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Courtney Thorne-Smith: I’m a Proud User of Botox

Courtney Thorne-Smith is no stranger to the demands of Hollywood. At 19, she starred in her first movie, Lucas, alongside Charlie Sheen, and has since made unforgettable appearances in the television hits Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, and All About Jim.

Now as Smith, 43, returns to primetime to reprise her role as Lyndsey, a love interest for Jon Cryer’s Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men, she shares some refreshingly honest thoughts about her diet, fitness habits, and looks.

Unlike many 30- and 40-something actresses, Thorne-Smith shamelessly admits she has been using Botox regularly for the last ten years. “I don’t think I ever really thought it was a secret,” she shares. “If someone asks me in my personal life, I tell them all about it.”

As a brand ambassador for Botox, Thorne-Smith is sharing her experiences on a national stage, including whether she felt pressured into using the wrinkle-smoothing treatment and how she feels it’s a part of her healthy lifestyle.

Everyday Health: What made you want to try Botox at first?

Courtney Thorne-Smith: When I was in my mid-thirties, I had lines between my eyes that were bothering me and that I felt self-conscious about. So I went to my dermatologist, who I really trust, and voiced all my concerns. I was nervous about the pain and about how it would look. And he just said, ‘Look, just try it. And if you don’t like it, you don’t have to come back.’ But there I was four months later for my next go-around!

EH: Being in the spotlight, did you feel any pressure to look younger?

CTS: No, not at all. This was a totally personal decision. Obviously when I was pregnant and breastfeeding my son I didn’t use it. And I was working during that time and no one ever said anything.

I was just distracted about those lines, and so Botox was a way to take that worry away. I take care of my skin and my health, so, for me, this was just an extension of that.

EH: Speaking of which, you’re in terrific shape as a 40-something mom. What’s your secret?

CTS: I’ve been following the Atkins diet for about 10 years now, and, for me, it works. When I started eating low-carb it was such a boon for me. I had been trying all of these different diets and nothing was working.

Then I found I could eat fruits, vegetables, and proteins, and not a lot of starchy foods, which didn’t make me feel good anyway, and I felt great and my weight has been consistent.

EH: But come on, don’t you just get a hankering for a cookie or sweet treat every now and then?

CTS: Of course! It’s not like I can’t have a piece of cake at my son’s birthday or something, but I don’t do that every day. And because I eat well most of the time, I can afford a treat and it doesn’t throw me off-kilter.

EH: In the past, you’ve talked about how you were a compulsive exerciser. How do you approach fitness now?

CTS: It’s really moderate. I walk about 40 minutes on the treadmill with an incline. If there’s no treadmill, then I’ll take a walk. Then I do either yoga or a 15-minute Pilates routine that I can do on the floor.

I exercise to feel good and to tone up. I’m not trying to atone for something bad I’ve eaten, and that makes it a lot easier.

EH: You’ve returned as a guest star on Two and a Half Men; what was the experience like without Charlie Sheen?

CTS: It was fun last season, and I think it was hard for people to believe that because of what they heard about Charlie. But he was lovely and charming and funny — and obviously extraordinarily talented.

And Ashton is lovely and charming and extraordinarily talented. So the set felt great then, and it feels great now.

EH: So no craziness on set? I guess that bodes well since you’re a working mom?

CTS: With sitcoms, you go, you rehearse, and then you go home. So three days a week, I’m home by 3 p.m. That way I get to be a mom most of the time.

But it feels good to remember that part of me. I’ve been a professional actor for almost 27 years now, so it’s nice to work that muscle again.

Courtney Thorne-Smith: I Like Botox

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Many women – and men – in Hollywood deny it, but Courtney Thorne-Smith is more than willing to admit to using Botox.

“It’s never been a secret in my personal life – I’ve just never been asked by the press,” says Thorne-Smith, 44, the new celebrity face of Botox. “I’ve used it, I like it, it works well for me. That’s just the simple truth.”

The actress and mother of a 3½-year-old son owns up to first getting injections about 10 years ago, when the lines on her forehead started to bother her.

“I found I’ve been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal,” she says. “I found the frown line was distracting me – I was conscious of it. Now I’m not.”

Would the Two and a Half Men guest star consider getting plastic surgery?

