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The Advantages Of Lip Augmentation Surgery

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One of the most common ways the lips are augmented is with dermal fillers. Fillers are a great, but temporary option. For those who need a more permanent lip augmentation option, Dr. Jonov can perform lip augmentation surgery. 

Lip augmentation surgery usually involves a flexible silicone implant or fat transferred from another area of the body. The surgery–depending on your chosen method–typically takes around an hour to perform. Any incisions are hidden inside the mouth or within the natural contours of your lips. 

Following surgery, your lips will look immediately plumper. The advantages of this type of lip augmentation are that results are permanent, but still natural looking and feeling. There is no need to constantly get lip injections or refresh your results every year. Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Jonov can often perform a bullhorn lip lift at the same time.

Bigger lips can bring symmetry to the face and help those with uneven or thin lips improve their facial contours. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

Cheek Augmentation in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland

Cheek Augmentation: Filler Or Implants?

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Undefined and hollowed cheeks can contribute to an aged appearance or create facial imbalance. There are many options to correct this and restore balance and achieve a defined face. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we offer surgical and non-surgical cheek augmentation options. 

The least invasive and one of the most popular options is cheek filler. Cheek filler uses temporary dermal fillers to provide fullness and definition in the cheek area. These results will eventually go away though, meaning you will need to refresh your cheek filler occasionally. For patients not wanting an implant, or those who want to try out the look first, cheek filler will not permanently augment the cheeks. 

Patients wanting permanent results, or who need larger correction, are often candidates for surgical cheek augmentation with an implant. During this procedure, Dr. Jonov would place implants in the cheeks to create a balanced and proportional appearance. The implants would be sized specifically to fit and complement your facial features. 

Comparatively, filler is malleable, but provides temporary results. Implants are permanent and can provide more dramatic results in some cases. To know which option best suits you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery by calling 425-775-3561 or contact us online. 

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation: It May Be The Solution For Your Undefined Jawline

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When patients seek treatment for an undefined jawline, they may think that jaw filler or an implant are the only methods that will help them get the chiseled, contoured jaw they want. However, because of the jaw’s relative location on the face, and it’s importance to the facial profile, addressing the chin may actually provide the results they want.  Lengthening the jaw by injecting filler or placing an implant in the chin, can make the jaw look longer and sharper. Additionally, a recessed jaw often causes an unpronounced jaw. When you correct this using filler or an implant, this can lead to a strong, defined jawline. Chin augmentation can be performed in many ways, however, most commonly it is either achieved through the use of dermal fillers or a silicone implant. Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical, although temporary, it does allow you to try out the look of your chin and jawline before committing to an implant. Some people also only need minor corrections, making an implant unnecessary for their needs.  To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jonov or a qualified injector, call The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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How Exactly Does Botox Work?

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You’ve most likely heard of Botox–the popular injectable that treats fine lines and wrinkles–and wondered how it works. Botox is a type of injectable known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators block neuron impulses that tell the facial muscles to constrict or react.  When you move your face through laughing, raising your eyebrows, or any other facial movement, these repeated movements can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. This is where Botox comes in.  It is not just conscious movement that causes these, much of the movement that cause lines and wrinkles is unconscious “Like other muscles in your body, the muscles in your face develop habits. Some people habitually furrow their eyebrows, crinkle the corners of their eyes, favor one side of their face, or scowl. These regular muscle motions beneath the skin cause wrinkles to form on the facial surface.” – Seattle Plastic Surgery After Botox injections, when you perform these movements, the facial muscles do not respond in the same way. By relaxing your muscles, Botox can soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent the formation of new ones.  A form of botulinum toxin A, Botox is not a permanent treatment. Within a few months, you will need another round of injections. This ensures the safety of injecting Botox, but with continued use, you may notice that new wrinkles are not forming.  You never have to worry about an unnatural look when your Botox injections are performed or supervised by Dr. Jonov. We also offer Botox with our qualified Nurse Injectors for a reduced price. Our Nurse Injectors all trained directly under our doctor and provide the same great results. To schedule your Botox consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
Juvederm in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland

Why Facial Volume Is So Important

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As we age, our faces slowly lose volume. As the issue progresses, the eyes can take on a sunken appearance, folds and wrinkles can start to form, and the entire face may begin to look withered. If facial-volume loss is taking a heavy toll on the natural beauty of your face, it may be time to look into what dermal fillers can do for you. Dermal fillers are special injectable products that are designed to restore lost facial volume. When injected into the desired area, the dermal fillers help to fill in and lift the skin, which reduces the appearance of folds and wrinkles and enhances the contours of the face. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we utilize Restylane and Juvederm products. Both of these products utilize hyaluronic acid, a substance that can be found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid helps to strengthen, nourish, and hydrate the skin. When injected into the desired areas, Restylane and Juvederm products instantly add volume and help retain moisture in the skin. These injectables are the ideal choice for filling in folds and wrinkles and restoring the full appearance of your cheeks. Both Restylane and Juvederm offer results that look incredibly natural. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Craig Jonov can discuss the benefits of each product in order to help you find the one that can provide you with your ideal aesthetic results. Contact The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

Is Botox In Seattle Safe?

