Do Botox injections hurt?
and other frequently asked questions
I’ve been providing Botox treatments for over fifteen years… long before the medical esthetics industry became the fastest growing segment in the healthcare field. Early on I primarily used Botox to treat headaches and facial muscle spasms related to conditions such as muscular dystrophy.
Over the last five years Summit Centre has seen a significant increase in patients and people inquiring about Botox treatments for both therapeutic and esthetic purposes.
One common question new patients have is “Will Botox hurt?”.
I understand the concern. As a clinician I’m very familiar with this fear. Many people have anxiety related to injections. I’ve always been very interested in researching effective, non-invasive treatments and pain-reducing techniques to help my patients.
One technique that I’ve incorporated into my practice was developed by Dr. Blaine. Dr. Blaine uses a tool to “numb” the injection site reducing pain when Botox is administered. The device uses the “Gate Control Theory of Pain”. Patients who’ve had Botox treatment with other practitioners tell me this device is a game-changer, almost eliminating discomfort. Simply put, the thalamus is the part of the brain that processes the sensation of pain and discomfort. The brain has a difficult time acknowledging two different stimuli at the same time. The vibration from the device overrides the senses and reduces the sensation of pain.
With people of all ages and genders seeking preventive esthetic procedures at earlier ages, new technologies have emerged to make the treatments more comfortable and safe. The key is to find a qualified professional to consult with you and perform the procedure. Not only will an experienced doctor reduce the likelihood of discomfort and bruising but they will ensure you look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. My modus operandi is that no one should notice you’ve had anything done. I want all my clients to look like well-rested versions of themselves.
If you are ready to discuss Botox, book a no obligation appointment today.