The nose, being in the center of the face, plays a massive role in the first impression and appearance of an individual. Cosmetic procedures performed on the nose, make a big difference in a person’s attractiveness.
Surgical and non-surgical procedures performed can help to lift the nose, correct misalignments, and alter the height of the bridge to give the nose a sharp definition. In addition, they enhance the parameters of the nose and improves the profile as well.
Surgical procedures are often associated with lengthy downtime and side effects. Therefore, non-surgical procedures, such as nose fillers and Hiko nose thread lift, have gained popularity because of the simplicity of the procedures and relatively fewer side effects.
The concern now is about which non-surgical procedure is better?
Many consult medical practitioners about nose fillers and nose thread lifts in Singapore. It is understandable for individuals to want to achieve the most out of this non-surgical nose job at the most reasonable cost with minimum downtime and side effects. Who does not want the best results at the best price?
This article is a guide to help you choose between the two most popular non-surgical nose augmentation procedures.
Let’s Start With Nose Fillers!
This nose job procedure uses Hyaluronic Acid (HA) gels for the nose fillers. The aesthetic procedure of nose fillers begins after local anesthesia sets in or after numbing the area with an ice bar. The HA fillers are injected into the skin of the nose and molded to shape and sculpt the nose. Nose fillers work by adding volume to the nose thus, providing lift to the nose bridge and projection to the nose tip.
What Are Possible Side Effects?
Most fillers contain lidocaine which helps to reduce pain or discomfort during the treatment, therefore, the injections are not painful. However, when the anesthesia wears off, one may experience slight pain and discomfort. With all injections, there is a small risk of developing bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. These minimal side effects subside within a day or two. Severe side effects are rare but likely to occur if an inexperienced and incompetent practitioner conducts this procedure.
Rarely, is the HA filler injected into the blood vessels instead of the skin causing skin necrosis. Moreover, the nose tip is an important site where blood vessels of the retina of the eye anastomose, which upon damage can cause blindness. Therefore, always consult an experienced cosmetic surgeon for nose fillers!
How Long Do Results Last?
Nose fillers give immediate results. You can see the newly attained height, projection, and nose volume the minute the procedure ends. However, the results are temporary. They last for up to 12 months. Repeating the treatment after 12 months helps to maintain the results created from nose filler treatment.
Let’s Talk About Korean Nose Thread Lift Now!
A Korean nose thread lift, also known as Hiko nose thread lift, is another non-surgical nose augmentation procedure that uses Polydioxanone (PDO) threads. These 100% absorbable and bio-compatible threads are made of the same material as surgical sutures. The number of threads needed for each treatment varies from person to person, depending on the nose shape and augmentation requirements.
In this procedure, after the numbing effect from local anesthesia sets in, the PDO threads are inserted into the skin via the tip of the nose. The thickness of the threads helps to volumize the treated area, apart from that, the collagen remodeling that happens over time also helps to enhance the thickness of the skin, lifting the height of the bridge or tip.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
A nose thread lift in Singapore is quite well-known for its efficacy. However, there are some side effects. During the procedure, the anesthesia numbs the nose. Therefore, the inserting of threads is painless. However, when the anesthesia wears off, there is slight pain and discomfort with bruising, redness, and swelling. One may experience a slight headache after treatment which can be managed with regular pain medication such as Panadol. These side effects are minimal; thus, they subside within a few days.
Unlike nose fillers, there is no risk of vascular complications, skin necrosis, and blindness. Moreover, the threads are stiff but dissolve within 1-2 years. The shape of the nose returns to the pre-treatment state. Unlike nose fillers, there is no risk of fillers spreading sideways and increasing the width of the nose.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of the Hiko nose thread lift in Singapore are immediate. However, they are temporary. The Polydioxanone threads dissolve after 6 months, but collagen that grows in place of the threads will still provide some support for the treated areas. Repeated treatments are necessary to maintain the results, but one may notice that they need fewer threads to achieve the same results after sequential treatments.
Nose Thread Lift Vs Nose Fillers
As stated above, the Hiko nose thread lift is the preferred treatment for nose lifting due to its various benefits. The following article compares it to nose fillers;
In a world where the possibilities of cosmetic enhancement are endless, it is important to understand the benefits and risks of each and every option available. Non-surgical nose job procedures have clearly gained popularity over surgical procedures.
Nose Fillers and Hiko Nose Thread Lifts are two popular non-surgical options. The two procedures although very similar, have minor differences. Understanding the differences will guide you towards making a correct decision when choosing the best option.
Consult a cosmetic surgeon for a nose assessment so they can recommend you the best aesthetic procedure for your nose.
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