Prepare for Some Pain Even though the procedure is very quick and painless, due to anesthetics, there may be some pain after the procedure. All (or almost all) hyaluronic lip fillers contain lidocaine, which helps numb pain during the injection process. With that description, a question that may come to mind if this is your first time is “do lip fillers hurt? It doesn't exactly sound comfortable to receive lip fillers and pierce a needle in your lips. Taken to the letter, it doesn't really sound like one of those things you would do voluntarily.
That said, I imagine getting lip filler without the numbing agent would be bloody miserable. Doft suggested massaging any uneven texture and the filler would melt on my lips after a little while and they did, probably after a week, completely. In fact, I like them so much, that the idea of increasing their mass to get more lipstick space was reason enough to entertain me with the idea of having a needle pricked in my mouth for The Cause. As you can see, the difference is very subtle but it gave a little boost to my lips, which is exactly what I wanted.
So if you've ever wondered what it's really like to get lip fillers, but you've been terribly scared to do it, this one's for you. Since each person's lips are unique, there's no guarantee how the fillers will develop, making a follow-up visit very important. We asked board-certified dermatologists Michael Lin, MD, and Nina Naidu, MD, as well as nurse practitioner Breana Wheeler (who performed my injections) to give us information on everything related to lip injections. While lip fillers have become synonymous with increasing volume (Kylie Jenner style), they have a number of other benefits.
The filler can last up to 18 months on the cheeks and six to nine months on the lower part of the face, including the lips. As a first time, I didn't want to exaggerate and I was afraid to let it tear, so to speak, considering that I liked the shape of my lips as is.