Will Botox Hurt?

Posted on August 31, 2015 by: Dr. Rocheford

By now, you probably know that Botox is one of the fastest and easiest ways to diminish the appearance stubborn wrinkles and fine lines.  Maybe you’ve even heard that Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating (it’s true!).  Yet no matter what you’ve heard, there’s still a big question on your mind:

Will Botox hurt?

It’s not surprising to see why more people are concerned with discomfort and pain during the Botox procedure.  Botox is usually administered in units, with many problem areas requiring more than one unit injection to see ideal results.  That means multiple needle injections within one treatment area, which may make some potential clients feel hesitant about signing up for the process.

During the injection of Botox, most patients experience a mild discomfort, at worst. The tip of the Botox needle is smaller than a doctor’s needle, which helps ensure that you experience minimum to no pain during your treatment. Some swelling may occur after Botox injections, but a little ice can help ease these effects.

It’s also critical to have an expert administer your Botox injections.  Many people complain about pain and discomfort, or worst yet, poor results, when someone inexperienced provides the injections.  At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN – also serving the greater St. Paul/Minneapolis areas – board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford will help you minimize lines and wrinkles without overdoing it (so you don’t have to worry about the “frozen” face.

Botox results aren’t instantaneous, as most patients see results within 2-7 days. The effects typically last between 3-5 months.  After this 3-5 month period, it is highly recommended you return for more Botox so you can keep up your appearance.

For more information about Botox treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN today.

Call 651-739-1100 today!