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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Breast augmentation surgery is a significant decision and change for many women. Breast implants boost breast tissue's size, shape, and feel and correct various problems women face with their breasts. Finding the right cosmetic surgeon can feel overwhelming for Hawaii women seeking breast implants or any kind of breast augmentation. As the procedure continues to increase in popularity, so does the number of cosmetic surgeons offering their services. However, women need to check the experience and credentials of any cosmetic surgeon before deciding to undergo any procedure.
At Northwest Face & Body, Dr. Allegra and his team provide some of the best breast augmentations for their patients. Dr. Allegra specializes in breast surgery and remains dedicated to producing the best results for his Hawaii patients.
Breast augmentation is one of the top five cosmetic procedures performed every year. Many options are available for breast implant patients in Hawaii, from varying types of implants to fat transfer to breast augmentation. However, most patients prefer breast implants over fat transfer to breasts. Breast augmentation creates beautiful dimensions and stunning, shapely breasts. It also corrects issues such as:
Breast implants can correct many problems and benefit any woman who wishes to increase her breast size or improve her aesthetic. Hawaii breast augmentation patients don’t need to have a significant issue to get breast implants as they provide many enhancements, including:
As long as a woman is healthy and has no medical conditions that might interfere with the surgery, she is a viable candidate for Hawaii breast augmentation. Dr. Allergra holds a consultation with all patients to review their medical history and find the best breast implants for them.
Even non-surgical procedures come with a certain amount of risk, and breast augmentation in Hawaii is no different. However, any possible complications arising from breast implants are rare and can be lowered by an expert cosmetic surgeon. Some risks of breast augmentation include:
There are many options for breast implants that affect the shape, structure, and movement of the breasts. The two main options are saline and silicone. Saline breast implants are commonly used for women who are worried about implant rupture. They consist of a silicone outer shell but are filled with sterile saline water. If the implant ruptures, the saline is safe for the body. However, saline implants are rounder and look less natural than the other implant options.
Silicone implants combine a silicone outer shell with a silicone gel filling. They adhere to the breasts and move like normal breast tissue. They also look natural and can have either sleek or textured shells. A woman is less likely to notice right away if a silicone implant ruptures, as the gel will leak slowly.
The gummy bear implant is the latest model of the silicone implant. It has a firmer texture with the shell and the silicone filling. This implant has the lowest chance of rupture and appears like normal breast tissue. It’s quickly rising in popularity among breast implant patients in Hawaii. It’s typically the most expensive option of the implant types.
Fat transfer to breasts is the last type of breast augmentation. It’s better for patients who wish to increase their natural breast tissue but are not looking to increase many cup sizes. It’s more of a minimal enhancement but does not have the same risks of rupture or rippling that come with breast implants.
At Northwest Face & Body, Hawaii, breast implant patients will find the most meticulous and thorough care with Dr. Allegra. All patients will begin the process with a consultation and have post-operation instructions and follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing. Dr. Allegra and his team welcome every patient with care and dedication.
During the consultation, the doctor will need a comprehensive medical history to ensure the patient is safe for the procedure. After that, he will discuss all options and find the best implant type and techniques that suit your goals.
You will arrive at Northwest Face & Body surgical facility on the day of the procedure. The patient will be placed under anesthesia, and the cosmetic surgeon will create a small incision in the determined location and place the implants. The patient will be monitored briefly following the surgery before a family member or friend can take them home.
Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are all common within the first few days after the surgery. Patients will be sent home with pain medication and a compression wrap to prevent any healing complications and ease any tightness or pain. All patients should wear the compression wrap until cleared to remove it. Patients will also be given a list of instructions to promote the best healing. Typically, patients can return to work and daily life after a week of rest but should still avoid any strenuous exercise until cleared.
It’s uncommon for breast implants to interfere with breastfeeding, but Hawaii patients who are concerned about breastfeeding can consult with their cosmetic surgeon. The surgeon can use specific techniques to avoid interfering with the mammary glands.
Breast augmentation surgery ranges from $5,000 to $7,500. The price depends on the implant type, surgical technique, or any additional surgery the patient wants to have. The cosmetic surgeons at Northwest Face & Body will be sure to discuss pricing options and create a custom quote based on the patient’s desired goals and needs.
Typically, breast implants need replacement surgery after ten years. However, many women keep their breast implants for fifteen to twenty years. Implants can last for almost two decades if a patient takes care of her implants and wears the proper support, especially when exercising. Every patient is different, and an implant replacement surgery is based on the surgeon’s evaluation during your yearly visits.
Breast implant illness, or BII, occurs when a patient has an adverse reaction to the breast implants. It can cause many problematic symptoms and commonly leads to implant removal. While it’s unknown what causes BII, the illness is considered extremely rare. It’s essential to disclose all medical information to your cosmetic surgeon to avoid any adverse reactions or risks of BII.
Northwest Face & Body provides the highest quality care and services for the best breast augmentations in Hawaii. They have been running one of the most efficient cosmetic surgery centers since 1983 and take the best care of every patient that walks through their doors. For Hawaii breast augmentation, Northwest Face & Body delivers impressive results and always accomplishes their patient’s goals.
To schedule a consultation at Northwest Face & Body, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach us online via our contact form or our Price Simulator™ app.