At Torrey Pines Dermatology, our patients’ comfort and treatment outcome is extremely important to us. In fact it is so important to us that it is part of our Mission Statement at TPD to ensure we are always up to date and using cutting edge technology. After extensive training, we are now using blunt-tip microcannulas when treating patients who seek to revitalize their look with injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, and Restylane. The microcannula is a small, flexible needle with a blunt tip used to minimize discomfort and bruising when injecting facial fillers. Currently, very few providers have completed the extensive and necessary training for this highly specialized technique.
Benefit of Microcannulas
This innovative tool allows us to administer facial injectables without requiring multiple needle pokes, resulting in virtually no bruising and increased patient comfort. In addition we are now able to treat the entire face without fear of unwanted complications or vascular compromise. Besides lack of bruising and increased safety, microcannulas also lead to less swelling, fewer injection sites and the ability to cover larger treatment areas at once, all very safely..
How do blunt-tip cannulas work?
Traditionally, facial injectables are administered using hypodermic needles, which require multiple injections for proper placement and can cause bruising at the injection site. When using the microcannula, an “introducer” needle is used to gently penetrate the skin in order to allow the cannula to track into and under the skin. Because it is blunt, the microcannula moves under the skin without interfering with any blood vessels, nerves or other important structures. In addition, its flexibility allows it to reach a larger targeted area. As a result fewer injection sites are typically required to achieve optimal results.
We hope you will come try out the new microcannula at Torrey Pines Dermatology. We know you will be as thrilled with your results as you have always been but now with even fewer side effects. Call us to request your free consult!