WILL IT HURT?
The discomfort is pretty minimal. We mix local anaesthetic into each filler injection so you feel little to no discomfort. We don’t use a topical numbing cream because it doesn’t reach into the body of the lip where we typically inject and is therefore ineffective. The numbing cream also takes 40 minutes to start working, and most people don’t want to have to turn up to an appointment 40 minutes before their procedure in any event – especially when it doesn’t really work. The full anaesthetic we use also contains adrenalin, and thus also helps to prevent bruising by causing the blood vessels to constrict and reduce in size.
Remember, it’s not in our interests to have patients writhing around in pain – ethical reasons aside, because it makes our job incredibly difficult, and we want you to come back!! Nearly everyone we see for this procedure, says afterwards that they’re surprised at how remarkably pain-free it was. Even if you’ve had fillers before with another clinic, and it hurt – The Consultant Clinic are very different and perform unique techniques, so please bear that in mind. We’re experts with needles, and incredibly gentle and experienced. We make sure we tick every box to make the experience as pleasant as possible for you.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Chin filler injections can often make the chin slightly puffy for a day or two and a little pink for an hour or so, but properly administered fillers shouldn’t cause the same tell-tale swelling in other areas of the face. Our audit shows only 1 in 80 of our patients bruise, and there are also steps you can take to minimise this, although no practitioner can guarantee against such. Most people swell a little more the morning following treatment, but it quickly subsides and the vast majority of patients report puffiness only for about 24-48 hours. How you react to the injections is often down to the individual. If you are prone to bruising, it would logically follow that your chances of doing so after this procedure, are elevated.