Surgeon I am going to prefers needles over blunt needles. Any suggestions?

Just like the title says, this concerns me. I have gotten fillers before but got restylane under eyes and voluma in the midface injected by blunt needles. The doctor I will be going to prefers needles but is one of the, supposedly, the best injectors around. Even wrote a book on injections. Should I be concerned and will her usage of a needle cause less precision with the deep placement of voluma midface and restylane in tear troughs? I know needles tend to be favored for superficial injections.

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Surgeon I am going to prefers needles over blunt needles. Any suggestions?


Thanks for your question, it's great that you are being so thoughtful about your treatment. I don't think you have any cause for concern. I would view needles vs. cannulas as more of a personal preference on the part of your injector. Neither technique is definitively superior and many injectors use a combination of needles and cannulas, depending on the product, the area of the face, and the individual patient. Best of luck!

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I wouldn't worry too much over the use of a needle vs. a microcannula. The most important thing is that you see an experienced injector. Ultimately, they will use the tools they believe will help them produce your desired results.

Landon Pryor, MD, FACS
Rockford Plastic Surgeon
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I often use a combination of both needles and Microcannulas for injections. I believe that needles provide better precision  where  Microcannulas may be to flexible. The expertise of your injector is more important than the technique used to administer your treatment.

Best regards, Dr P

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