How big are the needles used for injectable fillers?
Needles used for injectable fillers are quite small, on the order of what is called a 28 gauge. There are even smaller ones called 32 gauge needles. These are among the smallest needles used in Medicine and they help to ensure minimal discomfort. Additionally, we are proud to be the first practice in our area to use blunt tip cannulas for filler treatments, especially around the eyes, and these have shown dramatically less bruising than with traditional needles. Coupled with the best topical anesthetic available, this helps to ensure the most comfortable experience possible.