Sonia HariaMon, 15 February 2021, 10:12 am
Judy Murray has revealed she underwent a £4,500 non-surgical face lift after her tennis star sons Sir Andy and Jamie teased her for her ‘turkey neck’. In a discussion released by her cosmetic doctor, the 61 year old tennis coach said “My kids started to call me ‘turkey neck’ a few years ago and that may have had something to do with me thinking I should do something about this if I can.”
Murray underwent the Morpheus 8 treatment with Dr Judy Todd at the Synergy Skin Clinic in Glasgow. “Before, I was never interested in beauty treatments or how I looked – I’m a sports person,” she said in an interview with Dr Todd. “But I’m in the public eye and I often have to do speeches in front of big audiences at conferences or coaching and, as I was getting older, I wanted to still look good when I appeared in public.
“I spent most of my life working outside and a significant number of years following my kids on the tennis circuit and sitting in the sun scowling with the pressure of watching them perform. So I’ve got lovely scowl lines – and I’ve got a lot of laughter lines, too.”
What is the Morpheus 8 treatment? It’s an hour long process that combines a deep level of micro-needling to rejuvenate the skin, with radio-frequency which helps to boost collagen levels in the skin and provide a tightening effect. After having a numbing cream applied, the handheld micro-needling tool is ‘stamped’ all over the face or neck while delivering the radio frequency deep into the skin cells. There is very little downtime, but the skin is left looking red for up to 48 hours after each treatment.
“I didn’t want anything invasive, anything extreme, I didn’t want to change the way my features look, I just wanted to look fresher and you my skin look more youthful,” she added.
Murray had three treatments to get the maximum results, at £1,500 per treatment. She had a treatment in January 2020, another before lockdown in March and a third in July. “I’d say it’s taken at least ten years off my appearance and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result,” she said. Under current lockdown restrictions, bookings for the treatment aren’t able to go ahead as a purely cosmetic treatment (only medical treatments are allowed), but will be back up and running once skin clinics reopen.
Murray also said, “I didn’t tell them anything about the treatments I was having, but they noticed the difference and recently they said, ‘Mum, what have you being doing to your face?’ I said, what do you mean? To which they replied: ‘It looks much smoother.’
“That was absolute good dust! I mean if they’ve noticed and mentioned it, then it clearly has made a huge difference, and that made me very happy. Andy and Jamie couldn’t work out what I’d been up to but when I’ve explained it to them, they were interested and Jamie’s wife even said to me that she’d had some micro-needling treatments, but not one as advanced as the one I’d had.”https://www.youtube.com/embed/mqpz5jNv6nA?enablejsapi=1&modestbranding=1&origin=http://www.telegraph.co.uk&rel=0
As well as helping to reduce acne scars and sun damage, the Morpheus 8 also has a tightening affect around the neck and jowl area. It can also be used on the brow bone to give a lifted appearance. The skin-tightening treatment is popular as an effective treatment over the age of 40, and will usually require a top up treatment every 12-18 months.
Amanda Holden raved about the treatment in September last year, when she tried it ahead of filming the Britain’s Got Talent live shows. On her Instagram page she gushed it was “the best hour investment for looking at least five years younger. The results have been absolutely amazing. I’ve noticed a real plumpness to my skin and it’s much tighter.”