Desperate Housewives Star: Botox Made My Eye "Droop"
Dana Delany tells the November issue of Prevention she regrets getting Botox seven years ago.
"I had never heard of Botox," says the actress, 54, who now appears on ABC's Body of Proof. "My dermatologist was saying, 'You should try it.' He injected my forehead, hit a nerve, and created a huge hematoma. The nerve has been dead ever since."
It ended up affecting the muscle in her right eye.
"So my eye has started to droop a little bit," she says. "Now that I said this to you, everybody will look for it! I notice it more than anybody else, but I was symmetrical before and now I am not. I stopped going to him right then.
"Doctors are human — they make mistakes," she goes on. "But I never went back, especially after he wouldn't own up to it."
Ever since the incident, she also has vowed never to get any plastic surgery.
"I won't do it, no," she says.
She says she hates the fact that people aren't saying, "'That's a beautiful woman.' Instead, they say, "She's had good work.' And I hope that at some point we can stop dyeing our hair. I'm not saying I'm not dyeing my hair — I have to because I'm on camera — but wouldn't it be nice? We would all save so much money and time."
Says Delany, "My hat's off to Jamie Lee Curtis. She's so smart, and she doesn't dye her hair or anything. And Meryl Streep still looks like herself. Diane Keaton, too. I think the really great actresses don't worry about that kind of thing."