Benefits of Blunt Cannulas for Injectables
Minimally invasive procedures such as fillers are popular in the Boca Raton area due to the little downtime associated with them. Sharp-tip cannulas are routinely used with injectable fillers. Did you know there are cannulas with blunt tips that be used that offer a less painful alternative? They are “miny infiltrative cannulas.” There are many benefits of blunt tip cannulas: learn more below.
Blunt-tip cannulas are usually smaller than traditional sharp cannulas. These blunt cannulas are very small and flexible, requiring fewer punctures than sharp-tip cannulas. Blunt-tip cannulas also have the ability to cover a greater area in a single treatment than sharp-tip cannulas. Fewer punctures equal a shorter procedure time, as well as less discomfort. They also tend to “push to the side” nerves and blood vessels rather than piercing them, just like a liposuction cannula. There is a learning curve to using them effectively and properly. There is a finesse to their proper use of delivering the injectables with these cannulas. I can be much more precise and accurate thereby delivering a better quality of delivery of the injectable product whether it be Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, or even Sculptra. Patients find it far less painless and much more tolerable than before with the sharp cannulas. Better consistency and far less bruising are greatly appreciated by the patient.
Other benefits of using a blunt tip needle include less bleeding, swelling, and bruising at the injection site, which allows for a quicker recovery. There are fewer injection sites—often only two are needed for both the upper and lower lips for example. Also, there is no anesthesia needed with a blunt tip needle, since the cannula pushes the blood vessels aside instead of puncturing them, reducing discomfort.
Overall, blunt-tip cannulas offer many benefits, including quicker healing time, more accuracy, better results, and less discomfort. Dr. Berman routinely uses blunt tip cannulas especially when performing nonsurgical rhinoplasties, and when administering fillers at his Boca Raton practice, offering you the best results possible.
If you are interested in injectable fillers for a more youthful appearance, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.