Judy Murray has a non-surgical facelift and reveals her ‘ten years younger’ beauty secret after her famous tennis star sons dubbed her ‘turkey neck’
Former Strictly Come Dancing star Judy is now thrilled to show off the results of the treatments which she believes have made her look ‘over ten years younger’.
Judy said: “My kids, Jamie and Andy, started to call me turkey neck a few years ago in a loving and jokey way, and that may have had something to do with me thinking I really should do something about this if I can.
“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.
“The lines on my face have softened significantly and what I love about it most is how many people are noticing and are saying, ‘what have you done to your skin,’ and then I tell them, that it’s a natural treatment and it’s all thanks to Dr Judy Todd.
“I’ll definitely do it again, it has really helped me, and I would recommend it to anybody.”
Judy said her wrinkly skin and facial ageing was down to sun damage from travelling around world to summer tennis tournaments with her two sons over many years.
She said: “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, and so I’ve got lovely scowl lines and I’ve got a lot of laughter lines too.
“I’ve had a lot of sun damage and I was aware, probably over the last year or two, that I’d really like to explore something that would help me to have a fresher, clearer skin.”
“In January 2020, she was introduced to leading cosmetic doctor Judy Todd who specialises in non-invasive beauty therapies.”
As well as running Scotland’s top beauty clinic, Dr Todd is also a consultant anaesthetist at North Ayrshire Hospital – so all her treatments are backed by medical science.
She suggested a course of the latest micro-needling and radiotherapy treatment called Morpheus8, as it would best suit her skin.
Judy said: “I’d come back from the Australian Open, where I’d been out in the most extreme sun. You can see from the ‘before’ photos that I had a considerable amount of sun damage which had prematurely aged my skin.
“I told Dr Judy that wasn’t interested in anything extreme or invasive and would never consider any kind of cosmetic surgery like a face-lift.
“I felt this Morpheus8 treatment was really natural and so was perfect for me. I had three treatments, one in January, one just before lockdown in March and then one in July.
“Before you start the treatment, numbing cream is put on your face so you really don’t feel anything, and the micro-needing takes around 30-40 minutes. After the procedure there might be a little redness but it goes down within a couple of hours.
“Dr Todd told me that the micro-needling traumatises the skin to produce more collagen naturally, which then reduces wrinkles and lines. I really liked the sound of that, and it sounded the most natural solution to me.
She also suggested I use some specialist topical skincare products and I’d never done that either. I had six different things to do on a daily basis in the morning and in the evening, and actually because I did everything.
“She also suggested I use some specialist topical skincare products and I’d never done that either. I had six different things to do on a daily basis in the morning and in the evening, and actually because I did everything, I started just before lockdown and actually gave me something to do and I stuck with it.”
Judy does not consider herself to be vain but wanted to look younger because of her public profile. She explained : “I was never interested in beauty treatments or how I looked, I’m a sports person. 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. “And now that I’ve seen the effect of DrTodd’s treatment, I’ll be sticking to my good skincare regime. Now I’m going to be exploring all sorts of things.
“Dr Judy Todd is an aesthetic doctor but she’s also an NHS anaesthetist and she’s got this incredible clinic. She explained everything so clearly so that I knew exactly what I was going to be getting into.
“I took a little while to think about it, and then once I understood what I was getting into, and she made it easy and also a female doctor for me that certainly helped. I don’t think I would have been sold on this from a man in the same way.
“She gave me so many different examples of what could be done, and she came up with what was best for me after listening to what I would and wouldn’t do.
“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 told me exactly how long after the treatment there might be some redness, or the odd slight bruising, but there was nothing that lasted for any length of time and what little redness there was, would be gone in a few hours.
“What Dr Judy told me gave me enough information and reassurance and so in the end it was all easy-peasy.”
Dr Todd, who treats a number of high profile celebrities at her Glasgow clinic, said: “I am thrilled that Judy Murray has got such a great result and says that she looks more than ten years younger. “Judy is a great example of how you can completely transform your appearance without going under the knife.
“Lots of women worry about ageing but hate the idea of undergoing surgery.
“Judy had three treatments lasting less than an hour over a year to smooth out her skin and get rid of the turkey neck her sons joked about.”