THE PROBLEM WITH FILLERS
It is likely that you have seen images of the ‘liquid nose lift” using dermal fillers, or Korean thread nose lifts - procedures that are often dubbed the “non surgical rhinoplasty”. But did you know this is a risky procedure even in expert hands.
When injecting filler into the nose, there are tiny arteries on the nose that remain at risk of blockage despite the most careful technique. Then there is the matter of not being able to correct all types of noses or humps, not being able to reduce the size (only an illusion of sharpening can be created) and the results last, at best, for a few years only.
OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR NOSE JOBS
At Juverne we are extremely selective about advocating the non surgical nose shaping procedure and usually advise against. If you are looking for a full correction or for a smaller nose, a surgical rhinoplasty with an experienced plastic surgeon, is the way to go.
However, for a select few patients, a few drops of Botox may actually be the magical touch. If you look into the mirror and smile, does your nose droop? As we age, the tip of the nose droops in all of us. A small dose of filler to this area can elevate it. And in some patients, a small dose of Botox in the nose tip may be recommended instead.
WHAT DOES BOTOX DO FOR THE NOSE TIP
Botox is a temporary muscle relaxant that, in this case, is used (off label) to relax the fibres of a specific muscle called Depressor Nasii Septii - to give you a perkier nose, for 4 to 6 months. OTHER TREATMENTS FOR THE NOSE WITH BOTOX
The sides of the nose can be made slightly smaller by treating the ala (nostril area) with Botox to reduce the flaring of your muscles.
A different treatment, BUNNY LINE BOTOX targets the upper part of the nose, for bunny-like wrinkles that may form on the bridge (just below where glasses may sit) when you smile.
This is a possible way to also test if a certain look is right for you, before deciding on a more intensive procedure. Check with your doctor to see if Nose Botox is a suitable fit for you.Read More