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Carey Mulligan, 25, Was Told to Get Botox (By a Doctor)

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Of her visit to a Los Angeles dermatologist, Mulligan recalled: “I said, ‘I have some lines here under my eye and they’re annoying, what can you do?’ He looked at my face and said, ‘We’ll just drop some Botox in here and here…’.

“I said, ‘What the –? I’m only 25, are you joking?’ So I can’t move my face? Isn’t that, well, the antithesis of what I’m trying to do as an actress? Only in LA would someone try and give you Botox when you’re 25 years old.”

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isabel
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sad sad world…

Juliet
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Juliet

I love Carey Mulligan, but really, what is a doctor supposed to say when you ask them how to get rid of wrinkles? Seems like she kind of set herself up for that one…

isabel
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she went to see a dermatologist and as far as i know there are so many other things a part from botox that could do something with those lines like good creams for example. and considering she is just 25 I´ll just say the world is crazy.

Casey
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Casey

The only cream that works on wrinkles would be one with Retin in it, but that works only on fine wrinkles. If she was referring to some deep wrinkles or smile lines, then Retin A would not be able to do anything.

I agree with Juliet. She set herself up for that.

And I don’t think the world is crazy. I think she’s crazy. What she probably has under her eyes are natural smile lines and not wrinkles. To be worrying about them at 25 is ridiculous and is not the result of Hollywood pressure.

cleigh
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TOTALLY agree with this comment. She completely set herself up for that. Stop whining about how crazy it was the dr suggested it, YOU are the one that said they are annoying you.

lei
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Yeah completely agree. She set herself up for it, it’s crazy enough that she was asking her doctor about wrinkles at TWENTY-FIVE! Wtf did she expect to hear?

b
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You guys are too judgmental. At 25, I’ve noticed changes in my skin and I’d like to curb them or make them appear less noticeable. Two things I can do? Up my water intake and avoid powder that collects in the creases, since it emphasizes wrinkles. Also, starting a good moisturizing regime is another thing I can do to be proactive. You don’t know the context of her visit and what she was looking. Chill out.

solaxia
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solaxia

Hmmm i agree that to worry about smile lines is ridiculous at 25 (I have been there at 23! I definately noticed changes!) I do think it is the result of Hollywood pressure! I know a few girls that get regular botox starting at 21 to reduce these smile lines and prevent wrinkles for the future. I think a lot has to do with the media and entertainment industry personally.

artemis
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artemis

yep those are normal lines, i have them too and im 16..and she has puffy eyes too, like me so that’s why 😀 i don’t care bout them

gray
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gray

Completely agree with Juliet. Her question sounds like she was begging the Dermatologist to give her some bad advice.
Even if there are good creams and miraculous pills on the market it doesn’t mean they will take away your lines for good. These are only soft remedies who can partially fix the problem thanks to their moisturizing power. Basically it’s just an illusion……
And if she’s so afraid of having a frozen face she shouldn’t worry for some fine lines under her eyes in the first place.
Vain girl 🙂

Mia
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I was just going to make the same comment. It’s almost as if she wanted to hear something absurd like ‘get botox’ so she could go and complain to the media about it..
Honestly, she is 25 and worries about wrinkles, she might have a problem there…

Eeva
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Eeva

It’s indeed a sad, sad world. Not because the doktor adviced her to use botox when she’s complaining about wrinkles. Because she’s trying to play the innocent victim here and she actually believes that were buying it.

Jamie
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Jamie
Exactly what I was thinking. What did she expect a dematologist to say? She could obviously get line reducing creams on her own at a store. It seem like a silly question to ask, and to even go to a Dr, asking about wrinkles and not expect them to offer fillers or botox. It is not jsut an LA thing either. I am her age and asked a dr about some light smile lines around my mouth, he proceeded to scrutinize the rest of my face(not what I asked for) and critiquing other areas, suggeting mazzive botox to the forehead.… Read more »
artemis
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artemis

maybe he could have given her some fat fillers or smth that isnt permanent…not botox X_x

RAchel
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RAchel

Agreed. Who goes to the doctor for a ‘few annoying lines’?

Casey
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Casey

I don’t find it strange at all that she was suggested by someone to get Botox. When you’re in her field, and at 25 you’re already worrying about wrinkles, what other advice are people going to offer you than Botox? She got the response she asked for.

What I’m disturbed by is the fact that it came from a dermatologist, who is supposed to be something like a skin doctor? Really, a skin doctor would encourage his patient to put Botox in their face? Either he’s messed up or she must have been completely freaking out in his office.

lizzy
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lizzy

lots of dermatologists offer botox. it’s cosmetic dermatology. though it’s definitely a contradiction, it’s widespread. i’ve been to several dermatologists over half my life and have seen such services offered by just about every one of them. not sure if it means anything, but i am from NY not LA.

