Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility.
Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility. Two filler manufacturers offer hyaluronic acid fillers–Restylane and Juvederm. Both are about equal in usage and most providers offer both. Northwest Face & Body offers the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
Juvederm is a type of cosmetic injectable known as a dermal filler. It is injected for two main purposes: to fill hollows and wrinkles or to augment areas of the face. Primarily used on the face, dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the top non-surgical procedures for anti-aging. With millions of filler injections performed every year, it is an extremely popular and versatile tool for looking younger and achieving your ideal facial aesthetic.
Within facial fillers, some subcategories refer to what the filler is made out of. Juvederm belongs to the largest and most used classification: hyaluronic acid fillers. This means that Juvederm is lower risk than semi-permanent fillers and can treat more places such as the lips.
The master injectors at Northwest Face & Body are masters at using Juvederm to artfully augment and fill in facial features. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Juvederm has many applications across the face. Some of the areas Juvederm can treat include:
Patients can usually treat multiple areas at once. Juvederm also pairs well with neurotoxin treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport. Your master injector will discuss which areas you are a candidate for treatment and the best Juvederm filler for each area.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, the largest concentrations of which are in the eyes and joints. Therefore, while rejection or allergy to the filler is possible, it is highly unlikely. Another major benefit of hyaluronic acid filler is that they have a natural reversal agent, hyaluronidase.
When injected, it breaks up the filler. If you experience major side effects or complications or end up unhappy with your new look, there is an easy antidote. This also increases the safety of hyaluronic acid fillers when compared with other types of fillers. If occlusion (the injection of filler into a blood vessel) or an adverse event occurs, it can be immediately addressed in the office.
While it may not seem like an advantage at first, the temporary nature of hyaluronic acid fillers allows patients to stop treatments whenever they want, try out various filler options, and try out different looks each time. This experimentation allows patients to find the exactly right filler option and technique for them.
Juvederm makes a few different fillers that each have a slightly varied consistency and tend to be used in different areas. The main Juvederm offerings are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Your master injector can discuss each option with you in detail and help determine which is best for the area you are treating and your goals.
The first step for undergoing Juvederm filler injections in Bellevue is to attend a consultation with a master injector. At this appointment, your master injector will ask you about your goals, medical history, history with fillers, and lifestyle. They may also briefly examine the area to evaluate the skin quality, thickness, and other factors that influence the filler choice and process.
If they believe you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure, they will discuss the many fillers you have to choose from. In some cases, you may undergo filler injections the same day. Otherwise, you can schedule your appointment at your convenience or before leaving the office.
First, your master injector will prep the injection sites. This involves disinfecting the areas with alcohol and cleansing them of any makeup or environmental debris. After this, they will likely apply topical numbing cream. This will sit for around ten to twenty minutes. During this time, your injector will prepare the Juvederm.
Your master injector will then begin the filler injections. Depending on the treatment, they may use a needle or cannula. If using a needle, they will start injections immediately. With a cannula, they will make a small entry point for the cannula using a small needle. After inserting the needle or cannula they will slowly inject the filler. They may move the needle within the injection point or inject at multiple sites to add volume evenly for the ideal results.
For most areas, the injections themselves do not take longer than about ten to fifteen minutes. You can have multiple areas treated at the same time. Along with the topical numbing cream, the Juvederm contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the filler as it is injected.
In the days following the injections, you may notice some common side effects such as:
For the most part, these side effects should clear up in a week or two. For a day or two following Juvederm injections, your master injector may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, alcohol, and certain blood-thinning medications and supplements.
Your filler will continue to settle for about two weeks. If you still notice lumps, unevenness, or the result does not fit your goals after two weeks, our master injectors can perform a quick touch up.
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When most people think about the places fat collects on the body, the arms are often not in the top areas. Of course, in people of any size, the arms do carry some natural fat. However, due to genetics and various other factors, some may carry more fat in their upper body and arms than others. If someone loses a large amount of weight, this can leave them copious amounts of extra skin and leave them with an appearance sometimes referred to as "batwings". This less than positive term can make patients self conscious about the look of their arms. If skin removal is necessary, an arm lift surgery is often the best bet. Dr. Ludwig Allegra and the plastic surgeons at Northwest Face & Body provide the best arm lift Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
On the surface, it may seem like patients have similar reasons for seeking out arm lift surgery. The appearance it corrects is fairly specific. However, there are many conditions that may cause extra skin and fat in the arms, as well as motivations for a patient to seek surgical correction. Some of the common causes and reasons for arm lift surgery in Bellevue include:
Arm lifts aim to create a thinner, more graceful looking arm by removing extra skin and small, stubborn fat deposits. Along with this, it can correct various other cosmetic concerns that a patient may have, such as:
The exact reasons for seeking surgery and the results a patient wants will vary from patient to patient. Ultimately, your Bellevue plastic surgeon will take both factors into account when considering whether or not you are a good candidate for an arm lift in Bellevue.
Along with the results of arm lift surgery, the procedure also comes with many other benefits. Your plastic surgeon will discuss these with you before surgery and any that may be individual to your arm lift experience. Some of the benefits of an arm lift may include:
After you are placed under general anesthesia, the first step your plastic surgeon will take is to make an incision vertically down one arm. The incision typically starts in or near the armpit and goes down as far as it needs to. In some cases, it may reach as far as the elbow, in more minor cases it may only extend a few inches. This will be discussed before surgery, so that you will know what to expect from your incision.
From there, your plastic surgeon will tighten the skin and trim away the excess. Depending on your needs, they may also perform liposuction to remove small pockets of that that may contribute to the "batwing" appearance. Once reaching the desired results, your plastic surgeon will stitch the incision and you will slowly begin to wake up.
Northwest Face & Body is a high end plastic surgery center with Medicare accredited operating rooms, a comfortable clinic environment, a beautiful lobby area. Located on the first floor, Northwest Face & Body is accessible and a safe space for patients of all identities. Having served the Eastside for over thirty years, Northwest Face & Body is among one of the top destinations for plastic surgery in Washington State. Dr. Ludwig Allegra and the plastic surgeons at Northwest Face & Body offer the best arm lift Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
Dr. Ludwig Allegra is an accomplished and celebrated plastic surgeon with three decades in the field. He specializes in breast augmentation, liposuction, and various body contouring procedures. He is one of the top rated plastic surgeons in Bellevue and Kirkland. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out via chat, contact us, and Price Simulator®.
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