The simple answer is "not really"
Unlike regular vaccination injections like the flu shot, botox is delivered via a very fine needle. Some practices use insulin needles which are smaller than most needles, however this can still be painful for most people.
At Timeless Beauty, we use a very specialized needle. This needle is so small that one would argue that it is the smallest of any needles. This decreases the amount of pain as well as bleeding and bruising.
Don't believe us? Take a look at the video below and watch as we use our finest needle on five brave Botox-naive volunteers.
Still on the fence?
We don't blame you.
It is still a needle and an injection nonetheless.
However, be reassured that you are going into a practice with properly trained and licensed clinicians who are able to discuss with you ways to minimize the discomfort and maximized your experience.
Such modalities include acoustic therapy, vibration therapy, ice therapy, or topical anesthesia.
That being said, we find that sometimes a little bit of talk-esthesia is just what most clients really need.
The first time is always a leap of faith, but we promise you that in the hands of a competent, experience, and qualified injector, Botox injection is almost painless. We have seen many first timer and none have ever said it was painful or intolerable. If you have survived life this long, we can guarantee Botox injections are like a breeze in the park.