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Do Lip Fillers Hurt? What a Lip Enhancement Really Feels Like

Popularised over the last few years by celebrities like Kylie Jenner, lip fillers have become increasingly popular. But of all the patients having these treatments, there are still plenty who would like to but worry about the potential discomfort involved.


Whilst injecting a needle into your lip is not exactly an everyday activity, it doesn’t mean it has to be painful.

If you’re interested in lip fillers but are worried about the treatment itself, here’s the answers to questions you may have:


Do lip injections hurt during the procedure?

Some patients feel minor discomfort like a small pinch, but patients do find this a very manageable sensation. Trained practitioners will generally start with smaller quantities to prevent pain and keep you in a comfortable space. We will also use a prescription numbing cream.

Everybody’s pain threshold is different, so it’s hard to say exactly how it will feel for you. However, the numbing agents applied will make the procedure far more comfortable than you think.



Is the recovery time painful?

Usually, there is minimal-to-no pain during your recovery period. One of the reasons lip injections are so popular, in fact, is because recovery is so straight forward. You will be able to return to your daily routine or work immediately.

As with any injection, there may be mild discomfort like small bruises or swelling, however if you follow the prescribed aftercare procedures carefully this should resolve itself within a few days.

Again, your recovery period will be dependent on your specific treatment plan, so always talk it over with your practitioner, but nothing should be causing you any notable pain.


What does the treatment feel like?

The actual injection of lip fillers is done using an extremely fine needle. This is designed to create more accurate results and to keep discomfort levels to a minimum.

Many patients comment that the injections feel a little like a minor pinch. A cold sensation is then experienced as the filler is injected into the lips and spreads throughout the different areas.


But I’ve heard lip fillers are painful, why is that?

Unfortunately, a lot of the stories that make it online around lip fillers are the negative stuff – the horror stories and bodge jobs. Of course, when fillers are not used or administered properly then the treatment can become painful.






Here at Butterfly Aesthetics, we understand it is often fear of the unknown and once you have had your first injection you know what to expect and the rest is easy!

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