Cannula Lip Filler
1. What is a cannula for fillers?
A cannula used for Lip fillers in this context is a blunt-tipped, hollow tube that functions as an alternative to a needle when administering dermal fillers.
2. How to use cannula for lip filler
A small sharp introducer needle is used to create an entry point for the cannula in the skin. The cannula is then inserted into the puncture site and manuvered and twisted along the natural planes of skin tissue; this provides a large area to place the dermal fillers through a single entry point.
3. Cannula vs. needles: What is the difference?
Cannulas are longer, more flexible, and more versatile for injecting filler.
Cannulas help minimise dermal fillers complications and injuries.
They both have different tip shapes and sharpness which help when injecting filler in different parts of the face.
4. Benefits of using cannula for lip dermal fillers
One of the key advantages of using blunt-tipped cannulas for injecting filler is the reduced likelihood of penetrating blood vessels, especially arteries. Injection of dermal fillers into arteries can have disastrous consequences including blindness, stroke, and death of parts of the skin injected.
5. What is a blunt tip cannula?
6. Are cannula fillers safe for lip filler?
The blunt tip may act to displace blood vessels rather than lacerate them.
Decrease risk of bruising, oedema, and pain with a cannula when doing a dermal fillers treatment.
Decrease risk of inadvertent injection of dermal fillers into a blood vessel resulting in a vascular event with a cannula.
Long length of a cannula allows for greater coverage through fewer injection points.
Decreased pain with lip dermal fillers procedure when using a cannula.
7. Does cannula lip filler hurt?
Having multiple injections with sharp needles around the lips can feel painful and uncomfortable. While a blunt cannula under the skin can feel like a ‘pushing’ feeling, it is usually not uncomfortable or painful.
8. Cannula lip dermal filler aftercare
Avoid any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers after dermal fillers.
Avoid pressure on the area where dermal fillers have been injected for the first 48 hours.
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
9. Cannula lip filler swelling
The aim of cannula technique for Lip fillers is to reduce the amount of trauma to the lip, which results in less swelling and less potential of bruising.
10. How long do cannula lip fillers last?
Traditionally dermal fillers like Juvederm Volbella has been injected in the lips using a cannula method generally last up to 9 months.
11. Cannula lip filler before and after
Full before and after photos of lip dermal fillers constructed with cannula are on our gallery page.