Rhinoplasty (Liquid Nose Job)
Noses can be injected for 2 purposes with dermal filler
1. To look younger
2. To look more beautiful.
Aging of the Nose:
As we age, our noses change lose volume, the bone and soft tissue dissolves. There is reduction of the structural support of the nose tip causing the nose tip to droop. The width of radix reduces. The frown lines folds can cause the smooth line between the nose and the brow to be affected. Dermal filler can treat the structural aging of the nose
Beauty of the Nose
Some people were born with great noses, and others were born with noses whose appearance could be improved. For those who weren’t born with the perfect nose, it is so simple to just inject dermal filler to improve the appearance.
Many anatomical features are important in the beauty of the nose: the nasofrontal angle, the width and height of the radix, the projection of all parts of the nose. Asymmetries can be improved. Nose tips may be improved, and the angle of the columella may be changed.
Dermal filler can improve:
A flat nose bridge: often clients present with flat or low nose bridges. It is a simple procedure to inject dermal filler to lift the nose bridge
Skin of the nose: this can be improved with dermal filler or skin boosters
The shape of the nose: The client will be assessed and the technician will have a discussion with the client about their anatomy, and how it can be improved.
The Nasofrontal angle may be improved
The height and width of the radix may be improved
The projection on the nose may be improved. The projection of any areas of the nose from the radix through the dorsum and the tip can be improved.
Nose tips: may be lifted, repositioned
Bumps: may be disguised with dermal filler
Imperfections, defects or asymmetries following surgical rhinoplasty may be improved
The angle of the
Symmetry of the nose: asymmetry of the nose is very common, and can be improved with dermal filler treatment.
Columella:The Columella-Labial angle is important in determining which way the nose appears to be pointing. The columella may be injected to alter this angle to make the appearance of the nose more upturned
Aging: as we age, the nose changes, dermal filler may be used to reduce the age appearance eg by lifting the nose tip and widening the radix
TREATMENT OF NOSE WITH DERMAL FILLERS
Choosing the dose of dermal fillers
The dose required for nose filling is variable, but the typical procedure would be for 3 treatments 1 month minimum apart, to get to the best result
The technician will assess the face and decide on the best dose after taking a history and examining the client. If a client has a history of complications with dermal fillers, or if their budget is small or if they want a more subtle result, then a smaller dose might be chosen to start with.
Pain relief during treatment
A numbing cream (eg EMLA or LMX) may be applied to the area prior to the treatment (45 minutes prior is ideal) Glad wrap may be used over the numbing cream to increase its effect. You will be required to purchase this from a pharmacy.
There is local anaesthetic in the dermal filler
Ice may be used to decrease pain and to reduce the risk of bruising.
What happens during the injectables treatment itself?
The face will be cleaned with alcohol.
Ice will be applied to the area briefly before treatment The technician will inject using a very fine needle. Then pressure with gauze will be applied.
How will I look after dermal filler in the nose?
There may be bruising, redness and swelling
What to expect after the nose dermal filler treatment?
The effect of the dermal filler will be obvious immediately
Most of the swelling from the dermal filler will have resolved by 2-3 days after the procedure. There may be a small amount of swelling for even 2-4 weeks after the procedure.
How long will the treatment last?
The answer to this is very individual and depends on the client’s anatomy, metabolism, the dose, the placement, the product etc. Typically with reversible dermal fillers: If the client is happy with the results at 1 month (ie there has been adequate fill) they should be treated within 9-12 months.