Skin Care: Is Botox Painful?

If you’re looking for a revitalizing skin care procedure that doesn’t require surgery, Botox could be right for you. Botox injections have been around since the 1980s and can be used to control facial muscle spasms, excessive perspiration, and chronic migraines. Of course, the primary reason most people look into getting Botox is its ability to reduce dynamic wrinkles. Here’s a look at just what Botox is and whether or not injections hurt.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein extract derived from Botulism Toxin. It is injected directly into facial muscles where it stops nerve signals. This helps the muscles relax, which gives Botox its most important wrinkle-fighting, spasm-countering characteristics.

Does Botox Hurt?

The needle used to inject the liquid is very small. Additionally, the pain associated with the skin care treatment is very minimal and has been described as similar to a bug bite at the injection site. No sedation is used, but a local anesthetic and a chilling device is used during the injection to minimize pain even further. Minor temporary bruising at the injection site may occur, but this can easily be concealed with makeup.

Botox injections are so gentle that you can even drive yourself home or back to work afterward. This makes it a great, non-surgical alternative to a facelift if you’re hoping to minimize wrinkles and give yourself a younger, revitalized appearance.

When you choose Skintastic for this skin care injection, you can rest assured that our supply comes from Allergan, the only FDA-approved Botox manufacturer in the United States. Therefore, you know your treatment is the safest, most effective possible.

To learn more about cosmetic skin care, or to set an appointment for a Botox treatment, contact us at 972-325-0010. Be sure to join our Facebook and Twitter community to stay updated on a daily basis about the latest cosmetic trends and procedures!