Posted on 20 Oct 2020

Contrary to popular belief, lip fillers aren’t painful if the person administering the treatment is a competent physician. While you might experience a certain level of discomfort, depending on the technique used, it should be seamlessly painless.


Today, lip fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA). The acid naturally occurs in the body and is a useful beauty ingredient. Thus, it has been used in most beauty products. HA cannot penetrate the outer layers of your skin. Some products use HA with low molecular weight for it to get deeper into the skin. That is the reason needles are used to inject HA into the skin.

Once injected into the skin, it is accepted and the product breaks down over a few months. HA is not permanent, which makes its use reassuring. Apart from the lips, the product is used to erase wrinkles and restore volume to the cheeks. If something goes wrong with the HA injection, there is an antidote. The antidote dissolves the HA, reversing the mistake.


Since they are aesthetic treatments, there is a chance that something can go wrong with lip fillers. If you are planning to use this procedure, you must use qualified and reputable specialists. Avoid visiting a beautician since they can neither prescribe medicine nor treatment.

Before the lip filler appointment, have a consultation meeting with your doctor. During the session, the doctor will get to know more of why you need the treatment and will choose the best way to do the treatment. You will also get to know the qualifications of the doctor and how best they can help you.

Before using a lip filler, ensure you are aware of the product you are to be injected with. During the procedure, the product ought to be taken from a box. Everything that the doctor does should be transparent. You need to see everything that is going on and the materials used.


The techniques used by practitioners differ. Some may use numbing cream for people with a low pain threshold. The numbing cream works in five minutes, and the filler is then injected into the lips.

After a lip filler procedure, you will immediately see the results followed by swelling. The swell is usual and lasts between 12 and 48 hours. Apply ice packs to the swelling during this time. After a couple of days, the swelling should go away.

The professionals at Neaman Plastic Surgery know the proper way to inject lip fillers and can walk you through each step of the process painlessly.


A professional consultation by one of our Licensed Nurse Injectors is a service we provide for all potential patients.  Virtual consultations are also available. To learn more, call us at 855-810-8425 or visit our Contact Us Page.

Dr. Keith Neaman

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Neaman Plastic Surgery | Learn More

Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.

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