MANILA, Philippines – Charice recently underwent non-invasive cosmetic procedures at the Belo Medical Clinic as part of her preparations for the second season of “Glee.”
It was Dr. Vicki Belo who did the thermage and Botox procedures on the 18-year-old international singing sensation.
While the 30-minute thermage procedure was painless, Charice was in tears as Belo injected Botox in her face, specifically in the jaw area. Charice admitted that she was afraid of needles.
Belo explained that the thermage and Botox were meant to make her “naturally round face” more narrow.
“Charice's face, I’ve been noticing, it's been getting wider… That’s why she looks mataba, although the body is very small, because your face is getting wide. One of the reasons for that, nagchew-chewing gum [siya]… Our chewing muscles, if you chew a lot of gums, it gets bigger,” Belo said.
“The other thing, she really has a natural round face. So what we did, we did thermage, pampaliit ng mukha ‘yon... ‘yong muscle [sa jaw area] na nagbu-bulge, puwedeng i-Botox para maging normal ulit. And then she will not chew gums anymore para maganda na siya sa ‘Glee.’”
The celebrity doctor said the effects of thermage and Botox will be gradual and visible in several months.
She said: “Thermage works in about 3 months. ‘Yong Botox, you will see the difference in about a month.”
Charice, for her part, said undergoing cosmetic procedures was now paramount especially since she will be appearing in one of the biggest shows in the United States.
“Lahat po ng mga tao inaasahan nila, ‘Ano kaya ‘yong itsura ni Charice? Karapat-dapat ba siyang itapat kay Rachel Berry?’ So, siyempre sobrang laki ng pressure,” she said.
She added: “Isa ito sa mga big preparation namin for ‘Glee.’ Gusto ko naman mag-mukhang fresh paglabas ng kamera.”
After the cosmetic procedures, Charice proceeded to Eastwood Park in Quezon City where 5,000 people watched her perform. Among Charice's special guests were Belo and the doctor's rumored boyfriend, Hayden Kho.