Courteney Cox admits she ‘looked really strange with injections’ years ago

A decade ago, we all probably would have said that Courteney Cox was overdoing the Botox and fillers. In fact, we did say that at the time. At some point during Friends, Cox started experimenting with Botox and it gave her a slightly frozen look. Her cosmetic journey really got worse post-Friends though, when she was doing fillers all the time and she sometimes looked unrecognizable. She’s eased off though. I think the change began circa 2015-16… that was when she began to acknowledge in interviews that she was overdoing the cosmetic procedures and she publicly vowed to ease up. Which I think she has. She’s clearly still getting some stuff done, but at least we can recognize her. Anyway, Cox chatted with the Sunday Times Style magazine (via the Mail) about those over-Botoxed days:

On her cosmetic work: ‘There was a time when you go, “Oh, I’m changing. I’m looking older.” And I tried to chase that [youthfulness] for years. And I didn’t realise that, oh s***, I’m actually looking really strange with injections and doing stuff to my face that I would never do now.’

On comparing how she looks now to those older photos: ‘I’d say, “The day you realise what your friends were talking about.” Because people would talk about me, I think. But there was a period where I went, “I’ve got to stop. That’s just crazy.”‘

She’ll still try new products though: Courteney loves trying new products because she still puts a lot of ‘intense’ pressure on herself to look good. She said: ‘The scrutiny is intense, but I don’t know if it could be more intense than what I put on myself. I’m a product whore. I will try anything.’

Turning 60 this year: ‘Oh God, it’s so hard to even hear or say. I can’t believe it. There’s nothing wrong with being 60, I just can’t believe it. Time goes so fast. There’s no question that I am more grounded, I’ve learnt so much in my life — what to enjoy, what to try to do more of and what to let go of. I feel like I’m young. I have a lot of friends in their thirties and I don’t think about it. To me we’re the same age until I actually study it.’

[From The Daily Mail]

She’s the kind of person who seemed a lot older than she was at 30, but now she seems like a very “young” 60. Truly, I would still say that she could pass for someone in their 40s. It’s a wonder all of that cosmetic work didn’t leave lasting damage, although fillers and Botox are meant to “dissolve” and not leave a trace. And she’s right, people were talking about her! I remember during the Botox Years, even her BFF Jennifer Aniston said something kind of pointed about women over 40 overdoing fillers and Botox. It wasn’t just the tabloids – even her friends talked about it.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, WENN.

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  1. Dee says:

    She was one of the most beautiful women on earth, so I don’t get what she was thinking. Those treatments were incredibly experimental back then, and she was lucky she didn’t suffer anything worse like many women did. Hopefully she’s learnt to stop gambling with her life over beauty. She’s actually looking younger than Aniston now, which tells me she should have just let her good genes kick in instead of chasing dubious cosmetic “professionals” to help her.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Jennifer Aniston’s smoking and sun worship are catching up with her IMO. Courteney Cox was and is just stunningly gorgeous; that bone structure!! JA was cute on “Friends” but CC was the beauty.

      I’m glad she’s accepted that age comes to all of us (if we’re lucky!) and has stopped most of the procedures.

  2. BlueNailsBetty says:

    She looks like she is still tweaking her face. Her cheekbone area is not natural and her lips are still filled.

  3. ReginaGeorge says:

    She still looks like she’s OD’ing on cheek filler. Also, her eyes look wonky. And Aniston has been looking puffy too. That last season on The Morning Show she had pillow face to the point that it makes her eyes even smaller

  4. brubs says:

    I also think that her botox and fillers have not dissolved completely
    I was watching a plastic surgeon youtube channel and they mention that although the fillers should dissolve in theory, the reality is that in lots of cases they hang in there for several years

  5. Lively says:

    Her face still looks like it’s being tweaked. Or is this just lasting damage

  6. Trina says:

    Jen is over-injecting now too, a shame because she never did before very recently. I have some radical advice for both of them – gain 15 lbs and watch your face fill out. Your bods will still be amazing!

  7. PaperclipExtrordinaire says:

    Yeah…I watched her new show, and her face is better, but still very artificial. I feel like maybe once a person gets a lot of “hard” work done, it’s just not possible to go back despite stopping or corrective action and they get stuck with that baseline “look” that never goes away.

  8. Jo says:

    Her new series on Apple TV is really fun. She is a really good actress, very present and willing to do a lot. I do find myself scrutinizing her face which is a pity because she really is very entertaining to watch! She backtracked a bit but it’s only proof that once you start invasive procedures, there is no going back.
    And she is sexy. Her interview with Sean Evans on Hot Ones was epic. I’ve was so smitten, bless his heart. She has a strong sex appeal.

    • molly says:

      It’s all such a sad commentary on our society. If someone that rich, sexy, talented, and charming makes herself frozen and unrecognizable to chase youth, you know the forces are strong.

    • says:

      The starz series about ghosts? I wanna check that out.

  9. Charlotte says:

    According to wikipedia she is 57? I always thought Lisa Kudrow was the oldest ‘Friend’ and she isn’t 60 yet. I think she is trying to pull a Jenna Maroney (30 Rock) and suddenly ADD numbers to her age, so that everyone says “You look so great for a *insert number* year old!”

    • Laura says:

      Yeah, the article linked where JA made the comment was from 2014, and they say CC is turning 50 later that year! So she shouldn’t be 60 until 2024, according to what she said back then.

    • msd says:

      If you read the link it says she’s 57 and mentions her “next milestone birthday” will be 60, so that was the context of the discussion. “This year” was somehow added in the process of summarising her interview but she never says it.

      I like that her cute husband is 12 years younger, which still seems unusual especially in Hollywood!

  10. Chaine says:

    she still looks pretty injected to me, IDK with what, yes she’s regained some of the natural shape of her original features, but it’s all kind of lopsided and she’s still got the rubbery fake lips and melting wax figure look to her skin and she still kind of reminds me of Steven Tyler.

  11. February Pisces says:

    She’s 57 so a few years until she’s 60. Anyway I think she must of had a bad face lift because her face looks pulled so even if she’s stopped Botox and filler, that pulled look is still there. It’s a shame because was stunning in friends. She’s still an attractive women and think she would have aged very beautifully. But I see things like this as a cautionary tale and one of the reasons why I’m scared to mess with my own face.

  12. Fig says:

    I loved her in Cougar Town but towards the end she was looking really scary…I like how you can see some of her wrinkles around the eyes but I wish she would just stop messing with her face

  13. AnneL says:

    She started injecting her face when she was on Friends? Wow, that seems awfully young to be experimenting with that.