The reality is that, injected properly, Botox does not have to hurt.

Many people are terribly afraid of needles and wonder- does Botox hurt? This is especially true  when it comes to their face- rightly so! Other people have seen or experienced bruising after Botox injections when done with a heavy hand and are fearful of the procedure.

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The reality is that, injected properly, Botox does not have to hurt. I once had a dentist who was a magician with injecting before a procedure, I would feel a little tingling and pressure and that was all. When I began learning cosmetic injections, I remembered his technique and have applied it in my current practice.

I use a special needles that I order from Japan which are extremely small and sharp. I also distract the pain nerves by using pressure at the injection site and I use concentrated Botox so only a small volume is needed for maximum results. Small volumes also help avoid the “mosquito bite” look at the injection sites.  I offer numbing cream to patients with severe needle aversion, but for 99% of patients, they never need it using my techniques.

Praise for our Botox Treatments:

Here is what one of my recent Botox injection patients had to say via Yelp:

Dr. Shaw is a magician! The staff are really friendly and down to earth. I received a Botox treatment (the generic brand) and he is quick, kind and very skilled. I love the very natural results. I keep receiving compliments that I am glowing and look fantastic.

Botox Treatments in Richmond, VA

Call us (804) 775-4559 or send an email to set up a free consultation to talk about pain free, natural looking Botox.

Dr. Travis Shaw, MD is a double board certified facial plastic and ENT surgeon and is an Allergan, Inc certified Botox instructor serving Richmond, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. 


We're happy to answer any questions you may have, feel free to call us at
(804) 775-4559