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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Skincare is more than a trend. For many, it can bring more confidence, help alleviate symptoms of skin medical conditions, and address aging. While much of this can be managed at home, a professional opinion can help improve results and treat a variety of skin conditions. The master estheticians at Northwest Face & Body provide free skin consultations to educate patients on their skin and possible treatments. Northwest Face & Body offers the best complimentary skin consultation Bellevue and Kirkland.
No one knows how your skin works better than you. You likely understand your skin type, when you break out, and what causes you to break out. However, the scientific aspects of your skin and what products are ideal for your skin are not always easy to deduce. This is where skin professionals such as master estheticians come in.
Patients who attend a free skin consultation often have a specific issue in mind and also want to learn about products and treatments that are ideal for their skin. Whether this is in-office procedures, surgery, or at-home products, our master estheticians can help create a skin treatment plan that matches your needs and lifestyle.
Your master esthetician will examine more than your skin’s appearance. Our comprehensive skin consultation covers aspects of your health and lifestyle that can affect your skin. Some of what is evaluated during a complimentary skin consultation include:
A skin consultation with a master esthetician provides insight into your skin and possible treatments. Then, based on your preferences, they will help you find the right products or treatments.
A skin consultation with a master esthetician offers several benefits and comes with basically no risk. Unless discussed before or a cancellation occurs, treatment will not take place during your consultation appointment. The free skin consultation is purely to help educate and evaluate patients. Some of the benefits include:
Our master estheticians perform many procedures that help improve both the health and beauty of the skin. However, not every patient is a good fit for every procedure. Thus, the free skincare consultation helps your master esthetician gauge your candidacy for the various treatments and determine which will benefit you most.
Microneedling is a physical exfoliation procedure that creates tiny punctures in the skin. They are not visible, but stimulate a collagen and healing response. This can help treat a variety of skin concerns including aging, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and surgical scars. While frequently used on the face, it can also treat other areas of the body such as the abdomen, legs, and neck.
There are multiple types of microneedling and your master esthetician may recommend one over the others depending on your specific needs. The types of microneedling include:
Chemical peels are one of the more well known professional skin treatments. The chemical peel offerings at Northwest Face & Body are endless due to various available customizations. We perform light and medium peels. Certain skin types and tones may not be suitable for all types of chemical peels. However, enzyme peels are a gentler option.
The forms of chemical peels Northwest Face & Body offers to patients include:
You can go to any spa and receive a facial. Though, these facials are more focused on relaxation and cleansing than providing overall benefits. They should not harm the skin but are not designed to treat significant skin concerns. Our master estheticians provide several medical-grade facial options that are suitable for most skin. These facials include:
Lasers can accomplish major results when treating the skin. Commonly used to address aging and pigmentation issues, master estheticians can perform non-surgical, non-ablative laser treatments. Like with previous procedures, they are not for everyone. Though, in the right candidate, lasers or similar treatments can offer great results. Our laser and light treatments include:
Northwest Face & Body also carries and can prescribe many products that can help improve your skin or prepare for treatment. Recommended products may include:
Our master estheticians provide comprehensive services. However, there are some conditions or skin concerns that they simply cannot treat. While they can help point you in the right direction as far as the type of provider to see, they may not offer treatment specifically. Some of the concerns that our master estheticians cannot address include:
Yes, our master estheticians perform both in-office and virtual consultations. Our virtual consultations take place over either FaceTime or Skype.
Patients ultimately have the final say in their care. If you do not want to proceed with any of the recommended treatments, you have no obligation to do so. Our master estheticians are simply here to advise and educate. You also may wait to schedule or purchase your recommended treatments. Though, if you wait over a few months, you may need to reconsult for certain procedures.
While there is no treatment performed at your complimentary skin consultation, you may still want to make some preparations. This may include:
Yes, all we ask when you schedule is that you put a credit card on file. This is only for our cancellation policy. As long as you show up on time for your appointment, your card will not be charged. This does not include purchases you may choose to make on your own during or after the appointment.
The master estheticians at Northwest Face & Body have undergone a combination of esthetic and medical training. Alongside traditional esthetic training, they have also trained in more extensive procedures and the treatment of certain skin conditions. As the foremost skin experts in Bellevue, our master estheticians perform a variety of procedures. This includes facials, microneedling, and laser tattoo removal.
Northwest Face & Body is a plastic surgery and medical spa clinic located in Kirkland, WA. Just north of the 520 bridge, the office is easily accessible from downtown Bellevue and Kirkland. Outside of skincare, Northwest Face & Body also provides plastic surgery and cosmetic injections.