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Do Facial Injections Hurt?

It’s typical that people expect pain when it comes to cosmetic procedures. After all, the common saying goes, “pain is beauty.” However, with the introduction and increased popularity of dermal fillers, more and more people are finding they can get wanted results without the need for surgery. Obviously, this eliminates the need for incisions and lengthy recoveries. But, do dermal fillers free patients from the unwanted pain that comes with surgery? Or, do they hurt? And, what can someone expect as far as pain during and after these dermal fillers are injected?

What to Expect with Facial Injections

First and foremost, while you won’t be put under for facial injections, there are anesthetics available. Both topical ointments and injections are utilized, depending on the procedure, patient, and amount of treatment fluid per treatment. Those who opt for dental blocks (anesthesia injections) can expect a small, stinging pinch when the anesthetic is injected. However, once the initial prick is complete, patients can expect to experience numbing of the treated area.

Obviously, the injection of the filler product itself is not comfortable. If you ever have had an injection of some kind before, the sensation mirrors that of any other injection as it can be uncomfortable to experience the swelling of the skin. However, most first-time facial injection patients note that the sensation is much less severe than they initially expected. And, those who utilize the local anesthetic options often feel no pain during the procedure whatsoever.

Choosing Facial Injections

Overall, as far as pain goes, facial injections offer drastic results with little discomfort. And, with the advancing of these products, patients can now expect results to last for up to a year. But, it’s important that patients considering facial injections do understand that some pain may be involved. And, to consider anesthetic options and discuss with a plastic surgeon before determining a treatment date.

Talk to Dr. Carp About Your Facial Injection Procedure

If a little pain is worth it to you to experience up to a year’s worth of results, facial injections may be a good option for you. But, consulting with a plastic surgeon beforehand about your expectations is a crucial and helpful step in the process. Here at our practice, Dr. Carp is more than happy to address any of your questions or concerns. Schedule your consultation for a facial injection procedure today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.