Sydney: Despite Nicole Kidman insisting otherwise, a leading Canadian expert says that the actress is using botox to keep her porcelain skin wrinkle free.
And, Dr Martin Braun insisted at the Australian cosmetic medicine conference on the Gold Coast that the Oscar winner was 'doing too much at the wrong time' with the drug, which works by paralysing muscles and softening the face.
"Nicole seems to get her botox done two or three weeks before a big event so when she, for instance, goes up on stage to collect her Academy Award she looks frozen and strange," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Braun, as saying.
"She looks like a bat with too much of an (outer) brow lift, the middle of the brow's been dropped, she's crying when she accepts her Oscar but nothing is moving.
"That's really doing nothing to help our job because we've got women coming to us saying that's what we don't want to look like," he added.
He suggested that users should be getting their injections two to three months out from a big event so the effect had started to wear off, and actors especially should use minimal product.
"Everything is accentuated on camera so I would say they should be going much easier than they are so they don't look like a doe caught in headlights," Dr Braun said.
"These people who have extraordinary amounts of money and fame are actually getting, in my opinion, poor medical advice," he said.
Dr Gabrielle Caswell, from the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA), also said that the actress seemed to be a botox user, saying 'she's a bit too wrinkle-free for an Australian of her skin tone'.
"She was using a little too much, especially in the forehead," Dr Caswell said.
"Obviously she's not at the moment because she's pregnant but the photos show a lot more expression in her face now," Dr Caswell added.