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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

The main cause of droopy cheeks is aging. While not all people will experience this as they age, it can be exceedingly frustrating for those that do. Fat and skin can descend to throw off facial proportions and cause fullness in the wrong places. Not only can this make a patient look aged, but it weighs down the face. There are treatment options. Here are the top 2 procedures for lifting droopy cheeks.

#1: Midface/Cheek Lift

The cheek equivalent of a facelift, this procedure lifts the descended structures back to their natural positions. It also removes any extra skin which may be contributing to a heavier facial appearance. Out of the various anti-aging facial surgeries, a midface lift is performed on the broadest age range. Additionally, it is also frequently performed with a facelift.

#2: Dermal Fillers

While there are several non-surgical options that can help lift the cheeks, dermal fillers are among one of the most effective and reliable options. In cases where there is little extra skin or the fat has not descended significantly, cheek fillers can help balance out the look of the face. Augmenting the appearance of the cheekbones can promote a balanced and younger looking facial appearance. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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3 Hand Rejuvenation Treatments For Younger Looking Hands

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Like the face, the hands tend to age quickly. The skin can lose thickness and laxity. This causes a crepey appearance and also can make the veins and tendons of the hands look more prominent. Several anti-aging treatments for the hands have emerged to both treat and prevent aged-looking hands. Here are 3 hand rejuvenation treatments for younger looking hands.  

#1: Dermal Fillers

  Dermal fillers can plump up the skin to disguise the look of unsightly veins and tendons. Unlike other filler procedures, hand filler is not focused on augmentation, but rather on restoring the look of thickness to the skin of your hand. This is one of the popular hand rejuvenation techniques and both Restylane Lyft and Radiesse are FDA-approved for use in the hands.  

#2: Laser Resurfacing

  Another common option for treating aged hands is with a laser resurfacing procedure. It can either be surgical or non-surgical and it helps improve the quality and appearance of the skin on the skin. This can help reduce age spots and thicken the skin.  

#3: Chemical Peels

  Like how chemical peels are a great prevention tactic for facial aging, they can also help maintain the skin on your hands and prevent aging. The process is essentially the same and a master esthetician can discuss if chemical peels for your hands will provide you the benefits you want.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Are There Risks Of Long Term Juvederm Use?

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Dermal fillers are one of the safest cosmetic procedures currently available. However, like any medication or treatment, many patients wonder if there are long term effects of regularly Juvederm use. Let’s take a look at the question, “Are there risks of long term Juvederm use?”   Generally, most adverse effects or complications of fillers appear within a few weeks of the injections—often much sooner. They are also almost always treatable and leave no permanent effects. The only real long term effects of Juvederm come down to those who scar, have a long lasting inflammatory response, or filler fatigue.   Scarring after injections of any kind is rare. However, if done improperly, injured following the injection, or a complication occurs, scarring can happen. There are treatments that can help reduce scarring. This is uncommon. Though, even less common is a long term inflammatory response. If you regularly use fillers, this is unlikely to happen, but in people new to fillers (or a particular filler) inflammatory responses or allergic reactions can last weeks. While most resolve much sooner, it is a rare possibility.   The more common long term effect is known as filler fatigue. When you keep up with your filler, sometimes the natural aging process can be shocking when letting filler dissolve out completely. This can be exacerbated by overfilling.    To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Restylane In The Cheeks: Benefits & Risks

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Restylane is one of the most popular manufacturers of hyaluronic acid fillers. They make a variety of fillers to address nearly all filler areas. Their newest filler, Restylane Contour, was created exclusively for cheek augmentation. Let’s look at some of the benefits and risks of injecting Restylane in the cheeks.   First, there are several benefits of Restylane cheek filler. It can enhance the facial contours, make the face look slimmer, and even provide a more youthful appearance. Obviously, based on the individual patient’s anatomy and goals, there are other personalized benefits of cheek filler. It can also address wrinkles and provide a more “lifted” look to the midface. With Restylane Contour, the filler is the perfect consistency and texture to feel and look natural.    All injections come with some basic risks, though they are fairly minimal. With cheek fillers, the risks of other injections such as infection and nerve damage also apply. Filler risks like lumps, nodules, migration, and occlusion of a blood vessel are also present. However, if you are a good candidate and see a qualified provider, the overall risk is fairly low. Your provider can also take steps to minimize risks such as using a cannula and hyaluronic acid fillers over semi-permanent fillers.   To learn more and schedule a consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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What Kind Of Filler Is Best For The Temples?

