(This blogpost is reprinted from our newsletter of December 18, 2008. To subscribe to our newsletter, please click on the pink button in the upper right hand corner.)

(Link to source of photo.)Last week when I was looking for celebrity photos for the newsletter, I came across this pair of photos of Keanu Reeves.

The photo on the left was taken in 1989. Notice the fullness of Keanu’s cheeks and how smooth his lower lids are.

On the right, his cheeks look flat and his lower lids are pouchy. When I saw how aged he looked, I thought “Some time soon, we’re going to see Keanu with his cheeks filled, looking younger again.”

Sure enough, the next day, Keanu was in the paper for the premiere of his new movie.

His cheeks have a youthful curve again and his lids look smooth. It’s subtle but has a big impact on how we judge the age of a face. I bet you wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t pointed it out, right?

I have been doing this technique using dermal fillers for the past several months and getting amazing results.

The other thing you can see with Keanu is that he is avoiding tanning his face. His bright, clear, smooth skin suggests to me that he has had laser resurfacing, such as the Pixel laser that we use here.

Cheers to celebrities looking great without plastic surgery!

(Link to Keanu at the opening of The Day the Earth Stood Still.)