A nose filler or a nose thread lift? which is better? These are the most typical inquiries I receive from clients who are interested in receiving a nose reshaping procedure at our center. Let’s delve deeper into the subject to learn more about the distinctions between these two treaments and determine which one is the better option for you.
Why does such treatment exist, one would wonders? Is there any truth to it? Is it only to boost your image? The majority of us believe that “by looking better, you might be able to exhibit your better self to the society” since “we live in a dynamic and competitive world where everyone is self-conscious.” Yes, to some extent.
However, some deformities may also benefit from this type of treatment. Among these are saddle nose deformity, which is also known as a nose with a noticeable dorsal hump and collapsed form. While some minor deformities can be treated with thread lift and filler, major deformities call for traditional rhinoplasty.
Unfortunately, first impressions are often formed based just on a person’s initial sight at us in our highly visual world. Our noses are the most noticeable and recognizable feature on our faces. As a result, much has been said about the perfect shape of a nose. Although there is such a thing as a flawless nose, it depends on your age, gender, and culture. The ‘perfect’ nose for a woman is typically seen to have a high, straight, narrow bridge with a turned-up tip, whereas the ideal nose for a male is one that projects confidence and is balanced with the chin and profile. The truth is that everyone’s vision of the perfect nose is different, but harmony with the rest of the face, or how the nose should flow gracefully with the rest of the face, is crucial.
Only traditional open rhinoplasty has been available as an option for external nose augmentation in the previous ten years. There are now non-surgical ways to achieve a more defined nose as aesthetic medicine develops. Two quick procedures that promise to help patients have the ideal nasal bridges and facial characteristics, they are nose fillers and nose thread lifts.
1. Nose Filler
Nose Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are injected into the skin to improve the look of the nose. The material gives the nose’s bridge and tip more volume.
2. Nose Thread Lift
Another procedure that has been shown to be both safe and efficient in individuals is the nose thread lift. It makes use of polydioxanone (PDO) or polycaprolactone (PCL) threads, which are bioabsorbable sutures frequently utilised in procedure.
· Polydioxanone (PDO)
Some absorbable sutures are constructed of polydioxanone (PDO), which does not provide much mechanical lift but stimulates the synthesis of Type I collagen. With the collagen that develops throughout the procedure, the results could endure up to 12 to 18 months.
· Polycaprolactone (PCL)
The most recent option is polycaprolactone (PCL) threads, which are formed of the same substance as long-lasting absorbable sutures. More collagen and greater support result from the material’s longer life. In contrast to the other two thread kinds, PCL boosts hyaluronic acid, Type 1 and Type 2 collagen. PCL thread effects may last up to 24-36 months.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers or other semi-permanent fillers, such as Radiesse, are frequently injected into the nose bridge or nose tips during nose filler treatments. It is used to precisely add volume to the nose in order to shape the nose. Your body is compatible with these fillers. The doctor will inject fillers into the bridge and tip of the nose to give it height and projection after the local anaesthetic has had time to take effect. At the injection sites, some minimal swelling or redness is to be anticipated. A little bruising could also happen. These adverse effects, however, ought to go away in a day or two.
While a Radiesse filler (calcium-based microspheres) lasts for around 2-3 years, a hyaluronic acid nasal filler normally lasts for about 1-2 years. After that, the nose contour will be typically reverts back to its original appearance. The injection can be repeated.
Nose Threads Lift
It’s sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime nose job.” The nose can be shaped and made to look better with nose thread. Under the epidermis, tiny threads are placed to lift the nose’s bridge and tip and to promote the production of collagen. The polycaprolactone (PCL) or polydioxanone (PDO) threads are completely biocompatible with and absorbable by our bodies. Results show up right away since the threads act as a scaffold for the nose. To determine the appropriate number of threads to get the desired results, a doctor’s advice is crucial. Both PCL and PDO thread are produced from incredibly safe polymers that are widely utilised in several surgical specialties.
Depending on how long the PDO/PCL threads are used for, they will progressively dissolve under the skin because they are bio-absorbable. The primary substance that surgeons utilise for their surgical sutures is PDO/PCL. It is typical to feel a little uncomfortable and swollen just after the procedure. These adverse effects, however, will go away in a few days.
Procedure: Nose Thread Lift vs Nose Filler
The nose thread lift procedure is a newer technique that is used to improve the appearance of the nose. A thin thread is inserted into the nose, and then pulled tight to lift and shape the nose. This procedure can be used to improve the appearance of a wide or upturned nose, or to correct a drooping nasal tip.
Nose filler injections are also commonly used to improve the appearance of the nose. Injectable fillers can be used to create more definition in the nose, or to correct bumps or other deformities.
Combination treatment: Nose Thread Lift and Nose Filler
Majority of Asians have mongoloid features, where smaller, rounder or broader noses with flat noses. While both techniques can be used individually to augment the nose, occasionally a combination of both can achieve a ideal nose shape and lift.
So, to address the underlying aesthetic problems, it may occasionally be required to combine nose thread lifts with fillers. This combination can occasionally be carried out in several sessions.
Because each person is unique and nose thread lift and nose fillers have slightly different qualities, in some situations it is better to combine both to get the desired outcome. The nose thread lift is the perfect technique to improve, straighten, lift, and define the nasal bridge, even though nose fillers can help to add volume where it is needed. When performed correctly, both nose enhancement procedures can produce excellent results in the shape of the nose and have a decent lifetime before being repeated.
Results: The results of a nose thread lift are immediately visible. The results of a nose filler may take a few days to be seen.
A nose thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that immediately tightens and lifts the skin on the nose. The results are visible immediately after the procedure is performed. A nose filler may take a few days to be seen. The filler is injected into the bridge of the nose to add volume and definition. The results of a nose thread lift are immediate, while the results of a nose filler may take a few days to be seen.
Benefits and Risks of Nose Thread Lift vs Nose Filler
In a nutshell, here are the advantages of nose thread lifts and fillers:
- Fillers are great for adding volume and height to the bridge and tip of your nose as well as for precisely correcting any curved or bumpy flaws.
- Nose thread lifts are great for tip projection and definition. Additionally, they are stiffer than nose fillers (like in-between fillers and surgical implants).
In other words, both thread lifts and nose fillers have their own benefits. Which you should utilise truly depends on your worries and the condition of your skin.
Choosing a licenced physician to do your nose enhancement operation is crucial. An expert should advise you on the best course of action for your circumstances, carry it out safely, and show you how to look after.