Courteney Boycotts Botox

09 Oct 2008

Friends star is ageing gracefully after disaster treatment

Actress COURTENEY COX has sworn off Botox for life, after an experiment with the cosmetic procedure left her "miserable".

The former Friends star admits she succumbed to the temptation to try the wrinkle-removing injections.

But she claims if she used it too much, it would destroy her ability to act.

Cox, 44, tells the November issue of Marie Claire magazine, "Botox? I think it's fantastic and also horrible. I mean, they've come up with this stuff that can make you not look angry. But you have to use it sparingly.

"I went to this doctor once, and he was like, 'Oh, let me do it just here and here and here.' And I was miserable.

"I mean, I'm an actor, I've got to be able to move my face. When people start messing with their foreheads and can't lift their eyebrows, that's weird. It's not that I haven't tried Botox - but I hated it."

The actress insists she is blessed with husband David Arquette - because he finds her more attractive the older she gets.

She said: "He loves the aging process. He thinks it's beautiful."