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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“Tech neck” is the newest cosmetic epidemic. Looking down at screens too much can strain and bulk up the trapezius muscle in the neck. This can cause a hump on the shoulders and base of the neck sometimes referred to as “tech neck.” It can range from subtle to dramatic and many people who have otherwise slim shoulders are unhappy with this appearance. This can lead patients to seek out a variety of procedures. Though, one of the most effective options is Botox injections. Northwest Face & Body provides the best trapezius Botox Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Botox comes from a toxin called Botulinum toxin. Historically, this toxin was most known for causing botulism. However, with botulism now rare and studies into how the effects of the toxin may be localized, the cosmetic potential was discovered. Using Botulinum toxin A, concentrating it, and purifying it, Botox injections can successfully relax targeted muscles without treating muscles outside of the treatment area.
Scientists continue to find new cosmetic and medical ways to use Botox to improve quality of life. In some cases, Botox may address both medical concerns such as migraines and dynamic wrinkles on the forehead. Trapezius Botox uses a similar philosophy.
Slimming the shoulders and treating tech neck with Botox involves injecting Botox into the trapezius muscle. As a fairly large muscle, multiple injections and injection sites are necessary. With that said, Botox does not totally inactivate the muscle. Instead, the Botox helps to relax the muscle slightly to prevent overuse and overgrowth of the trapezius muscle.
This creates a smoother and slimmer shoulder and neck contour. Trap tox is popular with women for slimming shoulders and a more feminine appearance, but men can also benefit from it.
All medical procedures—whether invasive, non-invasive, surgical, or non-surgical—comes with unique benefits and risks. Patients and provifdes must consider before undergoing or administering any new elective treatment. The benefits of Botox injections into the trapeazius muscle may include:
As mentioned, trap Botox injections are generally low risk. However, certain patients may have increased risk of complications. Some of the possible risks associated with trap tox treatment include:
With a qualified injector at Northwest Face & Body, an ideal candidate, and a well conceived treatment plan, major or long lasting complications are extremely rare.
The first step to undergoing trap tox injections in Bellevue is to ensure that the patient is a good candidate for treatment. This involves meeting with an injector—either in person or virtually—to discuss the patient’s goals, medical history, and examine their anatomy. As a non-surgical procedure, most people tend to have no major health concerns that would affect candidacy. However, patients with certain neuromuscular disorders may not be candidates for trap tox.
The patient’s provider will also ensure that trapezius Botox is the right treatment for the patient based on their goals and anatomy. Additionally, not all cases of tech neck are related to the muscles. In this case, Botox alone would not provide adequate results. If a patient is a candidate, the injections can sometimes proceed during the same appointment. Otherwise, patients will receive a price quote and financing information.
Patients usually do not need numbing cream for trap tox treatment. Botox uses only a tiny needle and patients generally feel little to no discomfort during the injections. Beyond this, the patient’s injector will examine the area and may ask the patient to move in certain ways. This allows them to identify areas of overuse and vital areas which should be avoided during treatment. This help them treat only the problem areas and maintain good function of the trapezius muscle.
Normally, the trap tox treatment involves multiple injections in the area where the neck and shoulders meet. Depending on the patient’s anatomy, the injections may extend onto the neck or upper back.
Injections usually take ten to twenty minutes with minimal discomfort. Patients can return to work or their other daily activities immediately following treatment. The patient’s injector may recommend limiting certain strenuous activities for about 24 hours. Major side effects are rare, but patients do sometimes experience muscle tension, soreness, swelling, redness, or bruising. Over-the-counter pain medications and ice can help address these concerns. Side effects should subside within a few days.
Yes, it is possible to correct tech neck and an overgrown trapezius through certain exercises and working to improve posture. This may take several weeks or months. To maintain these results, alterations to the patient’s workspace or routine can also prevent the movements that contribute to the formation of tech neck.
Botox is not damaging long term when used and administered correctly. Overtreating a muscle can lead to atrophy with repeated and consistent treatment. However, with more conservative and/or less frequent treatment, Botox is less likely to cause significant muscle atrophy or hinder strength.
For patients experiencing cervical dystonia or major pain, Botox injections into the trapezius muscle can vastly improve quality of life with few long term risks.
Injectors at Allure Esthetic offer 20 and 30 unit packages at a discounted rate. 20 units start at $219 and 30 units start at $299. Additional units beyond these packages may involve charging a per unit price of $14. At a consultation appointment, patients can receive an initial estimate of how much trap tox will cost.
Insurance does not cover trapezius Botox performed for medical or cosmetic reasons at Allure Esthetic. Patients can use Allē Rewards or financing options for trapezius Botox.
Patients may see results in as soon as a few days. However, final results usually take around two weeks to settle in. This correlates with other Botox procedures. Alternative neuromodulators like Dysport may provide slightly quicker results.
Yes, when administered by a qualified injector or physician, trap tox is a perfectly safe procedure. It does not require surgery and the results are temporary which allows for patients to discontinue treatment at any time.
Northwest Face & Body has provided premier aesthetic care to the Eastside and Greater Seattle area for over three decades. Located on the shores of Lake Washington, the beautiful Northwest Face & Body office provides a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for patients seeking surgical or non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. Additionally, injectors at Northwest Face & Body undergo training with all types of neurotoxins and specialized injections like chronic migraine treatment, sweating, and trap tox. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body offer the best trapezius Botox Bellevue and Kirkland can provide.