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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The appearance of the under eyes can change from day to day based on hydration and amount of sleep. However, with age and some genetic features, some people may notice bags form, permanent darkness under their eyes, or visibly hollow tear troughs. In some cases, this can make patients look tired, aged, and even unapproachable. The most common way people brighten up the under eyes is with makeup. However, a more effective and long term solution exists in the first FDA approved under eye filler, Restylane Eyelight. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body offer the best Restylane Eyelight Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
Restylane Eyelight is a type of hyaluronic acid filler that belongs to the Restylane family of fillers. While hyaluronic acid fillers have been used off-label for many years, Restylane Eyelight is now the first FDA approved under eye filler available. Formulated specifically to treat common concerns of the under eye, Restylane Eyelight looks and feels natural.
Similar to some other Restylane fillers, Restylane Eyelight uses NASHA technology. This uses crosslinking to create a hyaluronic acid gel filler that is firmer and closer to the natural form of hyaluronic acid than any other HA filler. It helps create projection and definition across many areas of the body including the cheeks, chin, and jawline. This formulation works well in areas where relative firmness is expected, such as the under eyes.
Hyaluronic acid fillers use the substance hyaluronic acid to create gel fillers. In the body, it acts as a tissue and lubricant for the joints and other areas of the body. This makes it ideal for providing soft volume and definition. Restylane created the first non-animal based dermal filler with the launch of their first hyaluronic acid filler more than two decades ago.
Additionally, hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and low risk. This is largely because they are completely dissolvable and reversible using an agent called hyaluronidase. Therefore, in the rare event of an adverse reaction or event, hyaluronidase can be immediately applied and prevent complications or issues. This also gives patients new to filler or otherwise hesitant peace of mind that they do not have to commit to the results. Though, the majority of patients love their results.
Restylane Eyelight under eye fillers offers men and women many possible benefits. It is versatile and can treat a variety of concerns in patients above the age of 21. Some of the possible benefits include:
The under eyes are a unique structure of the face. Firstly, the area contains some of the thinnest skin on the body. This can make it susceptible to pigmentation due to dehydration, lack of sleep, and increased pigmentation due to visible blood vessels. Additionally, with age, the skin only thins more and makes the under eye area more susceptible to dark circles and further hollowing.
Also, most areas of the face start out well plumped and hollow over time. This is because of fat and bone loss associated with aging. However, the under eyes are a natural hollow between the bottom of the eye socket and cheekbone. This hollow may be more or less pronounced for certain people and it does worsen over time. It is possible to naturally have more hollow under eyes, even in childhood.
Therefore, treating the under eye can be tricky and look different for each individual. At Northwest Face & Body, the injectors customize the injections and treatment to match the patient’s anatomy and goals.
Many patients interested in tear trough filler will have similar complaints. However, in comparison to other areas, the reasoning does vary more widely. Some of the conditions Restylane Eyelight may help improve include:
The most common Restylane Eyelight injection technique involves a single poke in the space between the under eye and cheek. Then, the injector uses a blunt tipped cannula to inject the filler. There are many benefits to using a cannula for filler injections. For example, it causes less trauma, lowers risks of complications, and is less likely to cause bruising. Many patients also find cannula injections less painful.
First, a small needle creates the entry point for the cannula. The thin cannula can access the entire tear trough area. The needle method often requires multiple injections on each side of the face. There are still some indications for using a needle with Restylane Eyelight. Though, the preferred injection method uses a cannula for precise and low risk injections.
Injections of Restylane Eyelight generally take around ten to fifteen minutes. There is no downtime and only minor alterations to a patient’s normal routine. Some aftercare such as massaging the area and follow-ups may be necessary.
Usually, yes, one syringe of Restylane Eyelight is enough to adequately treat both eyes. It is very important not to overtreat this area because it can lead to puffy eyes. In some circumstances, patients may require more than one syringe.
Yes and no. Often, others will notice that a patient appears more awake, younger, or simply has an enhanced facial appearance. However, most people will not attribute this change to filler injections. Therefore, the change is noticeable, but the filler treatment itself is usually not.
In the majority of cases, under eye filler lumps will resolve within two weeks. Filler lumps are common, especially soon after the injections. However, due to the thinner skin of the under eye area, lumps can sometimes be more visible or prominent. Generally, these lumps settle within a couple of days to weeks. Sometimes, the patient’s injector will recommend gently massaging the lumpy areas to help break them up.
If the lumps do not resolve, this may indicate that the injections were not made deep enough or another issue. The filler can be dissolved and re-injected. Certain fillers are more likely to appear bumpy in the under eye area which is why Restylane Eyelight is ideal. Created specifically for the under eyes, it is less likely to appear lumpy under the surface than some other filler options.
Restylane Eyelight can last up to 18 months. However, the amount of time patients enjoy their tear trough filler results depends on several factors including the patient’s metabolism, environment, facial movements, and genetics. Still, in most patients, it is a long lasting filler with an average of twelve to eighteen months of results.
Restylane Eyelight treatment costs $900 at Northwest Face & Body. Additional procedures, syringes, or other circumstances may increase the cost. Patients can use financing and Allē Rewards for savings.
Yes, to an extent, and depending on the cause. Eye bags can sometimes be temporary and caused by tiredness, dehydration, or other factors. They can also be genetic or appear in a minor capacity. Restylane Eyelight can help reduce eye bags by altering how light bounces off the area, hiding shadows and darkness.
Eye bags caused by excess skin or fat is usually best treated with lower blepharoplasty surgery. An injector at Northwest Face & Body can help patients determine the ideal procedure based on their goals and anatomy.
Northwest Face & Body has served the Bellevue and Kirkland areas for over three decades. Offering premier cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures on the shores of Lake Washington, Northwest Face & Body is the Eastside’s destination for all of their cosmetic treatment needs, including eye filler treatment. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body have years of experience and specialize in Restylane fillers. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Restylane Eyelight Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator. Finally, patients can book their initial consultation through the online booking system.