Casey
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Casey

Oh I didn’t consider cosmetic dermatology, you’re right.

Most of the dermatologists I’ve ever been to or seen were the ones that treat skin conditions…and they were equivalent to doctors in all respects, such as writing prescriptions for antibiotics. I just found it hard picturing them treating one patient to make their skin healthier, and then suggesting poison injections to another. But then again, anything for money.

jane
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jane

Well, Botox also has legitimate medical uses, like reducing sweat output in people who sweat excessively. So I think calling it “poison” injections is a little over-dramatic. Quite a number of other “poisons” are medically useful (for example, digitalis).

Also, why be so cynical about “anything for money”? It’s a service that women want, and who would you rather they get it from — a doctor, or an unqualified aestheti

jane
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jane
-cian? I can totally understand, also, why women would want to remove wrinkles — who wants to get old? We’d all stay young if we could. We can’t, so instead we do what we can — and Botox helps, if used judiciously. I personally have thought of going into plastic surgery (I’m a future MD) — not b/c I want to make a lot of money, but b/c I think it’s satisfying to help people look better and feel better about themselves. Often times plastic surgery does have that effect, as borne out by scientific studies, even though you may… Read more »
jane
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jane

ugh! I can’t believe my words “m-ke a lot of m-ney” were hyperlinked to some ad!! I did NOT do that myself!

Erica
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It’s kind of scary – but not that surprising in Hollywood’s youth-obsessed world! I have heard before of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists in Hollywood recommending botox from the early twenties onwards – because it can stop wrinkles from forming at all if you paralyse the muscles that eventually create them. It’s sad when young women worry about ageing so much that they would be willing to put themselves though botox to try to prevent wrinkles from forming. We all age, it’s really not that horrifying! I am sure Carey was expecting some good eye cream or something – not a… Read more »
solaxia
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solaxia

not just in Hollywood! They are recommending it to girls in their early 20’s at doctors surgeries and Hospitals in a small town in Australia where I live. It’s actually quite common…I think its just a big money making scheeme. Cash in on the youngens

deanna
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Are you serious? Which small town is this?

Sen
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Well if she really want the ‘lines under her eyes’ to go away yeah she have to use botox. What had she expected? some miraculous cream that makes all lines and wrinkles dissapaer..

Kate1st
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Kate1st

For fine lines or static wrinkles, fillers or peels can be used. But for expression lines under the eyes, the only thing that will eliminate them (temporarily) is botox to essentially stop the squinting action so the lines can’t form. I’m not sure what she was expecting tbh. He is a cosmetic surgeon, not a magician!

Kate1st
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Kate1st

And to add, I am not an advocate of botox, especially not under the eyes. Botox weakens muscle leading to atrophy and sagging in the long term. Botox under the eyes not only prevents natural expressions but can cause lower eyelids to droop and bags to develop. I would rather keep my smile lines thanks!

Christyy
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Christyy

well she does need it! she looks old!!!

Jamie
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Jamie

This is a lol? I am assuming? Because she does look very young, even for her age.

Christyy
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Christyy

No. She looks 30.

Christine
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Christine

30 isn’t old! LMAO! But I suppose it seems ancient when your 15.

Kate1st
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Kate1st

Actually she has one of those faces that looks young and mature at the same time. Overall though she looks quite young to me.

Ellen
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Ellen

Chritsyy is a troll. I have yet to see her say something positive about a celebrity on here.

deanna
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I can’t believe someone thinks she looks old! She has a complete baby face in my opinion.

Kate1st
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Kate1st

Yes she has very child like features, but behind those eyes I think she is wise beyond her years!

under eyes
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under eyes

that is why she looks so odd to me. Like an old baby.

Natascha
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Natascha

she is 32

Natascha
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Natascha

Carey Hannah Mulligan[1] (born 28 May 1985)

Nkeon
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I don’t see how she set herself up to have botox suggested to her. True, she’s in the Hollywood industry and that is the typical solution, but she went to a dermatologist so it would be common sense to assume that she went there seaking some kind of cream or other cosmetic product or treatment that might help with the wrinkles. She doesn’t say that she was looking for something to permanently get rid of them. At the end of the day if she wanted botox then she would’ve just gone to a doctor for the treatment and probably thought… Read more »
b
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Exactly.

