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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Xeomin belongs to a class of injectables known as neuromodulators, or neurotoxins. This also includes BOTOX, Dysport, and Jeuveau. All of these injectables use Botulinum toxin to temporarily limit muscle movements to treat dynamic wrinkles and prevent static wrinkles. It is an option for those allergic to components of other neurotoxins or those who have developed a tolerance to BOTOX. Unlike BOTOX and Dysport, Xeomin does not contain any protein additives. This makes it more difficult to create antibodies against, which is what contributes to building immunity against other neurotoxins. It also means that Xeomin does not require refrigeration.
Like BOTOX, Xeomin also has various medical applications including treating muscle and movement disorders. Due to it's unique formulation and purification, it is an ideal choice for many looking for a solution to these conditions. Xeomin can also treat migraines and hyperhidrosis.
Xeomin injections are administered similarly to BOTOX. They are quick, nearly painless, and can treat multiple areas of the face. Some of the places neuromodulators are used include:
This is disputed and likely to vary from patient to patient. Some may see longer lasting results from Xeomin, while others may see longer lasting results from BOTOX. Ultimately, our injectors suggest trying out the various neuromodulator options to find the one that provides the best results. For those who have developed a tolerance to BOTOX, results from Xeomin will definitely be better and last longer.
Any injection--whether Xeomin, a vaccine, or blood draw--there are possible side effects and complications that can arise. Major complications or side effects from Xeomin are exceptionally rare and typically resolve without medical treatment. Your injector will discuss these possibilities with you during your consultation at Northwest Face & Body.
Some of the possible side effects and complications include:
The injectors at Northwest Face & Body work under the supervision of our board-certified physicians and have received rigorous training on injectable treatment, trends, and procedures. This includes hands on training with all the major neurotoxin products, including Xeomin. Our injectors are up to date on the latest and most effective injection techniques to provide you with the safest and best result possible. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, our injectors have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic injectable treatments.
With a gentle hand and an eye for symmetry, our injectors can help you achieve your ideal image. We offer a variety of injectable services and products with our injectors. Consultations with our injectors are also complementary. Should you decide to move forward with a procedure, we can book an appointment with an injector much sooner than with a physician.
Combined, they have decades of experiencing in cosmetic injections and aesthetic medicine. They are among the most highly sought after and trusted professionals in the industry. Proud to serve the Bellevue and Kirkland areas, our injectors are here to address all of your non-surgical injectable needs.
Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery clinic and medical spa located in south Kirkland. Minutes away from downtown Bellevue and Kirkland, the central location makes it one of the easiest and best places to undergo your Xeomin injections. With a dedicated, experienced, and trained team, Northwest Face & Body provides the best Xeomin injections Bellevue and Kirkland have to offer.
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