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Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility.
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Juvederm Ultra Plus
Ultra : Normally used as a lip filler, Juvederm Ultra can also treat the nasolabial folds. Typically, Ultra is considered among the thinnest of Juvederm's fillers. It lasts on average around three to six months.
Ultra Plus : Contains lidocaine for improved comfort and is also used for dramatic lip augmentation. It is also used in the nasolabial folds. Slightly thicker than Ultra, it has a few more uses and sometimes is used in the cheeks or chin. It is versatile and great for volume loss and facial wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus also lasts around six months, though can last longer in some places and individuals.
Voluma : Among the longest lasting hyaluronic acid option, Voluma is typically used in the chin or cheeks. It can last up to two years. Out of all hyaluronic acid fillers, it is often considered the one that lasts the longest.
Juvederm Bellevue & Kirkland
Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility. Two filler manufacturers offer hyaluronic acid fillers–Restylane and Juvederm. Both are about equal in usage and most providers offer both. Northwest Face & Body offers the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
The Lowdown On Juvederm
Juvederm is a type of cosmetic injectable known as a dermal filler. It is injected for two main purposes: to fill hollows and wrinkles or to augment areas of the face. Primarily used on the face, dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the top non-surgical procedures for anti-aging. With millions of filler injections performed every year, it is an extremely popular and versatile tool for looking younger and achieving your ideal facial aesthetic.
Within facial fillers, some subcategories refer to what the filler is made out of. Juvederm belongs to the largest and most used classification: hyaluronic acid fillers. This means that Juvederm is lower risk than semi-permanent fillers and can treat more places such as the lips.
The master injectors at Northwest Face & Body are masters at using Juvederm to artfully augment and fill in facial features. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
The Lowdown On Juvederm
Juvederm has many applications across the face. Some of the areas Juvederm can treat include:
- Under Eyes
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
Patients can usually treat multiple areas at once. Juvederm also pairs well with neurotoxin treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport. Your master injector will discuss which areas you are a candidate for treatment and the best Juvederm filler for each area.
Advantages Of Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, the largest concentrations of which are in the eyes and joints. Therefore, while rejection or allergy to the filler is possible, it is highly unlikely. Another major benefit of hyaluronic acid filler is that they have a natural reversal agent, hyaluronidase.
When injected, it breaks up the filler. If you experience major side effects or complications or end up unhappy with your new look, there is an easy antidote. This also increases the safety of hyaluronic acid fillers when compared with other types of fillers. If occlusion (the injection of filler into a blood vessel) or an adverse event occurs, it can be immediately addressed in the office.
While it may not seem like an advantage at first, the temporary nature of hyaluronic acid fillers allows patients to stop treatments whenever they want, try out various filler options, and try out different looks each time. This experimentation allows patients to find the exactly right filler option and technique for them.
Types Of Juvederm Filler
Juvederm makes a few different fillers that each have a slightly varied consistency and tend to be used in different areas. The main Juvederm offerings are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Your master injector can discuss each option with you in detail and help determine which is best for the area you are treating and your goals.
- Ultra: Normally used as a lip filler, Juvederm Ultra can also treat the nasolabial folds. Typically, Ultra is considered among the thinnest of Juvederm's fillers. It lasts on average around three to six months.
- Ultra Plus: Contains lidocaine for improved comfort and is also used for dramatic lip augmentation. It is also used in the nasolabial folds. Slightly thicker than Ultra, it has a few more uses and sometimes is used in the cheeks or chin. It is versatile and great for volume loss and facial wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus also lasts around six months, though can last longer in some places and individuals.
- Voluma: Among the longest lasting hyaluronic acid option, Voluma is typically used in the chin or cheeks. It can last up to two years. Out of all hyaluronic acid fillers, it is often considered the one that lasts the longest.
Before & After Juvederm Injections In Bellevue
The first step for undergoing Juvederm filler injections in Bellevue is to attend a consultation with a master injector. At this appointment, your master injector will ask you about your goals, medical history, history with fillers, and lifestyle. They may also briefly examine the area to evaluate the skin quality, thickness, and other factors that influence the filler choice and process.
If they believe you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure, they will discuss the many fillers you have to choose from. In some cases, you may undergo filler injections the same day. Otherwise, you can schedule your appointment at your convenience or before leaving the office.
