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Will i get anesthesia before my radiesse (dermal fillers) injections? i hate shots. i always end up feeling like a little kid, because they hurt so bad. will i be able to get something to prevent the pain before getting radiesse (dermal fillers)?

9 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Most : Most surgeons will give the patient the option of a local anesthetic injection or even the use of topical anesthetic (numbing cream). I generally do not give oral medications to be taken prior to injections. Products like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juverderm come with local anesthetic already mixed into the syringe. These products tend to cause less discomfort than Radiesse during injections. Consult a plastic surgeon in your area. Best of luck to you. www.natureredefined.com.
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I : I mix the numbing medicine in the radiesse (dermal fillers). If the patient wants deeper numbing, a local block works fine.
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Dr. Richard Fleming
Facial Plastic Surgery 53 years experience
Topical : Topical anesthesia can be placed on the skin prior to the injections. Local anesthesia is mixed with the radiesse (dermal fillers). You will do fine.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Yes and No: The plastic surgeon will give you something before the injections, but you will not have a full anesthetic.
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Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
I : I use a strong topical anesthetic to numb the injection site. I leave it on for 15 minutes before injecting the filler. I have only ever dental numbed one patient for these injections and she was my hygienist. I then did a touch up with only topical. She told me that the topical worked just as well and the dental injections hurt the most. So, I have not dental numbed another filler patient since, with one exception: filling lips. No amount of topical will prevent pain with those injections. The biggest advantage topical anesthetic is that there is no unwanted volume added to your face prior where to the filler injection. If i injected enough local anesthetic, it will look like you do not need filler. Plus, you are not numb for 5 hours afterwards. Ask your doctor how they prefer do it. Good luck!
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Filler : Filler injections are tolerable especially if the skin is prepared with a numbing cream before hand. As long as the pain of the needle prick is lessoned, you don't have to worry about injection of the product itself. It feels more like pressure than pain.
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Dr. Benjamin Cilento
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
I : I tend to use Lidocaine mixed directly with the Radiesse (dermal fillers) in small amounts as well as a strong topical anesthetic... This usually helps keep most patients comfortable during the injections process hope this helps.
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Dr. Richard Fleming
Facial Plastic Surgery 53 years experience
There : There are several ways to avoid discomfort with Radiesse (dermal fillers) injections. You could be given a pain pill to take beore the injection, although i've never had a patient who needed this. Topical anesthetic can be placed on the skin. I always add local anesthetic to the Radiesse (dermal fillers) injections.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Yes and No: The plastic surgeon will give you something before the injections, but you will not have a full anesthetic.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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