Does Botox Treatment Hurt?

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The common question for patients who are about to receive Botox is, “Does it hurt?” Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. If you are concerned about discomfort, we can apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

There might be a brief moment of discomfort, but the Botox injections are typically done with a very small needle. There may be a little bump right where the needle was inserted into your skin, but it will spread into place quickly and should look almost normal by the time you walk out of the office.

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Treatment requires minimal downtime. So, you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our office.


Some of the side effects include swelling, redness, and pain or tenderness at the injection site. But these symptoms are mild and go away within a few hours or days.

Compared with other cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels, which can take up to ten days of recovery, BOTOX® injections offer true convenience for the least amount of discomfort and downtime.


“I get Botox every 3 months and the majority on my forehead. I have always had pretty bad 11 lines, even as a kid (my mom does as well). It doesn’t hurt and makes my skin look good without looking fake or expressionless.” 

“It was an amazing experience! I plan on continuing use of this product. It did not hurt at all. I’m not sure how I would improve the product it depends on how your body adorbs it.” 

“I loved how my Botox turned out! It took 2 weeks to take effect, but it came out amazing! I’d definitely get it again”


Dr. Rother and his professional dental team not only provide outstanding dental care services but also Esthetic Treatments just for you! Whether you need it for health benefits or appearance enhancements, the team at Rother Dental is here to help you. 

Schedule an appointment today at Rother Dental online or at 717.963.3198. 

We are dedicated to providing extraordinary care for every patient that walks through our doors. Hope to see you soon!

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