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When used improperly, the botulinum toxin (“Botox”) is a risky drug. However, in small and controlled doses, it is safe for human use. Botox in Seattle an injectable drug consisting of a toxin that stops signals sent from your nerves to muscles. Botox causes the targeted muscles to avoid contracting. As a result of its ability to “freeze” or atrophy muscles, Botox can ease specific muscular conditions. You can use this treatment for conditions such as cervical dystonia, neck spasm, chronic migraines, eye twitching, overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, cerebral palsy and lazy eye.

More commonly Botox is employed by doctors and nurse injectors to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is recognized for its tendency to decrease forehead creases, scowl lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles.

Botox In Seattle

About Botox

It is an incredible cosmetic non-invasive procedure that enhances the natural beauty of the personality by reviving one’s youthful appearance.

A compound called Hyaluronic Acid is found under the skin naturally. Over time, its supply decreases, causing visible signs of aging in the skin. Cosmetic doctors know the best areas of the face and body where the shortage of this compound should be replenished.

With the help of injectable toxins such as Botox, as well as injectable dermal fillers, you can transform your aged skin. Your doctor in Seattle can treat various other health conditions with Botox, including migraine headaches, and excessive sweating in the armpits, face, or other areas of the body. The results of Botox can work wonders to revive your appearance back to a youthful, elegant state. Botox in Seattle is a great treatment for you to pursue.

Is it safe?

Botox injections are safe for all humans and usually only cause minor side effects. Some side effects include chills, fever, headache, bruising, swelling or pain at the site of the injection. Some people experience excessive tearing, dry eyes, uneven eyebrows or drooping eyelids. You may suffer drooling or a crooked smile due to injections placed around the mouth.

Pros

  • It is safe for all skin types and can be used after any additional skin treatment
  • Botox nourishes the skin because it is anti-toxic
  • It is highly safe and secure for several types of skin issues
  • Botox reduces your age appearance and offers a youthful look
  • It enhances the collagen production under the skin cells
  • It improves the collagen development in the body
  • It prevents wrinkles and protects the skin from effects of aging

Cons

  • At the injection site, there is a risk of infection, blood clots, nerve damage and scarring
  • It has risks of damaging that area of the body which is under cosmetic treatment
  • Botox may not be  suitable for all skin types depending on existing conditions
  • It can cause reactions for those with sensitive skin
  • Botox can create mild rashes due to the early expiry period

Warnings

Some of the treatments offered for Botox in Seattle are highly expensive. Some of the side effects are temporary for most of the patients who receive this treatment. It is a notably efficient drug with a variety of uses. Using this treatment fulfills most customers with great, visible results. The makers of Botox set standards of value and assemble the best quality products to serve the best interest of their customers. However, it is important not to ignore precautions and the information given about the drug.

  • Avoid using this injectable toxin if you have an allergic reaction to it
  • Botox is safe to use in patients who do not have kidney or liver problems
  • Injection of this product should only be performed by a licensed, experienced professional

Botox injections are made safe and secure for you by your doctor in Seattle. You can take some precautions to protect you from anxiety, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, breathing issues, heart problems and many more side effects.

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Benefits

  • Can protect your muscles from damage and injury
  • Offers maximum skin nourishment, stamina, and strength
  • Increases stamina and strengthen skin moisture levels
  • Improves appearance of facial definition
  • Improves performance of certain facial muscles by disabling other facial muscles
  • Increases the skin’s appearance of nourishment.

Side effects

It is not harmful, but the Botox drug does not suit some people. Its harmful effects are usually not severe. Some patients experience side effects, which can be managed with the help of your doctor. Some of the important symptoms that may indicate the need for consultation with your doctor include:

  • Daytime sleepiness and fatigue
  • Waking up with dry mouth and sore throat
  • Waking up with short breath in the night
  • Discomfort in sleeping
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Breath pauses
  • Frequent urination in the night
  • Memory issues and forgetfulness
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Chocking during sleep, snoring and grasping

Users must follow a physician’s instructions in order to achieve the desired results. When doctor’s instructions are followed and the product is used properly, Botox can be a very safe and effective treatment for you.

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