New syringe could reduce pain of injections

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A Swiss firm claims to have taken the pain out of dental injections and Botox treatments, it has been reported.

Jerome Weill, chief executive of Sainswiss, told World Radio Switzerland that the pain felt during the injection is not from the needle insertion itself but rather the anaesthetic being pressured into the gums.

However, he explained that his firm’s new syringe is made of bendable plastic with a one-click lever on the side rather than a pressure-activated cylinder.

"One click equals one dose of anaesthetic," Mr Weill said, adding that smaller amounts of the drug are better absorbed by the tissue.

The new product is currently being marketed to the general and cosmetic dentistry industry, but the firm has plans to market to the cosmetic treatment industry such as Botox.

Douglas McGeorge, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, has said that Botox is "great" when performed well.ADNFCR-1374-ID-18587299-ADNFCR

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