This is the most common concern before a patient receives treatment.
I go out of my way to make the procedure as comfortable as possible using extra small needles (see below), anesthetic cream and ice to numb the area.
I will gently talk you through your treatment.
Please don't let a fear of needles keep you from trying aesthetic treatment.
I have carefully chosen the tiniest needles to minimize discomfort and tested them on myself.
The needles I use are unimaginably tiny, narrow like a hair and shorter than a thumbnail.
When I show these needles to new patients, they say, "That's nothing!".
I only use FDA approved injectables.
All treatment is performed by me, not by a nurse, technician or an assistant.
I am meticulous about cleanliness and none of my patients has ever developed an infection.
If you are anxious about your first aesthetic treatment, you are welcome to bring a friend along.
Side effects from these treatments are uncommon, but the ones I see are occasionally are minor bruising and subtle brow droop.
Brow droop can cause the upper eyelid to look slightly closed.
This generally lasts 2 to 3 weeks.
The published data suggests that around 3% of patients experience this with their first treatment and it occurs less commonly with each subsequent treatment.
With changes in my technique, I've reduced this side effect and generally see it less than once a year.
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