Are Medical Spa Procedures Painful?

When it comes to altering your appearance with a medspa procedure, many people are concerned that the process will be painful. While this is an understandable assumption, at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we are here to set your mind at ease. The truth is that not all medical spa procedures cause discomfort. So if you are seeking a painless, convenient procedure to improve your overall look, here are a few we recommend:

Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL

Facial/Lip Injections

Two of the most popular ways to enhance your natural beauty without surgery are facial/lip injections. Facial injections are ideal for reducing the appearance of pesky fine lines and creases while adding volume to the face. Lip augmentation provides patients with fuller lips that both look and feel as if they were your own. Although these procedures do not require anesthesia or incisions, a topical anesthetic can be used upon request to reduce any potential mild discomfort.

Chemical Peels

A skin resurfacing procedure for the outer and inner layers of skin, chemical peels are designed to tighten facial skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and remove sun spots. The chemical peel procedure is a fast and simple option for those who want to improve their appearance without the pain or recovery time that accompanies surgery. Although patients do have a slight pink tint after the peel, many return to work and normal activities immediately following their appointment.


Another reliable and effective option for non-invasive treatment, microdermabrasion uses an exfoliation method to remove the outermost layer of skin. During the procedure, tiny baking soda particles are pushed across the surface of the face while a mild vacuum suction removes the dead top layers of skin. The procedure increases blood flow to the treatment area, which stimulates the regeneration of cells and the production of collagen. The treatment can be repeated as often as desired for polished, refreshed glow.

As you can see, there are several medspa procedures that you can choose from, that will cause little to no pain and require very little recuperation time. So if you have been considering making the leap into the world of medspa procedures, keep these in mind. Dr. Garcia, a double-board certified surgeon, has been serving clients in Jacksonville and the Ponte Vedra area as North Florida’s Face Expert since 2001. He specializes in JUST FACES and has been trusted more than 10,000 times to conduct cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures. His affiliates include AAFPRS, AAOHNS, FSFPS, ABFPRS, ABOTO. Dr. Garcia is also the co-author of Just Faces, A Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery. So if you are ready to give your life a fresh face, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment at one of our five office locations.