First, your master injector will prep the injection sites. This involves disinfecting the areas with alcohol and cleansing them of any makeup or environmental debris. After this, they will likely apply topical numbing cream. This will sit for around ten to twenty minutes. During this time, your injector will prepare the Juvederm.
Your master injector will then begin the filler injections. Depending on the treatment, they may use a needle or cannula. If using a needle, they will start injections immediately. With a cannula, they will make a small entry point for the cannula using a small needle. After inserting the needle or cannula they will slowly inject the filler. They may move the needle within the injection point or inject at multiple sites to add volume evenly for the ideal results.
For most areas, the injections themselves do not take longer than about ten to fifteen minutes. You can have multiple areas treated at the same time. Along with the topical numbing cream, the Juvederm contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the filler as it is injected.
In the days following the injections, you may notice some common side effects such as:
For the most part, these side effects should clear up in a week or two. For a day or two following Juvederm injections, your master injector may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, alcohol, and certain blood-thinning medications and supplements.
Your filler will continue to settle for about two weeks. If you still notice lumps, unevenness, or the result does not fit your goals after two weeks, our master injectors can perform a quick touch up.
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Certain areas of the body can develop stubborn, small fat pockets due to genetics, aging, or even left over after weight loss. The chin is probably the most notorious of these areas. A “double chin” is a term used to describe when a person carries extra fat under the chin. This affects men and women. Fit people can have extra submental fat. Liposuction or other plastic surgeries were often the most effective treatment to address a double chin. However, an injectable known as Kybella can now treat and melt fat under the chin. Northwest Face and Body offers the best Kybella Bellevue and Kirkland can provide.
Overview: Fat Melting Kybella Injections
Kybella was approved by the FDA to treat the appearance of submental fat in 2015. It uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells in the chin. For patients who carry extra fat in the chin due to genetics or other factors, Kybella is a great option.
Unlike other fat removal procedures, Kybella is completely non-surgical. Though, it does usually require multiple treatment sessions to see the desired results. It allows patients who are not good surgical candidates or who only have a small amount of fat to see results without anesthesia or major recovery.
All About Deoxycholic Acid
The active ingredient of Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring acid in the body. As a secondary bile acid, it is used by the intestine to emulsify fat. Kybella uses a synthetic form of this acid to break down targeted fat cells in the body. Because it is an acid that the body produces, this makes it a fairly low risk procedure.
Along with the cosmetic use of deoxycholic acid, it is also used in various other medical applications including the treatment of lipomas, gallstones, and as an ingredient in some vaccines. Since the discovery of the acid, it has been used in a variety of medical treatments and fields.
Benefits & Risks
Kybella injections for the elimination of a double chin have many advantages and benefits. Considering the non-invasive nature of the treatment, it is an attractive option for many patients looking for a solution to their chin fat. Some of the benefits of Kybella include:
- Reduction of submental fullness
- Improved facial appearance and chin profile
- Non-surgical; allows for fat reduction without liposuction
- Requires no lengthy recovery or time off work
- Quick fifteen minute procedure
- Results can be permanent (if weight is maintained)
- May result in a younger appearance
- Relatively painless
- Safe treatment
- May improve the look of the jawline
- Suitable for adults of all ages and skin types
- Specifically designed to treat small pockets of fat
Kybella–similar to any medical treatment–comes with some risks. While rare and fairly minor, Kybella is not advised for everyone. Patients with bleeding disorders, pregnant or nursing women, and those with infections in or near the treatment sit should postpone or reconsider treatment. Certain medical conditions may also make treatment inadvisable.
Some of the risks that your injector will discuss with you may include:
- Prolonged swelling or bruising
- Nerve injury (rarely, if ever, permanent)
- Allergic reaction
- Trouble swallowing
- Poor outcome
- Hair loss in the treatment area
All of the above risks and complications are extremely rare and usually temporary. They are more often documented when Kybella is used by an unqualified provider, in an unideal patient, or outside of the accepted treatment areas. When used properly under the chin and in the right patient, Kybella is unlikely to cause any long lasting issues or hindrances.
Kybella vs. Chin Liposuction
Outside of Kybella treatment in Bellevue, the most effective and widely performed procedure for submental fat is chin liposuction. A surgical procedure, chin liposuction is generally effective. Compared with other liposuction procedures and other plastic surgeries, it is relatively non-invasive and features a shorter recovery time.
