Chapter 2. Guidelines for Local Anesthesia in Use of Injectable Fillers

  1. Derek Jones Director Founder Clinical Associate Professor
  1. Mariano Busso MD Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315004.ch2

Injectable Fillers: Principles and Practice

Injectable Fillers: Principles and Practice

How to Cite

Busso, M. (2010) Guidelines for Local Anesthesia in Use of Injectable Fillers, in Injectable Fillers: Principles and Practice (ed D. Jones), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315004.ch2

Editor Information

  1. David Geffin School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Author Information

  1. Private practice in South Florida, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192897

Online ISBN: 9781444315004

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Keywords:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA);
  • Radiesse;
  • anesthesia;
  • infraorbital block;
  • mental block;
  • Radiesse mixed with lidocaine;
  • dermal fillers

Summary

Anticipation of – and treatment for – pain remains an important consideration for physicians preparing to administer injectable dermal fillers. With the addition of lidocaine to the dermal filler, physicians do not have to wait for the onset of numbness from local anesthesia. Lidocaine combines with the dermal filler using a syringe-to-syringe mixing process. Once homogeneously mixed, dermal filler treatment can begin almost immediately, with reduction of pain, shortened time of administration, and increased patient satisfaction