. Cindy says:

    I thought it was Ellen Pompeo when I saw the thumbnail.

  4. Iknow says:

    That’s bull. Anyone who still watches RHOBH knows that Denise Richards’ face has gone through some sort of procedure. I think she seems like a fun, chill person, but she needs to stop dropping Charlie’s name every episode.

    • brooksie says:

      Agreed, but I will say that I think she saved this boring ass season! She’s a breath of fresh air.

  5. Spicecake38 says:

    If you didn’t put her name here I could not have guessed who this was

  6. Stacy Dresden says:

    Denise is a beautiful woman. I would like to see her age naturally but it’s her choice. Drop Dead Gorgeous is such a classic.

    • Megs says:

      Yes!! Did you see the movie is finally streaming? I just rewatched it on Hulu last night and while some of it would probably be changed if it came out today, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it holds up- so funny!

  7. Josie says:

    Can someone explain why these women lie about it? There’s nothing shameful about getting Botox and fillers, or a full face lift for that matter. We all know how old you are; what’s the value in pretending you’re getting chipmunk cheeks and a frozen forehead “naturally”? I truly don’t understand the reason for the deceit.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      The lies are part of their ego. They want to pretend that other women might need botox to look younger as they age, but not them — they are just soooooo genetically superior that they look young forever.

      Same reason why some women lie about starving themselves to stay thin: wouldn’t YOU like to stuff your face all day and be skinny too? Well, too bad because you’re genetically inferior.

      Or, lying about IVF. Other women need medical help to conceive after 45, but not celebrities! Nope, their genetically superior eggs stay young forever, just like their faces!

      • G says:

        Another reason celebrities deny work is because they know they have young fans and don’t want impressionable youth to think they have to get work done / go to drastic measures like surgery to look like them etc. Although I doubt Denise has any tween / teen fans so I’m surprised she’s not more honest. It’s obvious she’s had filler her face is so puffy especially the cheek area. Your face slims as you age not the opposite.

  8. Citresse says:

    Did she tell her plastic surgeon she wants to look like Shannon Tweed?

  9. Kitten says:

    Is it medication or just fillers? I need to know what she did so I can stay away from it.

    I don’t understand why this always happens with women in Hollywood…they go from looking tweaked-but-good to Uncanny Valley in just a few years. Honestly, Naomi Watts, J Lo and–I know some will disagree with me–Gwen Stefani have all had work done but it doesn’t look insane. I know Stefani is teetering on the edge but I think she still looks good at this stage. Maybe it’s just the difference between having a trusted plastic surgeon with a good eye and…not.

    • Cindy says:

      I think it probably has to do with how they take care of their faces. JLo seems like a woman who takes a lot of care of herself, so I imagine she watches her diet, applies anti-aging creams, etc. Outside of how hectic a pop star’s life is, JLo seems to have a super healthy lifestyle.

      A lot of the women who went crazy with the procedures don’t strike me that way. It’s like they are trying to undo decades of smoking, lack of self-care and (possibly) some drugs through these procedures.

      • Carol says:

        Yep, so true. All those actresses, except JLo, smoke like a fiend and that does not bode well for your skin as you age.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Some of it is also just luck of genetics, to be honest. Sun exposure and smoking are the Big Two that you can control, though. Other than lines under my eyes (that have actually been there since I was a teen), I’m pushing mid-thirties and have no obvious wrinkles. My sister, on the other hand, who smoked throughout her twenties and lived in Florida for several years without using sunscreen is already showing touches of crow’s feet – and she’s two years younger.

    • Snowslow says:

      It seems that the new normal in HW is being very very artificial. Heck, with very wealthy people in general. It’s just the new normal for them. They don’t notice. When I spend too long in events with “enhanced” women I find myself admiring people in the street with real skin (I hate the flattened, seemingly poreless enhanced look), with scars, wrinkles, differently shaped lips (especially the lips! why are fake lips so shiny??), etc. Even the small procedures you mention are visible when you see people in the flesh (so to speak) and it’s so distracting. You keep feeling something is off (it happens to me with Aniston in films actually).

      • Chaine says:

        I so agree. All these procedures are not very common where I live so when I meet someone with obvious lip injections or fillers it is very off-putting and I have a hard time looking them in the face while talking.

      • FoundCat says:

        @snowsloe. I’m addicted to “procedures”. The fantasy. The drugs. The endless cycle of hyper narcissism…

      • original_kellybean says:

        My sister-in-law is one of those women who get so much done that it’s painful to look at her. She doesn’t live near me so I only see her a couple of times a year, thankfully. She was such a natural beauty but now looks like a freak. It’s so distracting. She is a few years younger than me but looks older just because she has done so much to herself. I would never say anything to her because we aren’t that close but her brother and I discuss it every so often and he also wishes she would stop. I REALLY don’t understand how these people look into a mirror and think they look good. Chacun a son gout, I guess.

    • Mab's A'Mabbin says:

      We are witnesses of this era of phases and stages knowing that in the end, they all look like wide-mouth bass. It’s a slow, but escalating downward spiral of extreme vanity that will perplex and entertain future archeologists.

