12 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Getting Neurotoxins

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The actors lighting up Hollywood have their fair share of secrets. Nips, tucks and new teeth are all constant rumor-mill fodder for anyone who’s suddenly looking well rested in LA, though by now we’re all used to not getting an answer. But among the tight-lipped starlets, there are those Hollywood icons who have spoken out about their use of neurotoxins. Discussing the benefits, drawbacks and how the industry makes them feel about getting injectable neurotoxins like Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, Dysport, Daxxify and Jeuveau, these are the women and men who are opening up the conversation.

The Celebrity ‘Tox Discussion

As you might imagine, there have been plenty of stars who’ve spoken out against the pressure the industry places on actresses to remain eternally young. This has led some celebrities to develop a fear of neurotoxins. “L.A. scares the crap out of me,” explains Emma Watson to Vogue. “I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad, I will absolutely lose it.”

This environment can make it difficult for working actresses.

“Personally, I feel for me it’s tough to do Botox—but it’s also tough not to!” Naomi Watts told NewBeauty. “Sometimes, I think I need the help. Whatever anyone else chooses is fine with me, no judgment. Of course, I want to look the best I can, but I am playing characters that should match my age and the women and the material that I am interested in are usually going through something. I have to be able to live in my face and tell the story of the character I’ve taken on. But…I’ll never say never.”

Ultimately, the celebrity ‘tox discourse is still piping hot, but these days, way more are willing to admit to having neurotoxins than ever before.

The Celebrities Who Love Neurotoxins

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Kris Jenner

As the head of the Kardashian clan, it isn’t a surprise to learn that Jenner is a fan of a good neurotoxin. She stresses a good relationship with your doctor and being responsible to make neurotoxins work best for you.

“Who doesn’t love Botox?” Jenner says to People. “For me, it’s been really great. If you’re responsible and you talk to your doctor, I think it works. It’s something that I’ve been using for a long time.”

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Cindy Crawford

Crawford has long used aesthetic treatments like neurotoxins to help keep herself looking her best.

“I’m not going to lie to myself, past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, Botox, and collagen,” Crawford said to InStyle back in 2006. “I have a very simple, healthy life, which works miracles. I drink a lot of water, watch what I eat, and exercise… but I owe the quality of my skin to my cosmetic surgeon.”

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Joe Jonas

Telling Allure that neurotoxins like Xeomin helped him feel more comfortable and confident in himself, Joe Jonas is opening the conversation about men and aesthetic treatment.

“Xeomin was something that I felt like was a good fit with my daily routines,” Jonas says. “I care a lot about what I put in my body and, and obviously, in an aesthetic treatment. I really felt that Xeomin was something that I could be comfortable with and it wasn’t overwhelming. While I didn’t feel like I was a different person [by using it], it gave me that confidence that I think we all want to feel as we get older. There’s this kind of stigma around guys talking about skincare and how we feel and, and the products we use. I felt like it was a good fit.”

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Kelly Ripa

A longtime fan of neurotoxin, Ripa explains that a regular Botox treatment helps keep her expression smooth and calm.

“I got Botox because people kept saying, ‘Are you OK?’ and I’m like, ‘I’m fine, why?'” she revealed on Live with Kelly and Michael. ‘You look like you’re angry.’ I was like, ‘Then it’s time to get Botox.'”

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Demi Lovato

A spokesperson for Xeomin, Lovato loves it for her fines lines and its pure formulation.

“It only has the ingredients that I need in order to achieve the consistent results that I get,” she said to Harper’s Bazaar. “Xeomin makes me feel like my most confident self while still looking like myself.”

Lovato’s partnership with Xeomin also signifies the growing prejuvenation trend.

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Kim Kardashian

While Kim K has been a longtime denier of having any work done, the past few years she’s been a bit more of an open book. She admitted on camera to having Botox injections in her neck, laughing that she couldn’t move the muscles.

A vocal coach tells Kardashian, “I’m using muscles in the neck.” The SKKN mogul replies, “Half of mine are probably Botoxed so I can’t….”

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Chrissy Teigen

Always quick to be honest about her aesthetic treatments, Teigen has a special fondness for neurotoxins. They did give her back silk, after all.

“Botoxed my armpits,” Teigen shared via Instagram stories. “Truly best move I have ever made. I can wear silk again without soaking woohoo!”

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Linda Evangelista

Evangelista is among the Hollywood women trying to age gracefully. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t use neurotoxins when she needs to.

“I don’t mind and I never did mind aging,” Evangelista told The Sunday Times. “Aging gets us to where we want to be, and that’s for me a long life,” she said. “[Makeup artist] Kevyn Aucoin was so afraid of wrinkles and he never got them. I want wrinkles—but I Botox my forehead so I am a hypocrite—but I want to grow old.”

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John Mayer

While plenty of people love what neurotoxins can do for you aesthetically, Mayer is a fan for another reason. After experiencing a debilitating throat condition, Mayer underwent surgery and Botox injections to help him sing again.

Initially, Mayer was taking pain relief for his throat pain and ignoring the problem. “I thought I’d just take a pill and it would go away, but the problem got worse and worse, and grew and grew,” Mayer says to Billboard.

Ultimately, Mayer was given 17 units of Botox to shut down his vocal chords and allow them time to heal.

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Robin Wright

When you see actresses denouncing neurotoxins, they usually point to the “frozen-face” side effect that makes it harder to form expressions. Robin Wright points out that her routine acknowledges that potential and works around it to keep her face expressive.

“Everybody f*cking does it. I suppose I can’t say ‘everybody’ because I don’t know for sure, but come on,” Wright says to The Telegraph. “It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off…Perhaps it’s not wise to put that in a magazine? But I ain’t hiding anything.”

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Sharon Osbourne

Osbourne began her aesthetic treatment journey back in the 70s with a breast reduction, and has been getting the appropriate neurotoxins, lasers, and additional treatments all along the way.

“There’s not one part of my body that I haven’t had twisted, lifted, elongated, whatever,” Osbourne said to The Daily Star.

After her most recent facelift left her feeling “like Quasimodo,” Osbourne has taken a step back from cosmetic treatment.

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Olivia Colman

Colman’s love of neurotoxins also demonstrates how far we’ve come from the frozen-face look so many celebrities are afraid of. Her experience with Botox Cosmetic was so subtle, her husband couldn’t even tell she’d had anything done!

“I have done Botox and I LOVED it,” Colman says in an interview with BBC Radio 2. “[but] I’ve done it when I know there is a big gap [between roles]. I didn’t tell my husband and then for about six months he kept saying, ‘Hello, pretty!’ and then I told him and he found it hilarious.”

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