Do Dermal Fillers Hurt?

So, you’re thinking about dermal fillers– maybe you want to add some definition to an area that has lost volume, resculpt your face, or perhaps you’d like to see what your lips look like with just a little extra juice. Dermal fillers are increasingly common, with advanced practitioners able to create effective, but natural results. The sort where your friends can’t put their finger on why you look so good, but they know you do.

We always say- you can’t see good filler!

You’ve researched your options, and found a charming Clinic in Cheshire (that’s us). You had a fabulous and in-depth consultation with Kelly or Sharon, our highly experienced Nurse Practitioners. And you’re all set to receive those compliments after your appointment.

But, you can’t help but feel a little nervous about if the fillers will hurt. Which is completely natural, after all it does involve a needle which can cause anxiety for a lot of people.

Part of the experience of coming to Renew Medical Aesthetics is that we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible, both inside and out. So we have developed several tools and techniques to ensure your filler appointment is as pain free as possible:

  • Topical anaesthetic to numb your skin, which will be applied to the area prior to your appointment. We leave sufficient time for this to work- and believe us it does! It’s seriously good stuff.
  • Gas + Air (Entonox) a pain relief mostly associated with childbirth. It’s a great option for taking the edge of anything that is uncomfortable, but also to help you relax, as quite often feeling tense serves to heighten the perception of pain.
  • There is a small amount of anaesthetic within the dermal filler itself, which helps to provide additional comfort.
  • The technique we use to administer the filler is different to a lot of other Clinics, we use cannula’s (a small metal tube) instead of needles to make treatment more comfortable and minimise bruising
  • As experienced injectors with over 17 years of experience, we’re extra gentle and precise.
  • We have ice on hand to offer you pre treatment comfort, should you feel you need it.
  • There is also a pretty clever tool on hand called the viStylus  that gently vibrates to confuse the pain signals to your brain. Just ask!

We hope this has reassured you that we will really look after you. If you have any specific concerns or would like to ask a question please get in touch.

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