      • jennifer says:

        @Mab’s-yes! I think that too, that if someone came from another planet, or some future researcher looked into this, they would just be so perplexed at what this is or why some humans chose to do this.

      • Grace says:

        “wide-mouthed bass”!!! nailed it. I have been searching for an apt description and you nailed it! Looks good on a fish…..a person, not so much!

      • BeanieBean says:

        It won’t be for archaeologists to decipher. Soft tissue doesn’t usually last over time unless the individual has been mummified (I know, I know, it’s just a joke).

    • Veronica S. says:

      I think a lot of it is also the goal of the plastic surgery. Are you trying to look permanently thirty or are you trying to look well-preserved for your age? At some point, you have to accept that aging is inevitable and stop fighting it and work with it.

      Of course, it would help if we stopped telling women their lives and beauty has an expiration date that hovers around thirty.

      • Snowslow says:

        Depends, really. My best friend’s sister in law had new breasts when she turned 30, new mouth 2 years later etc. So it’s not only about age but about becoming some ideal. Does it come from being a commodity? From fashion? Look at Bella Hadid. Even Gigi became sickly thin compared to what she was before. There is a very narcissistic and off-putting trend for women to become cyborg-like, seemingly flaw-less and very artificial. This self-hatred (I can’t see it in any other way) is no longer about the ageing process only but also about the body itself if it doesn’t correspond to a given ideal. IT’s also about having too much time on your hands and very little brains or talents to use it.

    • Ali says:

      “Is it medication or just fillers? I need to know what she did so I can stay away from it.”


    • Andrea says:

      Gwen Stefani looks frozen like Nicole Kidman. I wish she just let herself go without botox out the wazoo. Sadly, she is as insecure as my friend who is 32 and gets botox and lip fillers regularly.

  10. Eliza says:

    Sure, Jan.

  11. marjorie says:

    In the absence of a medical condition or weight gain, it’s a fact that we produce less collagen as we age and thus, our faces become thinner looking. The chipmunk cheek look seems to be a celebrity rite of passage these days and it’s hard to find one that hasn’t used fillers

  12. dallas says:

    She looks nothing like she used to…….whatever, Jan

  13. Pansy says:

    Ok this new trend of chipmunk cheeks. I need help understanding. So when they’re not smiling or talking they fill out wrinkles? Give definition? But they don’t move! The moment their mouths move somehow….whoa. Like a baby robot (looking at you Kylie Jenner).

    All this stuff is just to look good on a still camera. Instagram. They’re messing with their faces for a good Instagram post.

  14. Dark and Stormy says:

    Ditto on not recognizing her and now I will never get radio frequency

    • Adrien says:

      The main doctor in the clinic where I used to work refuses to do radio-frequency, pdt and ultrasound on young faces because they also shrink fat cells. And fat is the one that makes faces youthful, something that fillers cannot replace. Ultherapy, Thermage, light therapy are the bread and butter of many aesthetic clinics because they are non invasive
      but he still prefers heavy lasers and plastic surgery over them on problematic skin. He doesn’t like the ironed out, V-shaped, chiseled look popular on Instagram.

  15. Chrissy S says:

    Who is she trying to convince? That photo of her in the red shirt is unrecognizable

  16. mara says:

    Denise has the tell-tale enlarged vertical vein on her forehead that seems to happen to a lot of people who have had Botox injections. She was so pretty before she messed with her looks. It’s sad.

    • MariettaJ says:

      @Mara, I also have the vertical vein on my forehead a lot of the time and I’ve never done Botox or fillers. I work out a lot, but I have no idea why I have it. Grant it I’m only going to be 38 in 2 weeks so I shouldn’t need Botox, etc., but I live in Scottsdale, AZ, the land of plastic! I have yet to succumb to it thankfully;)

    • BeanieBean says:

      Angelina Jolie’s vein on her forehead is quite prominent, as well. I think that’s luck of the genetic draw.

  17. Nicegirl says:

    I loved her natural beauty.

  18. Seraphina says:

    She looks like a swarm of bees got pisses odd and stung her face, ouch!!!

  19. Lady D says:

    I knew she’d ruin her face once she started on that show. Just knew it. For years I’ve thought she was so pretty, now her face looks fat and puffed, plus she gets to become a liar all for that show. I wonder what she tells her daughters?

  20. Veronica S. says:

    This trend of lying about work being done is baffling to me. Nobody cares if you do it! We all know the botox and fillers exist and are used extensively! Watching any RH series is typically a first row visual to watching aging woman’s faces morph over the years. At this point, it’s almost tackier to lie about it than own up.

  21. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    Poor thing. And her pr people simply tell her, “They’re just jealous.”

  22. Cara says:

    What a shame. She was such a beautiful woman, but now….

  23. Adrien says:

    Those at-home face gadgets and rf, microcurrent facials can help with the tightening but they won’t volumize the face. No amount of collagen production from using these machines can fill up the skin. Not even the heavy guns like Ulthera or Thermage. Only fillers (fat transfer, Restylane, etc.) and weight gain can do that.

  24. FredsMother says:

    But why are all these Hollywood women lying about the fillera, botox and lip injections. Nothing else stretches the face inyo that frozen, shiny, orange-peel skin mask.

