What are Nose Fillers?
"I want a higher nose bridge"
"My nose is very flat"
For many Asians, a common complaint is flat or low nose bridges.
Aside from going under the knife, nose fillers and nose threadlift are one of the most popular treatments to achieve a higher, sharper and more defined nose without the risks of surgery - in only 15 minutes!
Nose fillers are a gel-like substance injected beneath the skin. Majority of fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occuring substance in the body.
Fillers VS Surgery
Compared to surgery (rhinoplasty), nose fillers are able to give patients more natural- looking results.
Aside from treating the nose bridge, fillers can also be used to enhance the nose tip, giving the nose a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.
Furthermore, fillers can be placed accurately to smoothen out "bumps" in the nose caused by the natural shape of the nasal bone.
Fillers or Nose Threadlift or Both?
For flat noses, fillers are recommended first as they are best in giving volume.
Compared to nose threads, fillers are better able to correct "bumps" in the nose because they can be injected specifically into an area.
Nose threads are more ideal for those who have an existing or low nose bridge, and desire additional height and definition. An added benefit of nose threads is that the entire nose bridge is enhanced, from the top all the way down to the tip.
Fillers and nose threads can also be used in combination. Fillers can create the "foundation" to increase the height of the bridge first. Following which, nose threads are used to further define and contour the nose bridge and tip.
After consultation, Dr Edwin will recommend the ideal treatment option for you.
More information about Nose Threadlift can be found here.
Prior to treatment, Dr Edwin will discuss with you the type and volume of filler required to achieve your desired results. We only use FDA approved brands such as Restylane or Juvederm.
The choice of fillers are crucial! Choosing the wrong type of filler may result in "broadening" of the nose bridge a.k.a the "avatar" nose.
Prior to each injection, a cold icepack will be applied to the skin to reduce discomfort and bruising. Dr Edwin prefers ice over numbing cream as ice has the added benefit of anti-bruising.
The filler is injected using a small and thin needle. Results can be seen immediately after the treatment. There may be slight bruising and swelling. We recommend using the intensive recovery cream to hasten recovery.
Treatment duration is between 15 to 30 minutes. Results typically last between 12 to 16 months.
Are Nose Fillers safe?
Nose filler injections are a technically demanding procedure and should only be performed by an experienced doctor.
The safest approach is to inject deep, along the mid line of the nose, to avoid blood vessels. There have been reports of rare and severe complications such as skin necrosis and blindness when the filler is injected incorrectly into a blood vessel.
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