I had botox for the first time about 2 weeks ago. I'm 40 years old and wanted to try it. I have to say that my experience with botox has been fantastic. My PS is wonderful and has 15+ years of experience so I felt completely safe in his care.
I received 5 shots in my upper brow area to erase my frown in between my eyes. It was over quick and I felt a little pinch. My PS told me to place an ice pack on it for a bit to reduce any swelling that might occur. I didn't notice any. Also the little puncture marks were hardly noticable and were gone in an hour.
I didn't have any side effects that I know of...maybe a slight headache but I took some asprin and it went away.
The botox kicked in about 3 days after I had it done and keeps getting better! It has made a huge difference in how refreshed I look. My face looks completely natural. I still have my laugh lines around my eyes which I plan on keeping because I do like expression. But the suttle erasure of my frown has taken years off my face.