You don’t always have to use a hammer or a scalpel to reshape noses. The typical “nose nob” can leave you with swelling and tenderness for months – not to mention the pain and cost of surgery. You can instead use a needle and an FDA approved injectable paste called Radiesse.
The 15 minute nose job
Whether the nose in question is suffering from a hump, a bump, a dent or a drooping tip, in a mere 15 minute procedure Dr. Pilest can re-sculpt and re-contour, providing patients a veritable “nose job” with no surgery, no pain, no agony and no waiting.
Results are instant. Aside from some possible minor bruising or swelling at the injection site, the finished corrections are instant, long-lasting and natural-looking.
Subtle but real
Patients who choose this non-surgical nose shaping are usually surprised how much the subtle effects correct their facial symmetry. The nose is the balance point for the face and if it’s ‘off’ the entire face looks out of proportion.
Radiesse, injected in small amounts on either side of the nose, can visually straighten a nose that is slightly curved or narrow in the wrong places. Used at the tip, a downward sloping nose gains a more youthful upturn. Asian faces have a tendency to be less dimensional than Western faces, so building the bridge increases that 3-D characteristic.
A correction for skin cancer scars
Skin cancer removal can leave visible depressions and tissue deformity. A simple injection can now erase the physical reminder of the surgery in most cases almost completely.
Who’s to know?
Radiesse has a fantastic ability to mold to the desired contour. Unless a patient tells you he or she has had nonsurgical nose reshaping, you would never know.
Dents, scars from accidents, or asymmetries from genetics or surgery are all problems easily remedied with this dermal filler.
Safety and effectiveness have been proven.Longevity is usually 18 months or longer. Radiesse is a calcium-based product and degrades over time, so it’s not permanent, but touch up treatments will maintain a correction indefinitely. There are no age limits, making it appropriate for anyone from their teens to their 80’s.
Dr. Nissan Pilest is a member of the distinguished Expert Injector collaboration and holds the Circle of Excellence in Soft Tissue Fillers through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Pilest performs all injections for dermal fillers and neuromodulators at Total Dermatology. About Dr. Pilest