Nose Fillers: Common Questions Always Asked By Patients

Having a beautiful nose structure can enhance your appearance and lift up your confidence. If you’ve been considering to improve your nose bridge and tip without any pain or downtime, nose fillers offer to be the quicker and painless alternative to traditional nose jobs. Take a look at the FAQs below to learn more about nose fillers.

What are nose fillers?

As a non-surgical option for redefining the nose structure, nose fillers involve a series of injection with filler substance along the nose. Filler injections deals with the loss of volume in the face as people age – they “fill” in with extra volume and provide a more youthful look. Commonly known dermal filler brands today include Juvederm and Restylane, which are also available as face and cheek fillers.

When talking about improving the appearance of the nose, people usually refer to traditional rhinoplasty. This procedure involves going under the knife to reconstruct and correct the nose, and patients will be exposed to the associated surgical risks. But with nose fillers, there is minimal downtime and no surgical risk with natural results produced.

What are nose fillers made up of?

The filler material is typically composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural compound that is produced and found in many areas of the body. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water and as such, it gives the skin moisture, elasticity and volume. This also makes the fillers highly biocompatible with the body.

As one ages, Hyaluronic Acid also gets depleted which causes a loss in facial volume and be more susceptible to wrinkles forming. Face fillers, which are also made from HA, can help to even out depressions in the skin and smooth out any fine lines.

How does it work?

Very fine needles are carefully injected to the desired spot, along the nose bridge to the tip of the nose, and deliver the filler with precision. The area will be gently massaged to smooth out any unevenness and create the ideal nose shape.

Is it painful?

With an experienced doctor carrying out the procedure, it is a quick and almost painless aesthetic treatment. Numbing cream may be applied prior to assure comfort. But newer fillers contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic which allows for a more comfortable procedure, alleviating as much pain as possible and offering further relief.

Are there any side effects?

With any type of filler injection, slight swelling may occur but it usually resolves quickly within a day or two. There is also the common side effect of infection. When fillers are injected through the skin, bacteria can pass through the tiny opening and infect the filler. Thus, post-treatment care for the first 24 hours is very crucial – patients should ensure the injection points are kept clean. If there is an infection, they would usually be asked to take oral antibiotics.

Another side effect is migration of the filler. They may spread and shift, making the nose wider. This occurs when the filler is still soft and moldable, usually during the first 1 or 2 days after the injection. A simple touch up can be done to correct shifting. It can also be a result of poor technique, which can cause severe side effects such as skin necrosis and even visual impairment. Thus, ensure you are in good hands of an experienced and certified doctor who can carry out dermal filler treatments.

What are the benefits of nose fillers?

– Add volume and lift the nose tip

– Give height to the nose bridge

– Helps to sculpt the nose with precision

– Appealing as a lunchtime procedure, with no minimal to no downtime

– Hyaluronic Acid fillers can be reversed with an enzyme

Who are nose fillers ideal for?

People with ill-defined nose tip or flat nose bridge can benefit most from nose fillers. It is also ideal for those looking to make small refinements of the nose and achieve their ideal look.

What’s the difference between nose fillers and nose thread lifts?

While nose fillers use a filler substance to sculpt the nose, nose thread lifts involve inserting polydioxanone (PDO) threads into the bridge and columella of the nose to give height and projection to the nose. These fine threads are safe and compatible with the body – they will fully dissolve and stimulate formation of new collagen fibres in its place. This helps to maintain the lifting effect of your nose longer, for another 8 to 12 months.

It is suitable for people with a wide nose or big nose tip, looking to achieve a smaller and more defined nose profile. Noses that are slightly off-centered or have poor nose tip angle can also benefit from achieving a better definition and an improvement in nose contour with nose thread lifts.

Both procedures have their own benefits as well as pros and cons. You can consult with our doctors to find the right procedure for you and achieve your desired look.

You can also call us to find out more details on our nose fillers and other aesthetic procedures such as acne scar treatment.

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