Microcannula injection offers a new way to deliver fillers. Using a blunt, hollow cannula, needle sticks and entry points can be minimized, thereby reducing pain and the chance of bruising. Microcannulas are ideal for the injection of hyaluronic gels like Juvederm and Restylane, as well as Radiesse and Artefill longer-lasting fillers.
What are the benefits of a microcannula over a traditional needle?
How does the microcannula get into the skin?
A traditional needle is used to make a small entry point into the skin that is slightly larger than the microcannula. The blunt microcannula is then inserted and advanced to the areas where filler is needed.
How many entry points will I need?
Lips, will require only two – one at each end of the lip area. These same entry points can be utilized for additional filler injections around the mouth, nose and even the lower cheek area. More extensive full face rejuvenation (cheeks, lip, mouth area, chin) will likely require 4 points of entry.
So there is no chance of bruising?
Unfortunately, there is still a chance of bruising. Certain drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil or blood thinners will increase your risk of bruising. But the blunt cannula over a sharp needle makes a big difference in the risk of bruising.