Dermal filler injections are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed in a clinic or spa. Historically, the dermal fillers helped women considerably reduce the visible wrinkles, bags under the eyes or saggy skin and restore the volume of their face. While effective for anyone who needs a facial rejuvenation but is afraid to go under the knife, the procedures don’t come without side effects. The various adverse reactions you might experience following a dermal filler injection are not due to the agent itself, but are rather associated with the sharp tip needle traditionally used by the physician.
Most common side effects of dermal filler injections
The dermal filler treatment is typically administered by injecting the solution beneath the skin at the desired site. If you’ve never tried this cosmetic procedure before, then know that there are several side effects associated with the treatment, such as:
- While bleeding immediately following the treatment is normal, if you’re experiencing persistent or severe bleeding you should address a medical professional right away
- Bruising and tenderness at the injection site is quite common and it is usually caused by damage to the connective tissue
- Skin lumps can develop, but can be easily be avoided by working with a licensed physician
- Injection site reaction like swelling or redness at the treatment site that prevent you from participating in various social events
- Discoloration at the site of the injection can sometimes appear in patients, but it’s a temporary side effect
- Developing a skin infection is very rare
A blunt tip end cannula changes everything!
If you want to avoid all the potential risks described above, then do your homework and find a cosmetic surgeon that has integrated blunt tip cannulas – like the popular Dermasculpt Microcannula – into their practice. These revolutionary devices are not only the improved version of the standard hypodermic needle, but they can provide the same – if not better – results as the sharp tip needles.
Even though both types of needles integrate a hollow bore to allow the insertion of the filler agent, the major difference between a hypodermic needle and a microcannula is that the latter comes with a blunt rounded end. The dissimilarity permits practitioners to perform deep injections in sensitive areas of the face such as the region under the eyes for instance. In case you didn’t know cosmetic surgeons used to avoid using sharp needles around the eyes primarily because the procedure caused too much trauma and came with numerous unpleasant side effects that could affect the patient’s lifestyle.
The advantages you can enjoy thanks to microcannula devices
Perhaps the biggest advantage of microcannula devices over hypodermic needles is that the former allows surgeons to treat a larger surface from a single injection site. For instance, by employing a Dermasculpt Microcannula device, physicians can volumize the entire lip using a single puncture site. In addition, thanks to these innovative cannulas:
- Surgeons can augment any area of the face
- You don’t have to worry about social downtime
- You will obtain better and more natural results
- You will experience less pain and discomfort