Needle vs. Cannula: 5 things you need to know about Dr. Munk’s Injection Technique

When it comes to aesthetic treatments, injections are more popular than ever. Whether you’re looking to restore youthfulness or slow the effects of aging, fillers and neuromodulators can work wonders. From enhancing your cheekbones or lips to improving skin quality to reducing those frown lines between your eyebrows, injections are the quick and easy solution. Results are practically instant, there’s no downtime, and the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. What’s not to like? The only question that remains is one of technique: what is the best way to administer these treatments?

Dr. Munk is the Only Injector – That’s How it Should Be
At MunkMD Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Roni Munk is the sole injector. With his background in medical and cosmetic dermatology and his ongoing attention to dermatological trends and technologies, Dr. Munk is a qualified and experienced injector who pays attention to the balance of the features and ensures a natural appearance. The choice for tools is between needles and cannulas.

Needles: The Traditional Tool
Needles are the traditional tool for injections. They are thin, rigid, and have a sharp, pointed end that can pierce the skin directly and then deliver the product to the desired area. Needles are used when the skin is tougher, such as on the scalp, or when piercing the skin is actually desirable, such as with microneedling. They may offer more precision as they require a single puncture to deliver product.

Cannulas: The Flexible Option
Cannulas are slightly more flexible and have a blunt end that cannot pierce the skin, so a needle is first used to make an entry point. Once inserted, however, cannulas have a greater range of motion which allows easier distribution of the product and ultimately requires less entry points. In other words, less needle pokes! Not only is this beneficial for the comfort of the patient, especially for more sensitive areas like the under-eye troughs, but it’s safer because there is less risk of puncturing any arteries under the skin.

Needles vs Canulas? Depends on the Results You Want
So which one is better for injections? It comes down to personal preference and what they’re being used for. Dr. Munk’s philosophy is to treat each patient uniquely: there is no one size fits all approach but rather individualized care based on the patient and the desired outcome. An experienced injector using a cannula may provide a more comfortable and continuous experience for their patient. Needles may still be more useful when very small touch-ups are required, when injecting into the superficial layers of the skin, or when using fillers with a more liquid consistency. For example, Dr. Munk often uses cannulas for facial filler injections, but would use a needle for more lifting and precision when injecting the temples and cheeks, and for PRP injections to the scalp to address male and female pattern hair loss.

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