Question : I’ve heard lip augmentations can be very painful. How do you ensure that the lips are sufficiently numb before injection?
Answer : Everyone perceives pain differently. Most patients tolerate the lip injections very well. Most of the agents that I like to use for my lip injections now have local anesthetics in the agents so this numbs the lips and the injection is quite comfortable. Also, using some ice on the spot directly before the injections works well to avoid pain. In addition, the technique in injection is very important to make sure there is a gradual distention of the tissues so there is no pain.