I’m considering getting Radiesse to fill in sunken places on my face. I know that for a lot of facial fillers, doctors use a dental block to reduce discomfort for the patient. I’m very sensitive to pain, so I’d like to have this done for my procedure. Is the use of a dental block common for the injection of Radiesse?
The use of a dental block for facial fillers such as Radiesse has been in practice for quite some time. More recently I have been adding the lidocaine directly to the syringe of Radiesse. After the first injection the area is numb and the remainder of the injections becomes extremely tolerable. I also have switched from multiple topical numbing agents to the use of ice packs prior to the injections of Radiesse which has significantly decreased the majority of the discomfort my patients have experienced with their injections of facial fillers.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld