Are Dermal Filler Treatments Painful?

Caucasian elegant woman with pleasure treating skin with beauty device for peeling The ongoing aesthetic changes caused by aging can have a negative impact on your self-image and confidence. Though there is nothing that can be done to prevent the natural changes within your body that contribute to the aesthetic changes, there are many minimally-invasive treatment options that safely and effectively help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

These treatments, generally referred to as dermal fillers, are an excellent option for those who want to slow or reverse the signs of aging but want to avoid surgery and the risks and recovery associated with more invasive procedures.

Since dermal filler treatments have become increasingly effective, some may be concerned with discomfort or pain that may come with the treatments and recovery afterward. As the technology behind the formulations and techniques has increased, it has allowed the use of much smaller needles and more effective ingredients that require fewer injections.

Most dermal filler treatments are relatively painless, and since only a tiny needle is used to inject the fillers, the injections are even less painful than a regular vaccine injection. Depending on the treated area, dermal filler sessions frequently take less than 30 minutes to complete.

Along with a nearly pain-free procedure, there is rarely any recovery or restriction required after each session. Although there may be some tenderness and swelling around the injection area, these are temporary and begin to subside just a few hours after the injection.

Some treatments may cause longer-term swelling, but ice compresses and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help. Most patients can return to their regular lives right after their appointments.

Dermal fillers are a safe, effective, and easy way to begin addressing the aesthetic changes caused by aging. Although the results are relatively temporary and require follow-up treatments after about a year, they are a nearly pain-free way to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Call Farris Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, at 214-363-1073 or visit to get started on achieving your aesthetic goals safely and easily.

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