But many people who are considering Botox® for the first time worry about the injection and what it may feel like both before and after treatment. As any experienced patient will tell you, there’s nothing to worry about at all—Botox® is completely painless.
What Botox® Cosmetic Injections Feel LikeBotox® injections use a very small, fine needle—much smaller than a needle that would be used to deliver a flu shot. Because the needle is so small, many people barely feel it enter their skin or describe it as a pinprick. While you might experience minor discomfort from the needle, it should go away in seconds and should never feel painful.
Some people also experience a mild stinging sensation at the injection site. Again, this feeling goes away within seconds and is not described as painful by patients.
By a few minutes after your injection, your skin should look and feel normal. Rarely, some people with sensitive skin have redness or bruising after their injections. These side effects are easily covered by makeup and should disappear within 24-48 hours.
What Botox® Cosmetic Results Feel LikeIt takes about a week for your full Botox® results to take effect. After your first injection, you may feel some tightness in your skin around the injection site. If you look in the mirror, you’ll probably notice that your skin does look tighter—and smoother. This tightness should not affect your ability to make a full range of expressions. While some muscles won’t move, you should look completely natural—and younger.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our expert staff strives to make you comfortable with your Botox® treatment and answer any questions you have about the injection.
Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your spa appointment.