Model Laura Dundovic is known for her flawless skin and perfectly-toned body.
But on Wednesday, the former Miss Universe Australia revealed she had two cysts removed from her head and had the scars to prove it.
Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old blonde stunner shared one photo of swelling on her chin from the cyst under her skin and another of a scar following its removal.
‘I’ve been burning the candle at both ends’: Former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic shares candid pictures after having two face cysts removed as she battles an autoimmune disease
Laura captioned the post: ‘Have spent the last few days with very sore glands and a very sore head from two cysts. One on my face and one behind my ear.
‘This one is about a quarter of the size it was and it’s a flattering pic.’
The model explained this is the first time she has had a cyst in three years, but is prone to them when she gets ‘really run down’.
‘At the moment I am battling an autoimmune disease so my immune system is attacking itself and it isn’t very good at fighting infections,’ Laura said.
‘This one is about a quarter of the size it was and it’s a flattering pic,’ Laura captioned a picture of her scar after having the chin cyst removed
As a model, Laura faces a lot of pressure to look her best at all times.
‘I’ve been burning the candle at both ends the last few months. Nothing like a bit of vanity to remind you to take care of yourself,’ she said.
Laura said she has started an Autoimmune Protocol Diet, cutting out food that may be irritating her gut in order to repair it and reset her immune system.
It is not known exactly what disease Laura suffers from as autoimmune diseases are a broad group of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells.
Back on track! Laura said she has started an Autoimmune Protocol Diet, cutting out food that may be irritating her gut in order to repair it and reset her immune system
Laura’s raw snaps of her cyst troubles are a change of pace for the model, who normally stuns followers with daring outfits and barely-there bikinis.
The model has said she never skips a workout, even while on holiday and truly showed off the fruits of her hard labour as during her Croatia holiday.
She sent her fans into a frenzy as she flaunted her incredibly ripped and bronzed body in a sexy cut-out bikini by Aussie label Alt Swim.
Is this the most insane summer body ever? Laura sent her fans into a frenzy on Monday as she showed off her incredibly ripped figure in a bikini during Croatian holiday