Some patients interested in Kybella may be better suited for liposuction treatment. This is best determined during a consultation at Northwest Face & Body. The table below details some of the notable differences between the two procedures to help determine which might be the right one for you.
- Uses only topical numbing agents
- Low to no risk of scars
- Designed to remove only small pockets of fat
- Results may be permanent
- Usually requires multiple treatments
- Performed in 15 to 30 minutes
- No downtime
- Less predictable
- Surgical (though can be performed under local anesthesia)
- Low risk of scarring
- Can remove nearly any amount of chin fat
- Results may be permanent
- Only one surgical session required for results
- Takes around one hour
- Downtime necessary
- More consistent results
As far as cost effectiveness, it is a toss up between Kybella and chin lipo. At first look, Kybella is less expensive than liposuction. However, considering Kybella usually requires more than one treatment and sometimes up to six sessions, this can add up quickly. It all comes down to your preferences and candidacy. Your provider can provide more information during a consultation.
Before And After Kybella Injections
At a consultation with an injector at Northwest Face & Body, they will determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella and if the injectable will adequately meet your goals. First, they will want to get a good idea of your goals and concerns you have with your appearance. Next, your injector will review your medical history. Finally, they will examine your chin to look at the amount of fat and quality of skin located there.
Your injector will then conclude if you are a good candidate for Bellevue Kybella injections. If you are, they may be able to proceed with your first treatment the same day. If your provider believes Kybella is not suitable for you or your needs, they may refer you to our plastic surgeon, Dr. Ludwig Allegra, or otherwise recommend an alternative.
Before your Kybella injections, your injector will disinfect and clean the area with an alcohol wipe. It is best to shave your chin if needed. They may also apply a topical numbing cream that keeps the injections more tolerable and comfortable. Though, patients can forego this step if they wish.
Your injector may make some pre-procedure markings and will describe the procedure. Kybella typically involves multiple injections along the underside of the chin. On average, this takes around fifteen minutes to complete. With numbing, this places the entire procedure time at around twenty five to thirty minutes.
Patients can experience a mild burning sensation during and after the injections. This generally is not too painful and should pass quickly. The injections themselves normally do not cause too much discomfort.
Kybella does not require bed rest or major recovery. Patients can usually return to work immediately after the procedure. However, patients may experience some minor side effects and should make some changes to their lifestyle temporarily to promote the best results. Some of the instructions your injector may give you include:
- Avoid strenuous exercise or activity for some time (usually one to three days)
- Sleep with an extra pillow or head slightly elevated
- Do not touch or massage the treated area
- Only take over-the-counter acetaminophen based painkillers
- Ice can be used for swelling
- Do not apply makeup for about a day
- Can gently continue normal skincare routine
As far as side effects, patients may experience:
- Temporary hardening of skin near injection sites
- Minor pain
Side effects often resolve in about two weeks. Residual swelling can last up to a month, but usually is not noticeable after a couple of weeks. Your provider is happy to follow up after two weeks to gauge your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Kybella Painful?
Kybella may cause some discomfort during and after treatment. Most patients do find it overly painful and post-procedure pain is easily managed with over-the-counter remedies. Our injectors also offer topical numbing before injections.
Can You See Results After One Kybella Treatment?
It is possible to see results after one Kybella treatment, though rare. On average, patients need between two and six sessions to see the results they desire. This is based on various factors and your provider can discuss these with you at your consultation.
Is It Permanent?
Under ideal circumstances, Kybella results are permanent. However, aging can contribute to lax skin in the area which can also create the look of a double chin. While fat cells destroyed by Kybella cannot come back, existing ones can expand with weight gain. Therefore, you should continue to live a healthy and active lifestyle following Kybella treatments.
Does Kybella Leave Loose Skin?
Kybella only removes extra fat and does not tighten the skin. Therefore, the best candidates for Kybella treatment are those with good or decent skin laxity. If your skin is loose or saggy, you may be a better candidate for a facelift, or a skin tightening procedure.
How Much Is Kybella In Bellevue?
Kybella at Northwest Face & Body starts at $530 per vial with a qualified injector and $1,000 with Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Ludwig Allegra. Our injectors trained directly under Dr. Allegra to learn the correct and optimal injection techniques for Kybella. We do accept financing for Kybella treatments and you can learn more about financing options on our financing page.
