Courtney Cox reveals that she's had all her 'fillers dissolved'
Everybody wants to look young, but the older you get, the harder the battle becomes. We can try every anti-aging wrinkle cream and dye our hair when it turns Cruella deVille, but there's no way to reverse the cruel hands of time. Since celebrities live in the public spotlight, and have a lot of disposable income, you can see why they'd get plastic surgery. Some stars get cosmetic procedures and look amazing, while others end up looking more creepy than cute.
At 53, actress Courtney Cox looks stunning, and it's all thanks to embracing her natural beauty. The Friends star has expressed regret about getting so much plastic surgery in the past. Now she's letting nature take its course, and is much happier. "I've had all my fillers dissolved. I'm as natural as can be," she told New Beauty. "I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person that I was."
She's right! Look at this photo of Courtney from 2015, alongside one from 2018.
Courtney says that you should accept the fact your body's going to change, and that's not always a bad thing:
"Things are going to change. Everything's going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do. Those aren't wrinkles – they're smile lines. I've had to learn to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend."
During the interview, Courtney describes how getting plastic surgery in Hollywood is like opening up Pandora's Box. Getting repeat cosmetic procedures is considered a normal part a of the celebrity lifestyle. When doctor's suggest you get a "a little injection here or filler there," it doesn't seem like it could do any harm. But as you try keep up, all these little procedures have an effect of snowballing. "I have one friend who was like, 'Whoa, no more!'" says Courtney. "I thought, I haven't done anything in six months. I didn't realize."
In 2016, Courtney appeared on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. As they were roughing it in Ireland, she opened up about the pressure she felt to get some work done, as a woman in Hollywood. (In the same episode, she also "feasted on maggots from a sheep carcass," but I'm not linking to that clip!)
"I think I was trying to keep up with getting older and trying to chase that and it's something you can't keep up...because sometimes you find yourself trying and you look at a picture of yourself and go 'Oh god, I look horrible'. I have done things that I regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away and that's good because it's not always been my best look."
Well, today Courtney says she won't rule out further treatment, but she "wants to stay natural". Congrats, Monica. We'll be there for you.