NOSE FILLER, NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY & THE LIQUID NOSE JOB
Nose filler treatments
The shape and size of the nose is one of the most common cosmetic concerns. But most people don't want to commit to surgery which is expensive, risks and complications can occur and where the healing can take up to two years for the final result.
Depending on your age, sex, ethnicity and features, noses of course come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Whilst no filler treatment is risk-free, liquid nose jobs (nose fillers) are an excellent option for patients who's nose shape is suitable and who want an immediate, much more affordable and equivalent result compared to surgery.
Dr Jake is also one of very few injectors in Australia who not only does nose fillers but he also incorporates ultrasound into his practice. This is done before all nose filler to help detect the blood vessels of the nose prior to treatment - reducing the very rare risks including a vascular occlusion, blindness or a stroke.
What are nose filler treatments?
Fillers for the nose are also known as a 'non-surgical rhinoplasty' or the 'liquid nose job'. Whatever you want to call the technique, it uses fillers to improve the shape and profile of the nose.
Nose fillers can improve your aesthetic in three main ways:
1) Smoothing out bumps on the bridge of the nose when viewed from the side
2) Adding volume to the bridge of the nose in those with a very flat nasal profile
3) It's also possible to lift the tip of the nose subtly to improve a hooked or droopy nose tip
Key features of nose filler treatments
New patient filler consultations + treatments = 60 mins
Existing patient consultations + treatments = 45 mins
Suitable for different noses
Whether you have a bump on your nasal bridge or have a flatter nose and want it looking sharper, nose fillers are extremely useful to help create the illusion of a completely new nose.
Liquid nose jobs deliver an immediate result that patients rate incredibly highly. These are one of the most rewarding treatments offered by Dr Jake and it also avoids the need for surgery for some.
Dr Jake Sloane will suggest the right volume of filler for each type of nose shape. Fillers used for noses tend to last far longer than patients often realise but 12-24 months would be typical.
What is the downtime & aftercare after nose filler?
How do anti-wrinkle treatments work?Anti-wrinkle treatments are performed using tiny injections. They work by temporarily and reversibly blocking nerve signals to specific areas of the facial muscles, allowing the muscles to relax. As a result, the skin overlying the muscles also relaxes, smoothing out the visible lines. Over a period of on average 4 months, the treatment wears off and wrinkles slowly return.
How should I prepare for my anti-wrinkle treatment?As for all injectable treatments, please come with no make up, foundation or similar on your skin. This will reduce the risk of an infection. To reduce the risk of bruising: - avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior - stop any fish oil supplements at least 5 days prior - stop any garlic, ginger, gingko biloba or ginseng in high doses - avoid any anti-inflammatory medicines (neurofen, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) for 5 days before your treatment if possible. Prescription medicines that can make bruising much more common include warfarin or other anti-coagulants. If these are prescribed by your GP, it's not recommended to stop them. You can still have injectables but you should expect bruising to be much more common and obvious.
What can't I do after an anti-wrinkle treatment?You can go back to your normal daily activities after a treatment except for two simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. This also includes not doing things like having a massage, facial or similar straight after an anti-wrinkle treatment. (for at least 12 hours afterwards) 2) Avoid sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12 hours afterwards. These rules help prevent the anti-wrinkle product spreading and affecting other muscles of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eyelid or eyebrow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects but can take several weeks or even months to settle. Avoiding alcohol after any injectable treatment until the following day also reduces your risk of worsened bruising.
What are the potential side effects?The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swellings and redness (that disappear within minutes) - bruising (always a risk when a needle is used) Rarer side effects include: - In less than 1% of cases, patients can very rarely experience eyebrow or eyelid heaviness (called a 'ptosis'). This is very rare, temporary and often resolves in three or four weeks on it's own. This might be caused by a failure to follow the after care rules described above. In this scenario, some special eyedrops might be prescribed to you to help lift the heavy eyelid but you'll need to be reviewed in person first.
Do anti-wrinkle treatments hurt?The injections only take minutes to perform and no special measures are needed. Dr Jake uses the smallest needles available and most patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy the process is.
Are there any people who shouldn't have anti-wrinkle treatments?There are just a few but important conditions that are contraindications to anti-wrinkle treatments: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby, undergoing IVF or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments) - Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis Those taking the following medicines should also not have these treatments: - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc) - Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis) - A known allergy to human albumin A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.
How often should I have treatments?If the recommended dose is done on the day of your treatment, the results will last 2-4 months on average. Most people therefore come every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance.