The Microcannula technique has revolutionized the cosmetic industry and provided physicians with a new, innovative method of performing facial fillers injections. Incorporating the Skin Sculpting technique, the device allows surgeons to slide the blunt tip cannula under the patient’s skin gently and without tearing the epidermis. Therefore, patients looking to improve their appearance can now do so without having to undergo a painful procedure and/or having to experience the nasty side effects associated with sharp tipped needles.

Forget everything you know about dermal filler injections.

Until recently, filler injections have been performed utilizing the hypodermic needle, a sharp tipped utensil that comes with several side effects. For starters, because the tip is sharp it means that inserting it into skin presents a higher risk of slitting small blood vessels and causing severe bruising. While rare, let’s not forget that by inserting a filler solution into the punctured vein – and inevitably into the blood stream – the patient could experience more serious adverse reactions.

Microcannulas constitute an improved form of the traditional hypodermic needle, designed to eliminate all possible complications associated with sharp tips. As you probably guessed, their secret resides in the blunt end that makes both the injection of dermal filler and fat transfer procedures considerably simpler and less strenuous on the patient. In spite of the fact that microcannulas employed for filler injections have been developed recently, their ease of use, utility, results and patient satisfaction have transformed them into a sensation throughout cosmetic clinics and spas.

The Advantages of the Microcannula Technique

The blunt tip along with the flexibility of the Microcannula technique provides several advantages over traditional sharp needles:

  • Because it is flexible it means that the device is also more maneuverable
  • A higher maneuverability allows the cosmetic surgeon to perform the procedure quickly and painlessly
  • The risk of damaging small blood vessels is practically inexistent
  • Less damage to the tissue can be translated into less bruising
  • The downtime associated with the dermal filler injections has been reduced because cannulas allows Dr. Gerstman to make only one small insertion point
  • The microcannulas are designed to stimulate the production of new collagen
  • They provide a wide coverage and hence, an even and uniform distribution of the dermal filler beneath the skin
  • There are very few and very rare side effects associated with the use of microcannulas

The Advantages of the Microcannula Technique

As numerous cosmetic surgeons and patients can testify, trading the sharp needle for a blunt tip microcannula dramatically improves the outcomes of a procedure. The wide variety of microcannula options has allowed surgeons to safely perform both superficial and more invasive procedures. The Microcannula  technique is available in seven different sizes and can be safely utilized with a variety of cosmetic procedures and fillers of any type and viscosity, including: Lip enhancement, soft augmentation of the facial filling, wrinkle reduction, plumping cheeks and temple risk-free, and eliminating saggy skin and bags under the eye.

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Note: After receiving dermal filler injections, you will be able to resume daily activities. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and other temporary side effects that typically last for the first 2-3 days. Dermal fillers produce desired effects for anywhere between 6 months to longer than 12 months, depending on the treatment method, so that skin can look and feel refreshed.