Did you watch the most recent season of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta? If so, you probably noticed that aside from it being a much shorter season than usual due to COVID-19, one of the stars looked a little bit…different.
LHHATL vet Karlie Redd appeared in Season 9 with a lot of drama, and according to fans, an altered face.
And though the season ended abruptly in May, the comments may have continued, because the star decided to address them on Instagram.
“For those who swear I had all this surgery done to my face. I have never had surgery but here’s my secret,” she wrote. “@simonourianmd1 Cool Laser Treatment done to my face. He also did my lips 👄 But NO Surgery”
The beauty shared video of herself undergoing a coolaser facial treatment. According to the site of the doctor who performed it on her and claims to be the mastermind behind the treatment, Simon Ourian, Coolaser is the “new facelift” and is all about putting a pause on aging without having to go under the knife. Aside from keeping one’s face youthful and ridding you of wrinkles, or reducing them, the Coolaser light can even out skin pigmentation and reduce scarring.
It’s unclear if the treatment can be or was applied to Redd’s lips, but she said Dr. Ourian had done some work on her mouth as well.
Staying youthful has always been of importance to the reality star, who for many years in the spotlight, hid her age. As she told us in 2018, “I don’t tell my age because I’m in contract, and it’s the top thing on Google, it’s one of the top ten things on Google, Karlie Redd’s age. And you would never think that that’s so interesting for people to know.”
It wasn’t until 2019 that she clarified how old she was due to all the rumors and speculation, ending the conversation during a visit to The Real by claiming she’s 45.
“I’ve never been afraid to tell my age, first of all, it’s just that I don’t understand what the obsession is with it.”
If you’re interested in seeing Karlie Redd’s transformation over the years, aka, the ways in which she’s been able to keep a young and fresh appearance, feel free to hit the flip:
Pretty in pink!
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 09: Reality TV actress Karlie Redd walks the runway at the Reality of FASHION the Reality of AIDS fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Altman Building on February 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
For a brief time, the star was a fan of colored contacts. She rocked them at a BET Awards afterparty in 2013.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 30: Hip-hop artist Karlie Redd attends the “Party After” BET Awards 2013 hosted by Chris Brown and Nick Cannon at the Belasco Theater on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
The star still looked like the Karlie Redd we all know and love in 2014 at a movie premiere afterparty in Atlanta.
ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 11: Karlie Redd attends the after party for the “Think Like A Man Too” premiere at Suite Food Lounge on June 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
Loving this long bob (lob) and soft makeup on her. The star certainly gave holiday ornament style during an ATL Christmas party in 2016.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 08: Karlie Redd attends the 2016 BMI Holiday Party at Rose Bar on December 8, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
The star pulled out her funkiest accessories and fashions for a visit to the SiriusXM studios in NYC back in 2017. As for her face, she still looked the same.
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 10: Karlie Redd visits at SiriusXM Studios on January 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
The boutique owner and fashion lover made it clear that she’s a Gucci girl at her single release party in 2018. it was at this same event that her ex, Maurice “Arkansas Mo” Fayne, popped the question.
ATLANTA, GA – JULY 18: Recording artist/tv personality Karlie Reed attends her “Ferrari Karlie” Single Release Party at Buckhead Loft on July 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Karlie went for the wet and wavy look with her LHHATL cast mates at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica. The crew took home the Best Reality Royalty award, to plenty of controversy.
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Karlie Redd attends the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV)
At this point, Karlie started to look a tad different, mostly in her lips. She rocked this look for the People’s Choice Awards last November.
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 10: Karlie Redd attends the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
In this particular photo, you can see where she had her lips and the Coolaser treatment done while stepping out for an awards ceremony at Morehouse College. All that being said, she looks beautiful!
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 29: Television personality Karlie Redd attends 6th Annual Diamond Awards at Morehouse College – Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on February 29, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)