Facial fillers are a type of facial injectable; however the reverse is not true. Some facial injectables are muscle relaxants, that actually release tension from the muscle underneath a wrinkle, while facial fillers literally fill in a wrinkle using a synthetic or natural ingredient. Fillers can also be permanent or temporary. A permanent filler can provide lasting results; but as the term suggests, this can mean living with a result…permanently. Or there are non-permanent fillers that can have durable, long-lasting results, but your body is able to metabolise it and eventually the results will fade.
Botulinum toxin injections, such as Botox and Dysport, are medical treatments that can also be used to help relax facial muscles. This makes lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, less obvious. They can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery.
Juvéderm® ULTRA contains non-animal hyaluronic acid with the addition of 0.3% lidocaine, local anaesthetic to provide more comfort both during and after injection.
However, in the case of lip augmentation it may still be recommended that you have a topical anaesthetic or dental nerve block in order to ensure a pain free treatment of this sensitive area.
According to data from the manufacturer concerning the preliminary results from a study on 60 women, which compared the injection comfort of Juvéderm® ULTRA 3 and Surgiderm 30 XP, 81% who received Juvéderm® ULTRA felt only slight or no discomfort at all.