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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Most people are familiar with the forehead and glabella as frequent Botox treatment areas. However, even within the cosmetic world, Botox is used in several other areas. For example, Botox can address lip lines, a gummy smile, chin dimples, and more. Fewer still have heard of bunny lines or nose Botox. While it is a less common treatment, it can be a great option for patients experiencing dynamic wrinkle formation on their nose. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Botox for bunny lines Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Bunny lines are lines that form on the nose when scrunching it. This is largely controlled by the nasalis muscle which wraps over your nose. The upper portion is typically the part that contributes most to bunny lines. Occasionally, the levator labii superioris—the muscle responsible for causing a gummy smile—is sometimes involved in bunny line formation.
Not every patient will experience bunny lines. They are less common than frown lines and forehead wrinkles. However, those that do may see bunny lines earlier than other fine lines or wrinkles. Bunny lines can cause permanent wrinkles later in life along the lower part of the eye.
Some people find bunny lines endearing, especially since they are a structure that can sometimes be present from childhood. Therefore, this contributes to why bunny line Botox treatment is less common than other Botox injections. Though, many are simply unaware of the treatment.
Botox is derived from Botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that can temporarily relax certain treated muscles. This prevents the movements that cause wrinkles, but does not prevent normal facial expressions. Other neurotoxins such as Dysport and Xeomin work the same way and use slight variations on Botulinum toxin A.
When addressing bunny lines, only a small amount of Botox is necessary. It is not meant to relax the entire nasalis muscle, only the portions causing bunny lines. You should still be able to scrunch your nose, but once the Botox has taken effect, should not form any lines.
Botox has been available to the cosmetic industry for over two decades. The benefits of the injectable largely outweigh the risks. However, some patients may be at higher risk of complications due to medical conditions or other factors. Your injector will evaluate your risks during a consultation. First, let’s look at the benefits of nose Botox to treat bunny lines.
The risks of bunny line Botox can vary based on the person, their anatomy, and medical history. Some of the risks include:
Most of the risks of Botox are mild, treatable, and/or temporary. It is unlikely that you will experience a severe or long lasting complication. If you are at high risk of complications, your injector may recommend another treatment option.
First, you will undergo a consultation with an injector at Northwest Face & Body. They will ask about your medical history, experience with Botox, and your lifestyle. Questions about your lifestyle may include if you smoke and what your skincare routine looks like. From there, they will ask you to scrunch your nose to identify and examine the bunny lines. This helps them determine which muscles are involved and make a plan about where to inject.
If they consider you a good candidate, they will further discuss the procedure. In some cases, they may proceed with the treatment on the same day. However, if your injector does not believe you are a good candidate, they may recommend other treatments such as microneedling or laser resurfacing.
Botox injections for bunny lines are among the quickest Botox treatment. It takes under five minutes and thus is a great procedure to add on when undergoing other Botox injections. The first step your injector will take is to disinfect and clean the nose with alcohol. Numbing cream is rarely used. Though, the nose can be slightly more sensitive than forehead Botox. Since the injections are quick, patients usually tolerate the injections without issue.
Your injector will then ask you to scrunch your face and relax before injecting just above where the bunny lines form. They will administer Botox on each side of the nose and potentially on the bridge of your nose if you have more pronounced or severe bunny lines.
Minimal aftercare is necessary after Botox for bunny lines. The aftercare instructions tend to follow those of other Botox procedures. Some of the aftercare may include:
Your injector may give you other instructions or alter those above to best suit your treatment and needs. For the most part, patients can return to their normal lives immediately.
It can, but it is rare. Sometimes when the glabella or crow’s feet are treated and relaxed with Botox, the body compensates for the lack of movement by moving the nasalis muscle more. This can cause bunny lines. However, this does not happen to everyone, or even most people, who get forehead Botox.
The most frequent cause of bunny lines is natural movement and expression of the face. Also, genetics do play a factor because it is possible to see bunny lines form at an extremely young age.
Bunny line Botox requires an extremely small number of units. Often, each side of the nose only receives two to three units. An additional two to three units are sometimes injected into the middle of the nose. Therefore, at Northwest Face & Body, our injectors typically perform nose Botox with other Botox injections.
Yes, though, it is not as dramatic or effective as masseter Botox is for the jawline. Usually, if you want to enhance your nose either surgical rhinoplasty or dermal fillers are the best treatment. However, on some occasions, Botox is used to slim the nose. Additionally, some patients who undergo Botox for bunny lines may notice that their nose looks a bit slimmer. This is especially true with consistent and repeated treatment.
No one can totally stop themselves from aging, but you can help prevent and prolong it. If you do not naturally have bunny lines and want to avoid getting them, some of these tips may help:
Even if you follow all of these instructions, you may still get bunny lines. Some people have genetics or anatomy that simply predisposes them to get bunny lines. Luckily, Botox is a quick and easy way to reduce their appearance and prevent them from worsening over time.
At Northwest Face & Body, our Botox is sold in unit packages. Below you can find the starting pricing for Botox treatment in Bellevue.
We do work with Allē rewards and similar programs from the brands themselves. You can also find out about financial assistance through outside companies such as Care Credit on the financing tab of our price list. To find our full suite of pricing, visit our price list. If you are interested in multiple procedures, you can use Price Simulator to add up the costs and receive a preliminary price quote.
Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery practice serving the Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Our qualified injectors treat hundreds of patients every month and specialize in neuromodulator injections, including bunny line treatment. With the knowledge and experience necessary for good results, Northwest Face & Body offers the best Botox for bunny lines Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
The injectors at Northwest Face & Body come from a diverse set of backgrounds. They range in credentials from registered nurses to aesthetic medicine physicians to surgeons. All have undergone thorough and rigorous training to become some of the best injectors in the Bellevue and Kirkland area.