Will I experience discomfort following a side profile enhancement?

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about side profile enhancement with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    A common concern people have before undergoing a non-surgical side profile enhancement with whether you experience discomfort after the treatment. Here’s what to expect:

    Pain with non-surgical side profile enhancement (using cosmetic injections)

    • Expect: Mild discomfort during the injection, similar to getting a dental injection. The use of topical and injectable numbing will significantly reduce this. Most people rate discomfort during the treatment as a 2-3 out of 10.
    • Afterward: Slight tenderness around the injection sites are common for 1-3 days after the anaesthetic wears off. You can manage discomfort with a wrapped cold pack and over-the-counter pain medication.

    The experience of discomfort is personal, with some people experiencing pain more intensely than others. A skilled professional can minimise discomfort during and after the procedure by using specific techniques and anaesthetic. You can help by diligently following treatment aftercare can significantly reduce discomfort and promote healing.

    If you experience moderate to severe or persistent pain, contact your clinic immediately, as this may indicate a side effect. You can ensure you are properly prepared by asking your chosen clinic about pain relief options before you book in.

    While you will experience some discomfort, choosing the right clinic and being properly prepared will help your treatment experience be as comfortable as possible.

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