Dermal fillers are typically administered with small needles. While this approach works for most patients, others benefits from microcannula injections. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers microcannula injections for men and women in Monroe, Alexandria, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss, Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana.
What Are Microcannula Injections?
Microcannula injections are an alternative to needle administration of dermal fillers. Using needles to place dermal fillers in the skin is dependent upon the spreading capacity of the gels. Microcannulas can be moved under the skin, thus allowing Dr. Hopkins to more precisely place the dermal fillers.
What Are the Benefits of Microcannula Injections?
- Less pain, discomfort
- Reduced risk of bruising and swelling
- Fewer skin injections
- Smooth, even application of fillers
- Consistent results
- Greater degree of customization
- How Do Microcannula Injections Work?
A microcannula is a long, thin tube that is blunt at the end. The tube is inserted under the skin and maneuvered to place the dermal filler where needed.
What Should I Expect from Microcannula Injections?
Dr. Hopkins uses a 30-gauge, blunt-tipped microcannula to deposit dermal fillers under the skin, especially for the delicate eyelid trough and lip. Hand rejuvenation with Radiesse® is administered with a 27-gauge microcannula. The technique is preferred over needles in some cases, such as for treating the lower eyelids and lips. The skin is cleansed and numbed. A needle is used to make a tiny hole in the skin. Next, the microcannula is slipped under the skin and gently pulled along the tissue to deposit the filler. The technique is safe and causes less tissue trauma compared to needle administration.
Be Healthy, Be Beautiful. Contact Hopkins Dermatology Today.
Administering dermal fillers with microcannula injections is one of the latest advances in minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D. offers microcannula injections for men and women in Monroe, Alexandria, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss, Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. To learn more about dermal filler treatments with microcannula injections, contact Hopkins Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.
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