Is the Juvederm procedure painful? The upper lip area and the frown lines around your face

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Most patients find it quite tolerable.  

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Juvederm Injection: Not Very Painful

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A Juvederm injection is not generally considered to be painful, however it is important to note that pain tolerance is relative and varies from patient to patient. For the most part, patients report a tolerable level of discomfort that can be eased with topical numbing cream and that doesn’t last very long. In my opinion, the amount of pain associated with the injection is so minimal that is should not be a major deterring factor in your decision.

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Juvéderm injections are more bearable than ever

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Good question. In the past, Juvéderm injections required people to endure the pain or for the doctor to make use of an injected freezing agent to make the procedure tolerable. However, nowadays, the great news is that Juvéderm dermal filler contains lidocaine, which results in a quick and bearable procedure for the client. A topical numbing agent can also be used for additional comfort, but is usually not needed.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hi & thank you for your question.

The lip area is probably one of the most sensitive areas to have injected.Many of our patients use a topical numbing cream to the area. Overall the treatment is tolerated by most patients very well. You will do fine and will love your results! Best of luck.

Juvederm and discomfort

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Thank you for your question. The lip area is among the most uncomfortable areas to have injections. Having said that most people can tolerate the procedure and are very happy with the results.  Things that can make your procedure more comfortable includes topical numbing, ice, distraction, and if needed dental blocks.

Is Juverderm painful?

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Injection of fillers can cause discomfort but this is usually tolerable.  Application of topical anesthetic 45-60 minutes prior to injection can make the process much more comfortable as the initial needle stick is not painful.  Juvederm contains lidocaine, so after initial injections the area treated becomes numb quickly.  In cases where patients are very nervous,  I will perform nerve blocks similar to what you have when you go to the dentist to make the injection process very comfortable.  Most patients find the actual injection process the most uncomfortable with only some minor soreness as the local anesthetic wears off.

Best of Luck!

Dr. Rednam 

Rukmini V. Rednam, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Is Getting Juvederm Painful?

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Without any numbing, Juvederm injections would be painful.  Expert injectors should offer numbing, including topical numbing creams and/or dental nerve blocks.  Ice will also help to numb the area and decrease any bruising and swelling.  Overall, most patients do great and come back for further treatments annually.

Is Juvederm Injection Painful?

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Thank you for the question. Most patients seem very comfortable with the injection of Juvederm throughout the face and appear relaxed when returning for repeat injections. The minimal discomfort is usually short lived and acceptable considering the typically impressive results. Good luck.

Juvederm and pain

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Hi there,

Getting fillers does require an injection, which can be uncomfortable. However, numbing medication is used to reduce the discomfort. The pain is usually short lived and mainly during the procedure. Afterwards, the area can be a little sore afterwards. 

I typically apply a numbing cream before the procedure and sometimes use numbing injections. The lips can be sensitive, but the numbing cream helps significantly. Juvaderm and other fillers have numbing medication mixed in, so that also helps.

I recommend you meet with an experienced injector and go for it!

Myriam Loyo, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm & Pain

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The lip/mouth area are sensitive and yes, injections are going to produce some amount of pain. However, there are a number of options, including numbing cream, that can be used to reduce your discomfort. Best, Dr. Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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