Does Botox hurt?

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I am afraid of the pain of the needle when the substance is injected into my skin. How painful is the application of Botox and can I be given anaesthesia before the procedure?


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M.D. Natasa Popovic M.D. Natasa Popovic
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The application was not so painful and can be applied a local anesthetic cream.


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Dr. Oancea Ioan Adrian Dr. Oancea Ioan Adrian
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Alba Iulia, Romania
Comments: 61

The pain in this procedure is absolutely minimal. The injections are made with extremely thin needles and the amount of the injected solution per point is also minimal - about 0,01 to 0,04 ml, less than a drop. Local chilling with ice bags prior the treatment is useful. A slight sedation is also possible, but local anesthesia is not advisable (in my opinion) because the anesthetic injection is more painful than the Botox procedure.


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AESTHETICA Constanta AESTHETICA Constanta
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Constanta, Romania
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From my pations opinion and also my own experience the procedure is not painful at all. It is like a bee's sing, lasts for a second and it doesn't certainly need anesthesia.You shouldn't be scarred at all! No patient that has undertaken the treatment has ever asked me for an anesthesia. The idea is that local injectable anesthesia is more painful that the treatment itself.Creams may be applied for numbness but they don't really offer the perfect confort.So my advice is to relax for a few second while the treatment it's done, it's rapid and stings just like a bee.


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Dr. Denian Clinic Dr. Denian Clinic
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Amman, Jordan
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We perform BTX injections since the year Botox since 2002, Dysport since 2007. We never used any anesthetics even with patients with needle Fobia, simply because our injection approach is unique. NB: There is only one common point over the right side of the Frontal (Forehead) that is slightly painful (its usually scores 2to 3 out of the max 5 over the pain analog scale) this pain occurs in only 5% of patients, this pain is a moment pain and subsides within few seconds. Best regards. In Addition to the fact that The type of BTX plays a role plus the purity of the product are very important in avoiding the pain.


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Dermist Dermatology Clinic Dermist Dermatology Clinic
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Istanbul, Turkey
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The needle to be used for Botox is a very thin one like an insulin needle. Patient even does not feel the needle. A little pain may occur upon injection of the toxin. I must say that even patients who are afraid of giving blood for other purposes (blood tests)due to needles, routinely come every 4-6 months. Interestingly they do not want topical anesthesia. If patients even do not want the feeling of insertion of needle we use topical anesthesic creams or ice to injection points. These measures don't totally get rid of pain but significantly reduces it.


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Dr Maghnam Ayed Shahateet M.D.FRCS Frcs Dr Maghnam Ayed Shahateet M.D.FRCS Frcs
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Amman, Jordan
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it is painful,but usually a local anesthetic cream is applied to the area 30 to 45 minutes before injecting,and that reduces the pain very much.


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Dr Alexandros Bader MD, FAACS, FAAOCG, FISCG Dr Alexandros Bader MD, FAACS, FAAOCG, FISCG
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Athens, Greece
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It is very minor painfull. we do local anasthesia. normaly with emla for half an hour nefore the application.


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Dr Jayanthy Ravindran Dr Jayanthy Ravindran
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Plastic surgery
Chennai, India
Comments: 58

Needle used is very tiny (30 or 31G) and hence bearable. Normally you wont need any anaesthesia. Only the prick is painful the drug instillation does not hurt.


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Dr. Serban Porumb Dr. Serban Porumb
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Oradea, Romania
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needles are so fine so hardly any pain. if you still want we can do topical anesthesia before the procedure.


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DR S M BAKHTIAR KAMAL DR S M BAKHTIAR KAMAL
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Comments: 59

Botox injection causes some pain; but it hardly require any anesthesia .


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Walaat Walaat
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I'm considering getting botox under my eyes, however it worries me because the skin as you know is thin. Is there any possible side effects that could harm my vision or something related to my eyes?


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Tricity Institute of Plastic Surgery (TIPS) Tricity Institute of Plastic Surgery (TIPS)
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Chandigarh, India
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Hi,

I am from newcosmeticsurgery.com.

Depends on how experienced the hands are. Our patients do not complain of anything else but minor prickly feeling.

Of course after looking at the results - any pain goes for a toss.


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Dr. Manoel Maria Barcelos da Rosa M.D.


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Lages, Brazil
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Olá tudo bem? Celsius médico de Cezar no império romano, àquele que inventou o termômetro em graus Celsios, dizia que sedare dolore est divinum, então, MEUS PACIENTES JAMAIS SENTEM QUALQUER TIPO DE DOR. três injeções ev ,30 minutos antes creme de anestésico no local de bloqueio, então a face é toda bloqueada com xilocaína sobre os nervos , bloqueio troncular.tem que nter adrenalina no anestésico,p/a ter effeito mais longo. Boa sorte e sucesso.


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dr n. med.   Magdalena Adamiak-Kardas


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dr n. med. Magdalena Adamiak-Kardas
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Łódź, Poland
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Dear Madam
Botox injection is not very painfull expecially in the area under your eyes.
The area under your eyes must be treated by experienced doctor because very thin skin needs very small doses of this medicine.
According to my experience, side effects may occure only in the cases if the dosage was too high.
Best wishes
Magdalena Kardas MD PhD


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M.D. Antonio Cardenas Barajas M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon M.D. Antonio Cardenas Barajas M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
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Plastic surgery
Monterrey, Mexico
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not at all if placed by a specialist
Dr. Cardenas monterrey64710


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Dra.  Maria Cristina Picon MD Dra. Maria Cristina Picon MD
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Plastic surgery
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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the plastic surgeon can use some creme to avoid the pain.


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jassonstar jassonstar
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jassonstar jassonstar
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Face Clinic London Face Clinic London
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London, United Kingdom
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Botox injections are relatively painless as the injections are performed using a very fine needle. Smaller than one used for vaccinations or other injections. Patients therefore and do not require any anaesthesia. The full treatment takes a few minutes to perform and you are able to drive and go to work the same day.


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Johnvendor Johnvendor
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During the treatment, Botoxis injected into the affected area to temporarily block chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands.The procedure takes about 15 minutes and lasts slightly longer than six months.


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medspa medspa
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the cream they apply actually work as an anesthesia. its not really that much hurt. but after the operation it can pain sometimes. but beauty is first.


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Pierre-Alain Mayeux M.D. Pierre-Alain Mayeux M.D.
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Morphological and Anti-aging medicine
Paris, France
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Hello,
The pain you can feel is multifactorial:
It depends of you, your own sensibility, and most off all of the injector.
We can first take time to relax you, to explain you the treatment, take a very thin needle: 33 or 34 gage, and inject slowly. You will always feel the difusion of the botox in your muscle, and I think that a topical anesthesia will never be enough to avoid this feeling.
But don't be afraid, nothing strange, if your MD takes care of you, you will only feel a discomfort.
Sincerly

Dr Mayeux

http://www.drmayeux.fr


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