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How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections? .

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal discomfort

Botox injections are usually not painful.
Tiny injections are used to target specific muscles to relax them. In our office, we usually use ice before and after the injection to minimize discomfort. Botox treatments only take a few minutes to complete and the results last 3-4 months. It's worth it!

In brief: Minimal discomfort

Botox injections are usually not painful.
Tiny injections are used to target specific muscles to relax them. In our office, we usually use ice before and after the injection to minimize discomfort. Botox treatments only take a few minutes to complete and the results last 3-4 months. It's worth it!
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Robert Brueck
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: The

The pain is minimal but patients can place iced compresses over the area to be injected and this will minimize the pain.
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In brief: The

The pain is minimal but patients can place iced compresses over the area to be injected and this will minimize the pain.
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Dr. Robert Brueck
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Botulinum

Botulinum toxin injection pain is relatively minimal.
Topical anesthetics, nerve distractors, ice or nerve blocks can be performed to minimize pain but are not commonly required.

In brief: Botulinum

Botulinum toxin injection pain is relatively minimal.
Topical anesthetics, nerve distractors, ice or nerve blocks can be performed to minimize pain but are not commonly required.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: When

When injected with a small (32 gauge) needle, the Botox injections are typically not painful.
Numbing creams are messy and take a long time to work. Ice works ok but with proper technique, the injections typically cause only very minor discomfort.

In brief: When

When injected with a small (32 gauge) needle, the Botox injections are typically not painful.
Numbing creams are messy and take a long time to work. Ice works ok but with proper technique, the injections typically cause only very minor discomfort.
Dr. Ron Pelton
Dr. Ron Pelton
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Dr. James Pinke
Ophthalmology

In brief: Botox

Botox injections are minimally painful.
The injection is through an Insulin type syringe with a tiny needle. We typically ice the area to be injected and use topical anesthetic skin creams prior to injecting. Most patients feel almost nothing during the injections.

In brief: Botox

Botox injections are minimally painful.
The injection is through an Insulin type syringe with a tiny needle. We typically ice the area to be injected and use topical anesthetic skin creams prior to injecting. Most patients feel almost nothing during the injections.
Dr. James Pinke
Dr. James Pinke
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