You scroll through social media daily to find countless cosmetic procedures that help with sculpting, adding volume, or have anti-ageing properties. You might have even considered a Filler or Botox® treatment; however, your fear of needles is stopping you right in your tracks. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, 20% – 50% of adults have a form of fear of needles. This fear is also referred to as trypanophobia.
More about injecting Botox® and Juvéderm fillers
Dr Sheryl Smithies has been a trained injectable professional since 2009 and has a passion for enhancing facial aesthetics naturally.
Both Botox® and Dysport® are toxins that relax your facial muscles when injected. We target areas like forehead lines, crow’s feet, gummy smiles, or bunny lines.
Juvéderm fillers contain hyaluronic acid that we carefully inject to plump up or fill target areas. Fillers are known for sculpting, smoothening out frown lines, or adding definition.
Fear of needles: How can we help?
Before you book a specific injectable treatment, we would advise a virtual or in-practice consult first with Dr Smithies.
Discussing your treatment
During your consult, we will discuss your questions, concerns, including how we can help lessen your fear of needles. Dr Smithies’ philosophy is to approach enhancements conservatively to provide natural results.
Once we’ve decided which injectable is best for you, we will talk about:
- Duration of treatment
- Number of injections required
- Target areas
- Expectations during and after treatment
- Medical history and allergies
Using numbing agents
Another way we improve your injectable experience is to use a topical numbing agent before and after treatment in targeted areas. This way, we minimize the discomfort.
Fear of needles: How can you prepare for your treatment?
Once you’ve had your injectable consultation, we’ll either proceed with the treatment immediately or book a suitable time for an appointment.
We recommend the following:
- Leave some time before your treatment to avoid being rushed or anxious.
- Try relaxation techniques (mediation, listening to music, or breathing exercises) or natural calming agents.
- Drink enough water or have a snack to help keep your blood pressure stable.
Injectable treatments don’t have to be stress-inducing. We’ll take special care to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
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Let’s discuss your aesthetic goals? Book your consult today!