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Can You Do Renuvion Without Liposuction?

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Renuvion–also known as J Plasma–is a skin tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency and helium plasma technology to promote tighter, younger skin. While not entirely non-surgical, it is non-invasive and can be performed under local anesthesia. The recovery and downtime is also minimal, especially when compared to more invasive options. Often paired with liposuction patients sometimes ask, “Can you do Renuvion without liposuction?”   Yes, Renuvion, while usually performed with liposuction, can be performed in isolation. Renuvion and liposuction have two different goals, even though they often come together. Renuvion tightens the skin while liposuction removes fat. If you do not have extra fat to be removed, Renuvion is great for tightening up the skin. Additionally, if loose skin is not a concern, but fat is, liposuction can be performed.    However, it is almost always a good idea to use Renuvion if you are a candidate for liposuction. After liposuction, the skin must retract to match the new contours of the body area. Renuvion aids this process and can improve the results of liposuction.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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How Long Does It Take To Look Normal After A Facelift?

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Facial plastic surgeries such as facelifts often have more pronounced bruising and swelling because of the increased blood flow to the face and head. While this can be quite shocking and cause concern for patients, these side effects are generally normal and temporary. This can leave patients asking, “How long does it take to look normal after a facelift?”   Side effects–including swelling and bruising–tend to be at their worst between one and four days after surgery. Following this, in most cases, the side effects will start to subside and improve. For some patients, they begin to look normal within a week and others may take ten days to two weeks. Often makeup can be used at a certain point to disguise residual side effects as they heal.   Some factors such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and aftercare all contribute to how long it takes for side effects to go away. If you smoke or have smoked recently, this can prolong and hinder the healing process. Ultimately, there are hundreds of factors.   Most patients can expect to cover residual swelling and bruising after seven to ten days, allowing them to go out socially and work at that point. However, this is best evaluated by Dr. Jonov. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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Does Jaw Filler Make Your Face Look Wider?

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Jaw filler is one of the most precise and technically difficult filler procedures. Generally, most patients can achieve their goals with other injections such as masseter Botox or chin filler. However, there are times when jaw filler is the best procedure. Some patients are concerned though and ask, “Does jaw filler make your face look wider?”   The answer is that it can, but it does not have to. Many people, especially men, seek out jaw filler to achieve a more square, chiseled appearance. However, most women do not want this squared jaw look and rather want a more subtle, sloping appearance to the jaw. In these cases, the jaw filler may be injected in smaller quantities or in more areas to create a balanced look.    Sometimes, the filler is injected along the jawline. This may address healed injuries, deformities, or acne scars. In these cases, jaw filler does not usually make the jaw look wider, but it is always a risk of jaw filler. If you are looking for a sharper, more defined jawline, chin filler may actually provide the results you are looking for.   To learn more, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
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Do You Wax Eyebrows Before Tinting?

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Eyebrow tinting is a semi-permanent way of subtly dyeing the eyebrows to make them look as if your brows are always done. This can save time in the morning and accentuate lighter colored brows. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we offer eyebrow tinting with waxes. Do you wax the eyebrows before tinting or vice versa?   Your master esthetician will usually start a brow tint with wax by tinting the eyebrows. Not only does this improve their visibility during waxing, but it also will lead to more dramatic results. Applying tint to red, post-wax skin can be uncomfortable and even irritating. This is why it is generally safer and practical to perform the brow tint first.   Altogether, a brow tint with wax takes around 30 minutes to complete depending on the specifics of the service. Afterward, you can enjoy your darker, shapely brows. Your master esthetician will be sure to customize the treatment to you and your preferences, including the color of the tint and brow shape.   To learn more, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
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