Please share your experiences with Botox


I have been thinking about trying Botox but I wanted to hear other peoples thoughts and experiences...



F, 40, New York

I'm 26 and had a Botox treatment several months ago. I noticed some fine lines on my forehead, brought it to the attention of my dermatologist and she told me having a Botox treatment now was a preventative measure and would help stop deep lines from forming on my forehead (which would require filler if they got too deep).

The treatment itself was virtually painless. I had some small red marks at the injection sites that disappeared after a few hours. Immediately after the treatment, I didn't notice any difference. After about a week, I noticed I could no longer move my forehead muscles like I once could. At first, I was a little freaked out with this sensation, but eventually enjoyed the feeling and was very satisfied with not having any lines on my forehead! 

At the end of the day, receiving a botox treatment is a personal decision. If you have fine lines that bother you, Botox is a safe and effective way to help prevent or eliminate them. Botox only lasts 3 to 4 months and it's not cheap ($300-$1000, depending on how many units you require), so keep this in mind when making your decision. 

Also, FYI, Botox is a particular (and the most popular) type of toxin made by Allergan. There are other toxins, like Xeomin and Dysport, but they aren't as popular. I personally prefer Botox and would make sure your doctor uses it! 

Thank you AlexaS1990, I really appreciate the information, it really helped!!

I'm contemplating getting Botox for the first time at 43. Thanks for the information Alexa! 

I had a very bad allergic reaction to it.  This is not common but make sure to ask your physician what to do if you happen to see any side effects.