Nerve block for juvederm in nose crease or smile lines?
You do not need to have a nerve block to receive Juvederm or any dermal filler. In most cases I use an anesthetic ointment which helps considerably. You need to apply it about 20 to 30 minutes before your injection and it will numb up the skin. Some places prefer nerve blocks because they are faster. However, the nerve block can distort the area due to swelling. Additionally, the block can last several hours, which is not good if you have plans for the rest of the day.