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 BOTOX was first approved for cosmetic use in 1989, it was the first of its kind. It remained that way for almost two decades until the FDA approval of Dysport in the United States. Now, since there, various other competitors have arisen, including the newest one, Jeuveau. Often dubbed, "Newtox", the injectable also uses a form of Botulinum toxin A to treat dynamic wrinkles. Currently, the only FDA approval is for the treatment of frown lines. However, unlike the other neuromodulator options, Newtox does not intend to seek any medical usage, it focuses purely on cosmetic injections. This gives it an edge not seen in other injectables. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Newtox Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Early studies have shown that Jeuveau may last up to five or six months on average. Considering all other neuromodulators last between three and four months on average, this is an advantage that Newtox has on the market. However, all neurotoxins will react differently based on a patient's lifestyle and biology. Some people will break down the different products differently. Therefore, we often recommend trying the different neurotoxins to find the one that provides you the best results and lasts the longest.
Yes, although Newtox is not FDA approved for all of the same areas. However, it can be safely used off label by a qualified and experienced provider. Neurotoxins are frequently used off label and there are generally no major concerns. Places Newtox can be used include:
Yes, much like other neurotoxins, you can safely and effective combine Newtox with dermal fillers. Both are used as anti-aging injections and the deeper wrinkles that Jeuveau cannot fully address can often be treated with filler injections. Depending on the treatment areas, this combination is sometimes known as a liquid facelift.
Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery clinic with an over thirty year history serving the surgical and non-surgical cosmetic needs of Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding communities. Located on the shores of Lake Washington, the beautiful facility is Medicare certified and comes with a knowledgeable and capable team. Our master injectors come from varying background including physicians, physician's assistants, and registered nurses. Having trained directly under Dr. Allegra and manufacturers of the some of the most popular fillers and neurotoxins, our master injectors are some of the best in Washington State.
While the majority of neuromodulator injections we perform are not Newtox, we are among the most skilled when it comes to administering it correctly and artfully. Our master injectors have worked with all major neuromodulators including BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. They can evaluate your needs and determine the one most likely to give you the ideal results.
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