A split-lip study, published in Aesthetic Surgery (October 2017) has revealed that vibration can reduce the pain of filler injections during lip augmentation. Authors Kirdar Guney, MD, Billur Sezgin, MD, and Reha Yavuzer, MD, used vibration stimulus on 25 patients undergoing lip augmentation with a hyaluronic acid filler. Patients were asked to score the pain during treatment on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being no pain and 10 the worst pain they had ever felt) for each half of their lips.
The average pain score on the vibration-treated side was 3.82 +/- 1.73 and 5.6 +/- 1.76 on the side with no vibration. Two patients did report increased pain on the vibration-assisted side.
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