Casey
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Casey
“but she went to a dermatologist so it would be common sense to assume that she went there seaking some kind of cream or other cosmetic product or treatment that might help with the wrinkles. ” I guess we can presume her ignorance on how treating wrinkles works and she was asking the advice of a specialist, but then at that point, you can’t really play the victim. The impression I get from her comments (and this may be the way the editor made the interview seem, and not necessarily her), is that she’s saying, “OMG it’s so ridiculous this… Read more »
Nkeon
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If the latter situation occured then I’d think that she’s a complete idiot. It’s not really the same.

lil-r
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lil-r
that’s kind of a weird example to support your point… because honestly if carey mulligan went to a doctor and said ‘i want to lose weight’ and the doctor’s response was ‘eat less’….that would be much more concerning than the botox thing, considering she is at a healthy weight and the only thing the doctor should respond with is to let her know she is at a healthy weight and should not strive to lose weight, and if she wants to get healthier and more toned she needs to eat good whole foods and exercise… and if she was NOT… Read more »
Hazal
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Hazal

Hollywood is a mad house!

Sally
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Sally

well, she actually does look older than 25

Natascha
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Natascha

she is 32

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

I think she was upset about the botox response..because she took it as an insult..meaning she was like ” It is not that bad that I need botox..I am only 25 “..

Bela
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Why did she complain about the lines under her eyes to the doctor? Like she said she is an actress she needs expression…she doesn’t make any sense to me.

Lena120
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Lena120

I actually live in LA, and I’ve seen Carey up close in person before at a hotel I was staying at. I think she was there promoting Wall Street 2 or something and she’s actually very pretty in person. I used to think she was just OK in an adorable way but I think she looks great. And she’s really nice.

deanna
Member

Just lol

flossy
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flossy
Sorry I disagree, with the comments stating she set herself up the Dermatologist was out of order. If this were a beautician giving advice then yes I’d agree she set herself up. But this is a Dermatolgist and not a very good one. A good Dermatologist would list options from A-Z not jump to the laziest option which is Botox because its a money train, you have to keep going back for more and this so called Dermatologist would probably charge upwards of $300 a pop. Dermatologists are meant to be highly trained experts in skin and different skin types,… Read more »
solaxia
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solaxia

yup I agree. Also, at 25…that’s usually when they start the anti aging regime (or recommend it). I know you can’t turn back the clock so to speak. But there are other alternatives to dealing with fine lines and slowing the onset of more! Even just as simple as drinking a lot of water and getting plenty of rest and using a heavy duty under eye cream was what worked for me at 23

Lux
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I live in Los Angeles, and I agree that it’s a little extreme for a doctor to be recommending botox to anyone younger than 30. Even at 31 myself, I don’t see myself “needing” it until my late 40’s or even 50s. I think lifestyle and genetics trump age when it comes to wrinkles. I don’t smoke, tan, limit my alcohol consumption, eat healthy, hydrate and exercise. If you are haggard and need botox in your 20s-30s, you might want to re-evaluate your lifestyle. Carrey Mulligan does not need botox and I don’t think she was setting herself up for… Read more »
Lang
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Lang

“Desperation is uglier than a wrinkle or two.” Good quote. And another good quote? “If you’re unhappy with your appearance at 25, life’s going to be hard.” by Susan Sarandon.

jane
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jane
I don’t see anything wrong with the doctor’s recommendation. Theoretically, if you use Botox in your 20s, you WON”T need it in your 30s or 40s…b/c you won’t even have formed the wrinkles. For example, in my case, I will never have crow’s feet, b/c my eyes don’t crinkle when I smile. For people whose eyes do crinkle, they could prevent the formation of crow’s feet if they got Botox there. What’s so awful about that? How is that different from moisturizer and sunscreen and all the other beauty products women apply religiously to prevent the formation of wrinkles?
Nessa
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Nessa

lol.. I find it ironic how hard the fashion world is trying to force this straight line vision of what is beautiful. or the fact that they think being 25 is old. or being super skinny is attractive? when women weren’t meant to be these things.

Lisa
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Lisa

a lot of dermatologists are botox-happy. Before I went to my current derm, the guy I had before spent as little time as possible with me because I wasn’t interested (AND WAY TOO YOUNG!) for Juvederm or Restylane, I’d get it, though and I’m not even 23. Maybe if I win the lottery. lol

padme
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padme

Why is she complaining if she asked about it? It’s like going to a plastic surgeon and asking what you can do about your small b~~~~, then acting shocked that they suggest breast implants. If she didn’t want the answer then she shouldn’t have asked the question.

Amy
Guest

I’m sorry, but she asked! O.o

under eyes
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under eyes

It’s not that 25 is old…it’s just that British people go down hill fast and early. If she gained 10 pounds she would not look half as old as she does. She is very odd looking to me and really ugly without makeup. Under eyes are delicate. I’m just going to wear glasses when the time comes and retire the contacts. I am Black so I don’t have to freak out about fine lines. More about splotches and zits for me still. Also I was born with under eye bags.

Natascha
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Natascha

she is not 25, she is 32 Carey Hannah Mulligan[1] (born 28 May 1985)’
either an old quote or she just talked about an old incident

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