Filler injection is among the most common non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures in Minnesota. Traditionally, the procedure requires the use of sharp beveled hypodermal needle. It is typically painful while injecting in the facial skin, especially when a large volume of filler is used or when used in sensitive areas such as the lips because it is cutting through the skin and tissue. It also could potentially cut through small blood vessels which can cause bruising.
With the introduction of a blunt tip needle, also called a microcannula, it is possible to have a near painless and bruise-free procedure. Blunt tip needles for filler injections are similar to regular needles, but they are longer and more flexible, and they have blunt tips and ports on the sides allowing the filler to be distributed more evenly.
There are many advantages of a blunt tip needle for filler injections.
• Less pain: traditional filler injections need numerous needle sticks, but blunt tip needles need only two entry points for a typical filler injection. A longer, more flexible needle with a blunt tip is able to reach much larger areas.
• Bruise-free: The beauty of the blunt tip is it allows the needle to easily steer its way around blood vessels instead of cutting through them with traditional needles.
• More skin rejuvenation: Mechanical stimulation caused by the needle’s back-and-forth movement induces micro-trauma in local tissue, which stimulates fibroblast to produce new collagen and stimulates platelets to release growth factors.
The patients in Minneapolis and St Paul are thrilled that they can feel less pain and can say goodbye to bruises after injections. For more information on painless, bruise-free filler injections with blunt tip needles, please call 952-922-9999.