“My hope is that if I take good care of my skin and use Botox, I won’t have to use anything else,” says Thorne-Smith, who then adds: “Never say never. I always want to look like myself – that’s key for me. I don’t want to look like a different person, I don’t want my face frozen.”

Reporting by ALEXIS CHIU

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43 year-old former “Melrose Place” actress Courtney Thorne Smith just landed a job promoting Botox. She claimed in a new interview with People that she doesn’t want to look frozen or not like herself, but she just looks crazed in the photo they’re using with the article. I guess she usually looks like that, so mission accomplished.

“It’s never been a secret in my personal life – I’ve just never been asked by the press,” says Thorne-Smith, 44, the new celebrity face of Botox. “I’ve used it, I like it, it works well for me. That’s just the simple truth.”

The actress and mother of a 3½-year-old son owns up to first getting injections about 10 years ago, when the lines on her forehead started to bother her.

“I found I’ve been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal,” she says. “I found the frown line was distracting me – I was conscious of it. Now I’m not.”

Would the Two and a Half Men guest star consider getting plastic surgery?

“My hope is that if I take good care of my skin and use Botox, I won’t have to use anything else,” says Thorne-Smith, who then adds: “Never say never. I always want to look like myself – that’s key for me. I don’t want to look like a different person, I don’t want my face frozen.”

I am 38 years old, and I don’t know when the hell that happened. If I knew for a fact that I could get Botox or Restylne tomorrow and look fresh and natural with imperceptible changes I would do it today. If I knew that I could get a face lift or major surgery and end up looking like Sandra Bullock where people would look at me and think “she looks amazing, did she do something because I can’t see it?” I would also do it today. As it is, we notice the bad work, the bulging forehead veins from Botox, the chipmunk cheeks and the plumped up, painful looking lips from fillers. It’s just too much of a risk. Plus I actually like being able to frown. The examples on the Botox website show women who aren’t able to frown afterwards and look kind of evil in the after shots.

I prefer to stay out of the sun for now and practice good skincare. (I got one of those Neutrogena microdermabrasion system for $18 at CVS and that does seem to make a difference in my skin, although I have to use antibiotic ointment on my upper lip and chin area or I will get small blemishes from it.) At some point I may get some injectables. Courtney Thorne Smith isn’t going to convince me though. She looks more like the face of hyperthyroidism with those wide unseeing eyes. She’s like 10 seconds away from lunging at you while cackling loudly. I should be nicer to her. She quit Ally McBeal in 2000 due to her struggles with an eating disorder. She was one of many women who had that problem on that show.

In 2003. See, she looks the same!

In 2009. You can see the difference in the lines on her face from the photo at the very top of the page. I don’t know if it’s better, though.

Credit: Fame

N E W Y O R K, Oct. 3, 2001 — After years of trying to keep pace with her skinny co-stars, TV actress Courtney Thorne-Smith decided it was time to stop dropping pounds, and instead lose her obsession with weight loss.

A longtime television series actress, Thorne-Smith is now starring with Jim Belushi in the new ABC comedy According to Jim, where she plays Belushi’s wife, a sophisticated counterpart to his character’s all-American guy persona.

The actress is best known for her roles on two hit shows on the Fox network, Ally McBeal and Melrose Place.

While acting on those dramas, Thorne-Smith, 33, said she was dieting relentlessly. To stay skinny, she would eat only small meals of salad and fruit, which added up to about 1,000 calories a day. Then she would exercise obsessively, burning about 700 calories day by running.

“I felt terrible,” Thorne-Smith said on Good Morning America. I was exhausted: 300 calories don’t give you a lot of energy,” she said.

Slimmer than Recommended

Thorne-Smith was not fat by any measure. The recommended weight for a woman her size (5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium frame) ranges from 130 pounds to 144 pounds. She maintained her weight at about 120 pounds, but she wanted to lose 10 more.

No one told her she had to lose weight, but ever since the actress got a role in her second television series in 1988, the short-run sitcom Day by Day, she felt she needed to stay very thin.

The pressure to be Hollywood-thin intensified as soon as she landed the role of Alison Parker on Melrose Place in 1992. She worked alongside slim co-star Heather Locklear and other ultra-thin actresses. When she moved onto Ally McBeal, she had to share scenes with Calista Flockhart, one of the skinniest actresses in Hollywood.

