If you've never gotten Botox before, here's a few questions that the average Botox user has before their first injection.
Will I bruise or swell after the treatment?
In most cases, bruising and swelling are minimal. But occasionally, you will see some bruises after you receive a Botox treatment because the injection needle hit a vein under the surface of the skin. Unfortunately, there's no way to completely avoid this and some people will bruise more than others. If you're planning on getting Botox for a big event, the best way to plan for the occasional bruising is to schedule your Botox treatment at least two weeks in advance. This allows ample time for any bruising or swelling to subside after a treatment.
Does it hurt?
Like most aggressive aesthetic treatments, Botox does come with a small dose of pain. However, an experienced injector can do a couple of things to make sure that this pain is minimized. First, they should use ice packs to numb the area being treated. Since Botox needles are extremely small, this simple form of numbing can greatly reduce the sensitivity in the treatment area. However, the real mark of a professional injector is the use of multiple needles during the procedure. Every time a needle is used, the tip gets slightly dulled. And a dull needle causes much more pain than a sharp one. So after a few injections have been performed, the needle should be replaced with a new one to alleviate the pain of a dulled needle.
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