While many fear the idea of injections, especially in the face, patients generally report feeling slight discomfort rather than pain. Injections require absolutely no downtime, and the results seem to be well worth a few minutes of discomfort. The term Nonsurgical Facelift is very popular among Patients that do not want to undergo general anesthesia. The patients often say they feel like they’ve had a “mini facelift” without the pain or expense of an actual surgical procedure. In my practice, we use a great numbing cream beforehand, and the fillers all contain lidocaine for further numbing.
So how do you decide if fillers are right for you? If any aspect of your maturing face bothers you enough, you can with relatively little risk feel safe in having an injectable procedure. The most common downsides are bruising. The good news is that most fillers are not permanent and you can add product and repeat treatments.