A Life-Changing Doctor’s Visit

In preparation for her character’s almost-nude scene on Ally McBeal, Thorne-Smith ate only fruit for a whole week. At one point she had lost 15 pounds, and went to a nutritionist, explaining that she was exhausted and was not sure why. The nutritionist said she was starving herself and exercising too much.

Then Thorne-Smith came across an article about Hollywood actresses who seemed too thin. Her name was in it and she was struck by the prospect of becoming a role model for young girls. “I thought, I hate the thought of a 12, 13 or 14 year-old girl seeing a picture of me and thinking she’ll do what I did,” she said.

The actress said she started eating well and exercising to be fit. But when she didn’t feel thin enough, she ate even less and exercised even more. Thorne-Smith feared that other young women would get on the same unhealthy cycle when looking at so many pictures of ultra-thin women.

At that point, she realized she needed to step back from her work, and allow herself the freedom to eat.

Thorne-Smith now eats five small meals a day, a healthy diet consisting of mostly lean protein, vegetables and fruit. She works out daily, completing about 90 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise, along with yoga and weightlifting. She is also putting energy into another creative pursuit. She writes about exercise and healthy living as a contributing editor for Self magazine.

On 8-11-1967 Courtney Thorne-Smith (nickname: Courtney) was born in San Francisco, California, United States. She made her 8 million dollar fortune with Chairman of the Board, Ally McBeal, Two and a Half Men. The actress is married to Robert Fishman, her starsign is Scorpio and she is now 52 years of age.

Courtney Thorne-Smith Facts & Wiki

Where does Courtney Thorne-Smith live? And how much money does Courtney Thorne-Smith earn?

Birth Date 8-11-1967
Heritage/origin American
Ethnicity White
Religion – believes in God? Christian
Residence She lives together in a house in San Francisco, California, United States.

Courtney Thorne-Smith Net Worth, Salary, Cars & Houses

Estimated Net Worth 8 million Dollar Celebrity Net Worth Revealed: The 60 Richest Actresses in 2020!
Yearly Salary N/A SURPRISING: The 10 Best Salaries in Television!
Highest Grossing Movies Summer School, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise & Lucas
Colleagues James Belushi

Houses

  • house ($ million)

Cars


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Courtney Thorne-Smith: Husband, Dating, Family & Friends

Who is Courtney Thorne-Smith dating in 2020?

Relationship status Married (Since 2006)
Sexuality Straight
Current Husband of Courtney Thorne-Smith Robert Fishman
Ex-boyfriends or ex-husbands Andrew Conrad, Robert Andrews, Andrew Shue
More info Was previously married and divorced
Expecting a baby She is not pregnant
Has any kids? Yes, mother of: Jacob

Will the marriage of American actress Courtney Thorne-Smith and current Husband, Robert Fishman survive 2020?
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Family

Names of father, mother, kids, brothers & sisters.

    Jacob ‘Jake’ Emerson Fishman (Son)

Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Tattoos, Skin, Hair & Eye color


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This friendly fun actress originating from San Francisco, California, United States has a slim body & square face type.

Hair color Regular blond
Hair type Straight
Hair Length medium long hair
Hairstyle Bun
Distinct feature eye color
Makeup Style alternative
Skin Tone/Complexion Type I: Light skin
Skin Type Normal
Eye color Blue
Height 168 cm
Weight 54 kilo
Bra-size 34B
Feet size N/A
Does Courtney Thorne-Smith smoke? No, never CAUGHT SMOKING: The 60 Most Shocking Celebrity Smokers!
Does Courtney Thorne-Smith have a tattoo? No OMG! 50 Celebrity Tattoos Gone Horribly Wrong!

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Two and a Half Men and Ally McBeal actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is new celebrity face of Botox

MANY Hollywood stars deny it, but this actress is more than happy to admit using Botox.

Courtney Thorne-Smith, who plays Lyndsey Makelroy in Two and a Half Men, has become the new celebrity face of Botox.

“It’s never been a secret in my personal life – I’ve just never been asked by the press,” says 44-year-old Thorne-Smith, 44, who has also starred in Ally McBeal and Melrose Place.

“I’ve used it, I like it, it works well for me. That’s just the simple truth.”

The actress and mother of a three-year-old son said she first got injections about 10 years ago, when the lines on her forehead started to bother her.

“I found I’ve been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal,” she says. “I found the frown line was distracting me – I was conscious of it. Now I’m not.”

