Simon Cowell has splashed out £2,000 on a facelift.

The 'X Factor' judge paid a visit to cosmetic surgeon Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh - known as the ''Picasso of dermatology'' - recently for a Silhouette Soft Lift, which involved sewing bioplastic-infused thread into the face and neck, to get rid of sagging skin.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, he said: ''There's lots of things you can do now. You don't just have to stuff your face with filler and Botox.

''It hurts like hell but it gets rid of sun damage and unplugs all the crap.

''For me now, it's all about having clean skin. If you have clean skin, you look better. But you have to be very careful with some of this stuff.''

The 58-year-old music mogul has made no secret of the fact he likes to experiment with different procedures but recently admitted that he has had ''too much Botox.''

He said at the time: ''Hopefully I look better now - I probably did have a little too much Botox a couple of years ago, because everyone on TV has it. Now I have facials, but nothing too extravagant at the moment. I have a girl who comes here and does a great face massage - it's very relaxing. I also had a sheep placenta facial once, which was quite out there. Then Sinitta recommended I try another detoxifying machine, and this thing turned up in my bedroom and it was like something out of Dr Who. It was like a spaceship had landed in my bedroom.''

He also likes to have regular vitamin drips when he's working on his shows 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' because they can take a tow on his health.

A source said recently ''During the series he'll receive regular drips of vitamin B12, C and magnesium to remain on top form. The auditions and live shows often go well into the night and can be very tiring and Simon wants to look and feel as fresh as possible. He also likes to receive anti-ageing facials which can last two hours.''