Sound Medical Weight Loss
Weight Loss Physicians & Weight Management Physicians located in Kirkland, WA
Botox & Fillers
How does the injection work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. It is injected directly into the facial muscles. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days of your first treatment, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, and lines continue to improve for up to a month. Results may vary.
How long do the effects of the injection last?
Results from this treatment may last from 3 - 6 months. If you discontinue treatment, the facial lines gradually return and will look like they did before treatment.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting it, you may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common temporary side effects include localized pain or tenderness, swelling and inflammation, redness or bleeding/bruising. More uncommonly: temporary eyelid droop, infection at the injection site, mild to moderate headache and nausea. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Please inform the provider if you have this type of disorder.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
When our bodies change, our faces change. While you likely appreciate your growing supply of wisdom, you might be less than thrilled by the physical appearance of aging – especially if it starts early. You’re not alone, and yes there is a solution! An injectable filler can significantly turn back the clock, reducing the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles, or just adding a little volume in all the right places. Injectable dermal fillers can help to augment areas prone to volume loss, such as the cheeks and lips.
What can fillers can do for you?
- Lift the brows and contour the upper face by adding volume to temples
- Lift excess laxity of the lower face by placing filler in the upper face
- Smooth away under and outer eye circles
- Smooth away wrinkles and folds throughout the face: nasolabial, marionette, lip lines
- Smooth away creping skin
- Contour cheeks and plump lips to decrease diminishing volume
- Redefine jawline and lift laxity in the neck
As one of the leading hyaluronic acid fillers available, Juvéderm® helps restore lost volume while smoothing and contouring to provide natural-looking, lasting results in the face, lips, and hands. Juvéderm® is a soft and pliable option available in various forms, helping you target specific areas for beautiful, youthful results. We use a range of Juvéderm® products. Juvéderm Ultra XC® includes lidocaine which is a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and increase comfort during treatment. This is a popular product to diminish wrinkles, restore volume to cheeks, and even plump lips. Each treatment helps to fight the effects of aging for up to one year.
Juvéderm Voluma® and Voluma XC® are popular for patients who want to correct deep lines or wrinkles, address age-related hollowing of the face, or fill out a large portion of the face after substantial volume loss (like a significant weight loss). Treatment with Juvéderm Voluma® can help to smooth out jowls, recreate high cheekbones, and firm up the jawline. The face becomes rebalanced and smooth.
Juvéderm Vollure XC™ is a solution to moderate and severe wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and corner wrinkles. It contains a proprietary vycross technology that absorbs less water and reduces swelling. Juvéderm Vollure XC™ adds volume for tighter, younger-looking skin that lasts 12 to 18 months.
Juvéderm Volbella® and Volbella XC® are solutions to flat lips and wrinkles around the mouth. These products add lip contour, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and provide overall symmetry – without harsh swelling and bruising. They contain a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid to minimize swelling resulting in less downtime, less discomfort, and natural-looking volume for up to one year.
Revanesse® Versa™ is a luxury dermal filler of hyaluronic acid, injected to smooth facial lines and wrinkles or restore lost facial volume. Versa™ is an advanced dermal filler, produced in a state-of-the-art facility, for the highest possible standards of purity. Versa is smooth, injected more easily, and produces results that can last longer than other injectables.
The risks and side effects associated with these fillers are minimal. Swelling and tenderness following treatment are the most common side effects. Some patients may experience mild pain, bruising, redness, discoloration, lumps or bumps, firmness, and itching.
As is the case with any injectable, there is some risk of infection if the injection site is improperly cared for after the procedure. Our team will help you prep for at-home care post-procedure.