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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Dermal facial fillers are the top choice to non-surgically enhance the face. They can augment the lips, chin, and cheeks. Fillers can also disguise aging by adding volume to hollowed areas and filling in wrinkles. One of the areas of the face that straddles the line between a purely cosmetic use of filler and treating aging is the nasolabial folds. This area is frequently requested because patients find themselves worrying over it often. Thankfully, fillers offer a non-surgical solution. Northwest Face & Body provides the best nasolabial fold filler Bellevue and Kirkland have available.
Nasolabial fold filler smooths out the appearance of the nasolabial folds–also known as smile lines. It uses traditional dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm and involves a few small injections. Each procedure is customized to meet the patient’s personal goals. With a skillful hand and an eye for aesthetics, our injectors understand how to bring balance to the features with smile line filler.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common choice for the nasolabial folds, especially for first-time patients. They carry less risk because they can be dissolved. Most of the time, a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma satisfies a patient’s goals.
Occasionally, semi-permanent fillers like Sculptra can be utilized in this area. This is typically only in specific cases. These fillers do not have a reversal agent and typically require a patient familiar with fillers, or with specific anatomy.
Smile lines, also known as laugh lines, develop primarily in two different ways via genetics or aging. Let’s look at the differences between these and how they may affect your nasolabial fold filler injections in Bellevue.
As mentioned, everyone–except those with rare deformities–is born with nasolabial folds. Some just have more prominent folds than others. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Many attractive people have visible and prominent nasolabial folds. In these cases, they likely also have a strong cheek structure, which evens out the face and promotes symmetry. This is why cheek filler can also sometimes balance out nasolabial folds.
Dermal fillers can work in different ways depending on the type. However, something all fillers have in common is that they are designed to increase the volume of the treated area. Let’s start by looking at hyaluronic acid fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring sugar protein. It contributes to the health of your joints, eyes, and connective tissues. As a dermal filler, hyaluronic acid comes in a gel form that is injected into the soft tissue of the folds. It provides a nearly instantaneous plump, promotes collagen production, and moisturizes the skin.
Other semi-permanent fillers are made of various other components. While working to accomplish the same goals as hyaluronic acid fillers, they work slightly differently. When injected, Sculptra, Radiesse, or similar filler may provide some immediate difference. However, this will slowly fade as the filler produces collagen. This collagen production is more than what hyaluronic acid fillers produce because they promote collagen in the hollowing area
Choosing to get smile line filler can take months or even years to decide. There are many factors to weigh when considering the procedure. At Northwest Face & Body, we advocate for patient education and encourage patients to research their desired procedures.
During your consultation, your injector will also discuss all of the facets of the procedure with you. Benefits and risks will differ between patients due to variations in medical history, filler choice, and various other factors.
There are countless benefits of undergoing Bellevue nasolabial fold filler. Some may include:
Any medical procedure–whether elective or not–does come with some risk. Dermal filler treatments in general are considered safe when performed by an experienced and licensed medical professional. Getting injections from an unqualified professional or not following aftercare instructions increases the risks of smile line filler.
Major risks or complications associated with nasolabial filler are rare. Side effects can occur, but should resolve within about two weeks. It is possible to avoid and treat most complications. Risks of nasolabial fold filler include:
Dermal fillers are a low risk procedure that most people are good candidates for. However, the nasolabial area is not worth it for every patient. The determining factors that impact your candidacy include:
Your injector will evaluate several criteria to determine if you are a good candidate for nasolabial fold filler. They can also recommend an ideal filler for your situation and other treatments that may enhance your results. This will take place at your consultation.
A consultation with an injector at Northwest Face & Body will start with a discussion about your goals, medical history, and lifestyle. Your injector may then physically examine your nasolabial folds. This is to determine the procedure most likely to give you the best result based on your goals.
If they believe you are a viable candidate for the procedure, they will provide the various filler options and explain the procedure in detail. In some cases, it is possible to perform the injections on the same day. If smile line filler is not the ideal option for you, they will discuss alternatives, treatment options, and the reasoning behind why fillers may not be right for you.
