Honolulu MedSpa now offers Botox®and Juvéderm® appointments every working day, including Saturdays! To celebrate, we thought we’d tell you a little more about our injectable treatment procedures. At $10 per unit for Botox®, we’re proud to say we have the best price in Oahu, and we’re also an Allergan Platinum Level practice. This means we’ve achieved the highest level of expertise in administering the Allergan family of products.
Equally importantly, we carry the highest level of treatment equipment to ensure that our patients have the best and most effective experiences with us.
Needles aren’t always everyone’s favorite topic, but they can be a significant part of your experience at a medical spa or practice and it’s worth asking what types of needles your doctor or medical aesthetician uses for an injectable treatments such as Botox® and Juvéderm®.
Most needles used in injectables are rigid and to have a microscopic cutting edge. This means that even after an almost invisible prick to your skin, they are designed to continue to pass through your subjacent tissue in a cutting manner. Because the needle does not move to accommodate the skin, the skin is often tugged and shifted to accommodate the rigidity of the needle instead, causing small micro-cuts beneath the surface. Though not harmful, this can cause unnecessary discomfort or bruising during a treatment.
At Honolulu MedSpa, Dr. Yeo made the decision to bring on Magic Needle® for this reason. We simply don’t think that bruising or discomfort should have to be a patient concern when there are better, more comfortable, and more efficient alternatives.
Magic Needles® are designed to be flexible, with a rounded cannual tip that maneuvers deftly to allow the handler to introduce a treatment more gently and efficiently. Since the needle tip cannot cut through certain tissues, they make an injectable treatment less invasive and their flexibility gives the physician or aesthetician greater control to make sure the patient achieves the anti-aging treatment and rejuvenated look they want.