Popularized in part by Kylie Jenner, lip injections have become increasingly common in recent years. Lip injections are a simple, non-invasive procedure and does not hurt. A practitioner injects one of a variety of dermal fillers into your lips to improve the shape, contour and/or volume while still maintaining a natural look.
Advances in cosmetic medicine over the years have made lip injections much safer and easier. While many people are wary of the pain associated with lip injections, the vast majority of patients experience minimal discomfort before and after.
As with any type of cosmetic procedure, there is a risk of side effects. However, qualified, experienced practitioners are usually conservative with the amount of fillers used and treat every patient based on their unique needs. This greatly cuts back on the risk of adverse side effects – including pain.
Lip injections are usually a positive experience that leave patients feeling more confident about their smiles. If you’re considering lip fillers, you’re unlikely to experience much pain, and any discomfort is usually manageable.
Do Lip Injections Hurt During The Procedure?
Typically, lip injections are fast and easy. Some patients feel minor discomfort and or a slight pinch, but pain is usually brief and manageable.
Everyone’s body is different, of course, and some people may experience more pain than others. The amount of filler injected can also affect how much pain you experience. If you’re worried about pain, numbing agents can be applied to the upper and bottom lip prior to the procedure.
Most practitioners are careful about how they administer injections and start with smaller amounts to prevent pain and complications. If you’re working with an experienced, board-certified medical professional, they should be able to administer lip injections with your comfort in mind. You should always feel free to discuss your apprehensions with your practitioner.
At BLUSH Beverly Hills, our nurses and physicians have decades worth of experience with cosmetic medicine and aesthetic treatments. We also make sure we treat every patient as an individual and work with them one-on-one to get the results they want. You can read more about our team here.
Is Recovery From Lip Injections Painful?
Usually, there is no pain or minimal pain during the recovery period. One of the reasons lip injections are so popular, in fact, is because recovery is so easy. You should be able to return to your daily routine immediately after having fillers injected.
Everyone’s aftercare will be different depending on your specific procedure, so talk it over carefully with your doctor or nurse. Usually, you’ll have to stay away from alcohol and blood thinners like Aspirin for 24 hours. You may need to avoid wearing lip products for 12 hours. Some doctors also advise you stay away from hot liquids and straws until swelling goes down.
As for pain, some patients do experience mild discomfort, which can usually be treated with ice packs. Some people also experience bruising at the injection sites, frequently on the lips. However, if you follow aftercare procedures carefully, bruising should resolve within a few days.
For a long time, many patients were wary of lip injections due to horror stories circulated online and in the media. However, doctors no longer use potentially harmful fillers like liquid silicone. These and other advances in aesthetic medicine mean lip injections are widely considered a safe, minimally invasive procedure with a brief recovery time.
Pain is not unheard of with lip injections. However, it is rare and can usually be managed with ice packs and other home remedies. The vast majority of patients, however, do not experience pain when receiving lip injections. The best thing you can do to prevent pain is work with a qualified medical professional who pays attention to your individual needs.
At BLUSH Beverly Hills, we make sure to meet the needs of every single patient. We are conservative with lip injections, starting with small doses and doing touch-ups as needed. If you’re interested in lip injections, feel free to reach out here.