Collagen is a critical protein in our bodies that keeps skin firm, supple, and youthful-looking. We lose a teaspoon of collagen every year. The skin begins to show signs of aging such as wrinkles and laxity when there is a reduction in collagen. This may leave people with a desire to turn back the hands of time. Dermal fillers are highly popular non-surgical treatments that can deliver a more youthful appearance. The award-winning team at North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics in the Seattle area offers various dermal fillers to meet individual needs.
Juvéderm is the top selling dermal filler in the United States. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that keeps joints lubricated. Its smooth gel consistency makes it ideal for treating nasolabial folds, temples, the chin, and lips. In 2013, the FDA approved Juvéderm Voluma XC, the first dermal filler to boost volume in the cheeks. This treatment is enjoyed by adults 21 and older, delivering results that last up to two years.
Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Voluma XC contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to ensure patient comfort. However, we can topically numb the treatment area before administering either injection. A treatment session lasts about 30 minutes and requires no downtime. Treatment can be ideal during a lunch break, allowing patients to return to work afterwards.
We have carefully selected other dermal fillers to meet the various needs of our patients. Among our line of products, we offer Radiesse, Belotero, and Artefill to reduce the signs of aging. Our neuromodulators include Botox and Xeomin, which are used to relax the wrinkle-causing muscles in the face and prevent them from contracting. Neuromodulators can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows, and forehead furrows. Our highly-skilled team includes board-certified dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners, dermatology physician assistants, and licensed Master Medical Aestheticians who have extensive training and expertise in performing dermal filler procedures. The safe administration of these injectables is one of our top priorities. We have been recognized nationally for our exceptional standard of care with awards such as “Best Doctors in America.”
To explore dermal filler treatment in the Seattle area, schedule a consultation by calling one of our offices in Mill Creek, Smokey Point, Everett, South Everett, or Monroe at 425-954-2437.