The Best Kybella Injections In Bellevue And Kirkland
Dr. Ludwig Allegra is a plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience in cosmetic injections. He masterfully uses injections to achieve patient goals and achieve a more symmetrical, aesthetic appearance. As one of the first adopters of Kybella after its FDA approval, Dr. Allegra continues to offer the most skillful and best Kybella injections in Bellevue and Kirkland.
Northwest Face & Body is located centrally at Carillon Point in Kirkland, only a few minutes drive from both downtown Bellevue and Kirkland. It has served the Eastside’s cosmetic and aesthetic needs for over two decades by offering the top, dermal fillers, and plastic surgery procedures.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with an injector, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out to us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
Every patient is different, but in general, you should start seeing great results after just one Kybella treatment. Most patients need one or two additional Kybella treatments if they have thicker submental fat tissue.How do I maximize my Kybella results? ›
- using ice or cold packs after your treatment.
- applying warm compresses within the first few days after your injections.
- wearing a chin strap post-treatment for added compression.
- taking an over-the-counter antihistamine prior to your appointment.
Every patient is different, but in general, you should start seeing great results after just one Kybella treatment. Most patients need one or two additional Kybella treatments if they have thicker submental fat tissue.How many Kybella treatments does it take to see results? ›
It's not uncommon for a patient to have two, four, or even six treatments, each of which is scheduled at least a month apart. After each treatment, it will take four to six weeks for the acid to do its work in the body, and for the first results to appear.Who are the best candidates for Kybella? ›
You may qualify for KYBELLA injections if you are fairly healthy and concerned about a moderate amount of excess chin and neck fat. Most of the time, people who get this treatment have submental fullness due to an excessive amount of subcutaneous fat in the submental region.Does drinking water help Kybella? ›
One of the simplest, most effective steps you can take to see your Kybella results as quickly as possible is to drink plenty of water. Just keep in mind that not feeling thirsty is not an adequate hydration indication.How many vials of Kybella do most people need? ›
Kybella treatment sessions vary depending on the patient. Most patients need about two to three vials of Kybella per treatment.Does Kybella not work for everyone? ›
Not everyone is a candidate for Kybella as highlighted by the number of study subjects who do not respond (over 30%). Patients who have extremely lax skin will probably not get the tightening needed with treatments to provide an improved neck contour.How many Kybella treatments do you need for jowls? ›
The number of Kybella treatments needed for the jowls depends on the size of the submental fat in the area and the size of one's neck. Typically three to four treatments are needed, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, for the best cosmetic treatment to rejuvenate the jowls.How long does it take Kybella to dissolve fat? ›
How Long Before I See Results? Results from Kybella injections are typically gradual. Targeted fat cells are usually removed from the area within four to six weeks after receiving injections, at which point patients start to see a noticeable difference to the appearance of their profile.
Khloe Kardashian has undergone the Belkyra (Kybella) treatment to help sculpt and define her jawline (just LOOK at that picture – c'mon she looks amazing!). The Belkyra treatment works to destroy fat through the injection of deoxycholic acid.What is the downside of Kybella? ›
Kybella's most common side effects are pain, swelling, and bruising where it was injected. Other injection site reactions are also common. Rare but serious side effects are also possible. This includes more serious injection site reactions, difficulty swallowing, and nerve damage.What is the best age to get Kybella? ›
In terms of the ideal candidate age for Kybella®, you should be in your 20's, 30's, and possibly even early 40's. If you're older, Kybella® may not be the best choice for you. In that case, to get the best result you may want to consider a neck lift or neck liposuction.What is the fastest way to reduce Kybella swelling? ›
- Using an ice pack on the injection site.
- Taking pain medications to reduce the swelling.
- A gentle massage of the face (if tolerable)
- Applying a warm compress to the area.
Post-Treatment Instructions: • Avoid extreme temperatures of heat for 24 hours post treatment (i.e. Jacuzzi, hot showers etc.). Do NOT consume alcohol or sodium for 3 days post treatment to avoid excess swelling. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment.How long does it take for fat to dissolve with Kybella? ›
How Quickly This Treatment Works. This treatment works very quickly. The deoxycholic acid kills the fat cells in the treatment area almost as soon as contact is made. However, it can take anywhere from four to six weeks for your lymphatic system to finish flushing out all of the dead fat cells.What day is Kybella swelling the worst? ›
Swelling, the most common effect after Kybella® treatment, will be worst during the first few days. Swelling can last two to three weeks. We space your treatments four weeks apart, so all the swelling has resolved before your next session.