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.
Liquid facelifts are referred to as such because it uses a series of injectable treatments are used to improve the visible signs of aging. Rather than the usual surgical techniques, a liquid facelift is completely non-surgical. The use of the term facelift is a bit of a misnomer. Dr. Allegra does not remove excess skin, nor is there any true “lifting” of the face. Instead, your injectors will use a series of injections to relax muscles causing wrinkles and plump the supporting layers of your skin to restore the fullness lost.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen than in our younger years. This can lead to sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles as we lose some of the supporting layers under the outermost layer of skin.
Liquid facelift treatments function to relax the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles while also restoring volume and fullness to a patient’s face. Liquid facelifts have become one of the most popular treatments on the market today because they offer almost instantaneous results with little to no recovery time. Some of the injections commonly used in liquid facelifts are reversible, so there is little commitment if the patient does not like his or her new look. Patients find this attractive and make them gravitate towards the procedure.
Both men and women of almost all ages are good candidates for liquid facelift treatments. If you want to restore a more youthful appearance, but have concerns about invasive surgical procedures or anesthesia, you may find benefits from a liquid facelift. Those who have budgetary concerns about the price of a surgical facelift may also find liquid facelifts desirable.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and those with allergic reactions to particular injectables should not receive liquid facelifts. At Northwest Face & Body, we can perform tests during your consultation to determine if you have a heightened risk for complications.
Over time, our facial muscles pull on our skin, which can eventually lead to the appearance of wrinkles and creases and a general appearance of aging. contain safe amounts of a mild toxin which has been shown to gently relax these muscles and release their pull on skin. While this may sound dangerous, it is safe when used at the levels administered by those working under the supervision of a trained physician. ar some of the most commonly sought treatments in the cosmetic industry with an estimated 6 million performed in the United States each year.
Facial fillers refer to a wide variety of injectable treatments designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by adding fullness and volume under our skin. By restoring this fullness, we can reduce many of the commonly seen signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance without it being obvious a patient has had work performed.
As opposed to traditional, surgical facelifts, the results from liquid facelift procedures are not as permanent. How long you see results from a liquid facelift? This depends largely on what injectables you and your physician decide are best for you and your individual goals. It is not uncommon to see results for a year or more.
The injectables used in a liquid facelift are sold by the vial. Your final cost is going to be variable, depending on the amount of work you would like performed, and how many vials are used during your treatment regimen. Our price list and Price Simulator™ app can give a good idea of what the final cost may look like. Please contact us at NW Face & Body to schedule a consultation to discuss further.
Liquid facelifts and the various injectable treatments performed during liquid facelift procedures are, by and large, very safe procedures. All injectable treatments carefully scrutinized by the FDA. A small minority of patients may have allergies to some of the protein or ingredients in some injectables. However, the wide variety of various treatments allows for customized treatments tailored to the individual. Some of the more commonly reported side effects include minor swelling, itching, bruising, and tenderness at the injection sites.
Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery practice serving the Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Our qualified injectors treat hundreds of patients every month and specialize in liquid facelift injections. With the knowledge and experience necessary for good results, Northwest Face & Body provides the best liquid facelift Kirkland and Bellevue offer.
Dr. Ludwig Allegra is a talented plastic surgeon who performs many injections every week. With over two decades of experience in plastic surgery and cosmetic injectables, Dr. Allegra understands the techniques that can garner the best results from your Bellevue liquid facelift.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ludwig Allegra or an injector at Northwest Face & Body, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also contact us via our contact form or Price Simulator™ app.