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Restylane In The Cheeks: Benefits & Risks

By | Injectable Fillers, Injectables
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?

By | Injectable Fillers, Injectables
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?

By | Juvederm®, Injectable Fillers, Injectables
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?

By | Injectable Fillers, Injectables
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?

By | Injectable Fillers
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?

By | Nonsurgical, Juvederm®, Injectable Fillers, Injectables, Voluma
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?

By | Injectable Fillers, Radiesse
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?

By | Chin Augmentation, Juvederm®, Injectable Fillers
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?

By | Nonsurgical, Injectable Fillers, Injectables
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?

By | Juvederm®, Injectable Fillers, Injectables, Restylane® SILK
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™.