The injection of Botox® has been found to be less painful using higher-gauge needles according to a study published in the online September 2015 issue of JAMA Dermatology. With the skyrocketing popularity of this non-surgical cosmetic procedure, improving patient satisfaction and quality of care is important.
Botox®, first approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat eye muscle disorders, has helped millions of people improve their aesthetic appeal and rejuvenate their faces. In 2014 alone, 6,673,608 Botox® procedures were completed, a 748% rise over the past 14 years. As the trend in Botox® use for cosmetics and rejuvenation continues, we can expect that there will be ongoing focus in improving patient experience during the procedure.
A board certified Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shahram Salemy, also adds, “At my clinic, we have always used higher-gauge (smaller) needles, despite the additional cost. Higher-gauge needles result in better patient comfort in my opinion. Experience, care, and attention to detail also are important to giving every patient the best treatment possible.”
Dr. Salemy is a graduate of Yale University Medical School, and is an ABMS Board Certified Plastic Surgery. He serves as a clinical instructor for the University of Washington’s Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, and has been awarded the title of “Seattle’s Best Plastic Surgeon” twice. Dr. Salemy is a highly-trained surgeon who has been delivering patients in the greater Seattle area unparalleled cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body.
Dr. Salemy and his trained staff of medical professionals offer patients the use of Botox® injections to smooth out wrinkles, correct facial imbalances, and add youthful vigor to your appearance. If you are interested in learning what Botox® can do for you, contact us at (206) 467 -1101 or online to schedule an appointment at our Seattle or Richland clinics.