Dr. Manios uses lip injections to support Pleasanton patients with a variety of aesthetic needs, including:

  • Restoring or adding fullness to the lips.
  • Adjusting the shape, symmetry, or pout of the lips.

Through his years in practice, he has established an approach to treatment that promotes patient comfort. Your experience in his care may include one or all of the following techniques.

Intraoral Block

Before your lip injections, Dr. Manios may provide you with an anesthetic injection. This intraoral block will make the treatment area profoundly numb.

Reduced sensation has two major benefits. First, it will ensure that you don’t feel any pain during your procedure; lips tend to be extremely sensitive otherwise. Second, by keeping you relaxed and comfortable, Dr. Manios will be able to treat your areas of concern more precisely and completely. As a result, you should have a better experience and a better aesthetic outcome.


Pleasanton patients who are receiving treatment for vertical lines above and below the mouth may require additional numbing. Dr. Manios can use lidocaine in these cases.

If you have ever received anesthesia as part of a dental procedure, you’ve probably had lidocaine. It’s an anesthetic with a short duration—about two hours—which also makes it ideal for lip injections.

Cannula Technique

Some aesthetic practices in the Pleasanton area treat vertical lip lines by filling them in one at a time. The obvious drawback to this strategy is that it requires a poke for every single line.

Dr. Manios prefers to use a cannula method for lip injections, particularly if volume needs to be focused primarily on one location. His approach will improve your experience during the procedure and limit discomfort after treatment.

Anesthesia and advanced techniques can reduce your sensation and prevent pain during your procedure. Just as importantly, Dr. Manios will prioritize your comfort before and after your treatment by consulting with you extensively, advising you about ways to limit sensitivity after your appointment, and making himself available for any questions or concerns you may have.

Learn more about what you can expect with lip injections by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Manios. Pleasanton patients can reach his office online or by phone at 925 989 6560.

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