ANTI wrinkle injections, commonly known as botox, are popular cosmetic procedures used by celebrities like Courteney Cox and Tulisa to keep skin looking refreshed and youthful.
But which celebrities was the procedure performed on, what do people look like before and after, how much does it cost and is it safe? Here is everything you need to know.
Courtney Cox has already admitted to experimenting with botoxPhoto credit: PA: Press Association
Which celebrities had botox?
Once an antidote to middle-aged wrinkles, botox is now used as an instant pick-me-up by people in their twenties and thirties.
Celebrities often keep quiet about the cosmetic procedures they performed, but some famous faces have admitted to having botox in the past.
Celebrities like Courtney Cox, Tulisa and Katie Price have confessed that they have had botox before
Former Friends actress Courteney Cox previously announced that she was given botox but has regretted some plastic surgeries.
Courtney Cox previously talked about her experiments with botoxCredit: Alpha Photo Press Agency
The Friends actress, pictured here in 19968, admitted receiving antiaging injectionsPhoto credit: PA: Press Association
“I would say it’s a common thing that you go through as you get older, especially in Hollywood,” she told People.
“You have to accept that you are getting older and that is something I have struggled with.
“[I tried] keeping up with the times in a way that was anything but maintenance. I didn’t realize it until one day I took a step back and said, ‘Oh shit. I don’t look like myself. ‘”
Meanwhile, N-Dubz singer and ex-X Factor judge Tulisa Contostalos confessed to the Guardian that she relies on numerous injectable procedures to keep her youthful looks.
The former X-Factor judge was betrayed about her appearance during her trial in 2014Photo credit: Andrew Parsons
Freshly faced, Tulisa had no filler on her face when she started N-Dubz. to occurImage Credit: Getty – Contributor
Tulisa previously faced tough trolls on Twitter who claimed she looked “unrecognizable” after doing her job.
Talk to OK! About the criticism, she said: “[It’s] 100 percent [unfair]. It’s been so long since my lip fillers went wrong and everyone has to get over it.
“I’m older too, so my face will change. I like to do anti-aging and muscle toning treatments and I keep my lip fillers up. “
The famous reality star is considered a fan of injectable cosmetic proceduresPhoto credit: PA: Press Association
Kim Kardashian, pictured here in 2006, has admitted having had botox in the past
There is now much speculation as to whether the women in the Kardashian family rely on injected skin-smoothing treatments to improve their complexion.
In a 2010 episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim admitted receiving anti-wrinkle treatments.
The Loose Woman co-host is open to being a fan of botox and dermal fillers and regularly shares her practices on social media with a series of candid shots.
Speaking to Mail Online, she said: “I had botox, everyone knows that, but I am natural. I’ve never been someone to wear makeup.
“You don’t need surgery to look younger, just change your hair color.”
Katie is open about her use of botox and often shares her love for cosmetic procedures with the world on InstagramPhoto credit: Instagram.com/katieprice/
Freshly faced Katie, pictured here in 2001, was all natural Photo credit: PA: Press Association
Other celebrities who have admitted using botox to keep their faces free of lines include Pamela Anderson, Cindy Lauper, Katie Price, and Bobby Norcross from TOWIE.
How does botox work?
Botox is the trade name for anti-wrinkle agents that are injected into the skin.
It is used to inhibit muscle movement, which prevents wrinkles from developing or worsening. Cosmetic botox injections work by blocking nerve signals to specific muscles.
Injectable botox inhibits muscle movement and prevents wrinkles from developing or deepeningCredit: Alamy
The muscles then become more relaxed, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin.
The name “botox” actually comes from the word “botulous” – which means sausage, so named because the substance is related to a natural poison found in bad meat products.
• Botox is the most popular treatment in cosmetic surgery – with over six million Botox treatments given each year.
• Botox is a neurotoxin extracted from Clostridium botulinum – an organism found in the natural environment where it is fairly inactive and non-toxic.
• People are also fans of Botox for its ability to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscle disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.
How much does botox cost?
The NHS website estimates that each botulinum toxin injection costs £ 150- £ 350 per session.
However, while the NHS does provide botox for certain conditions, they are not funded if only for cosmetic reasons.
In the United States, use among women 19 to 35 years old has increased 41 percent over the past six years.
British practitioners have seen a similar trend.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is safe and is widely used not only for aesthetic purposes but also for other medical conditions such as excessive sweating.
However, you should always make sure that any injection treatment is performed by a doctor.
Someone with medical training such as a nurse, dentist or cosmetic surgeon knows what amount to inject and what areas it is safe to inject.
Failure to see a qualified specialist can lead to asymmetrical results, muscle weakness, frozen expressions, as well as various other dangerous consequences.
The NHS outlines a list of the risks associated with taking botox, including:
- Flu-like symptoms – including a headache – for the first 24 hours after treatment
- Bruising at the injection site
- Temporary weakness and slackening of your facial features – for example, eyelids or eyebrows may droop temporarily when the injected medicine gets into these areas
- Your body will resist the treatment if it is repeated too often
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