Gwyneth Paltrow has sworn never to get botox again, but she is happy to indulge in painful laser treatment because it takes "five years off my face".
In a revealing interview with US Harpers Bazaar, the actress admitted to trying botox injections but said she would never do it again.
"I'll try anything. Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy," she said.
"I looked like Joan Rivers!"
While the 40-year-old ruled out plastic surgery — she would be "scared to go under the knife" — Paltrow did say she had tried "painful" Thermage laser treatment.
"It feels like someone's smacking your face with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it," she said.
"But I would do it again, because I feel like it took five years off my face."
Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of US Harpers Bazaar. Photography by Daniel Jackson.
The Oscar-winning actress who recently penned a healthy eating cookbook made a surprise admission in the interview, saying she occasionally smokes.
"My one light American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night," she said, citing the habit as her "guilty pleasure".
Paltrow acknowledged the contradiction of promoting a healthy lifestyle in her newly published cookbook and partaking in controversial beauty treatment and smoking.
"I think it's a mix," she said.
"You know, I use organic products, but I get lasers. It's what makes life, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu."
Posing for the cover of the fashion magazine, shot by photographer Daniel Jackson, the actress also spoke of the possibility of expanding her family.
Mother to Apple, eight, and Moses, six, Paltrow said she hasn't ruled out trying for a third child.
"But then you see a baby and you smell a baby!" she said.
"And you're like, 'yep, I do.' I don't know. It's a very big decision, so we'll see. Anyway, I'm not doing it this month!"
The actress-turned-cookbook author is on the publicity trail for her new book and upcoming film Iron Man 3.