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What Is The Best Filler For Hands?

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After the face and neck, the hands are often one of the first areas to show age. This can result in hands that appear hollow, look crepey, and have visible veins or tendons. Dermal fillers are one of the best procedures to address this and are quickly becoming a popular procedure. When considering the countless dermal filler options, patients often ask, “What is the best filler for hands?”   First, it should be noted that there are two dermal fillers FDA approved for the hands. These are Radiesse and Restylane Lyft. In general, these are the two most popular fillers for the hands and are widely used for this purpose. However, occasionally, other fillers are used off label in the hands.   Radiesse is a longer lasting, semi-permanent filler. This comes with various advantages and disadvantages. It is best for those with a more severe hand appearance or those used to and familiar with dermal fillers. Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid filler. This means that it may not last as long, but is reversible and comes with less risk. Lyft is great for patients seeking hand filler for the first time.   Overall, the best hand filler for you is best determined by your injector based on your goals, anatomy, and medical history. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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Does Dysport Last Longer Than BOTOX?

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Patients often want to know the difference between Dysport and BOTOX. It can be confusing considering they are used to provide the same effects. In short, Dysport and BOTOX are both neurotoxins that use Botulinum toxin A to temporarily paralyze and weaken muscles. The main differences between the two are in minute formula differences and how patients respond to each. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Does Dysport last longer than BOTOX?” The answer is not straightforward. Some patients may see longer lasting results with Dysport while others may experience longer lasting results with BOTOX. Many believe and preliminary studies have shown that the effects of Dysport may appear sooner, but BOTOX may last longer. However, this will not hold true for every individual patient.  Additionally, it is possible to build a tolerance to one or the other if you undergo regular injections. Therefore, the product that gives you the longest result may actually change in the future. It is best to discuss this with your injector during your consultation and treatment to determine whether Dysport or BOTOX is best for you. To schedule a free consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You may also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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What Is The Best Filler For The Chin?

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Chin filler–also known as a non-surgical chin augmentation–is becoming a popular procedure because it can make improvements to the jawline, facial profile, and symmetry. Chin augmentation traditionally uses surgical methods to place a chin implant. However, with new techniques, many patients with more minor concerns can undergo non-surgical procedures to achieve the results they want. When inquiring about chin filler, patients often want to know, “What is the best filler for the chin?”   Hyaluronic acid fillers Juvederm and Restylane are the two most frequently used dermal fillers for the chin. Considering the chin is bony, thicker fillers tend to work better in this area. Juvederm Voluma is a popular choice and usually provides good results when injected into the chin. This filler also lasts the longest among hyaluronic acid fillers.   Restylane Lyft which is often used in the cheeks can also provide good results in the chin. Of the Restylane filler options, Lyft is one of the thicker options that is still malleable and well suited to the area. Occasionally, other fillers such as Radiesse may also be used in the chin. Though, this is largely on a case-by-case basis. Your injector will discuss your filler options and the best one for your chin filler in Bellevue.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out to us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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How Do You Fix Sunken Temples?

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Sunken temples are a common condition that can occur with aging, due to weight loss, or even just from living an athletic lifestyle. Losing volume in this area can make the face look aged, gaunt, and tired. Therefore, many patients want to correct this look and come to the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery with the question, “How do you fix sunken temples?” Luckily, for most patients, there is a quick and easy solution that can fill in their temples and provide a more youthful look. Dermal fillers injected into the temples can address hollowing and wrinkles in the area. It can also round out the face in that area to create a more flattering face shape.  Temple fillers take around twenty to thirty minutes to complete in our office and are completely non-surgical. They will require regular injections roughly once or twice a year to maintain the look. However, for many patients this is worth it because of the difference temple filler can make in their overall facial appearance.  For patients with more advanced aging or brow sagging, a brow lift may also address the temples and provide a youthful look. This is generally in older patients or those who need more than hollowed temples addressed. Your provider can discuss these options with you during your consultation.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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How Long Does Dermal Filler Swelling Last?

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Patients can experience swelling following any type of dermal filler injection. While not every patient will have swelling after fillers, those that do often want to get rid of it as soon as possible. There are many ways to address swelling, though how long swelling lasts will largely depend on individual factors. For patients who do experience swelling often want to know, “How long does dermal filler swelling last?” In most cases, swelling will completely subside within two weeks. With that said, swelling usually becomes imperceptible or unnoticeable in a week. To prevent and aid in the reduction of swelling, there are some things you can do.  Immediately following injections, you should plan not to partake in any strenuous activities for around twenty-four hours. Light exercise and most daily activities are fine. However, you should especially avoid anything in the area where you received filler. For most areas, this may include bending forward or unnecessary lip movements (for lip filler). Elevating the head of the bed the night after your injections can also reduce the chances of swelling. Also, certain over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can worsen swelling. Avoiding these medications for a couple of days before and after your procedure can help prevent swelling. If you do experience swelling, continuing to avoid these medications may help. Additionally, some supplements such as Arnica Montana may promote a reduction in swelling.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™.
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Juvederm Bellevue: What Juvederm Is Best For Lips?

