Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, a top Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon and member of the Haute MD Network, regularly performs non-invasive eye lifts using dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Now, results have drastically improved with the new blunt-tip cannula.
In the past, needles have been used for filler injections. Needles can cause undue pain, tissue damage and bruising and swelling after the treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh has switched to using the blunt-tip cannula to achieve the same results without any of the negative side effects of the needle.
Filler injections around the eye are difficult to perform with a needle because the delicate area of skin is too easy to damage. Dr. Azizzadeh can safely treat the eye area without causing excessive bruising with the blunt-tip cannula, which also allows for greater precision and more natural-looking results.
The blunt-tip cannula does not have a beveled sharp tip; instead it is blunt and rounded. It is more versatile than a needle and comes in various sizes, offering less discomfort during the eyelift procedure and less bruising afterwards. A blunt-tip cannula can also be used to recreate volume and erase wrinkles around the eyes. It is also used in filler injections for the nasolabial folds (laugh lines), marionette lines and lips.
The Director and Chairman of the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic surgeon dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, eyes and nose. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.