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Did she, or didn’t she? That’s a question that gets lobbed around quite a lot here in Hollywood, but just because you want a quick pick-me-up for your face doesn’t mean you need to consider going under the knife. On the contrary, there are plenty of products and procedures out on the market that offer maximum results with minimum pain, all while keeping you awake, conscious, and anesthesia-free. Whether it’s a miracle cream, minor injections, or a gadget that promises to shave years off your tired visage, we’ve got the five best ways to perk up your face and get you glowing and gorgeous without even looking at an operating table.
We asked Dr. Jessica Wu, L.A.’s premiere dermatologist, best-selling author, and Good Morning America’s go-to beauty expert to dish on some easy, effective, and relatively non-invasive products and procedures to refresh your face without going under the knife. Be sure to click through to see her top tips, plus some of the absolute best anti-aging products you need to try now to get younger and healthier skin sans going under the knife.
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Dr. Jessica Wu's top three tips:

1. Kiehl's Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler: "An actress patient of mine swears by this product and used it every day when she was filming a big-budget movie. While it doesn’t replace injectable fillers, it can help temporarily fill in fine lines and shallow wrinkles—plus, it’s painless. This Kiehl’s miracle product contains two types of hyaluronic acid (the active ingredient in Restylane and Juvederm fillers), which hold moisture in and plump your skin, so your makeup goes on more smoothly. Just don’t apply too much, which can look too cake-y.”

2. Nefertiti Treatment with Botox: "This is a bit more of an invasive procedure, but it really works. I inject tiny drops of Botox along the jaw line to release muscle fibers that pull down on the skin and make your face sag. This makes your jaw line sharper, gives you a little lift, and makes your neck look longer. You’ll look great, and, as an added bonus, you can expect people telling you that you look like you’ve lost weight."

3. Affirm Eyelid Treatment: "This is a non-invasive, fractionated laser that tightens skin. It takes about 15 minutes to treat both upper and lower lids.”

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Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refresher:
Aveda has infused their newest anti-aging product with Tourmaline, a mineral with naturally energizing properties that will give your skin a healthy glow. You can head to Planet Salon for their Botanical Skin Resurfacing Facial which featuring this refresher, or you can also pick up this terrific tube for just $40 and get radiant results at-home.
Planet Salon, 323 South Robertson Boulevard (at Gregory Way); 310-659-8789.

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Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask, $38, available at Bliss:
Bliss is one of the best spas around, and their most popular facial add-on is this skin-saving mask. While we recommend you head to their L.A. HQ for a Triple Oxygen Facial if you want to see age-defying results, this fab mask is a great at-home alternative. This set of six includes 6 spatulas and measuring scoops for water, so you can get the formula just right, and promises to seal in necessary moisture to keep your visage looking bright, tight, and totally revived.

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Intraceutical Atoxelene Daily Serums:
Intraceutical Oxygen Infusion facials at local spas like Carasoin and Terri Lawton instantly refresh and plump up your skin with infusions of hyaluronic acid, but if you can’t make time in your schedule for a facial, or you don’t want to pay big bucks for one treatment, we highly recommend you try these two serums from Intraceuticals. They give you an instant lift and after just a few applications, and we promise your skin will look smoother, younger, and plumper—it’s like a facelift in a bottle.
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Clarisonic Opal:
If the crow’s feet around your eyes are stressing you out, this is the product for you. This palm-sized device delivers immediate results that you can really see: Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brighter, younger-looking skin. We’ve often heard it referred to as a Sonicare for your face, and the super-sonic waves allow the delicate skin around your eyes to absorb any anti-aging serums and moisturizers to give you a truly re-energized look.

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