Plastic Surgery Blog

February 28th, 2018

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is Now Performing DermaSculpt!

As the field of cosmetic medicine advances, the lines between surgical procedures and noninvasive treatments are becoming increasingly blurred. Today, injectable compounds (such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers) can cause profound positive changes in a person’s appearance, and all without the pain or downtime associated with surgery. At the same time, however, dermal filler injections have been associated with some mild but unpleasant side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and soreness around the injection site. DermaSculpt promises to change all of that.

What is DermaSculpt?

DermaSculpt provides a revolutionary new way for cosmetic professionals to safely and accurately inject dermal fillers. Rather than using a stiff, sharp needle to perform injections, the DermaSculpt system makes use of a flexible, blunt cannula. This cannula is less invasive than a conventional needle and does very little damage to the tissues it comes in contact with.

How Does DermaSculpt Reduce Patient Discomfort?

When a conventional needle punctures the skin, it invariably goes straight down below the dermis. Along the way, it usually punctures one or more blood vessels. When these blood vessels are punctured, the patient will sometimes experience a sudden “pinch” of pain. Moreover, even if the patient does not experience any pain (owing to the effects of local anesthetic), these damaged blood vessels cause blood to pool near the surface of the skin. This results in the formation of visible bruises around the patient’s injection sites. Other complications, like swelling and bleeding, sometimes also occur.

A flexible DermaSculpt cannula, on the other hand, has the option of traveling around the blood vessels located beneath the skin rather than puncturing straight through them. Furthermore, its blunt tip prevents it from slicing through any veins or capillaries it does encounter. As such, local anesthetic is not required when dermal fillers are injected via a DermaSculpt cannula, and patients will not experience any pain, bruising, or swelling.

Thanks to DermaSculpt, we’re getting closer than ever to truly risk-free and pain-free cosmetic medicine. That’s why here at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we’re pleased to offer DermaSculpt to all our dermal filler patients. If you’re interested in learning more about how DermaSculpt can help you enjoy a completely comfortable injection experience, feel free to contact us.