Gwyneth Paltrow, she of tenacious soul and smooth face, has come forward to Hello! magazine to reveal the painful experiences masked by youthful skin. Paltrow is a survivor of the Thermage laser treatment — also known as the "face-ironing treatment" — which uses lasers and burning to frighten one's skin cells into regression. Paltrow created a metaphor:
It's non-invasive but it's quite painful, like having your face smacked with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it. But it works.
So wonderful that it works; it's so satisfying when things work just the way they're supposed to work.BEGIN SLIDESHOW