Why Friends alum Courteney Cox decided to stop using face fillers

Hindsight’s 2020, as they say. When Courteney Cox reflected on some of her choices in recent years, the actress admitted she didn’t like what she saw. The 56-year-old Scream star has revealed the real reason why she decided to dissolve all of her face fillers once and for all, reports People.

At first, Courteney claimed she started getting injectable fillers because she “wasn’t pleased” with herself or the way she looked as she aged. The Friends alum admitted, “I would say it’s a common thing you go through as you age, especially in Hollywood,” adding, “You have to accept getting older, and that’s something that I had a hard time doing.”

During her struggle, Courteney Cox revealed she somewhat lost sight of herself for a while, getting caught up in how she felt she was expected to look by others and her own self imposed expectations, rather than asking if what she was doing was really making her happy.

Why did Courteney Cox dissolve her face fillers?

After taking a long, hard look in the mirror, the actress said she realized the problem. She explained:

[I tried] to keep up with time in a way that was anything other than maintenance. I didn’t realize it until one day I kind of stepped back and went, ‘Oh s**t. I don’t look like myself.

As noted by People, Courteney Cox said in 2019 that it had been approximately two years since she decided to dissolve all of her injectable fillers. She added that without the fillers, she is “feeling like her best self.” The timeless beauty said that she’s learning to not only accept, but embrace who she is, inside and out, “getting older with what God gave me” rather than trying to change it.

Courteney also said that her newfound self-acceptance has led to a level of confidence that she would not have been able to reach without first loving herself for exactly who she is. She told People:

I kind of own everything. And the things that I am not as comfortable with myself, they’re things that I continue to work on to grow and change. I think I am at a stage of my life where it’s very easy to be comfortable with who I am and who I’ve become and who I strive to be.

Cheers to that, Courteney Cox!