Botox does not relate to plastic surgery though.

“My hope is that if I take good care of my skin and use Botox, I won’t have to use anything else,” says Thorne-Smith, who then adds: “Never say never. I always want to look like myself – that’s key for me. I don’t want to look like a different person, I don’t want my face frozen.”

Originally published as Courtney Thorne-Smith loves Botox

The Skinny on Courtney Thorne-Smith

Her name is Courtney Thorne-Smith, and she has an eating disorder. The former star of Ally McBeal tells US Weekly that the pressure to be thin ultimately led her to quit the Fox dramedy.

“I started undereating, overexercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing my immune system,” the 33-year-old actress says. “The amount of time I spent thinking about food and being upset about my body was insane.”

Thorne-Smith, who reprised her Ally role as attorney Georgia Thomas on the show’s season premiere, said the breaking point came last year when she learned she would have to do a nude scene. “I ate fruit all week just to try to be really lean by Friday,” the ex-Melrose Place heroine recalls of the May 18, 1999 Ally episode. “I remember Gil said, ‘You look good,’ and I was like, ‘I’d better. I haven’t had a piece of chicken in five days.’ There was something terribly wrong with that.”

Since leaving Ally at the end of last season, Thorne-Smith — who won’t rule out making more guest appearances in the future — has regained about 10-15 pounds, not to mention control of her life. Still, body image issues continue to weigh heavily on her mind.

“To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be,” says Thorne-Smith, who last June wed genetic scientist Andrew Conrad. “But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight — and thank God for that.”

Award-winning Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith and Allergan Inc. Reveal Changes in Women’s Perceptions of BOTOX Cosmetic Over Nearly a Decade

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Since BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) almost 10 years ago, there have been approximately 11 million treatments administered. In that time, women’s perceptions of BOTOX® Cosmetic have changed, and Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic, is sharing key data on these changes:

  • The number of women considering talking to their doctors about BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment more than quadrupled from 1.3 million in 2002 to 5.8 million(i) in 2010.
  • The number of women who think that BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective means for treating frown lines between the eyebrows has increased from 21 percent when the product was approved to 79 percent in 2010(ii).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111006/MM81036 )

Moreover, the BOTOX® Cosmetic patient profile has evolved and today’s “typical” patient is a highly educated, working woman in her 40s. Sixty-four percent of BOTOX® Cosmetic patients hold a four-year college degree or a post-graduate degree, and 74 percent work a full- or part-time job. Women have also become more open about treatment; in fact, 90 percent of women who have been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic say they would recommend treatment to a friend.

“Women’s understanding and appreciation of BOTOX® Cosmetic has significantly evolved over the past decade, and as the market leader, we continually invest in educational initiatives that provide women with relevant information they need to make well-informed decisions about treatment,” said Colleen McKenna, Senior Marketing Director, Allergan Medical. “Our partnership with actress Courtney Thorne-Smith and the non-profit organization HealthyWomen is our latest initiative to address pressing questions women have about medical aesthetic injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic.”

Allergan and HealthyWomen, the nation’s leading independent health information source for women, conducted a Harris Interactive® nationwide survey to identify the most common questions women have about medical aesthetic injectable treatments. Courtney Thorne-Smith validates she had many of the same questions before she was first treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

“I’ve been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic for nearly 10 years, and while I think it’s become more mainstream, many women have the same questions I initially had,” said Courtney Thorne-Smith. “It’s important for women to understand there is nothing wrong with considering BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. There may still be a taboo about this, yet women need to know about resources that address their questions,” added the 43-year-old actress who received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her outstanding performance on Ally McBeal and appears on Two and a Half Men this season.

“With other injectable treatment options now available, it is more important than ever that women not confuse other products with BOTOX® Cosmetic, or assume they are the same, because each has a unique safety and efficacy profile,” added McKenna. “Allergan understands what is important to physicians and consumers who want aesthetic treatments, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, rooted in science.”

“For me, I like that BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a new treatment. My physician has a lot of experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic and has treated me for many years, so I am consistently satisfied with my results,” said Thorne-Smith. “Through this initiative I am able to help provide women with accurate answers to their own questions, and underscore the importance of going to a trained and qualified doctor for treatment.”

