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Does It Hurt to Get Botox® Injections?

Does It Hurt to Get Botox® Injections?

Botox® is a popular procedure many choose for its natural-looking anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cosmetic effects. Botox injections can also help with some medical issues like migraine disease.

Maybe you’re interested in Botox but have concerns about getting an injection. Does getting Botox hurt? If you’re nervous about needles or concerned about injection site pain, Dr. Bruce Sanderson and our team of laser and medical spa providers at Lasercare Skin Clinic are ready to help.

Dr. Sanderson offers skilled Botox injections from our Little Rock, Arkansas, offices. If you have concerns about pain or discomfort during your Botox treatment session, talk to Dr. Sanderson to find out more about how he can keep you comfortable while you reap the benefits of top-quality Botox injections.

What happens when you get Botox?

Botox injections contain the botulinum toxin. Cosmetic Botox uses safe, small doses of specially formulated injections to target the facial muscles that create dynamic wrinkles. With Dr. Sanderson’s expert hand, Botox lightly paralyzes these muscles for quickly visible, long-lasting anti-aging results.

The procedure description contains some terms that may sound a bit unsettling, like “paralyze,” “toxin,” and “injection.” If you have needle anxiety or are concerned about pain, you may have some reservations about Botox even if you desire the potential results.

We’re pleased to report that most of our patients at Lasercare Skin Clinic feel no pain during their Botox procedure, and for those who need it, we offer numbing options.

How to get comfy during Botox

Dr. Sanderson cares for your comfort and your results, so he makes every effort to keep you calm, relaxed, and pain-free during your Botox treatment. 

First, you should know that Botox is a quick, easy procedure for almost all patients. The treatment takes just a few minutes, and the results last for months. 

The only pain or discomfort that comes with Botox is the slight pinching sensation of the injection needle. If that’s a concern for you, Dr. Sanderson can provide additional comfort during your procedure, and ice packs can numb your skin before and after treatment.

In terms of post-treatment effects, Botox can result in temporary swelling and injection-site tenderness but shouldn’t be too painful — especially compared to surgical face-lifts and other invasive cosmetic procedures. 

Dr. Sanderson recommends that you avoid touching or massaging the area for the first day after treatment to keep your injection therapy activated in only the target area.

To learn more about why Botox is such a popular and pain-free option, schedule your appointment at Lasercare Skin Clinic online or over the phone today.

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