Eva Mendes shocked fans Friday afternoon with a jarring photo of herself mid-beauty treatment, where seven syringe pins can be seen inserted into her neck at once.
The process, as Mendes explained, is called mono-threading, uploading the procedure as promo for a friend who recently opened her own day spa.
“Oye! @marianalvergara has finally opened her own @beautyvillavergara,” Mendes wrote. “This spa-home away from home is incredible! No office with bad fluorescent lighting. No sterile office vibe. This is my go to for all things beauty. A home where you can relax while being tortured by the best of the best. This is my happy place!”
“Here I am getting some Mono-Threads,” she confirmed. “Ayyyy Dios! I’ll update you with results if you care. So excited to support her as a skilled beauty technician opening her own Latina owned business! Pa’lante reina! ❤.”
One commenter asked, “Does it hurt?” She responded, “Not really – surprisingly enough! And my threshold for pain is low! It looks more invasive than it is.”
The actress added that she “honestly had no idea I had that many in. Then when she told me how many I didn’t believe her so I asked her to take a pic. This pic was not planned. I do not like physical pain! I do not like needles! This was a big one for me!”
Dr. Vergara later re-posted the photo along with a mono-threading explainer.
“These particular threads do not lift a saggy neck,” Vergara responded to a follower asking if that was Mendes’ concern.
“She doesn’t have a saggy neck. These threads stimulate collagen production and prevent a saggy neck.”