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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Encompassing the bottom third of the face, the chin is an important part of facial anatomy. Patients often notice when their chin projects too much or carries extra fat, but a recessed chin can be more subtle. For example, a patient may come in wanting jaw filler and leave with chin filler because the chin impacts the sharpness of the jawline. Therefore, the chin can impact facial appearance in more ways than patients expect. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body offer the best chin filler Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
Chin filler, also referred to as non-surgical chin augmentation, is a procedure that uses dermal fillers to add projection to the chin. The treatment can also address many cosmetic concerns and alter the shape of the chin. It is a non-surgical alternative to a silicone chin implant.
Traditionally used to fill in lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers also function as a way to add natural feeling volume to the face. Other similar procedures include cheek filler, jawline filler, and nose filler. All of these treatments use fillers to add or restore volume to features of the face.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a Bellevue chin filler procedure is to consult with an experienced injector. After a conversation and physical examination, they can determine the procedures most appropriate for you and your goals.
In general, a good candidate for chin filler is healthy, non-smoking, and have clear goals for their face. Dermal fillers come with few risks and therefore is a safe procedure for most people.
Patients prone to scarring, with certain major medical conditions, or better treated with other procedures may not be a candidate for non-surgical chin enhancement. As mentioned, the best way to determine candidacy is to consult with an injector at Northwest Face & Body.
Bellevue chin filler can achieve many cosmetic effects. It can dramatically increase projection as well as fill in small chin dimples. Among the results non-surgical chin filler can provide include:
Fillers are malleable and your injector can often massage them into place following injections. This provides a customized procedure that molds your chin filler to your natural anatomy. Results can range from incredibly subtle to dramatic. Our injectors will personalize your treatment to the results you want.
Dermal fillers for the chin mimics the results of a well known facial plastic surgery known as chin augmentation. Surgical chin augmentation involves the placement of an implant to permanently change the shape and size of the chin. Which procedure is better?
Whether the surgical or non-surgical route is best for you will largely depend on your goals and anatomy. As an injector and Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Ludwig Allegra can provide insight on which procedure will provide the best result.
It is not uncommon for patients to try chin filler first to try out the look of an augmented chin before committing to an implant. Patients who continually undergo filler injections may also eventually opt for a chin implant. However, for patients correcting a dimple, an implant is likely unnecessary. The table below can provide some more insight into the two procedures.
At a consultation for chin filler at Northwest Face & Body, your injector will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. First, they will ask you about your concerns with your appearance and goals for treatment. They will then inquire about the medications you take and any medical conditions you have. Finally, they will examine your chin and surrounding structures to conclude if you are a good candidate.
If your injector believes chin filler will benefit you, they can often perform the injections the same day as your consultation. You and your injector can then discuss the filler options for your non-surgical chin augmentation.
To begin your Bellevue chin filler procedure, your injector will use an alcohol wipe to cleanse the injection sites. This reduces the small risk of infection and removes debris from the skin. If you prefer, they will spread a numbing gel on the injection sites to ease discomfort during the procedure. Also, many hyaluronic acid filler formulas have lidocaine which reduces pain as well.
Using a needle or thin cannula, your injector will then inject the filler. They will precisely inject to promote a symmetrical and desirable outcome. Based on the specificities of your procedure, there may be multiple injection sites.
You can expect the injections to take around fifteen to thirty minutes. If you have undergone chin filler at Northwest Face & Body before, the procedure may take less time. For a combined consultation and injection appointment, we schedule an hour to ensure you have enough time to get all your questions answered.
The chin–due to its position at the bottom of the face–is slightly more prone to swelling than other areas of the face. Therefore, your immediate results may look larger than the final results a few weeks after. Other side effects can include bruising, itchiness, redness, and general discomfort. These side effects should not interfere majorly with your daily life and subside within two weeks.
Following the procedure, you can return to work and most daily activities. You should avoid exercise for at least twenty four hours and careful of strenuous activities for a few days. These activities can worsen side effects. Other instructions your injector may give you can include:
The amount of time you can enjoy the results of your chin filler will depend on many factors. Firstly, fillers vary in thickness. Thicker fillers such as Juvederm Voluma tend to last longer than thinner fillers like Restylane L. Generally, you can expect chin filler to last anywhere from six months to two years.
The length of time results last also depends on the type and amount of filler you receive. Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to not last as long as Radiesse and Sculptra. However, these are not commonly used for chin augmentation.
For chin and jaw filler, thicker fillers are preferred since results need to look and feel more like natural bone structure. Therefore, Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are popular choices. These are by no means the only choices. Our injectors will help you choose the best filler for your procedure.
Adding projection to the chin can elongate the jaw which can create a more defined and slimmer jawline. For people happy with the wideness of their jaw and who want a sharper jawline, chin filler may allow them to achieve this. Jaw filler is another non-surgical option for enhancing the jawline. Some patients may opt for both procedures depending on their goals.
Due to swelling and the settling of the filler, it takes around two weeks for patients to see their final results. If you smoke, tend to swell excessively, or have a condition that suppresses the immune system, it may take longer. Most patients will see results in two weeks. Your injector is happy to answer any questions and monitor your progress.
It is important to remember that chin filler is a medical procedure. Non-surgical chin augmentation with filler carries the same risk as other injections. Major complications or reactions to chin filler is rare and unlikely when following the directions of your injector. This is also why it is important to tell your injector your full medical history to ensure you have a low risk of any complications.
The possible risks of chin filler are infection, prolonged swelling or pain, and an unsatisfactory result. All of these are easily managed at home or briefly in our office. More major risks are unlikely.
Northwest Face & Body provides the gold standard of dermal fillers at their conveniently located Kirkland office. Located on the shores of Lake Washington, Northwest Face & Body serves the Eastside’s plastic surgery and cosmetic needs. Along with top of the line surgical services, we provide the best neuromodulators and dermal fillers in Bellevue and Kirkland.
Our injectors consist of experienced plastic surgeons and physician trained Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants. Having trained with the manufacturers of many cosmetic injectables, our injectors offer their expertise and skills to every patient.