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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Silikon-1000 is an FDA approved medical grade silicone originally developed for uses in ophthalmology can be used off label as a dermal filler. Everyone has heard horror stories about injectable silicone gone wrong. From silicone migration to permanent bad results, it may seem like silicone has no use as dermal filler at all. However, it is important to note that most complications arise from either: an inexperienced provider, the injection of industrial grade silicone into the body, or both. When medical grade silicone is used in the right hands, it can be a wonderful tool for patients who want to permanently plump their lips, those with autoimmune disorders that cause facial thinning, and people with deep acne scars. Northwest Face & Body provides the best silikon-1000 Bellevue and Kirkland can offer.
Silikon-1000 is an injectable form of silicone that is FDA approved to treat detached retinas. However, it can be safely and legally used off label. It is the only medical grade silicone that can be used as a dermal filler. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers or semi-permanent fillers, it is not broken down by the body overtime. Your face will continue to age, of course, but the filler itself does not degenerate like with other dermal filler options. Therefore, this is why it is considered a permanent filler.
The medical grade silicone is generally injected over the course of a few sessions. Silicone should not be injected all at once for the best results. Additionally, experienced practitioners follow the micro-droplet injection technique which is the safest technique and promotes optimal outcomes. It is ideal to find a provider who has experience injecting Silikon-1000 in your area of interest.
You can receive Silikon-1000 injections nearly anywhere you can receive dermal fillers. Some of the possible treatment areas include:
Yes, injections of Silikon-1000 are completely safe when performed by a qualified injector. It is important to note that Silikon-100 is the only medical grade silicone available for cosmetic injections and can only be purchased by medical professionals. Industrial grade silicone is dangerous and harmful if injected. While not FDA approved for cosmetic applications yet, Silikon-1000 is safe and legal to use off label.
No, at least not easily. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers which have a reversal agent called hyaluronidase, Silikon-1000 does not have a reversal agent. If removal occurs, it is generally surgical. This is why it is recommended that only patients experience in receiving dermal fillers undergo Silikon-1000 injections.
As mentioned, the ideal candidate is someone who has had dermal fillers before and knows the results they like and want. Additionally, patients should be in overall good health and understand what the procedure entails. Beyond this, there are no major requirements of Silikon-1000 injection patients.
Silikon-1000 injections require an experienced provider. At Northwest Face & Body, our plastic surgeons and injectors carry decades of combined experience, some with over 30 years in the field. While Silikon-100 injections are not common, it is something Northwest Face & Body can accommodate and performs semi-regularly. It is important to discuss the procedure thoroughly and our injectors will ensure you fully understand the procedure before proceeding.
Northwest Face & Body has a three decade history of provide the top cosmetic procedures to Bellevue and the surrounding communities. Easily accessible from Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Seattle, Northwest Face & Body provides the best Silikon-1000 injections in Bellevue and Kirkland.