5 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Needles Before Your Injectable Treatment!
We're so excited to have added Kybella, Botox and other dermal fillers like Restylane to our product offering here at Spitale Laser Spa Salon. These services are a true game-changer for you and your skin - but what if the fear of needles is holding you back? Here are 5 strategies that you can use to help overcome your fear and see the great results that these treatments can offer!
1. GET IN THE CAR & GO!
It’s just like making it to that 7 a.m. pilates class: the hardest part of coaxing yourself to face an injection might be dragging yourself to the appointment. In fact, most needle-shy patients who make it as far as the office almost always go through with the injections.
2. DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU'VE SEEN
If your perception of cosmetic injectables is based off of movies — or even magazine images — think again. The needles that are used for injectables are much smaller than the needles usually depicted on TV or in the media. (If you’ve ever gotten a vaccine, you already have the gist.)
3. THINK OF THE BIG PICTURE!
Here’s an analogy that many of us can relate to: Hate to fly but love to travel. Many people put up with that fear because they really want to get to the end goal, or destination. Consider your injections in a similar fashion — you want the results of the treatment, so you can conquer your fear of the needles in the name of achieving a smoother forehead or fuller lips!
4. ASK FOR THE BELLS & WHISTLES!
For many people, it's the anticipation of being hurt that is the primary factor behind their needle phobia. If this sounds like you, rest assured: The vast majority of providers, if not all of them, offer topical numbing cream. At Spitale Laser Spa Salon, Dr. Gonzalez offers some of the newer injectable fillers on the market that contain topical anesthetic within the syringe itself!
5. SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE (VERY SHORT) TUNNEL!
Still feeling nervous? Close your eyes and go to your "happy place" during the procedure. Practicing mindfulness or deep breathing before or during any needle procedure has also proven to be extremely helpful. You won’t have to be ohm-ing too long, though. Cosmetic injections — particularly in the case of injectable wrinkle reducers — are super-speedy.
Ready to go? Contact us today & request an appointment!