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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(includes medication, diet, & exercise plan, and the consultation with monthly follow up appointments)
Wegovy is a new and effective weight-loss medication that has increased in popularity and interest. With doctors praising many semaglutide drugs for their success in treating obesity and celebrities endorsing the medicine, many patients have started seeking treatment. It’s one of the most efficient weight-loss treatments on the market and creates positive, healthy change for many people. For Kirkland patients seeking weight-loss medication, it’s crucial to understand how Wegovy works and what is included in the Kirkland Wegovy weight-loss program.
Many people work hard to lose weight through a strict diet and extreme exercise. When this doesn’t produce the desired results, losing weight can feel impossible and disheartening. But weight loss isn’t the same for every person, and things such as genetics, chemical makeup, and health conditions can limit the effectiveness of diet and exercise. Wegovy is a new weight loss medication that is changing many people's lives worldwide.
Wegovy is an approved weight loss semaglutide prescription that regulates appetite and manages weight. By imitating the GLP-1 hormone that your body naturally produces when you eat, Wegovy regulates your appetite and diminishes hunger. In fact, Wegovy is ninety-four percent similar to the GLP-1 hormone, making it highly effective in diminishing unwanted hunger and cravings and a highly effective appetite suppressant, negating the use of harmful diets or restrictive eating. It also slows down the gastric emptying process, leaving you full for longer periods of time. Additionally, it reduces the sugar production in your liver, keeping blood sugar levels at a lower and more stable rate.
By regulating appetite, slowing down the digestive process, and lowering sugar production, Wegovy is one of the most efficient prescriptions for promoting weight loss. Some doctors call it “the golden age of treating obesity” due to the many available semaglutide drugs, like Ozempic and Wegovy, being some of the best treatments.
While semaglutide medication was initially used to treat type 2 diabetes, Wegovy is one of the first approved weight loss prescriptions to transform the health of many patients in over twenty-two years. Kirkland Wegovy's weight loss program offers the medication through a weekly, self-administered injection or taken as a daily, oral tablet.
Patients seeking a semaglutide weight loss medication will find that Kirkland Wegovy provides the most effective benefits for weight loss. Benefits don’t just apply to weight loss. They apply to many other aspects of the body and mind and positively influence one’s quality of life. Benefits from Kirkland Wegovy include:
With every medication, there are inherent risks that come with it. However, many people feel that the benefits outweigh any risks associated with Wegovy, as the risks are rare. There are certain side effects from taking Wegovy, but they are easily manageable through supplements provided by Northwest Face & Body. Some risks and side effects associated with Wegovy include:
Though risks come with the Kirkland Wegovy weight loss program, Northwest Face & Body providers ensure that every patient meets all criteria necessary to begin the treatment safely.
For Kirkland patients, Northwest Face & Body offers an all-encompassing weight loss program combining the Wegovy with diet and exercise programs to produce the best results. Before a patient can begin the program, they will attend an in-person or virtual consultation so the practitioner can ensure the patient is the right candidate for Weegovy.
While Wegovy is a beneficial tool in weight loss, our providers understand that creating a balanced lifestyle is key to improving quality of life. Diets shouldn’t be harmful or intimidating, and through this program, patients will receive a customized diet plan that uses practical meal plans easily used in everyday life. The exercise program can be practiced through daily activities and achievable workouts.
This program was carefully designed to maximize the benefits of Wegovy and aid patients in regaining their health. After they are cleared to begin the treatment, patients will attend monthly in-person or virtual check-ins with their practitioner. During these check-ins, the practitioner will track the patient’s progress and adjust the dosage of Wegovy to fit the patient’s needs. All of this provides structure and balance for the patient to create a healthy lifestyle.
At Northwest Face & Body, the practitioner will use an in-depth consultation to assess the patient individually and ensure the patient can safely begin the Wegovy weight loss program. First, he will take the patient’s weight. This will be done in person, or the patient can self-report their weight if they are virtual. Next, he will need to know the patient’s medical history and family medical history to rule out any risks that could interfere with the medication. Then, he will need a list of prior and current medications, as some medications cannot be taken simultaneously with Wegovy. Finally, the practitioner will discuss the patient’s past weight-loss struggles. If the patient is cleared to begin treatment, they can choose the form of Wegovy that suits their needs and lifestyle, and the practitioner will begin to develop a personalized plan. They will also be provided a Vitamin B supplement to help fight any nausea or fatigue that can develop when first taking Wegovy.
There is no right or wrong form of Wegovy. Whether a patient chooses the injection or tablet largely depends on their preference. The differences between the injection and tablet are the price point and the frequency at which the prescription is taken. Tablet Wegovy costs around $700 for a month's supply and should be taken once daily. Injection Wegovy costs around $575 monthly, including injections and supplies, and should be self-administered once weekly. However, if a patient prefers the injections, they will be given a self-administered injection course.
Every patient is unique and has their own genetic makeup that responds differently to the amount of Wegovy prescribed. For Kirkland Wegovy patients, the practitioner will begin all patients on a low dose of the medication, allowing the body to adapt to the changes the prescription brings. Through the monthly check-ins, the dose can be either raised or lowered depending on the patient's progress and needs. Generally, the allotted dose of Wegovy is 2.4mg.
Because no two patients are alike, the timeframe for visible results will vary. However, many Kirkland Wegovy patients begin to see results after only two to three months after beginning the program. Most patients report achieving the goal weight after taking Wegovy for a year. It’s important for one to be patient and stay dedicated to the program to achieve their goals.
Wegovy is intended for long-term use so that patients can remain on the treatment for long periods. Once a patient reaches their goal, they can remain on the dosage of Wegovy that’s right for them. If a patient wishes to cease using Wegovy, Northwest Face & Body has a dosage decrease program to prevent unwanted weight gain when getting off the medication. While this program is not essential, it’s highly recommended.
Northwest Face & Body understands that weight loss should never have a cookie-cutter outline. For Kirkland Wegovy patients, they’ve created an in-depth program, easily customizable for every individual. From the nutrition and workout plans to the monthly check-ins, practitioners at Northwest Face & Body will be with their patients every step of the way. They understand the importance of losing weight, not only for your confidence but for your life. Additionally, as a local provider, the monthly cost of the program gets more than the medication, but it also includes monthly in-person or virtual visits, and 24/7 on-call doctors.
For patients in the Kirkland area seeking to lose or manage their weight, Northwest Face & Body is one of the best cosmetic surgery facilities to aid in their needs. Wergovy changes many patients’ lives and allows them to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Kirkland Wegovy makes losing weight and regaining your quality of life an easier and better process.