on 05 Mar 2010
I have just made an appt for my first botox injection for TN. my question is how painful will this be?
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Yes it hurts!! no pain at all you say?? I just had bro-tox for the first time and all these reviews about not feeling a thing is not true, it kinda does hurt to be honest especially around your eyes, it feels like someone is sticking a needle into your face! The forehead isn't to bad. Maybe you ladies have a lower pain threshold then us men! Oh and one thing do all your homework before you go,like everything!! You will be in there for 5 min, the doctor wont even look at you until he has the needle in his hand so no time for talking, then he rushes you out for the next patient. Make sure you know what you can and cant do after botox like don't touch it for the whole day! Don't move your facial muscles for 4 hrs, and no laying down for 4 hrs after. Don't do any exercise or let the face see the sun for minimum 4hrs. And deffinatly don't be exfoliating after it for at least a day. Don't bend from the waist for at least 4 hours as this will put pressure in the face and encourage it to spread. Oh and a lunchtime injection, just be careful of wating times.. I was in the clinic for 1 hr and 20minitues... granted I had a 20min light facial before the injections but still this is a lengthy wait This was my first time, I was very nervous but all in all it was a quite pleasant experience. They say not to have caffeine before the injections, I had a coffee before I went so maybe that explains the pain????
I agree totally with Coopster - no pain at all, My consultant after consultation reassured me I would experience very little pain. She started the procedure by injecting me and I dont mean stabbing me with a needle, you are only peirced just under the skin and injected with the botox, no discomfort at all.
Doesn't hurt at all!!!! I had in between my eyes done and it was nothing!!! I worried for no reason!
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