Shaping Lips With Fillers – Are Lip Fillers Painful?

Shaping Lips With Fillers - Are Lip Fillers Painful

The lips are one of the most evident features of a person’s face, so working on them is a must if you want to make a positive impression. The lips and eyes have always been regarded as the most beautiful parts of a person’s face. But sun damage, genetics, and smoking contribute to the loss of lip volume, prominence of perioral rhytides, and depth of the folds accompanying aging. This is why lip fillers are available to eliminate any flaws in the lips. Considering this choice, you might wonder how painful lip fillers are.

Do Lip Fillers Hurt?

Lip fillers are typically quick and painless procedures. Some patients may feel mild discomfort or a pinching sensation, but this is usually temporary and well within the patient’s tolerance.

Some people’s pain thresholds are naturally higher than others. The amount of liquid injected is another variable that can affect how painful the injection is. Both the upper and lower lips can be numbed to reduce discomfort. 

You should experience much less pain and discomfort in and around your lips after using the numbing agent for 30 minutes. Most people report feeling a light pressure or pinch when the needle enters the lips. There will be a chilly feeling as the hyaluronic acid is injected and propagates throughout the lips.

Most doctors take extra precautions when giving injections to avoid causing unnecessary pain or harm to their patients. The lip fillers you receive should be administered by qualified professionals who will ensure your safety and comfort. If you’re apprehensive, you can always discuss it with your provider.

Emily Frost Aesthetics is home to experts in cosmetic medicine and aesthetic treatments who have been in the business for years. We also work closely with each patient to ensure the best possible outcomes and provide them with the individualized attention they deserve.

How To Minimize Lip Filler Discomfort

After determining to get a lip filler, you must look and feel great. You also want assurance that you can go about your daily life and social activities after completing your treatment. You must feel content with the service you receive from us. If it helps, we will use it to ease your pain.

The following techniques may be used in your procedure:

  • Since the nerve pathway to detect pain is also used to detect cold temperatures, applying ice can relieve both conditions. The pain won’t be as bad if we use ice on your lips and skin before giving you dermal injections.
  • Before starting your procedure, we can apply a topical anesthetic cream to the injection area to make you more comfortable.
  • It is possible to mix a local anesthetic with some lip fillers, and some of them already contain local anesthetic agents. Use this if you find that injections cause you pain.

Lip Filler Procedure

Your expert injector will have a detailed conversation with you to find out what you hope to achieve. We’ll show you the latest techniques for maintaining a youthful, energizing appearance. After that, we’ll review your medical history to ensure it’s safe to proceed with the procedure.

When you come in for a consultation, one of our providers will assess your lips and other problem areas to determine how much filler will be needed to achieve the desired results. Slimmer lips can be a good choice if your face, eyes, and nose are all on the petite side.

We then advise you on the best fillers to use and which areas to focus on. You need to consider how much it will set you back, whether or not you can get follow-up care, and how potentially harmful your treatment could be.

After Procedure

After the injection, your medical professional will clean the site and apply ice to minimize swelling. The injector will give you post-treatment instructions and set up a follow-up appointment to see how the filler is doing and if more is needed to achieve the desired results.

How To Prepare For Your Lip Filler To Lessen Pain And Risks

You can reduce your risk of post-operative complications like swelling by taking a few precautions before the procedure. Several days before your scheduled visit, avoid the following actions:

  • Never take aspirin or any other blood-thinning drug.
  • You shouldn’t take any vitamins or supplements, such as vitamin E.
  • You should avoid glycolic acid and topical retinoids to keep your skin healthy for the appointment. 
  • The area around your injections should not be waxed, tweezed, or bleached.
  • Avoid getting drinking alcohol before your work.

Avoid lip fillers if you have the following concerns:

  • If you are prone to getting cold sores on your face, getting a needle stuck in you could bring on a new outbreak. Tell your nurse practitioner if you have a history of cold sores.
  • You shouldn’t get lip filler if you’re nursing a baby, pregnant, allergic to any lip filler substances, or have a neurological disorder. Talk to your provider about this before the procedure.

Lip Filler Results

Your upper and lower lip’s inner surfaces will evert slightly after treatment, a side effect common among those who seek fuller lips. Improving the philtrum (the two lines that merge the upper lip to the nose) will give your upper lip more curve and shape, making you look more attractive.

By injecting lip filler along the lip’s vermilion border, we can enhance and define its shape (the thin line splitting your skin from your lips’ surface). It’s like putting on lip liner; that’s the effect this treatment has on the patient. This treatment can reduce or eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the upper lip area.

We can also assist you in filling out the corners of your mouth. The mouth sags as we age because of the loss of volume that comes with it. By injecting dermal fillers into this area, you can give the lips the impression of a lifted, younger, and happier appearance.

Another area that could be treated is the V-shaped area in the center of your upper lip (also called cupid’s bow). Including more mass in this area will create a more symmetrical overall shape.

Getting a lip enhancement can improve your lips’ appearance and make your mouth look younger, but it won’t be able to change your lips’ shape drastically.

We Can Help You!

If you’re interested in learning more about lip filler and how it can be used to improve the look of your lips in ways other than just filling in lines, we’d be happy to talk to you about it. If you’re inquisitive about using our services, contact and schedule an appointment with our clinic now! 

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