Botox injections should not be very painful. Dermatologists use a very small needle for the procedure. But some people have a lower tolerance to pain and undergoing the botox procedure can be a very uncomfortable experience. Here are 3 tips for these people on how to reduce the pain associated with botox injections:
- Try to relax as much as possible during the procedure. The more anxious you are, the more your brain continues to expect a painful injection, which will cause you to feel more pain psychologically.
- Ask your dermatologist to put some ice over the skin receiving the botox injection. This will briefly numb the skin that will help make the botox injection more tolerable.
- Use a topical anesthetic numbing cream. If the two tips above is not as effective, its time to use a numbing cream before the botox procedure. This is recommended by dermatologists for people who are really uncomfortable with the pain.
Botox injection pain can always be avoided. Just follow our tips and you are on your way to a painless botox injection experience!