Botox is Hollywood's dirty little secret and, while I neither want to promote or disgrace its use (the decision is a wholly personal choice, which Jen Adkins can tell you more about here), I think it's only right to highlight the many star opinions about growing old gracefully... or otherwise. Herewith are a few celebrity confessions about going under the needle in the name of fame, beauty and looking red carpet ready. Do their words of wisdom change your attitude in any way?
1. Jennifer Aniston
"People think that I do a lot of injections, but I don't," Jennifer Aniston told InStyle last year, not long before revealing her biggest beauty secret to be good ol' fashion Vaseline. "I'm not saying that I haven't tried it ... but I see how it's a slippery slope."
2. Courteney Cox
Meanwhile, her former Friends co-star, Courteney Cox, told InStyle: "Sometimes I use Botox. One time I did too much, though. I feel weird if I can’t move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin. I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine." Now she prefers to stick to Almond Oil.
3. Joan Rivers
"Betty White’s bowels move more than my face," cosmetic surgery poster child and quote generator Joan Rivers told The Today Show about finally taking a break from the injections. "I couldn’t blow out the candles on my birthday cake."
4. Sharon Osbourne
"I think that Botox is one of the best things that’s ever been created for cosmetic surgery," said long-time user Sharon Osbourne on her own show, before later adding to People, "I get Botox injections for frown lines on my forehead. I've been having it for a couple of years. My kids wouldn't let me have it when I was going through chemo."
5. Teri Hatcher
"In the past, I’ve had Botox and collagen, but I don’t plan to [get it again]. It needs to be okay to have wrinkles as I age," formerly Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher told PopSugar.
6. Kim Cattrall
"I have a big crease between my eyebrows and I use Botox to get rid of that, but that’s kind of it. I'm 51 and I think I look my age, but I don’t want to be 20 anymore or even 30 or 40," said Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall to the Huffington Post.
7. Nicole Kidman
"I've tried a lot of things, but apart from working out and a good diet most things don't help," perpetually frozen-faced Nicole Kidman told German magazine TV Movie. "I even tried Botox but I didn't like how my face looked afterwards. Now I don't use it anymore -- and I can move my forehead again!" Is she sure about that?
8. Kim Kardashian
"I’m totally not against plastic surgery," said Kim Kardashian in an interview ABC News Nightline. "I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done." That is, until she underwent her horrifying vampire facial.
9. Janice Dickinson
Model Janice Dickinson told People, "I started Botox the first year it came out. I was the first one in line, and I have had Botox every six months since then."