How Bad Does It Hurt To Get Dermal Fillers?

Are you worried about fine lines and wrinkles spreading across your face and scared to get fillers? Although it is common to think dermal fillers hurt bad, the reality is far from it. Let’s bust the myth once and for all!

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers is an injectable that enhances facial features for a youthful look. They are a popular non-surgical treatment that restores the volume of your mid-face and lower regions. Dermal fillers usually target areas that become hollow and start sagging due to age. As you progress toward the latter years of life, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid loss is inevitable, leaving your skin wrinkly. Fillers produce anti-aging effects; however, many steer away from getting them due to pain.

Are Dermal Fillers Painful To Get?

Not really. The process of getting dermal fillers may be a bit uncomfortable, but it should not hurt a lot. You may experience mild discomfort during the injection process; however, with the latest advancements and techniques, you will feel almost no pain while getting them. This is due to the use of local anesthetics such as lidocaine, numbing creams, and thin needles that cause only slight stinging sensations.

Additionally, ice packs reduce pain, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. You should be ready to feel slight pressure, tugging, or a sensation of pinching during the procedure, which is temporary and quite manageable.

How Long Does Pain After Fillers Last?

The discomfort of getting dermal fillers is during the injection process. The pain (if any) usually lasts for a few minutes. However, after the numbing effects start wearing off (which typically happens within a few hours), you may feel soreness at the injection sites, a short-term consequence that resolves within 24-48 hours.

Managing Post-Filler Pain

To help alleviate any discomfort after fillers, you can use cold compresses on the treated areas. Press for about 15-20 minutes at a time, multiple times throughout the day. Other than that, over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen also helps manage mild pain.

Moreover, to further minimize the initial swelling and discomfort during the healing phase, avoid sitting or sleeping in hot environments and touching or picking the injection sites. Make sure to have prior arrangements done to get plenty of rest for optimal recovery and the best results.

When to Call for Help?

Although it does not hurt to get dermal fillers, yet there are some rare cases where the patients may experience persistent or worsening pain after the procedure is done. If the discomfort is accompanied by severe symptoms such as increasing redness, swelling, bleeding with or without pus, and difficulty breathing, it is not a normal situation. If the pain does not subside within 24 hours or gets worse, get in touch with the professionals for help.

Closing Note

While the thought of pain while getting dermal fillers may put a halt to getting that wrinkle-free skin, the discomfort is usually well manageable, and the results are totally worth the money and time. However, we do suggest selecting a skilled, experienced professional like Dr. Kirolls Ibrahim from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, at Céline Dental to ensure a smooth and error-free procedure and recovery with minimal pain.

If you have more questions or queries, get in touch with us by dialing (281) 262-2332 to schedule an appointment. Our team is just a call away to guide you through the recovery process so you can return to your normal life as quickly as possible.

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