Injectable dermal fillers are specially formulated, smooth gels injected under the skin to restore volume, soften smile lines, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Most next-generation facial fillers contain a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts moisture to plump and hydrate the skin. Some dermal fillers can last up to two years.
Are Dermal Filler Injections Painful?
Dermal filler injections are performed as a quick procedure in the office. Your skin will be cleaned before treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the treatment area. Juvéderm® and other dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, to make your injections more comfortable. Your injector will strategically inject precise amounts of filler in carefully selected areas beneath the skin.