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 earliest signs of aging usually manifest in wrinkles that form during facial movements and expressions. For example, lifting your brows may cause horizontal lines across your forehead. Relaxing the brow makes these wrinkles disappear, but over time, they will become deeper and more visible until they are permanent. One of the top ways that patients treat these types of wrinkles (known as dynamic wrinkles) is with neuromodulator injections. One neuromodulator option is Dysport. Northwest Face & Body offers the best Dysport Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
Dysport is a neuromodulator injection that relaxes dynamic wrinkles and may prevent future wrinkle formation. Comparable to BOTOX, Dysport is also made of Botulinum toxin A and features only subtle formula differences from BOTOX. Otherwise, the two procedures may look nearly identical with injections performed in a clinical environment.
As a whole, neuromodulator injections are among the most performed cosmetic procedures in the world. Millions of injections are performed every year in the United States alone. Men, women, and adults of nearly every age undergo injections to look younger and improve the look of their faces.
Botulinum toxin A–the main ingredient in all neuromodulators–is derived from the neurotoxin that causes botulism. In its infective form, the toxin causes paralyzation. Neuromodulators take advantage of this by injecting small, concentrated forms of Botulinum toxin A into selected muscles.
When injected into the muscles, it prevents them from making unnecessary and involuntary movements. Patients can still show expression and use the muscles, but the range of motion and micro-movements are generally limited.
Neuromodulator technology also has many medical uses. For example, it can treat many muscle spasm disorders, limb spasticity, cervical dystonia, prevent migraines, and reduce sweating from hyperhidrosis. While BOTOX is more frequently used for medical treatments, Dysport also can treat many of the same ailments and concerns.
The differences between BOTOX and Dysport are largely minute differences in formulation. The products function in the same way and both utilize Botulinum toxin A. Some patients will see better results with one over the other. Our injectors may recommend trying both to find which one works best for you. The table below details some of the differences between BOTOX and Dysport.
In addition to the many differences between BOTOX and Dysport, there are also many similarities. Both products last around two to six months, though individual patients may find that one lasts longer than another. Both options can treat many of the same areas and concerns such as frown lines and forehead lines. The injections themselves are also largely the same and can take place in as little as ten or fifteen minutes.
Ultimately, the choice between BOTOX and Dysport comes down to the patient’s choice. Each can provide fantastic results with a non-invasive procedure. Your injector will discuss the differences, similarities, and which one may benefit you best during your consultation.
Dysport comes with many benefits and advantages. As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments globally, neuromodulators are widely considered one of the most beneficial and least invasive cosmetic procedures. Among some of the benefits of Dysport in Bellevue include:
At a Dysport consultation at Northwest Face & Body, you will meet with one of our injectors to discuss your concerns, goals for treatment, and medical history. First, they will want to know the areas you are concerned about. This will allow them to determine if Dysport is the right treatment, or if another type of treatment may provide you better results.
Next, they will want to know your goals for treatment. Again, this allows your injector to evaluate the best treatment. It also may impact the amount of Dysport units you need. Finally, they will perform a brief exam of the area and ask about any relevant medical history. This promotes the safest and best possible treatment.
Once your injector determines you are a good candidate for Bellevue Dysport injections, they may perform the injections during the same appointment. If not, you can then schedule your appointment.
Before administering the injections, your injector will disinfect the treatment areas with an alcohol wipe. They will then offer numbing cream. This does add time to your appointment and most patients do not feel too much discomfort. After this, your injector will begin Dysport injections. Typically, this takes anywhere from five to fifteen minutes.
As mentioned, patients tend to remain fairly comfortable during their injections. Your injector may also ask you to make certain expressions such as raising your eyebrows or scowling. This lets them inject in the best possible place based on your anatomy.
When they finish your injections, they will provide aftercare instructions. Some of these instructions may include:
The effects Dysport injections will take between ten and fourteen days to become finalized. If this your first time getting Dysport injections, your injector may want to see you about two weeks after the procedure to gauge the results and inject more units of Dysport if necessary. You may start to see results sooner than two weeks.
Dysport tends to last between two and six months. This varies largely on the individual patient and how quickly their body breaks down the Dysport. Generally, patients need between two and four Dysport treatments per year to see lasting results.
Various factors can contribute to how long Dysport lasts for you. For example, a patient’s metabolism and lifestyle contribute to Dysport’s longevity in their body. If you have a fast metabolism or work out multiple hours every day, you may need to refresh your Dysport more often. Additionally, some people who regularly use Dysport may develop a tolerance to it. In these situations, the patient may find better results from another neuromodulator option.
Dysport can safely be used nearly anywhere you use BOTOX on the face. Areas that patients can benefit from BOTOX include:
Dysport is widely considered to be safe. It comes with few risks and is performed millions of times every year. Since the results are temporary and the substance harmless in the doses administered.
Dysport can sometimes cause headaches after treatment. They are generally temporary and will go away within a few hours to days. These headaches should also not be overly painful or unbearable. Patients can take Tylenol to treat any headaches following Dysport injections at Northwest Face & Body.
Neuromodulators as a whole are sometimes used to prevent and reduce the frequency of chronic migraines. Chronic migraine sufferers may undergo neuromodulator injections as part of their treatment.
Dysport in Bellevue at Northwest Face & Body starts at $219 for 60 units and $299 for 90 units. The final cost of your Dysport injections depends on how many units you need and the number of injection sites. Your injector can provide a more accurate estimate after a consultation.
Northwest Face & Body does work with Aspire, Galderma’s rewards program that can save you money if you are a loyal Dysport user. We also work with three outside financing companies including Care Credit, Alpheon, and United Medical.
Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery center and clinic in Kirkland, WA. Providing the best surgical and non-surgical treatments available, Northwest Face & Body is the top destination for injectable products in the Pacific Northwest. With years of experience with neuromodulators including Dysport, our injectors provide the best Dysport Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Dr. Ludwig Allegra oversees our injectors and performs many injections himself. He has decades of experience performing cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, as well as thousands of injections. He has used Dysport for over a decade and provides patients with his amazing expertise and skill.