Shirley Ballas looked sensational as she left her hotel for Strictly’s first live show at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham  on Friday.

The head judge, 62, continued to show off her youthful complexion following her recent non-surgical facelift.  

Shirley wrapped up warm in a plaid coat while toting her essentials in a £1,900 Gucci bag complete with Lion head adornment.  

Beaming: Shirley Ballas, 62, looked sensational as she left her hotel for Strictly’s first live show at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on Friday

She layered the chic jacket over black jeans and slipped her feet into a pair of chunky boots.

She flaunted her flawless skin and went make-up free, completing the ensemble with a black bobble hat. 

Beaming she waved to fans as she exited her hotel before being driven off ahead of her first show.  

New you: The head judge continued to show off her youthful complexion following her recent non-surgical facelift

Throwback: Pictured in 2004

New you: The head judge continued to show off her youthful complexion following her recent non-surgical facelift  (right in 2004)

Pricey: Shirley wrapped up warm in a plaid coat while toting her essentials in a £1,900 Gucci bag complete with Lion head adornment

Pricey: Shirley wrapped up warm in a plaid coat while toting her essentials in a £1,900 Gucci bag complete with Lion head adornment

Panel: Fellow judges Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood (pictured) were also spotted heading to the venue

Dancer: Anton Du Beke pictured

Panel: Fellow judges Anton Du Beke (right) and Craig Revel Horwood (left) were also spotted heading to the venue

It comes after Shirley posed for a slew of gorgeous before and after snaps and said: ‘This is the best I’ve looked in years’ earlier this week. 

Since February last year the former dancer has visited one of the UK’s top cosmetic doctors, Dr Judy Todd, in a bid to rejuvenate her appearance without going under the knife.

Shirley said: ‘This time last year I was conscious that my jawline was sagging and hanging a bit, my skin looked dull and a bit lifeless and I wanted to get rid of all my spider veins and tighten up the skin on my neck and chest’. 

Excited? Will Mellor appeared in great spirits ahead of his first show

Excited? Will Mellor appeared in great spirits ahead of his first show 

Commanding attention: Fleur East commanded attention in a bright green coat

Dancer: She danced along the street and waved to fans

Commanding attention:  Fleur East commanded attention in a bright green coat and danced along the street 

Fans: Olympian Ellie Simmonds (left) posed for a selfie with fans

Fans: Olympian Ellie Simmonds (left) posed for a selfie with fans 

Spoiled rotten: Dianne Buswell was given a gift of a t-shirt by one Strictly viewer

Spoiled rotten: Dianne Buswell was given a gift of a t-shirt by one Strictly viewer 

Beaming: Kai Widdrington (right) also stopped to chat with fans who waited in the cold

Beaming: Kai Widdrington (right) also stopped to chat with fans who waited in the cold 

‘I wanted to look my very best but I really didn’t want to go under the knife, so I thought I would try this alternative route.’ 

Shirley modelled a chic selection of outfits for the shoot as well going make-up free to showcase her newly taut skin and radiant complexion.  

The procedure included regular NeoGen Plasma treatments, which uses nitrogen plasma pulses which delivered controlled high temperatures deep inside the skin tissues to massively boosts collagen and elastin production.

Winner: Raining champion Jowita Przystal looked chic in a cream coat and she layered over a sweater

Style: She completed the look with a Louis Vuitton

Winner: Raining champion Jowita Przystal looked chic in a cream coat and she layered over a sweater complete with Louis Vuitton belt

Quirky: Host Janette Manrara donned a quirky white fur gillet

Quirky: Host Janette Manrara donned a quirky white fur gillet 

Professionals: Amy Dowden (right) and Michelle Tsiakkas (left)

Professionals: Amy Dowden (right) and Michelle Tsiakkas (left)

The NeoGen treatment took around 30-minutes and was performed all over her face, including around the delicate eye area, and was specifically targeted along her jawline, as well as her chest and hands.

Shirley went on to gush about the jaw-dropping results after admitting she wasn’t sure what to expect.

She said: ‘My jawline feels just that much sharper I feel like the skin is not sagging, it feels rejuvenated, it feels bright and clean, no little veins going on, no sun spots, all in all a really spectacular look.

Results: Shirley posed for a slew of gorgeous before and after snaps this week and said: 'This is the best I've looked in years' (left in 2022, right in 2023)

Results: Shirley posed for a slew of gorgeous before and after snaps this week and said: ‘This is the best I’ve looked in years’ (left in 2022, right in 2023) 

Loving life: 'I feel like my skin is bright, it's healthy, it looks great, I've got a much better jawline, so I'm very very excited that people will recognise the results'

Loving life: ‘I feel like my skin is bright, it’s healthy, it looks great, I’ve got a much better jawline, so I’m very very excited that people will recognise the results’

‘I was a bit apprehensive at the start but I’m thrilled to bits with the results’.

‘Every woman in her 60s wants to feel confident, and I have to say at age 62, I now feel by far the best I’ve ever felt’. 

‘I feel like my skin is bright, it’s healthy, it looks great, I’ve got a much better jawline, so I’m very very excited that people will recognise the results.’  

Doctor: The programme included regular NeoGen Plasma treatments, which uses nitrogen plasma pulses which delivered controlled high temperatures deep inside the skin tissues to massively boosts collagen and elastin production

Doctor: The programme included regular NeoGen Plasma treatments, which uses nitrogen plasma pulses which delivered controlled high temperatures deep inside the skin tissues to massively boosts collagen and elastin production

Shirley was also prescribed Obagi topical skincare to use every day, and took natural G Herbal supplements to help speed skin repair and boost the nutrient levels in the skin. 

In total over the ten months, Shirley’s treatments and topical skincare products cost around £5,000.

Dr Judy Todd runs clinics at the Cadogan Clinic in London and Synergy Clinic in Glasgow. 

Female expert’s view: Costly but effective 

The  treatment Shirley Ballas had with Glasgow-based consultant anaesthetist and cosmetologist Dr Judy Todd is a relatively new procedure.

NeoGen Plasma was launched in the US in 2013, arriving in the UK in 2017. Dr Todd, who has been using it for a year, is one of several practitioners across the UK who now offer it.

You can have it as a one-off, high-intensity treatment, which takes an hour and costs approximately £3,000, but you would need about ten days of downtime indoors while your face recovers.

Spread out the treatment, as Shirley did, and there’s no downtime. Patients are often given the skin-repairing growth factor serum Anti-Age to help healing.

Low-intensity sessions cost around £750 each, and if you have your chest and hands treated too, each of those will add on another £250.

You’ll see Shirley’s patchy skin pigmentation has vanished, too. This was achieved using a prescription skincare regime called Obagi Nu-Derm, which costs around £500 for a six-week programme.

Alice Hart-Davis

The Tweakments Guide founder

 



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