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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When thinking about a hair transplant procedure, most people are apt to think about restoring hair on the head. This is understandable as this is the most widely performed and popularly sought after hair restoration procedure. However, with new technology that harvests and transplants hair on a smaller scale, this opens up the opportunity to transplant hair in smaller areas, such as the eyebrows. While less common and more likely to be temporary than hair loss on the head, eyebrow loss and thinning can occur and is often distressing. Northwest Face & Body performs the best eyebrow transplant Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
Using the surgical hair restoration method of follicular unit extraction (FUE), your provider can harvest between one and three hairs at a time. This smaller scale harvest reduces the likelihood of scarring in the donor areas. It also allows for easier and more practical transplant. With older methods, the hairs were harvested in a strip, which required breaking apart before transplanting them into the donor areas. This meant that the units being transplanted were bigger and not conducive to smaller scale hair transplant. If this method were done on the eyebrows, it may not look as natural as today's more advanced FUE techniques.
Like a traditional hair restoration procedure, a Bellevue hair transplant is often performed under local anesthesia. Since there are no major incisions, local anesthesia and occasionally mild sedation are enough to keep patients comfortable. This also reduces the risk and side effects after the procedure. The procedure can take anywhere from two to six hours depending on the number of hair grafts taken.
The hairs of your eyebrows can naturally thin with age (like the hair on your head). Additionally, many people will accidentally shave off an eyebrow and see it come back within a few weeks. Permanent thinning or loss of the brow where it becomes a cosmetic concern is fairly rare. However, there is usually a knowable cause. Some of these causes--if treated--may result in restoration of the brow. Other times, an eyebrow transplant may be warranted. Some of the causes of eyebrow loss or thinning can include:
For those experiencing severe eyebrow hair loss, the benefits of eyebrow restoration, may seem obvious. Though, it is still a major procedure and patients should consider all of the benefits and risks before undergoing the procedure. Your provider at Northwest Face & Body will thoroughly discuss all the benefits and risks with you during your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. A quick rundown of the possible benefits include:
The donor area most commonly used for an eyebrow transplant is the back or sides of the head. This is the same area that is usually utilized for a traditional hair transplant as well. The reason for this is because the hair in this area is resilient and resistant to most genetic causes of hair loss. Occasionally, other donor areas may be used or considered, but this is best discussed during a consultation with your provider at Northwest Face & Body.
Yes, in most cases, an eyebrow transplant is permanent. If the hair loss is caused by a factor such as complete alopecia, hair transplant is unlikely to be successful or possible. If due to chemotherapy, a medication, or treatable condition, once these are stabilized or stopped, then the eyebrows may begin to come back on their own (though an eyebrow transplant may still be required if they do not fully return). Based on your unique situation, your provider can provide you a better idea of the results you can expect from Kirkland eyebrow transplant surgery.
Northwest Face & Body has provided the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Bellevue and Kirkland areas with the best cosmetic procedures for over thirty years. With hair restoration experts on staff and plastic surgeons with experience performing FUE hair transplants, Northwest Face & Body provides the best eyebrow transplant Bellevue and Kirkland have to offer. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via our Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.