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 confers several advantages over the 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
Procedures that could benefit from microcannulas
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 7 different sizes and can be safely utilized with a variety of cosmetic procedures and fillers of any type and viscosity, including:
- Lip volumizing
- Soft augmentation of the facial filling
- Wrinkle reduction
- Plumping cheeks and temple risk-free
- Eliminating saggy skin and bags under the eye
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Microcannula technique FAQ
If you love the rejuvenating and smoothing effects of dermal fillers, but hate having to undergo a painful procedure to get the fantastic results, then it’s time you learn more about the Microcannula technique. The technique represents an exciting advancement in cosmetic surgery, as now – thanks to it – Dr. Gerstman can perform minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatments.
So far, erythema and mild swelling are the only two side effects associated with the procedure. However, as mentioned, both adverse reactions are modest and will not affect the social events following the use of the microcannula tip.
As with other injectable dermal fillers, it is only natural to ask yourself about the risk of the tip breaking into your skin during the procedure. You will be happy to learn that the dreaded situation has never occurred. Moreover, the chances of the microcannula actually breaking are null considering that the tip is constructed from a stainless steel alloy that is extremely flexible.
More often than not, the aesthetician will apply a topical anesthetic cream at the spot where the initial injection is made. The anesthetic in his case has the role of promoting comfort and helping the patient relax. Once the microcannula is inserted into the skin, Dr. Gerstman will gently fan the area to disperse the dermal filler evenly under the epidermis.
The Microcannula technique is an innovative new device especially designed to improve the dermal filler injection experience. The revolutionary device can dramatically reduce patient bruising and discomfort, while minimizing downtime at the same time. Cutting down the standard side effects associated with dermal fillers has been made possible by the flexible and blunt tip of the microcannula that makes it easier to navigate into the dermis without tearing the skin.
Because the microcannula technique are available in 7 different sizes, it means that they can be used with all dermal fillers currently available on the market. To be more precise, your aesthetician can employ them for recreating volume as well as to reduce wrinkles and folds around the facial area. Therefore, if you want to improve your appearance, try the new microcannulas and avoid unnecessary pain, excessive swelling and embarrassing bruising.
Unlike the standard needles commonly utilized to inject dermal fillers, these innovative microcannulas come with a blunt tip. Thanks to the shape of the tip, the physician will only require a single point of entry to account for a wider coverage. The tip can be safely and efficiently utilized for fat transfer to restore volume in the patient’s face. In addition, cosmetic surgeons have started using the microcannulas for injecting dermal fillers like Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, and etc.