Are you looking for a simple treatment for those frown lines or crow’s feet? If yes, botox can tackle those lines and wrinkles for you. Botox cosmetic is now the go-to anti-wrinkle treatment because it’s quick, non-surgical, and takes just a few minutes to complete. But if you’re not great with needles, you’re probably wondering if botox injections hurt.
What exactly is botox?
Botox is a purified protein made from bacterium clostridium botulinum, which is used to treat dynamic wrinkles such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
How botox gets rid of wrinkles?
Botox prevents the formation of wrinkles by temporarily blocking the release of a neurotransmitter that is needed for the muscles to contract. When the facial muscles relax, visible lines and wrinkles become less severe, creating a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Do Botox Injections Hurt?
Botox injections are generally not painful, but patients will feel a slight prick as the injection is administered, but it’s very brief. Some patients have a deep fear of needles, so they go into their botox treatment feeling very apprehensive, and are usually surprised that the procedure is virtually painless.
Patients may experience a mild ache after treatment, but this usually resolves within a few hours.
If you’ve been considering botox but worried about the pain factor, it’s really not as bad as you think. Botox is injected using a tiny needle that causes very little discomfort. When botox is injected by a trained medical professional, patients feel little to no discomfort, as the treatment is done quickly and effortlessly.
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