What is a cannula and why do we use it?! 🤔
A cannula looks like a needle, but it is blunt and rounded at the end. At the Skin and Face Place, @wendy3147
and I use 25g #TSKcannulas
which are also nice and flexible!
They are less traumatic to the tissues, safer and less likely to bruise, because if they come into contact with a blood vessel, instead of puncturing it, as a needle would, it will hopefully manoeuvre its way round it.
We still use needles, because when it comes to precision, there’s nothing quite like a needle, however in high risk areas such as the naso labial folds (close proximity to the facial artery), the tear trough area (close proximity to the angular artery), the anterior cheek (branches of the facial artery and infraorbital artery) we will veer towards using a cannula. Most people find them extremely comfortable and not at all as scary as they look!
Our aim is to make you look your best while keeping all procedures as safe as possible 😁