Juvederm injections contain a small amount of lidocaine, which helps to reduce pain and discomfort during treatment. The lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the body, so an injectable anesthetic can be used first. However, frosting is usually sufficient, as many of the most commonly used fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, already contain lidocaine mixed in. It is essential to find a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in the specific treatment.
The placement and amount of product used will make a difference in the procedure itself and in the result. If the lips are too full, it can be quite painful. The injection itself feels like a splinter, but if done correctly, the pain should go away right away. Your lips may swell a little for a few hours after the procedure.
It can be a little unsettling, but it should never be painful. The swelling should completely disappear after about a week. Lip injections are usually quick and easy, with some patients feeling mild discomfort or a slight pinch, but the pain is usually brief and manageable. There are ways to mitigate any pain associated with Juvederm injections.
Juvéderm XC products contain a local anesthetic, while using a vibration device or cooling the skin with an ice pack can also help. A topical anesthetic agent is often used prior to treatment for dermal filler injectables, which can be slightly more painful than Juvederm injections. It is important to remember that Juvederm injections are generally safe and effective when administered by a qualified professional. With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy your results for up to one year.