Question: I want to try an injectable filler for my crow’s feet and marionette lines. Do you offer an anesthetic to your patients for these treatments?
Answer: An anesthetic for injections are really not necessary. 99% of my patients have no issues with the injections. Some require some form of numbing and numbing topical creams like 5% LMX may be applied 30-60 minutes prior to the botox or filler injections. Restylane and Juvederm have lidocaine premixed in the syringe. Topical numbing is an option and so is use of ice to cool the skin and make the injections less painful. Technique of the plastic surgeon or dermatologist is even more important.