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Juvederm makes a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers for various areas of the face including the cheeks, folds, and lips. Lip filler continues to be one of the most popular non-surgical procedures in the United States. Juvederm is one of the top filler manufacturers for lips. However, Juvederm offers many filler options. What Juvederm is best for lips? Most Juvederm fillers can achieve a good result in the lips. As far as what filler was designed specifically for use in the lips, that would include Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. The injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery routinely use Juvederm fillers in the lips and can determine which Juvederm product will give you the best results. Juvederm Ultra Plus consists of a thicker formula than Juvederm Ultra. It also tends to last longer. This thicker formula may not suit all lip filler patients or goals. Patients who want extremely subtle results or who want a more malleable filler may find that Juvederm Ultra best serves their needs. In general, Juvederm lip fillers last between three months and one year depending on the filler you receive and biological factors. Juvederm can provide subtle to dramatic results and is an all around versatile product for lip filler injections. To learn more about Juvederm and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online using our contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™.
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Dysport Bellevue: Does Dysport or BOTOX Last Longer?

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Dysport and BOTOX are both neuromodulator injections that temporarily paralyze facial muscle movements. They can treat and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. When considering neuromodulator treatment, patients usually want the results to last as long as possible. Therefore, the question, “Does Dysport or BOTOX last longer?” comes up frequently in consultations.    The answer to this question Dysport and BOTOX both tend to last around three to six months. Certain patients may find that one or the other lasts longer for them. The site of injections can also determine how long they will last. Additionally, when treating conditions such as chronic migraines or hyperhidrosis, you may need to refresh your results more often.   The main difference between BOTOX and Dysport are slight variations in formulas. Both injectables use Botulinum toxin A and a mixture of proteins. These small differences can play a part in why Dysport may last longer for one patient versus another. It is not uncommon for patients to try out both and determine which they prefer.   Your injector can discuss the differences with you and work to determine whether BOTOX or Dysport injections are best for achieving your goals. To learn more about neuromodulators and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via chat, contact form, or our Price Simulator™
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Non-Surgical Nose Job Bellevue: How Long Does A Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Last?

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A non-surgical nose job is a procedure that can correct undesirable features of the nose using dermal filler injections. While not suitable for every patient wanting to make alterations to their nose, it is a wonderful option for patients that do not need or want a full rhinoplasty. The procedure can also serve as a trial run for more permanent rhinoplasty surgery. Before undergoing the injections, patients often ask: how long does a non-surgical rhinoplasty last?   The answer to this question will largely depend on the type of filler used and individual factors. As far as the type of filler used during a non-surgical nose job, this will depend on your needs and the specifics of the procedure. Dr. Jonov can discuss the filler options for your non-surgical nose job and which will provide the best results.   In general, most patients can expect their non-surgical rhinoplasty to last between six months and two years. Factors that can impact this include your metabolism, how much you exercise, and overall health. This impacts how quickly your body breaks down the filler.   Beyond this, to promote the longest lasting results from your non-surgical rhinoplasty maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to keep your results as long as possible. To find out more about the benefits of a non-surgical nose job, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our Price Simulator™, contact form, and chat.
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BOTOX Bellevue: What Is A BOTOX Lip Flip?

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BOTOX is known as the injection that can relax and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Some patients also use BOTOX to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines and hyperhidrosis. A brand new use of BOTOX, however, has become popular for lip enhancement. The procedure is known as a BOTOX lip flip. But, what is a BOTOX lip flip?   Injectors sometimes used BOTOX in the mouth and lip area to correct a gummy smile or treat unwanted features. The BOTOX lip flip uses BOTOX injections to alter the appearance of a thin upper lip to make it appear fuller without the use of dermal fillers. How does it achieve this?    BOTOX is a neuromodulator that blocks signals to the treated muscle. When injected for a lip flip, BOTOX relaxes the upper lip and causes it to reveal more of the lip. Like with fillers, this alteration is temporary, but future BOTOX injections can maintain the fullness of the upper lip.    One of the most common complaints patients have about their lips is a thin upper lip. The BOTOX lip flip procedure specifically targets this concern to give patients the results they want. Depending on your goals, lip fillers can be used too.    To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or an injector at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. Additionally, you can contact us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or text.
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Nose Job Bellevue: How Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Done?

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When considering a non-surgical rhinoplasty, patients often wonder: how is non-surgical rhinoplasty done? With major nose enhancements usually requiring surgery, it is understandable to question how the non-surgical method is done and if it can provide good results. Based on a patient’s individual goals and needs for their nose, a non-surgical rhinoplasty may offer a satisfactory result. Dr. Jonov performs non-surgical nose jobs on a regular basis. While the specific technique and locations can vary due to patient variations, in general, patients can expect a non-surgical rhinoplasty to be injections of dermal fillers into specific areas of the nose. Commonly, fillers are injected into the bridge of the nose to fill in unwanted humps or divots.  The entire procedure usually does not take more than a half hour to complete and does not require any sedation. Topical anesthetics are applied if requested. Dr. Jonov will inject the filler into the locations of your nose that will give you the result you want. Non-surgical rhinoplasties are a great way to try out possible and future surgical results.  The answer to the question: how is non-surgical rhinoplasty done?, is fairly straightforward. It is done with targeted injections of dermal fillers to enhance the nose. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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