What Happened to Lindsay Lohan's Face?

Starlet appeared bruised and swollen in court today—do we blame the makeup or...?

By Natalie Finn Oct 19, 2011 8:37 PMTags
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Lindsay Lohan's heavily shadowed face wasn't the result of a bad blush job. (Well, it wasn't a good blush job, either, but still.)

When the doomed-for-handcuffs starlet arrived in court today, everything from her platinum-blond dye job to her snow-white dress and scarf only served to emphasize what looked like bruises marring her cheeks and an overall look of discomfort.

Lindsay's been known to get highlights at the eleventh hour, but...really? Work on her face the night before a progress report appearance?

Completing her shoplifting-avoidance class wasn't the only thing Lohan was doing last-minute over the past week.

Her chipmunk cheeks are apparently the lingering effect of some dental work the 25-year-old had done last Friday—which actually was a rather aptly timed appointment, considering the public outcry (and concern) over the recent condition of her teeth.

Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Arthur Glosman suspects that, though it wouldn't cause swelling, she also had her teeth bleached—a process that can take as little as an hour—since the more damning pictures were taken.

"They can make yellow teeth turn white," Glosman, whose patients include Paris Hilton and La Toya Jackson (but not Lohan) tells us. "You can go from six to eight shades of white in an hour. You get a teeth cleaning, and the abrasive paste gets a lot of the stains off. Then the bleach lightens the teeth up."

Her probation report, obtained today by E! News, confirms that Lohan missed a session of her shoplifting course that day to go to the dentist and later presented evidence of the appointment.

A rep for Lohan told us that he is "not discussing anything dental today." (Someone should have told the actress, though, that frozen peas can help with that swelling!)

Barely an hour after being led out of the courtroom in handcuffs following the revocation of her probation, Lohan was released from custody after posting a $100,000 bond.

As for what happened today, rep Steve Honig says, "Lindsay is hoping this matter will be resolved on Nov. 2 and the court will reinstate probation and allow her to continue fulfilling her community service."

It remains to be seen whether the Downtown Women's Center takes Lohan back, but the L.A. County Sheriff's Department isn't doing her any favors.

Whoever typed up her booking sheet accidentally hit "M" instead of "F" in the gender box. We know she wasn't in custody for very long, but come on.

Reporting by Marcus Mulick and Claudia Rosenbaum