Syringe or Cannula? Which is Better for Injecting Restylane in Tear Trough? (photos)
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Syringe or Cannula.
Microcannula for Tear Trough Treatment
Injection technique with a cannula
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Syringe or Cannula? Which is Better for Injecting Restylane in Tear Trough?
1) Reduced risk of bruising
2) Increased safety for the patient
Restylane is a great filler for the tear trough, and will yield a great result when the injections are performed properly by a specialist. I would recommend seeking the advice of the following board certified physicians when having treatment with Restylane:
2) Facial plastic surgeon
3) Plastic surgeon
I hope this information helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Syringe Is More Precise For Placing Filler In Tear Troughs
I prefer to use Belotero Balance, rather than other fillers, including diluted Restylane (which is often chosen for under the eyes), since this product does not result in the unwanted, bluish Tyndall Effect that can be seen when other fillers are injected too superficially or within the delicate skin under the eyes. I also use only one entrance site per side, just as with cannulas, that is numbed beforehand (making the whole treatment painless) and can reach all areas using a 1.5 inch needle. And since the needle is more rigid than a microcannula, the material placement can be better controlled--meaning a better outcome.
It is especially important to seek out a board certified aesthetic core physician with extensive experience and expertise in treating this more demanding location.
Restylane in the Tear Trough
When I use a cannula there is generally one insertion point. When you inject with a needle there are several injection sites causing more possibility of swelling, bruising and lumps and bumps under the eye.
I think the cannula method under the eye is superior to the needle method, the end result is much smoother with less bruising and swelling.
It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to with plenty of experience treating under eye hollows.
Needle or cannula for tear trough injections?
An advanced injector would probably feel comfortable working with either, and would decide which to use based on your anatomy, your bruising tendency, how tolerant you are to developing some bruising, and your ability to tolerate discomfort (for a procedure that is generally not very painful in any case). And even after a microcannula injection, a needle injection is often necessary to fine-tune the treatment.
It is important, I think, is to find an advanced injector who is highly experienced with tear-trough injections and is comfortable with both approaches whom you trust to choose the best approach for you. You are likely, then, to be happy with both the procedure and the results.
I Prefer Using a Cannula for Injecting Restylane in the Tear Trough
1) Decreased risk of bruising
2) Improved safety
3) Less needle sticks in a sensitive area of the face
As long as the product is place deep, I have never seen the bluish color from injection with Restylane. Currently, I only use Restylane in the area and I get the best and longest lasting results in this area with that product.
I hope this helps.
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