Q: Are injectable fillers painful when injected?

What our experts say:

They're painful, unless the area is numb, and we numb it first. There are different grades of numbness. Icing is commonly all that is needed for the tear troughs and cheeks. For lips, you need at least a numbing cream and usually some type of local anesthetic. Lips are highly sensitive.
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Dr. Min Ahn

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Westborough, Massachusetts