What is nose threadlift and nose filler?
Nose threadlift, also known as a non-surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose job, involves the insertion of small threads made of a biocompatible material (such as polydioxanone or PDO) under the skin of the nose. These threads are used to reshape and contour the nose by lifting the skin and soft tissues, creating a more defined nose bridge, tip, or nostrils. The threads used in a nose threadlift are also designed to stimulate collagen production, which helps to tighten and firm the skin around the nose, giving it a more youthful appearance. The procedure is minimally invasive, with little downtime and few side effects, and the results can last for up to 1-2 years.The brand name commonly associated with noset headlift is Hiko threadlift. These are threads from Korea, with the “hi” in Hiko meaning high and “ko” in Hiko meaning nose in the Korean language.
Filler to the nose, also known as a liquid rhinoplasty, involves injecting a dermal filler (such as hyaluronic acid) into specific areas of the nose to add volume, reshape, or correct asymmetry. This procedure can be used to smooth out bumps and humps on the bridge of the nose, lift the tip, or make the nose appear more symmetrical. The effects of the filler typically last around 6-12 months, after which the procedure can be repeated if desired.
Nose threadlift and nose filler are both minimally invasive cosmetic procedures used to enhance the appearance of the nose. However, there are some differences between the two treatment options.
Nose threadlift is generally recommended for individuals who have a flat or slightly concave nose bridge, a droopy or undefined nose tip, or asymmetrical nostrils. This treatment can be used to lift the skin and soft tissues of the nose, creating a more defined nose bridge, tip, or nostrils.
Nose threadlift is also effective for individuals who have mild to moderate signs of aging around the nose, such as sagging or loose skin. The threads used in a nose threadlift stimulate collagen production, which helps to tighten and firm the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.
Nose filler is recommended for individuals who have a nose that is crooked, has a bump or hump on the bridge, or has a flat or undefined nose tip. This treatment can be used to add volume to specific areas of the nose, smoothing out bumps and humps and creating a more symmetrical appearance.
Nose filler can also be used to correct minor imperfections in the nose, such as asymmetry or irregularities in the shape of the nostrils.
The aesthetic practitioner will take into consideration the individual’s unique facial anatomy, skin type, and other factors to determine the best approach for achieving the desired result. Sometimes, both nose filler and thread lift can be done to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
Both nose threadlift and nose filler are generally safe and effective cosmetic procedures, but like any medical treatment, they carry some risks and potential complications. The specific risks associated with each procedure are different and should be considered when deciding which treatment is best for you.
Risks associated with nose threadlift:
1. Infection: Although rare, infection is a potential risk of any procedure that involves piercing the skin. To minimize the risk of infection, antibiotic is prescribed post procedure.
2. Bruising: Bruising and swelling may happen after a nose threadlift, but they should resolve within a few days to a week. Swelling will definitely happen due to application of local anaesthesia. Brusiing may sometimes occur. Applying ice packs and avoiding strenuous exercise or activities can help to minimize bruising and swelling.
3. Migration of the threads: In rare cases, the threads used in a nose threadlift can migrate from their intended location, causing asymmetry or other issues. However, this is usually very correctable. This is done by placing threads to correct the asymmetry.
3. Extrusion of the threads: In rare cases, the threads can sometimes come out from the point of insertion. This tends to happen if the threads are not placed deep enough. The treatment of this is to just take out the threads should they really extrude.
Risks associated with nose filler:
1. Allergic reactions: Although rare, some individuals may have an allergic reaction to the filler material. The symptoms of an allergic reaction can range from mild (such as redness or swelling) to severe (such as difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis).
2. Migration of the filler: The filler material can potentially migrate from its intended location, causing asymmetry or other issues. When the filler migrates, it may lead to a nose known as avatar nose. The treatment of this is to use hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.
3. Infection: Like any procedure that involves piercing the skin, there is a risk of infection. To minimize the risk of infection, antibiotic cream or oral antibiotic Is prescribed.
Vascular complications: In rare but severe cases, the filler material can be injected into a blood vessel, causing vascular complications such as skin necrosis or blindness. As such, small volume is usually preferred if filler is to be utilized. Also, hyaluronic acid-based filler is preferred when it comes to shaping the nose. This is because should vascular complication occur, the compication can be treatedby dissolving the hyaluronic acid.
4. In general, the risks associated with nose thread lift and nose filler are relatively low when performed by anexperienced practitioner. However, it is important to discuss the potential risks and complications with your practitioner and to follow their post-procedure instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications. Otherwise, nose threadlift and nose fillers can give great results to patients desiring to improve the profile of the nose without going under the knife.