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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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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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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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Are Fillers The Only Lip Augmentation Option?

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Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are the most popular way to plump the lips. The filler has few risks or side effects and often looks and feels natural. Lip fillers also have an easy reversal option and patients can choose to not refresh their filler. This makes it one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures.    Are fillers the only lip augmentation option? The short answer is no. There are other surgical and non-surgical options that can enhance the appearance of your lips. Starting with the non-surgical lip enhancements other than fillers, BOTOX injections can be used to bring out more of the upper lip to treat the appearance of thinness. This treatment–known as a BOTOX lip flip–does not usually affect the bottom lip.    Many regular filler patients tire of routine injections and want to find a more permanent lip augmentation option. For these patients, silicone lip implants can sometimes provide lower maintenance lip augmentation. Lip implants require a larger amount of commitment because the removal process is not as seamless as fillers. For some patients who regularly have fillers or who require larger scale corrections, lip implants may be an option that saves money in the long run. Fat transfer to the lips is another surgical option that can last longer than dermal fillers.    To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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The Newest Lip Filler In Bellevue: Restylane Kysse

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Lip fillers come in many forms. Restylane products are popular for plumping lips and can provide fantastic looking results, regardless of the look you want. Recently, Restylane has launched their newest product made especially for the lips. While many other Restylane fillers have uses all over the face, Restylane Kysse was formulated exclusively for the lips.    Having gained popularity in Europe, Kysse has now officially come to the United States after the FDA approved it in May. We are now happy to offer Restylane Kysse alongside our many filler options at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Like other popular lip fillers, Kysse is hyaluronic acid based and requires touch ups usually once or twice a year.   This filler provides softer, more natural feeling lips. Many patients and providers have found that Restylane Kysse not only feels more natural, but also looks more natural. For patients desiring a natural look, this newest offering has many advantages.    At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jonov and our injectors have already begun using Restylane Kysse and provided great results. To schedule your lip filler consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online. 
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Chin Augmentation: How It Can Transform Facial Profile

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Chin augmentation–whether surgical or non-surgical–can dramatically change facial profile and appearance. As the main feature for the bottom of the face, the chin can affect the look of the jawline and neck. A recessed chin can cause the jaw to look undefined or the neck to look short. Using filler or an implant, Dr. Jonov can address these, and other concerns you may have.  When it comes to facial aesthetics, the bottom of the chin should roughly line up with the tip of the nose. Sometimes, the chin does not fully extend to meet this, and this is known as a recessed chin. Most of the time, this is only slight and does not bother many people. However, for those that choose, a chin augmentation procedure can subtly or dramatically augment this area to create the desired facial profile.  Dr. Jonov of The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery uses two methods for chin augmentation. The first involves a chin implant that he places during a chin augmentation surgery. This provides longer lasting results and works best for those wanting a more dramatic result. It can also alter the shape of the chin.  Non-surgical chin augmentation uses dermal fillers to augment the chin. Results are usually more subtle and last between six months and two years depending on the chosen filler. It can address minor chin recession, dimples, and other minor alterations. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

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.

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