“Many women have questions about medical aesthetic treatments and want to be better informed,” said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, R.N., executive director of HealthyWomen. “Our website, HealthyWomen.org, can help women find answers to the most common questions about these treatments, and also provides important considerations for visiting a trained, aesthetic-specialty physician.”

According to the survey of 826 U.S. women ages 35 to 65 conducted by Allergan and HealthyWomen, the most common questions about medical aesthetic injectable treatments, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, include:

  1. Are these products safe? Each aesthetic injectable treatment has a unique safety and efficacy profile and treatments are not interchangeable. For every injectable treatment, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, it’s important to review the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide with your physician as serious side effects can occur. The most common side effects include pain or temporary bruising at the injection site, temporary tiredness, headache and nausea.
  2. How much do these treatments cost? Cost varies across the country based on a number of factors. According to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey, the average cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic is approximately $400 for treatment of the glabellar lines between the brows.
  3. Will my face still have expression? Injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic should not radically change one’s appearance. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by an experienced physician, a person can still frown and look surprised without those moderate to severe lines also known as the “11” between the brows.
  4. How long does treatment last? Minimally invasive treatments are temporary. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment effects can last up to four months.
  5. Is treatment painful? Discomfort associated with the injection is usually minimal and brief, and your physician may apply an ice pack or anesthetic cream.

To view the full list of the most common questions as identified by the survey and the answers, visit www.HealthyWomen.org or www.BOTOXCosmetic.com.

About BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), a prescription medicine, is a purified protein that temporarily improves the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in adults younger than 65 years of age.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This temporarily reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form between the brows.

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information

Indication

BOTOX® Cosmeticis a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening ofassociated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities

The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, another botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy

welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, suchas amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or LouGehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eatonsyndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and respiratory compromise (difficulty breathing) from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Human albumin and spread of viral diseases. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains albumin, a protein component of human blood. The potential risk of spreading viral diseases via human serum albumin is extremely rare. No cases of viral diseases or CJD have ever been reported in association with human serum albumin.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; or take a sleep medicine.

Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth, discomfort or painat the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain,and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision,decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling ofyour eyelids, and dry eyes.

For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see enclosed BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

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About Allergan, Inc.

Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company established more than 60 years ago with a commitment to uncover the best of science and develop and deliver innovative and meaningful treatments to help people reach their life’s potential. Today, we have more than 9,000 highly dedicated and talented employees, global marketing and sales capabilities with a presence in more than 100 countries, a rich and ever-evolving portfolio of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products, and state-of-the-art resources in R&D, manufacturing and safety surveillance that help millions of patients see more clearly, move more freely and express themselves more fully. From our beginnings as an eye care company to our focus today on several medical specialties, including ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention and urologics, Allergan is proud to celebrate 60 years of medical advances and proud to support the patients and physicians who rely on our products and the employees and communities in which we live and work.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements”, including but not limited to the statements by Colleen McKenna, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill regarding BOTOX® Cosmetic as well as other statements regarding the survey conducted by Allergan and HealthyWomen, research and development outcomes, efficacy, adverse reactions and market and product potential. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from Allergan’s expectations and projections. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, general industry and pharmaceutical market conditions; technological advances and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in the research and development and regulatory processes; challenges related to new product marketing, such as the unpredictability of market acceptance for new pharmaceutical products and/or the acceptance of new indications for such products; inconsistency of treatment results among patients; potential difficulties in manufacturing a new product; general economic conditions; and governmental laws and regulations affecting domestic and foreign operations. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors can be found in Allergan’s public periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading “Risk Factors” in Allergan’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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Dysport® is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Limited
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Celeb Spa Secrets: Courtney Thorne Smith

