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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Since the 1950s, thick, long, and dark lashes have been a sign of femininity and beauty. To achieve this, women throughout the world used mascara, eyelash curlers, and eyeliner to define the look of their lashes and eyes. The lashes–while often barely visible–play a large role in the shape and appearance of the eyes. While fake lashes have grown in use and popularity, many have sought longer lasting solutions for achieving longer, curled, and dark lashes. One of these is the lash lift and tint. Northwest Face & Body performs the best lash lift and tint Bellevue and Kirkland offer.
A lash lift and tint is a combination of two separate lash services that create the look of long, dark lashes that is not subject to smearing or removal with a makeup wipe. It is an alternative to the higher maintenance eyelash extensions which limit many of the products you can use and activities you can partake in.
Each procedure–a lash lift or a lash tint–can be performed on its own. However, they yield the best results when performed together. This is especially true for those with naturally light lashes.
An eyelash lift, also known as an eyelash perm, combs the lashes into a curled position. Normally, this is achieved with an eyelash curler. Unlike an eyelash curler though, a lash lift can achieve more dramatic results and also will remove any tangles in the lashes for the smoothest result.
Some benefits of a lash lift include:
A lash tint is essentially a technique used to dye eyelashes. This is most dramatic on those with blond, gray, or red lashes, but is suitable for those with darker lashes as well. When performed with a lift, the tint is applied after both the lifting solutions. The exact color of the tint is customizable based on your goals, though black is the most common.
Benefits and advantages of a lash tint include:
The most common type of lash enhancement are mascara or false lashes that can be applied by the user. These methods go back decades and early forms even existed in ancient civilizations. With these methods, people can achieve a moderate curl and temporary darkened lashes. These methods must be reapplied daily (though some false lashes may last slightly longer).
For many, these easy, everyday methods provide them the convenience and results they are happy with. For others though, they may have limited time to apply makeup or cosmetics, or they would prefer to find a longer lasting solution. This is where the more advanced lash services of today come in.
A lash lift and tint is a professional service, but one that is approachable and less risky than other semi-permanent lash procedures. This procedure mostly entails combing through the lashes, applying solutions, and allowing them to sit. This is not too much different when compared to the everyday methods. It is simply a step up that provides results that can last anywhere from four to eight weeks on average.
Eyelash extensions–like hair extensions–are a false form of lash that is more permanent than the daily ones. They are applied in the office and customized to each patient. Unlike a lash lift, you cannot wear mascara with lash extensions and need to avoid oil-based products. They are higher maintenance but can be maintained without letting them fall out or results wane. It also can create the most dramatic results and lash length is typically not important when it comes to candidacy. Eyelash extensions can last indefinitely if properly maintained.
Initially, you will meet with a master esthetician who will want to know about your goals, medical history, and lifestyle. They will then discuss the different lash enhancement options and how each may fit into your lifestyle. Most people are candidates for a lash lift with tint. However, if you have or have recently had an eye infection, eye surgery of any kind, or another recent skincare or lash procedure, you may need to wait or avoid lash lifts altogether.
Otherwise, if your master esthetician believes you are a good candidate, they will proceed to describe the procedure. As well as give you instructions on how to prepare. In some cases, you may perform a patch test. Unless you have had a lash lift with tint at Northwest Face & Body before, you will likely schedule your treatment for a different date.
The first step your master esthetician will take is to clean off your lashes. Even though they instruct you to come with no eye makeup, they need to remove any environmental debris and build-up of makeup that occurs over time. After this, they will place a cotton pad either over top or just under the bottom lashes depending on if you are also tinting the bottom lashes. Then, they will use temporary, water-soluble glue to adhere a silicone pad to your upper eyelid.
Using a specialized tool, your master esthetician will gently curl the lashes upward onto the pad. They will also separate them to ensure no lashes are missed and that you do not get a tangled, clumpy look. Once all the lashes are in place, they will apply two solutions back to back. Each solution needs to set about ten to fifteen minutes.
After each solution has been set and is removed, the lash lift portion of the service is complete. Your master esthetician will then apply the tint. Unlike with the solutions, the tint is applied to the entirety of the lash. This will set for another ten to twenty minutes before your master esthetician will wipe it away. As the last step they will make any final adjustments and remove the pads.
Immediately after your lash lift and tint, you can return to work and most of your daily activities. The only restrictions are to avoid applying makeup, skincare, and other products for 24 hours. You should also not get the lashes or face wet such as during a shower or due to sweating.
However, after 24 hours, you can return to all of your routines as normal. From there, you can expect your last lift with tint to last anywhere from four to eight weeks. Though some have been known to last as little as two weeks and as long as ten weeks. It all depends on your body’s hair cycle and how well you care for your lashes immediately after the treatment.
Yes, although, it is recommended that you discontinue use for 24 hours before and after your lash lift with tint. However, for people wanting to thicken their lashes, Latisse after a lash lift can provide amazing results.
Generally, a lash lift is a fairly low risk procedure. However, there are some rare risks associated with the procedure. Individuals may carry higher or lower risk based on their medical history and lifestyle. Some of the risks of a lash lift with tint may include:
When performed in a clinical setting by an experienced professional, developing these complications is rare. During your consultation, let your master esthetician know if you recently had eye surgery or have a history of any eye diseases or disorders.
People with dark eyelashes will notice a difference from a lash lift. Though an eyelash tint may be more subtle, most people can see a difference.
Technically, yes. However, at-home kits come with much more risk. Since it is nearly impossible to safely perform a lash lift on yourself (since your eyes should be closed). At-home lash lifts and tints usually do not last as long or turn out as well. For the safest and optimal results, it is best to seek out a professional for lash lifting and tinting services.
When it comes to a lash lift, the main ingredient most commonly used is keratin. This also helps strengthen lashes. Most professional lash lift solutions contain other natural ingredients such as elastin, coconut oil, and silk protein. However, this can vary, so if you have concerns about the ingredients, discuss this with your master esthetician during your consultation.
Lash tints use similar ingredients to hair dyes. Though, they are usually in small concentrations and gentler than hair dye. One of the most common ingredients is phenylenediamine.
Northwest Face & Body is Bellevue and Kirkland’s top plastic surgery clinic. Having served the Eastside for more than thirty years, our providers have the experience and expertise to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Located at beautiful Carillon Point in Kirkland, Northwest Face & Body provides the best last lift and tint Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Our master estheticians perform a variety of medical grade skincare treatments including laser hair removal, chemical peels, microneedling, waxing, and more. With medical and esthetic training, our master estheticians can help you both treat problematic skin and beautify the skin as you see fit.