    A bunch of these types come into my shop sometimes. One older woman in particular looked like Cher’s son in that 1980s movie called Mask. I was very sad for her. Then, there are a bunch of 30-something girls who come in and they have botoxed foreheads. Totally unnecessary because they are pretty, young girls who did not need cosmetic procedures. But over here in Eastern Europe it’s a status symbol to have the botox/La-face look. It’s how the show they have money. Sad! They all look like that something out of Star Trek.

  25. ikki says:

    she definitely has had fillers. does this lady think we are blind?

  26. Marianne says:

    Her top lip is messed up. That is not just a facial.

    I dont get why so many people in Hollywood feel the need to deny. Like, we know its popular and you have the money to do so, and the pressure to “stay young”. Like just be honest and say…”yeah Ive had work done. So what? So has 98% of the rest of the people in this business”.

  27. Nancy says:

    Her face looks swollen. Doesn’t look like her old self, but the last time I saw her was as Monica’s hot cousin on Friends so that was taped over twenty years ago. She has that weird vein in her forehead like Angelina Jolie, but that’s something you’re born with.

  28. Fluffy Princess says:

    I just came to say, HOLY macaroni, she has a new face. Did she go to Meg Ryan’s surgeon, because her face is done f’d up. She used to be very attractive, but this new face? Not so much.

  29. MellyMel says:

    I just watched Drop Dead Gorgeous over the weekend and she was so beautiful. I wish she hadn’t messed with her face.

  30. Aenflex says:

    Whatever it was, it was a mistake.

  31. CL says:

    I turned 50 this year, and treated myself to a little Botox and Juvederm. I am very happy with the results and I don’t care who knows it! Own it, movie stars, because you aren’t fooling anyone!

    • Angie says:

      I got Botox for the first time six months ago and thinking about going back. I’m not sure. I don’t like my face frozen but i do like the help with the wrinkles. I certainly don’t care why knows it either. Geez. I also don’t like the shininess your forehead gets with Botox. Aw decisions! I’ve never done any plastic surgery or any procedures before but I decided to try it when I turned 45

    • CityGirl says:

      I’m almost 55. For YEARS, I’ve been doing botox for crow’s feet, frown lines between my eyebrows and also to lift my crepey eye lids. I don’t do all 3 areas all of the time and my doc has a really light touch. I have complete movement in all areas of my face. I can’t always afford to do it , but I will continue to do it for as long as it makes me feel better when I see my face in the mirror. Most people are surprised when I tell them I do it, but I always tell them – in fact I’m always referring my doc, right after their shock of hearing how old I am.

  32. Grant says:

    I watch RHOBH and I’ve gotta say, I really enjoy her. She seems very chill and above the drama. She also mentions Charlie a lot but in a manner that makes me think that she really is the coolest ex-wife. I’m of two minds on her face. Yes, in these pictures she looks frozen but I have noticed many scenes on RHOBH where her face is quite lined, moves, and she looks, well, aged–I know that sounds terrible and there’s no shame in aging, I just didn’t know how else to describe. I don’t know what’s going on with her face.

  33. J.Mo says:

    So, why does she expect anyone to believe this? Are we to skip to suspecting that she takes a medication that causes this appearance? Stop lying, we have eyes.

  34. Laura-j says:

    Too many fillers and Botox age you more than wrinkles.

  35. SJR says:

    OK, she has certainly had something done to her face. Also, her hair needs a better colorist.

  36. nikki says:

    Like so many of you, I did not even recognize her. She doesn’t even look much like she used to. Sad…

  37. elle says:

    I hate how whatever it is they’re doing gives them GIANT faces. They all look like animatronic lions.

  38. Joanna says:

    I tried Botox and fillers before. My husband told me he could tell when the filler started to wear off but no one else seemed to have a clue that I was doing it. I just couldn’t afford to keep it up. I think it all depends on the person doing it and receiving it. Both wear off gradually. Plus these women have too much money and can keep going where the average person can’t. Also they’re also affected by their friends, everyone around them does procedures so their sense of normal is skewed imo.

    • G says:

      Fillers last differently for each person. I had a very small amount of lip filler added (half a syringe) about 5 years ago and about 20% went away but the rest is still there. My sister on the other hand had her lip filler (2 full syringes she has very thin lips) completely fade after 6 months. For me it’s not expensive at all. I would maybe go in a year or two for a top up. My sister on the other hand has to spend a lot more every 4 months.

  39. TK says:

    i don’t get how we treat botox and fillers like a big deal, i’m in my 30s and i get them frequently, (more-so botox less fillers, fillers about once or twice a year) either way, my face has never looked like denise’s does in this clip or anywhere else. I don’t know what these people who look so jacked are doing but i’d suspect it’s either taking things very extreme with the fillers or some form of surgery. Either way, she’s had it all several times and then something else.

  40. Dizzy says:

    A really good friend needs to tell her to stop. She can’t possibly think she looks better!!

  41. holly hobby says:

    Whelp looks like her face is full of something and it’s not weight gain. Sigh, she should have left her face alone.