Sunrise host Nat Barr sparks fan concern with beauty treatment: 'Ouch!'

Sunrise host Nat Barr has taken some time out of her busy breakfast TV schedule for some skin TLC — but the 53-year-old's beauty treatment of choice has left some fans concerned.

The TV star took to Instagram on Friday to share a selfie while having a combination of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and Fraxel laser therapy on her chest and hands.

Sunrise host Natalie Barr takes a selfie while having a beauty treatment
Sunrise host Natalie Barr's beauty treatment has caused some concern with fans. Photo: Instagram/natalie_barr7.

'Ouch, ouch'

In the snap, Nat is seen lying on a purple towel, with her brown locks swept back under a black hairband and some cream spread across her collarbones.

According to her caption, Nat was having the IPL/Fraxel treatment to tackle 'sun damage' she copped while growing up in Western Australia in the 1970s.

"I push my hair back, put my numbing gel on and start my second treatment for the sun damage on my chest and hands that began back as a kid in the ‘70’s in the WA heat," she wrote in the caption.

"Frax [sic] and IPL to stimulate collagen and limit fine lines, pigmentation etc," she added.


Sunrise host Nat Barr poses for a selfie in front of a large mirror while wearing black pants, a black blouse and a maroon wide belt
The TV star replied to several fan comments about how much the treatments hurt. Photo: Instagram/natalie_barr7.

'Stings a bit'

While many of the Channel 7 star's followers took to the comments section to compliment her looks, some expressed concern over the painfulness of the treatment.

Both IPL and Fraxel are non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedures but some people can find the laser uncomfortable or even painful on their skin.

"Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch," wrote one follower, to which Nat replied, "Yeah there was a bit of that!"

She went on to explain to another fan's question: "The numbing gel helps but it still stings a bit. (I'm kind of a wimp though)".

Nat also responded to one follower who wrote that they had the same treatment on their face for sun damage and rosacea.

"Yep me too," she replied. "I had it done on the Rosacea on my face last year too and it definitely improved things."

Other followers praised Nat for being so open and honest about what she does to keep her skin looking fresh and healthy behind the scenes.

"Good on you for highlighting the issues of sun damage," wrote one.

"Thank you for sharing what's out there to fix our mistakes," added another.

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