The nose is a particularly prominent feature of the face and even subtle changes in its shape or size can make a significant difference to your facial appearance. If your nose has a slight bump, is perhaps a little crooked or a less than pleasing shape for you, a solution may be available which does not resort to surgical intervention.
Dermal fillers, when injected in to very specific areas of the nose can fill out and re-contour the area and produce a more pleasing shape. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body responsible for youthful and firm skin. When used in the nasal area a thicker and more viscous product is applied, giving structure and support to weaker or misshapen areas of the nose, mimicking cartilage and smoothing the contours. For those individuals requiring a crisper contour PDO and PLLA threads (dissolvable sutures) can be inserted to provide further longer lasting contour. They can also help lift the nasal tip which dermal fillers can only achieve to a certain extent. Depending on your requirement we would either inject filler of place threads in the nose or both.
Prior to any non-surgical treatment, Dr. Somji will assess your concerns and requirements in a full pre-treatment consultation, conducted here at our Loughton-based clinic and London clinic. He will take a full medical history and assess your facial proportions to ascertain whether the treatment will be suitable for you and how the most pleasing outcome can be achieved.
Following your consultation, you’ll be invited back to the clinic for treatment. Injectable or topical anaesthetic will be administered to the area so that you do not feel any discomfort. In most injectable dermal fillers, an anaesthetic is already present and therefore a prior-injected anaesthetic is not required and you may simply need a little topical numbing cream. Small injections of dermal filler/threads will be administered to the areas of concern and Dr. Somji will shape and massage the product for your desired result. The procedure takes around 15 to 20 minutes but allow at least 40 minutes for numbing cream application and effect.
You will see the results straight away as dermal fillers in the nose create a ‘scaffold’ for the tissues. There will also be a period of slight swelling and for the substance to settle in before you will see the full result. After a couple of weeks, if you feel you’d like some small adjustments or a ‘top up’ you will be able to book an appointment with Dr. Somji.