The Cannula Technique for Lip Fillers in Edmonton
The most frequent procedure for injecting fillers into the lips is to use a typical sharp needle to introduce the filler beneath the skin, which has been the norm for surgeons for years.
In recent years, Dr. Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) has adopted a revolutionary approach of employing a cannula instead of a needle in particular operations. This technique has various advanced reasons, the most important of which is safety.
What exactly is a cannula?
A cannula is nothing more than a blunt needle. It is frequently preferable to a sharp needle for the most crucial safety factor. Because a cannula needle is blunt, it cannot cause injury to deep tissue inside the skin like a sharp needle. Sharp needles have a greater ability to enter through a vein or artery, which may have serious consequences. Sharp needles penetrating the skin may cause bruising and swelling.
Moreover, the unintentional intravascular injection can result in blindness, necrosis, or paralysis in more severe situations. The cannula technique eliminates these possible difficulties since the bluntness prevents it from passing through these locations. In conclusion, using a cannula reduces any hazards that may emerge during therapy.
Cannula technique for dermal fillers
Because the needle is dull and unable to puncture the skin, a smaller, sharper needle is necessary. This needle helps establish an initial entry point for the cannula to reach the deeper layers of the skin.
After piercing the skin with a sharp needle, we use a cannula to reach deeper layers and implant the filler.
The cannula technique also allows the injector to detect resistance from specific tissue structures that the cannula goes through. In addition, it enables them to decide whether to apply or release pressure or change the route of the cannula to avoid veins, arteries, and nerves. This is something you would not be able to benefit from if you used a traditional sharp needle.
Another advantage of employing a cannula is the approach that it permits Dr. Alhallak to utilize. Doctors can inject the substance into multiple regions by’ fanning’ the cannula without creating additional entry points. This implies less pain, shorter treatment times, and a lower chance of bleeding, edema, and bruising.
For what kind of therapies should a cannula be used?
The cannula and method may be utilized for most dermal filler operations, including Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, Cheek Filler, Lip Filler, Jawline Filler, and Tear Trough Filler Dr. Alhallak’s specialty treatments. Using a cannula ensures that the filler is injected into the dermal layers of the skin rather than superficial. Therefore, resulting in an over-filled appearance and only using one insertion point, reducing the risk of bruising and swelling and increasing patient comfort.
At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we always ensure that we use the most creative and safe treatments for our patients.