At the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, our patients’ comfort and treatment outcome is extremely important to us. For this reason, we use blunt-tip cannulas when working with patients who are seeking to revitalize their look with injectable dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Sculptra™, and Radiesse®. Currently, very few locations have completed the extensive and necessary training for this highly specialized technique. This innovative tool allows our medical professionals to administer the injectables without requiring multiple needle pokes, resulting in virtually no bruising and increased patient comfort.
“The use of microcannulas have revolutionized the filler market in the last few years by making the procedure less traumatic and painful while reducing bruising in most patients by 80%.”
– Kristen Thornley, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., FNP
Benefits of Microcannulas
Blunt-tip cannulas (microcannulas) can help to improve the way dermal fillers are injected into the skin. The microcannula is a small, flexible needle with a blunt tip used to minimize discomfort and bruising when injecting facial fillers. This process has also allowed our patients to return back to work or normal daily activities with little to no downtime. Some other benefits of blunt-tip cannulas include:
- Fewer injection sites required
- Less risk of complication
- Ability to cover larger treatment areas at once
- Reduced bruising
- Decreased swelling
How Does it Work?
Traditionally, facial injectables are administered using hypodermic needles, which require multiple injections for proper placement and can cause bruising at the injection site. Using a blunt-tip cannula, we are able to inject facial fillers with less residual swelling, less bruising, and less risk of vascular complications. The blunt-tip cannula is designed to pass under the skin without cutting any blood vessels or skin. The microcannula is flexible, allowing it to cover a larger targeted area. This means that less injection sites are typically required to achieve optimal results. Our trained professionals will first create a small injection site using a needle. Then, using the microcannula, the injectable solution you have chosen for treatment will be administered. This new way of delivering injectable treatments can make the entire process more comfortable!
Contact the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay
If you’d like to schedule a consultation, or if you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from injections using microcannulas, please contact us today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.