Due to the nature of the treatment, dermal filler application can be more painful than that of anti-wrinkle injections. Prior to each treatment with filler, a small amount of topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied to the area to be treated. This usually takes 15-20 minutes to take effect.
All of the dermal fillers I use have local anaesthetic in them, which makes the treatment even more comfortable. For lip filler, to ensure as comfortable a procedure as possible, a local anaesthetic can sometimes be given. For cheek filler, often no anaesthetic is required at all! All of the available options will be discussed when we meet for your consultation.