Nose Fillers Singapore for Nose Contouring
The nose is a prominent facial feature and one of the first things people see in a face. Compared to Western beauty standards often seen in media, Asians in Singapore often have flatter, wider and poorly defined noses. This type of nose shape visually accentuates the width of the face and the distance between the eyes, making the face look flat and uninteresting.
A high, well-defined nose bridge is highly sought after. Non-surgical options for nasal contouring are on the rise, especially among patients that do not wish to undergo rhinoplasty with risks of unfavourable results, downtime and side effects such as infection or scarring.
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Nose Fillers - How I use dermal fillers for nose
Injectable dermal fillers are hydrogels that can be implanted to enhance the shape and contour of the nose. Dermal filler is a very common procedure that many of my newer patients opt for. Nose fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Temporary fillers are the most popular and can be classified into 2 broad groups:
- Volume replacement fillers - most commonly composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide which draws and binds water to itself and the surrounding skin. Other examples include agarose or collagen.
- Collagen stimulation fillers - contain materials such as calcium hydroxyapatite, polycaprolactone that cause the body to produce collagen within the skin tissue.
Fillers have different structural properties such as cross-linking that manifest in their rheological properties such as viscosity, cohesivity, hardness and resistance to deformity. Hard, cohesive and viscous fillers are preferable when choosing a nose filler for nose augmentation as they give the skin a firm look.
The use of dermal filler as a procedure to improve the nose bridge and overall nose shape is very useful as it has many immediate and apparent benefits, making nose filler one of the most popular non-surgical nose contouring procedures.
Nose fillers to contour the nose commonly consists of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid filler is the most commonly used for filler injections on the nose bridge and nose tip, to both contour and give them volume. While dermal fillers as a standalone procedure is sufficient for some degree of nose recontouring, I prefer to combine it with other treatments to obtain the best results.
The nose thread lift procedure is a more recent nasal augmentation technique. Biocompatible polydioxanone (PDO) surgical threads are implanted in the nasal bridge, tip or columella to improve the shape, height and definition of the nose while stimulating collagen formation to provide sustainable lift.
Multiple threads are inserted through a tiny puncture through the skin on the nose tip to add volume and height. The volume added is visible after insertion as the threads provide a scaffold for the nose, and the effect can be fine-tuned on the spot. The number of threads required varies according to the individual and needs to be assessed in detail during the consultation.
The nose thread lift procedure can be considered an intermediary between nose filler augmentation and surgical rhinoplasty. Unlike nose fillers, where even the hardest filler is not solid, nose thread lift uses solid threads which do not spread sideways. This gives a structural nose bridge similar to a surgical nasal implant, with sharper and better defined results compared to filler. The multiple threads stacked together can be as thick as a surgical rhinoplasty implant. However, unlike a surgical rhinoplasty, the implant is resorbable and inserted through a tiny puncture with much less trauma and less risk of side effects.
The effect of a nose thread lift procedure lasts approximately 1-2 years. The presence of the threads stimulates new collagen production (neocollagenesis) in the skin that may remain even after the nose thread lift has been resorbed. This may produce a partial effect within the skin that may be long lasting or even semi-permanent, especially after repeated nose thread lifts.
Neurotoxins for Nose Contouring
Neurotoxins inhibit release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. Treatment of specific overactive muscles causes localized muscle relaxation. In certain patients, neurotoxins can be used to relax certain muscles around the nose to lift the nasal tip and reduce the width of the nose.
1Aesthetics's View on Non-Surgical Nose Fillers & Thread lift Contouring
my professional perspective
I perform both nose filler and nose threadlift for nasal augmentation. Either one procedure can effectively augment the nose shape and the skin around it. Neither treatment can be said to be the best in all situations and it is perfectly fine to combine both nose fillers and nose threadlift if necessary to achieve the desired nasal augmentation.
There is a wide range of techniques to do so and I usually use a mix of techniques in most cases to give the most optimal result. An expert injector knows the surgical anatomy of the nose well to be able to enhance it safely, has an in-depth understanding of the tools and materials available, and appreciates the beauty of proportions as well as the craft of tailoring the treatment precisely to suit the individual patient. There is no one size fits all procedure and a successful nose contouring protocol would naturally harmonize and complement your facial features and skin.
I will assess your anatomy and recommend the most suitable option according to your preferences, generally:
- for higher bridges, a combination of nose thread lift and nose fillers
- for spot corrections, nose fillers
- for low nose bridge or tip definition, nose thread lift
In addition, I have my own techniques to specifically address problems that standard nose thread lift insertion is unable to tackle well, such as:
- nose tip refinement
- nose tip projection
- nose (alar) base narrowing
- nose tip angle lifting
Nose filler in Singapore - How I do it
I prefer to use very hard and long lasting hyaluronic acid fillers or agarose fillers as they are reversible with hyalase. Generally, fillers that are like collagen stimulators tend to be hard and last longer than 12 months (common duration of effect for harder hyaluronic acid fillers). However, they are not reversible and this may pose a problem in cases of allergy, malposition or inadvertent injection into a blood vessel.
Newer hyaluronic acids fillers can also give equal or even longer-lasting effects up to 2-3 years. Blunt cannulas must be used where possible to reduce the (low) risk of injection into blood vessels around the nose.
Nose thread lift in Singapore - How I do it
Nose threads usually come pre-loaded on cannulas to be inserted into the nose. There is a variety of different lengths and thickness but these standard sizes may not be most suitable for the nose type and desired result. Overly long threads may have a higher risk of extrusion while overly short threads may not give a smooth result.
I always manually customize the length of the threads before insertion to suit the patient’s nose. While some nose threadlifts involve placing as few as 5 threads and on average 10 threads, I will generally place numerous thick threads (at least 20) to best simulate the effect of a surgical rhinoplasty.
Nose Fillers vs Nose Thread lift in Singapore
Nose Fillers in Singapore
- Softer smoother result more suitable for certain faces and noses
- Blends in better in patients with thin skin
- Better for fine spot corrections such as nasal humps
- Can give a higher nose bridge on profile view
- Easier to adjust or reverse than nose threadlift
- Certain very hard fillers may last longer than nose threadlifts
Nose Threadlift in Singapore
- Feels more natural to touch
- Narrower, more defined bridge
- Gives a more defined result for nasal tip and projection
- No risk of intra-arterial injection (rare but can lead to blood supply problems to the skin or eye)