Generally, patients who are in good health and have anatomy that would benefit from the injections are candidates. You can then schedule your injections for a later date after your consultation.
Nasolabial fold filler injections can take anywhere from around fifteen to forty-five minutes depending on the specifics of the procedure. When injecting this area, patients usually prefer the application of topical numbing cream beforehand to make it more comfortable and bearable. The cream takes around twenty minutes to take effect.
Before applying the numbing cream, your injector will clean the injection sites with an alcohol wipe. This reduces the chances of infection. While you numb, your injector will prepare for the procedure. Once numb, they will use either a needle or a cannula to gently inject the filler. In addition to the numbing cream, they may also use a vibration device to distract the brain from the injections.
The injections themselves typically do not take more than ten or fifteen minutes. Your provider may gently massage the filler into place. They will then provide aftercare instructions and clear away any pinpoint bleeding.
Immediately following your injections, you may see some swelling and redness. Over the next couple of days, bruising may form. Though, bruising is usually minimal. These side effects should resolve in about two weeks, if not sooner. Your injector will give you aftercare instructions. While they can differ depending on the patient and the filler, in general, you can expect directions like:
Your injector may want to see you in about two weeks to follow up on your filler, especially if this is your first time getting nasolabial fold filler. This quick follow-up will assess the look of the filler and how you feel about it. In some cases, your injector may perform a quick touch-up. They may also inquire about any side effects you experienced and the healing process.
Neurotoxins can effectively treat the appearance of smile lines. It is best for lines caused by movement and the smaller lines that sometimes parallel the nasolabial folds. For those with deeper folds associated with aging or other conditions, neuromodulators may not provide the best results. Therefore, the answer to this question is highly dependent on your specific anatomy.
Technically, patients eighteen and over can get dermal filler injections. However, since the nasolabial fillers often are not a huge concern until later on, most patients do not seek out this type of filler until at least their late twenties.
That is not to say that patients as young as eighteen could not benefit from smile line filler in certain situations. Every patient’s anatomy and goals are unique. Furthermore, as long as the patient is an adult, is a good candidate, and can consent to the treatment, they can undergo nasolabial fold filler in Kirkland.
Dermal fillers injected anywhere on the face can cause some pain and discomfort. Thankfully, the treatment is quick and there are many ways that your injector can reduce the amount of discomfort felt.
First, they can use topical numbing agents. Next, most hyaluronic acid fillers have a small amount of lidocaine in them to ease the injections themselves. Thirdly, a small vibration device can be held against the skin during the injection. This distracts the brain from the pain of the injection. Finally, ice or lidocaine injections are options.
Most patients remain perfectly comfortable during their nasolabial fold filler when using topical numbing and the vibration device. Your injector can discuss your specific treatment plan with you based on your needs and preferences.
The amount of time a filler lasts will differ from patient to patient. Generally, though, Sculptra and Radiesse will last the longest. Additionally, since they stimulate collagen underneath the skin, they may leave the folds a little plumper than before the injections. Hyaluronic acid filler, Juvederm Voluma, is comparable to both Sculptra and Radiesse, sometimes lasting as long as eighteen months.
Smile line filler varies in cost depending on the filler you choose, how many syringes you require, and the provider. Below are the costs of one syringe of our most popular fillers for the smile lines with an injector or aesthetic physician.
Dermal filler injections, especially those in such a visible place like the smile lines, require a skilled and artful hand. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body have decades of combined experience. They have trained under award-winning injectors and plastic surgeons to develop gentle and effective techniques. Along with their technical skill, they also possess a honed eye for symmetry and aesthetics. Northwest Face & Body’s injectors provide the best smile line filler Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Northwest Face & Body is located on Carillion Point in Kirkland. Perfectly centered between downtown Bellevue and Kirkland, it has served the Eastside with the top cosmetic injectables for decades. With a full care team consisting of plastic surgeons, aesthetic physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, and master estheticians, Northwest Face & Body is the top destination for surgical and non-surgical needs in Washington State.
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