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Temple filler is one of the top non-invasive procedures growing in popularity because it can help create a cat eye look, restore lost volume, and achieve a heart-shaped face. However, as far as dermal fillers go, there is not one filler typically touted as the best temple filler. So, let’s take a look at the question, “What kind of filler is best for the temples?” While the temples do not carry a lot of fat, when the fat thins, it can become extremely noticeable. Since the area is not meant to be soft and supple like other areas such as the lips, thick and firm fillers are generally recommended. Depending on your needs, they may recommend a temporary filler like hyaluronic acid or a semi-permanent filler like Radiesse.  The most common fillers used in the area consist of Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, and Sculptra. If you are new to fillers or temple filler, your provider will likely recommend starting with hyaluronic acid filler. Thankfully, Juvederm Voluma can last up to two years and the temples are less sensitive to facial movement which can help the longevity of filler. For people with more chronic fat loss or aging, Sculptra or Radiesse is often the best choice because it will help stimulate collagen production in the area. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Which Juvederm Is The Best For The Lips?

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Juvederm dermal fillers are approved for use all around the face. However, arguably their most common usage is in the lips. Their main competitor Restylane makes fillers specifically for each area, but this is not the philosophy behind Juvederm. Therefore, patients sometimes wonder, “Which Juvederm is the best for the lips?” Ultimately, it depends on the results you want. One of the most commonly used Juvederm fillers in the lips is Juvederm Ultra Plus. This is because it is a highly versatile filler that has a natural feeling consistency. Juvederm fillers do tend to be thicker than their Restylane counterparts. Therefore, if a patient prefers a more dramatic result, then Juvederm fillers are likely the best choice. While not frequently used, some thicker Juvederm fillers such as Juvederm Voluma can be used in the lips. However, it is important to note that not all providers may be comfortable performing this. With that said, many patients who are regular lip filler patients and like the most dramatic lip appearance may lean towards these longer lasting, thicker Juvederm fillers. If you are a first time lip filler patient interested in Juvederm, then Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus are probably the best fillers for you. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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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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Are Cheek Fillers Painful?

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Located in the center of the face, the cheeks draw a lot of attention. Therefore, many patients want to make cosmetic changes to their cheeks. Whether it be slimming the cheeks, adding volume, or creating more definition, there are many options for cheek enhancement in Bellevue. One of the most common cheek enhancement procedures is cheek fillers. A common question during consultations is, “Are cheek fillers painful?”   Like all injections, cheek fillers do come with some discomfort. While some patients do find the injections bearable without any form of numbing, our injectors almost always offer and use topical numbing cream. They may also use a vibration device that distracts the brain from the discomfort of the injection.    Other forms of anesthetic or numbing such as lidocaine injections are not commonly used. Overall, the injections are not too uncomfortable and most patients do not experience any major pain during or after their injections. Our injectors will discuss any concerns you have and work to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.    To learn more, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online at via Price Simulator, chat, contact form.
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What Filler Is Best For The Temples?

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The temples are among one of the areas of the face that loses volume first. In fact, even just an active lifestyle can lead to hollowed out temples. Therefore, temple filler is becoming a more popular treatment to round out the face and provide a more youthful appearance. Patients often like to know the dermal filler that will give them the best results so they may ask, “What filler is best for the temples?” The best filler for the temples will vary based on the patient, their anatomy, and their goals. Typically, the temples require more filler than other areas because of how much space is present. Additionally, the temples, even though they carry a small amount of fat, are a rather bony area. Therefore, a softer filler is usually not preferred.  The fillers that the injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery use may include fillers such as Restalyne Defyne, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane Refyne. Nearly any dermal filler can be used in the temples if the patient is the right candidate for that particular filler. Your injector will discuss the numerous options available during your consultation. To schedule a consultation with an injector at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator®.
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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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