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Micro-Cannula — Instead of a Needle

If there is a way to have your fillers injected with less pain and less bruising, would you opt for that choice?

DermaSculpt micro-cannula: The choice is here now. Micro-cannula “injection” is the new way to deliver fillers. A micro-cannula slides under the skin for an easier, more pain-free, and more bruise-free placement of dermal fillers. What is a micro-cannula?

A micro-cannula is a very thin, tiny, flexible hollow tube with a smooth round tip. The sharp end is gone! Instead of many needle sticks, we only need a very few to provide entry points for the micro-cannula. That means less needle marks, less pain and far less probability of bruising.

What are the benefits of a micro-cannula over a needle?

  • Reduced Pain
  • Less Bleeding
  • Less Bruising
  • Less Tissue Trauma or Swelling

Micro-cannula injection requires a single entry point for a large area instead of many as occurs with a traditional needle. Because the tip of the cannula is smooth and rounded, small vessels are simply pushed out of the way instead of being cut – so instead of pain you’ll most frequently experience little more than pressure.

How does the micro-cannula get into the skin?

A pilot hole is made with a regular needle that is slightly larger than the micro-cannula. Then the micro-cannula slides through the hole under the skin into the areas needing filler. Thin “threads” of filler can be smoothly and delicately placed to “sculpt” your look in a very naturally appearing way.

How many entry points are needed?

This depends on the area, of course. For example, for lips one site at each side of the mouth is needed. These same entry points can be utilized for filler in additional areas around the mouth and even into the lower cheek area. For a full lower face rejuvenation (cheeks, lip, mouth area, chin) you will likely have 4 points of entry.

Will I really have no bruising?

No, you could still bruise. Anyone taking aspirin, ibuprofens, Vitamin E, fish oil or blood thinners still have a higher risk of bruising. But even with the existing potential for bruising, the chance of bruising and the severity are dramatically reduced. Simply replacing the sharp tip for a round one makes a huge difference. Be sure to read our blog post “How to Avoid Bruising with Fillers & Botox” to give you additional info about minimizing bruising.

What is the cost of choosing the micro-cannula over the needle?

There is no additional cost to choose the micro-cannula.

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