Let’s face it – some of us aren’t in love with the shape of our noses. While your nose may have been cute as a button when you were younger, it’s sometimes the case that getting older changes the shape of your nose in a way that you might not like. The experts at Kagan Institute in Los Angeles, CA know that a non-surgical nose job with dermal fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse can reshape your nose and improve your aesthetics.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
Most people who want to improve the shape of their noses are good candidates for this treatment. The key thing to remember about this treatment is that it will only alter the shape of the nose, not the size of the nose or any significant internal structures, such as a deviated septum. In other words, if your goal is to improve the superficial aesthetics of your nose, then this treatment may be ideal for you. Some qualifying factors include:
You Don’t Want Surgery
One of the more important qualifying factors for this treatment includes patients who prefer to not have traditional nose job surgery. Rhinoplasty can greatly alter the size and shape of your nose, but the recovery from this procedure is often long and painful. If you want to reshape your nose without surgery, then this treatment is right for you.
The way a non-surgical nose job works is by injecting dermal fillers into areas of the nose to essentially cover up areas of concern, such as bumps, humps, or other aesthetic issues. Dermal fillers increase the volume of the skin, so it’s very easy to use a dermal filler to smooth areas of the nose to correct the overall shape of your nose, nose tip, or even nostrils.
You Don’t Have Certain Allergies
A non-surgical nose job is less risky than a traditional nose job surgery, but you will still want to be aware of certain allergies related to dermal fillers. During your consultation, you will need to verify that you have no known allergies to the ingredients in the dermal fillers used for your treatment. Fortunately, both Juvederm and Radiesse are considered non-allergenic treatments, so the vast majority of people will not need to be concerned about any allergic reactions.
Your Goals Are Realistic
It’s important to have realistic goals for this treatment. Only certain issues can be corrected with dermal fillers, so you may only be eligible for this treatment if you have a hump, bump, drooping nose tip, or nose asymmetry. This treatment works as camouflage for minor to moderate superficial concerns and will not correct issues related to size or functional problems inside the nose.
You Want Faster Recovery
People who are interested in this treatment also want to enjoy a faster recovery. After your treatment, you will be allowed to go back to work immediately or resume most normal daily activities. The only restrictions you will have will be to avoid strenuous exercise, avoid touching or rubbing your nose, and sleep on your back for at least 24 to 48 hours. We may give you specific post-treatment instructions to follow to speed up your recovery.
You Want Fast Results
Finally, people who seek non-surgical nose jobs want to have fast results. While the results of a traditional nose job can take several weeks or months to fully heal, the results after this treatment can be seen in a matter of days. In fact, you will likely see immediate results on the same day as your treatment. As the dermal filler settles, your results will improve within one to two weeks.
The results of your non-surgical nose job will last for about six to 12 months based on the durability of the dermal filler. Some people may be able to enjoy results that last longer than 12 months based on factors such as age, metabolism, and your specific biological response to the dermal filler formula. It’s possible that your touch-ups for this treatment will be scheduled once a year or once every six months depending on the longevity of your results.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Combine This Treatment With Other Non-Surgical Treatments?
Absolutely! In fact, it’s common to use a few non-surgical treatments at the same time to improve your overall aesthetics. By having all of your treatments at one time, it’s much easier to keep up with your treatment touch-ups. non-surgical treatments with dermal fillers can contour essentially every area of the face, including the lips, cheek, chin, and jawline. It’s very common to use a dermal filler in multiple areas of the face to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Other treatments you can use include neurotoxins such as Botox. Using a neurotoxin treatment can relax the appearance of deep or dynamic wrinkles, particularly on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. Botox and dermal filler treatments are commonly combined to correct complex aesthetic goals.
Will You Need a Consultation?
Yes, a consultation will absolutely be necessary before you can attend a non-surgical nose job appointment. The consultation will help us identify your areas of concern, examine your nose, and determine if this treatment is appropriate for your aesthetic goals. Together, we will create a treatment plan that will address all of your aesthetic concerns.
Some patients find it useful to bring in a reference photo for what they want their nose to look like after their treatment is complete. We may also take a photograph of your nose to help map out where to use the dermal filler to achieve your desired appearance goals.
How Long Will Your Treatment Take?
If you are only treating the nose, you can expect your appointment to take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. If you are using a dermal filler for other concerns, your appointment may last longer. Overall, most patients consider this a “lunchtime” appointment that can be easily slotted into any part of the day.
Is This Treatment Painful?
No. The fillers that are used for this treatment are formulated with lidocaine, which will ensure your comfort during and after your treatment. Additionally, we can discuss the use of a topical numbing cream to prepare you for your dermal filler injections. Most patients find this treatment vastly more comfortable than a traditional nose job.
Is There a Best Age for Treatment?
There isn’t a best age to have this treatment. While a traditional nose job tends to have the best results between the ages of 20 and 40, people of any age can have a non-surgical nose job. Most dermal fillers are approved for people who are over the age of 21. Because a dermal filler works to increase collagen production to correct skin volume, this treatment can easily be used for older people.
What Is the Best Time for Treatment?
You can have this treatment at any time, even if you are scheduled only a few weeks before a special occasion. Because there is no lengthy recovery time and the results of this treatment are essentially immediate, it’s easy to schedule this treatment during a convenient time for you. That said, if you can, it’s always a good idea to schedule dermal filler appointments at least one month before a special occasion.
Why Else Should You Consider This Non-Surgical Treatment?
Aside from less pain, a faster recovery time, and faster results, is there another reason to consider this non-surgical treatment? Many people like to use this treatment as a stepping stone before a traditional rhinoplasty. This treatment allows them to have a preview of the results they might achieve with a traditional nose job. Because the results of this treatment are temporary, you can use this treatment to tweak your desired results and test out what you will look like after surgical rhinoplasty.
Reshape Your Nose Quickly
Minor aesthetic concerns, such as a bump on the bridge of the nose, can make some people self-conscious about their appearance. A drooping nose tip associated with aging, crookedness from a previous injury, or bumps in the structure of your nose are all minor concerns that can be easily corrected with a non-surgical nose reshaping treatment.
The vast majority of people are considered good candidates for this treatment. If you want to enjoy fast, painless results, achieve natural-looking results, and you have realistic expectations for your treatment, you are likely a good candidate. Please contact Kagan Institute in Los Angeles, CA to schedule your first appointment today. We look forward to discussing your treatment goals during your consultation.