Are dermal fillers painful?

Dermal fillers do not usually cause considerable discomfort.

Dermal fillers are injected with a needle into the skin to plump up creases or wrinkles and restore volume to the skin. They can be used on the face, hands, and neck.

Dermal fillers are not painful but may cause some minor discomfort as they go under the skin. The effects of the injections typically last for six months — although it varies depending on which filler is being used and how much of it is needed — and many patients report seeing an improvement in their appearance right away after treatment.

Read on to find out more about dermal fillers, and what the treatment process involves…

What are dermal fillers?  

Dermal fillers are created with substances that naturally occur in the body. They are injected into the skin to restore volume for a plumper, more youthful appearance. They are an effective treatment for those who have noticed some of the visible signs of ageing, such as a loss of volume in the face, as well as lines, wrinkles and even acne scars.

Most dermal fillers are absorbed by the skin, which means that they provide temporary results. In most cases, it is advisable to have follow-up appointments every few months in order to maintain the effects of the treatment.

Are dermal fillers painful?  

The process of having dermal fillers administered does not generally cause any considerable discomfort. That said, some people may experience side effects following treatment, which may include some swelling, redness, skin sensitivity and tenderness. These side-effects are temporary and should resolve in time.

Discomfort during the treatment itself can be minimised with the application of an anaesthetic cream, which is applied before the skin is injected.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Dermal fillers are considered a safe and effective treatment as long as you use a fully qualified and experienced medical professional to inject the formula. If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to raise them with your practitioner at your initial consultation, and don’t be afraid to ask about the different options that are available to you.

Like any medical procedure, there are some potential risks associated with dermal fillers. Ask your medical practitioner about any possible risks or complications. It is also important that you tell your practitioner about any medications that you are taking or any health concerns that you have prior to treatment.

Although dermal fillers are safe for most people, there are a few cases in which they are not recommended. If you are suffering from skin inflammation, it is best to resolve the issue before going ahead with treatment. Dermal fillers are also not recommended for those who are allergic to any of the filler ingredients; pregnant and breastfeeding women; and those whose skin is particularly prone to scarring.

How can we help?

At City Smiles, we offer a number of dentofacial treatments, including dermal fillers. If you have noticed a loss of volume in your face and would like to restore a more youthful-looking appearance, we encourage you to come in and see us for a consultation. We will let you know if you are a suitable candidate for treatment, as well as what to expect from the process. Dermal fillers are often an effective option for those who would like to improve the appearance of their lips and cheeks or get rid of lines between the eyebrows and in the area between the nose and mouth.

We also offer muscle relaxant injections, which are an effective treatment for unwanted lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines. Our dentists are fully qualified to provide muscle relaxant injections and will guide you through the process and address any questions or concerns that you have.

If you would like to find out more about our dentofacial treatments, please have a look here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation, please get in touch with us here or give us a call on 03 9654 6979.