Lip injections are becoming increasingly popular, but many patients wonder if they hurt. The truth is that everyone's body is different, and some people may experience more pain than others. However, the pain is usually brief and manageable. Most people feel a slight pinch or mild discomfort, and the amount of filler injected can also affect the amount of pain you experience.
Bruising is common and normal after receiving lip injections, but if you feel significant pain or have abnormal bruising outside your lips, you should call the injector right away. Contrary to popular belief, lip injections are not painful. If the person administering the treatment is experienced, you should not feel any pain. You may experience minor discomfort at the injection site, but this should go away after 12 to 24 hours. In some cases, a nerve block injection may be given to numb your lips if you have a BLT allergy. The only real side effect you are likely to notice is some discomfort and some pain caused by bruising and swelling around the injection sites and areas around the lips.
However, this should not be too severe and should go away after a few days. Both male and female patients are reaping the benefits of this lip augmentation procedure if they suffer from lips that are naturally thin or that have experienced volume loss over the years. Traditionally, dermal fillers were injected with needles to pierce the skin and inject the substance into the subcutaneous tissue (the deepest layer of the skin). However, modern techniques involve injecting hyaluronic acid with a thin needle under the very superficial upper layer of the skin of the lip. When the nasolabial groove (the two lines that connect the upper lip to the nose) is enhanced, the upper lip will have more curvature and shape, so it will look more sensual. It is best to wait to eat until the injection of the topical anesthetic or nerve block has disappeared so as not to accidentally bite your lips or alter the filling. If you've been wondering how lip augmentation can help restore volume to your lips, reduce wrinkles and redefine the natural line of your lips, it's time to consider getting lip injections.
With experienced professionals administering treatment, you can rest assured that it won't be painful.