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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The eyebrows are one of the focal points of the upper face. People tend to notice if they are not there, are darker than expected, or are small. Therefore, altering the brows can make a dramatic difference in the look of the overall face. Brow enhancement usually comes in the form of temporary or semi-permanent. For example, brow makeup typically only lasts a day while microblading can last years. For those wanting something in between, brow lamination is the ideal option. Northwest Face & Body provides the best brow lamination Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Brow lamination is the eyebrow equivalent of a lash lift. It perms the eyebrow hairs into the optimal positions to look fuller and enhance the shape. Using gentle lotions, brow lamination creates slick, neat looking brows. The treatment is great for those with bushy, unruly brows who want to obtain more shape and definition.
Laminating the eyebrows works for all hair types and colors. Unlike microblading or some forms of makeup, the main objective of brow lamination is to tidy up the positioning and direction of the brows. This helps to enhance overall appearance. Patients can also undergo a brow tint or wax at the same time for the ultimate results.
Brow lamination–like all similar treatments and procedures–comes with benefits and risks that all patients need to consider. Your master esthetician will review these with you during your consultation. However, having a good understanding of the basic benefits and risks of brow lamination can help you determine if it is the right treatment for you.
The benefits of brow lamination will vary from patient to patient. Some of the benefits and advantages of brow lamination include:
Brow lamination does come with a few risks. Though complications and side effects are rare, it is still important to know your history and background to gauge your individual risk. The risks of brow lamination can include:
All of these are rare and generally, any adverse effect or reaction is mild and short-lived. Overall, brow lamination is a safe and effective way to enhance eyebrows.
Certain people may not be good candidates for brow lamination or are at a higher risk of complications. This is why your master esthetician will ask about your medical history and the medications you take. Some of the contraindications–or factors that may limit your candidacy for the procedure–can include:
Between the two non-daily brow enhancements available, brow lamination and microblading, it can be hard to determine which one is right for you. Beyond a consultation with a master esthetician, research can help narrow down. The table below provides the major differences between the two brow enhancement techniques.
The two treatments do also have several commonalities. Bellevue brow lamination and microblading both can make the brows look fuller and more defined. They can also correct patchiness and create an enhanced facial appearance. Many of the same contraindications apply as well.
Your initial consultation for brow lamination will start with a discussion with your master esthetician. They may ask about aspects of your medical history, lifestyle, and goals for the final results of your eyebrows. Following this, they may examine your eyebrows. This will help them determine your hair and skin type as well as what might be the best treatment to get you the results you want.
If brow lamination fits the criteria, they will provide an in-depth description of the procedure and what you can expect. You will also receive a finalized price quote and can schedule the procedure. In some cases, it may be possible to proceed with the brow lamination on the same day.
Your master esthetician will start your Bellevue brow lamination appointment by cleaning and disinfecting the brows and surrounding skin. This ensures there is no leftover makeup or debris on the brows. Then, they will apply the lifting lotion which allows your master esthetician to brush and manipulate the hairs easier. This sets for roughly five minutes depending on how thick your brow hair is. Your esthetician will place plastic wrap over the brows. This helps keep in heat and allows the lotion to fully saturate the brows.
Next, your master esthetician will remove the wrap and brush the natural brow hairs upward and/or in a certain direction. This needs to be done quickly and so it generally does not take long. After brushing it into the desired position, they will apply the setting lotion. Again, your master esthetician will apply the cling film over the brows and allow it to sit for about five minutes.
From here, if you desire a brow tint this can then be performed. Otherwise, the brow lamination process is complete. It is painless and often takes less than an hour. Your master esthetician will then provide aftercare instructions so you can enjoy your new brows for as long as possible.
The aftercare for brow lamination is fairly minimal. Like other brow procedures, you will need to avoid water and sunlight. While your master esthetician will provide individualized instructions, the basic brow lamination aftercare consists of instructions like:
Yes, but most people want to keep their results as long as possible. However, if you want or need to reverse them, it can be done by your master esthetician. Typically, washing and rinsing with water can reverse brow lamination within 24 to 48 hours.
The length of time that brow lamination lasts is up to several factors. These factors include the environment, the products you use, and your skin. On average, you can expect brow lamination to last around four to eight weeks. Some may only see it last as little as two weeks, while others could get as long as ten or twelve.
Ultimately, the best way to promote long lasting results is to take good care of your skin. You should also protect your brows from the environment as much as possible.
Yes, though you must have eyebrows to work with. People who have no eyebrows due to medical conditions or treatments will likely find more benefits in microblading. However, if your eyebrows are just generally thin or patchy, brow lamination may help make them look fuller.
Yes, but wait at least 24 hours before applying any brow makeup. Applying it too soon can affect the results and longevity of Bellevue brow lamination. However, after a day or two, it should be okay to apply makeup to your laminated brows.
Northwest Face & Body is Bellevue and Kirkland’s premier plastic surgery clinic and medical spa. Offering a variety of services and procedures to help patients look their best, our surgical and non-surgical providers are among the best in Washington State. When it comes to brow lamination, only qualified master estheticians perform the service in a medical environment. This allows Northwest Face & Body to provide the best brow lamination Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Using medical grade ingredients, Northwest Face & Body aims to help you achieve your ideal eyebrows. Along with brow lamination, the office also provides microblading, brow tints, and waxing services. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
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