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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At-home skincare is one of the best things you can do to help yourself look younger and promote healthier skin. However, at-home exfoliants, moisturizers, and products can only do so much, especially as the skin begins to age. Thus, professionally administered skincare procedures may help promote healthier-looking skin and prevent aging. The zombie carbon laser peel is one of the gentlest and most highly effective skin procedures. It works seamlessly into your routine. Northwest Face & Body provides the best carbon laser peel Bellevue and Kirkland offer.
The zombie laser carbon peel is our take on the traditional carbon laser peel. It earned its name because it helps remove dead and damaged skin from the top layer of the skin. This helps leave the skin clean and refreshed. The treatment involves carbon lotion and a gentle laser to exfoliate the skin without major side effects. It also exfoliates better and more efficiently than at-home methods.
The use of the dark-colored liquidcarbon lotion prevents the laser from deeply penetrating the skin as it would if used alone. The pigmentation in the lotion absorbs most of the laser’s energy. It leaves just enough to provide superficial resurfacing to the skin. This is enough to address dead skin, pollution, and free radicals.
Skin resurfacing comes in different depths. Most people can undergo all types of skin resurfacing but at varying time intervals. Let’s look at the different types of skin resurfacing and how they benefit your skin.
The zombie laser peel offers several benefits to the skin. Though, based on the patient’s skin, how the skin reacts, and their goals, they may see differing goals from other patients. Some of the possible benefits include:
A zombie carbon laser peel carries few risks. The way the procedure is designed makes injury to the skin and complications extremely unlikely. However, there are always some risks associated with the use of lasers and medical grade equipment. The possible risks include:
Since a zombie carbon laser peel uses a non-ablative laser, the risk of infection or scarring is extremely low. Non-ablative lasers create microabrasions in the surface of the skin, but rarely, if ever, break the surface of the skin. Thus, making these two complications technically possible, but unlikely.
During a carbon laser peel appointment, your master esthetician will first start by cleaning and disinfecting your face. This removes any makeup and ensures the treatment is effective. After this, they will gently apply the layer of liquid carbon lotion. It may initially feel cold on the skin, but otherwise, it should feel soothing and luxurious.
The lotion will then sit on your face for around ten minutes. During this time, it hardens and pulls pollutants, debris, dead skin, and other free radicals from your skin. Once the mask sets adequately, your master esthetician begins to remove it using the laser. Usually, a test spot is done to ensure it is not too painful and your skin reacts as expected. If it is overly painful or reacts negatively, your master esthetician will adjust the settings of the laser.
Your master esthetician will then move the laser across your face until all of the lotion is gone. This takes approximately twenty to thirty minutes. You should feel little to no pain beyond a slight snapping sensation. No numbing cream is used during this procedure.
A carbon laser peel requires no downtime and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward. Some patients may experience some light redness on the same day and minimal peeling a few days later. However, neither of these generally hinders a patient in their day-to-day life.
Patients should not wear makeup the rest of the day and sunscreen is applied before they leave the office. Still, your skin may be slightly more sensitive to sun exposure, so be sure to wear sunscreen. Additionally, in some cases, your master esthetician may recommend discontinuing retinoid use temporarily.
When compared to other professional procedures such as chemical peels or microneedling, a zombie laser carbon peel carries few side effects and minimal aftercare. It is a great all-around treatment that is ideal for almost every skin type and tone.
The carbon lotion uses oxygen to penetrate the pores. It then draws out impurities, as previously discussed. During this process, it may help reduce inflammation, clear pores, and remove dead skin. As a result, the skin often feels softer, helps reduce redness, treats oily skin, addresses enlarged pores, and may help reduce acne.
Patients often note that their skin feels softer and looks healthier after treatment. However, based on your unique treatment and skin, you may see varying benefits. Combined with the benefits of the laser, the carbon laser peel is a fantastic skin treatment to add to your skin routine.
No, because the lotion is dark-colored, this reduces the laser energy reaching your skin. Thus, it is not painful. At most, patients may feel a few sharp zaps over problem areas and a little warmth. However, the majority of patients have no notable pain or discomfort during a carbon laser peel in Bellevue.
For our zombie carbon laser peel, a non-ablative CO2 laser is used. This kind of laser does not create abrasions, but when performed on its own can cause discomfort. However, the laser is calibrated to target pigment. Therefore, the lotion absorbs the majority of the heat and energy, leaving only enough to zap away the lotion and impurities.
Northwest Face & Body’s zombie carbon laser peel starts at $175 for one session. Carbon laser peels are usually purchased one at a time, instead of in packages.
Northwest Face & Body does work with outside financing companies such as Care Credit. These options can help you finance both surgical and non-surgical procedures. You can learn more about our financing options and find links to apply in the pricing section.
Northwest Face & Body is a leading plastic surgery practice and medical spa located on the shores of Lake Washington. Perfectly situated minutes from downtown Bellevue, Northwest Face & Body’s convenient location serves patients from all around the Eastside, Pacific Northwest, and beyond. With a thirty-year history of performing only the highest quality aesthetic treatments, Northwest Face & Body provides the best carbon laser peel Bellevue and Kirkland offer.
Our master estheticians have years of experience and expertise in medically based aesthetic treatments such as carbon laser peels. Along with this procedure, our master estheticians perform VI Peels, microneedling, IPL, and oxygen facials. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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