Adding more lidocaine to Juvederm voluma?
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I like adding additional lidocaine
More is usually better and the additional liquid lidocaine helps the Juvederm absorb the water it is lookking for.
You will still receive the same amount of Juvederm.
Other helpful things include pre-medication (don't drive and do your consent beforehand), topical anesthetics, frozen needles, thinner needles, ice, distraction techniques, and the use of blunt needles can help.
Lidocaine and Filler Injections
Adding More Lidocaine To Juvederm Voluma
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There is no reason to add more lidocaine to Voluma. We ice and numb patients with a topical numbing cream which makes the procedure very tolerable. Best, Dr. Green
Lidocaine and filler
Tolerating the pain of getting juvederm voluma
Voluma Pain Control / Adding More Lidocaine
Other options for for pain control include local and regional nerve blocks. I find our patients are incredibly comfortable when utilizing #nerveblocks.
Research and extensive clinical experience have shown injection with a serial puncture technique is superior to #cannula injections for Voluma along the cheek. You will typically need less product to achieve the same results when using a needle for #serialpuntures.
Best of luck,
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
It can be done, but possibly a nerve block will be better, or different technique
Technique is also important, slow injections, slow procedure. Using a cannula is also less painful than multiple injection points ( my preferred filling technique for cheeks).
A nerve block, much like a dental block can also numb some areas around the cheek.
Also, for nervous patients, I often use some laughing gas- Penthrox to help with the pain.
Never problems, always solutions.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
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