When we do procedures, such as neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport or fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, patients often wonder how bad a Botox or dermal filler treatment is going to hurt.

When it comes to Botox, we usually offer the patients ice. We draw it up in a small syringe, like an insulin syringe, which is a very small needle. As far as fillers, we offer the patients numbing cream that’s made with lidocaine, and it’s injected by a 30-gauge needle into the area of the choice for the filler. Usually both of these procedures are not that uncomfortable. You may feel a little bit of sting from the needle, but usually it’s tolerable.