Question : I’ve heard that there is one type of Juvederm that has lidocaine in it. Does this mean that other Juvederms and other types of fillers don’t have lidocaine? Are injectables painful enough that this is necessary?
Answer : Injections are well tolerated. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler. It comes in preparations with and without lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic. It means that the procedure is more comfortable for the patient. Patients tolerate the procedure very well with lidocaine. However, even without lidocaine, many patients tolerate the procedure well. They may use a little bit of ice on the area before injection. The injections are well tolerated.