Simple Approach to Staying in Shape
“Find something you like, that works for your body and do it. It’s really that simple. Some people do great in big group classes, some people need a personal trainer. Myself, I like to work out on my own. So, when I’m home, I do 40 minutes of walking on my treadmill at an incline, and then 20 minutes of yoga or Pilates floor work. I keep telling myself I need to get out to a Pilates class, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I know I would look better, but the downside of coming to like myself is that I really don’t care that my body isn’t perfect. It’s good enough for me and for the people who love me. Thankfully my days of bathing suit scenes are behind me!”
My Fitness Favorite
“I’ve done Pilates, gyrotonics and lots of yoga at spas. It’s a great way to try new things. I try to give every class a shot. Where else will you have such an embarrassment of riches in terms of choice? My favorite spa activity is hiking, which is why I love Canyon Ranch Tucson so much. They have a wide variety of hikes for every fitness level.”
Advice to My Younger Self
“‘Relax—don’t be so hard on yourself!’ Of course, I wouldn’t have listened. I look at old pictures of myself and think, Why didn’t I just enjoy having that skin and that body? But, alas, like so many young women, I was too busy tearing myself apart. Hopefully, I’ll live a long life so I can enjoy my late-in-life self-acceptance for many years to come!”
My Must-Have Products
“There are two, actually. I would never be without sunscreen. I just started using a great one by Perricone MD, called No Foundation Foundation. It has an SPF of 30 and gives my skin a very pretty natural glow. My other new obsession is also a Perricone product—Cold Plasma Sub-D. I was noticing that my neck wasn’t looking great and I wanted a product that would improve my skin texture and I found Sub-D. I love it! My neck looks so much firmer. I’m thrilled because I wasn’t looking forward to wearing turtlenecks year-round, especially in Southern California!”

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Courtney Thorne-Smith admits to liking Botox

Whilst many Hollywood stars are coy about their use of Botox and certainly don’t go out of their way to shout about it, a well-known actress has spoken out proudly and admitted that she both uses and likes Botox.

Courtney Thorne-Smith, 44, who stars in Two and a Half Men, told People when asked about Botox that, “It’s never been a secret in my personal life – I’ve just never been asked by the press. I’ve used it, I like it, it works well for me. That’s just the simple truth.”

The actress admits that she first started getting Botox injections around 10 years ago, when lines begun to appear on her forehead which she didn’t like the look of.

She explained, “I found I’ve been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal. I found the frown line was distracting me – I was conscious of it. Now I’m not.”

Botox is a popular non-permanent cosmetic treatment. It’s particularly useful for treating frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crows’ feet and many use it because they find it gives a natural-looking youthfulness. A lot of Botox-users say it does not freeze the face like some treatments can so normal facial expressions are still possible and another advantage is that it wears off naturally over time.

Thorne-Smith said she hopes that if she looks after her skin well and uses Botox, she will not need any other cosmetic surgery later in life, although she didn’t rule out further procedures. She said her key concern with any procedures is still looking like herself and that her face does not look frozen.

Other celebrities that are reported to have had Botox include Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Cindy Crawford, Danni Minogue, Kylie Minogue, Amanda Holden and Lulu.

(Image: Dehbi)

Almost 11 million treatments of BOTOX have been administered since the injectable was approved by the FDA almost 10 years ago, and in that time perceptions about the drug have changed.

Courtney Thorne-Smith is helping Allergan, the company that makes BOTOX, educate consumers on facts about BOTOX, as well as changes in perceptions about the injectable.

For instance, since FDA approval, the number of women who believe that BOTOX is an effective way to treat frown lines between the eyebrows has increased from 21 percent to 79 percent in 2010.

Additionally, women, including Thorne-Smith, have become more open about getting BOTOX treatments, and 90 percent of women who have had BOTOX say they would recommend it to a friend.

“I’ve used it, I like it, it works well for me. That’s just the simple truth,” Thorne-Smith told People magazine.

“I found I’ve been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal,” she said. “I found the frown line was distracting me – I was conscious of it. Now I’m not.”

BOTOX® Facts

Here are some facts about BOTOX, in response to some of the most common questions consumers have about injectable treatments, according to a survey conducted by Allergan and HealthyWomen of 826 U.S. women ages 35 to 65.

BOTOX® safety: For every injectable treatment, including BOTOX, it’s important to review the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide with your physician as serious side effects can occur. The most common side effects include pain or temporary bruising at the injection site, temporary tiredness, headache and nausea.

Cost of treatment: Cost varies across the country based on a number of factors. Allergan reports that according to one survey of doctors, the average cost of BOTOX is approximately $400 for treatment of the glabellar lines between the brows.

Facial movement after BOTOX®: Injectable treatments such as BOTOX should not radically change one’s appearance. When BOTOX is administered by an experienced physician, a person can still frown and look surprised without lines between the brows.

Length of results: BOTOX treatment effects can last up to four months.

Discomfort from treatment: Discomfort associated with the injection is usually minimal and brief, and your physician may apply an ice pack or anesthetic cream.

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