Non-surgical nose shaping generally refers to filler injections that reshape the nose. Fillers add volume underneath the skin and are most commonly used to treat wrinkles, but can also be used to inflate the lips or to change the appearance of the nose.
Fillers to the nose can not actually make the nose smaller, but they can make the nose appear more narrow in cases where there is a flat bridge. Fillers are also useful in certain cases to disguise a hump by filling around the hump, making it less obvious. Irregularities or asymmetries after previous surgical rhinoplasty can also often be improved with non-surgical fillers.
There are several options when it comes to fillers that are used for nose shaping. The most popular are made of gel consisting of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in our skin. These usually last about a year when injected around the nose, and they are fully reversible and non-permanent. Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm are all hyaluronic acid gel fillers and are the most frequently used dermal fillers in our cosmetic practice here in Michigan. Other fillers including Artefill and Radiesse have also been used as non-surgical nose shaping methods.
The treatment usually takes about 15 minutes and there is often zero downtime. To see if you are a candidate, call us for a free consultation.