Nose fillers and nose threads are minimally invasive ways of enhancing the nose. They also have minimal downtime. They are great options for patients who do not want to undergo major surgical rhinoplasty.
What are Nose Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into selected areas to add volume to and reshape the nose. Overtime, fillers are naturally broken down by the body.
What are Nose Threads?
Also known as 'HIKO Nose Threads' or 'Nose Thread Lift'
PDO (polydixanone) threads are used to enhance the nose. These threads are a 100% bio-compatible with the body. Overtime, the threads dissolve naturally. As they dissolve, the threads create new tissue collagen and fibroblasts, resulting in a structural effect that further improves the nose contour.
Which is Better? Nose Fillers or Nose Threads
There is no "better" treatment. Whether or not a treatment is suitable for a patient depends on their current and desired nose shape. However, nose threads are gaining popularity (as compared to nose fillers) in terms of safety, treatment outcomes and longevity.
From $500 to $800 per unit of fillers (usually, patients need 1-2 units)
From $680 for 6 threads (most patients require only 6 threads)
Listed below are some of the more common nose augmentation reasons and procedures:
Low Nose Bridge
Low nasal bridges are very common in Asians. The lack of projection of the nose may cause faces to appear flat from the front and side.
Nose threads are inserted into the nose to provide a scaffold for a lifted and projected nose bridge. Lifting the nose bridge helps to enhance the contours of the face, creating a more sculpted appearance and more harmonious profile. Enhancing the nose bridge can also help to balance out other features of the face (forehead, cheekbones, chin, etc.) A more projected nose bridge makes the face appear slimmer, longer, and sharper.
Dorsal Hump ("bump" on the nose bridge)
Also known has nasal humps, these convex bumps may cause the nose to appear bigger or more masculine. In addition, dorsal humps often cause significant disruption of the flow and harmony of one's side profile.
Nose threads can be used to smooth out dorsal humps, creating a projected and smooth nose bridge.
Bulbous Nose Tip
Another common feature among Asians, bulbous nose tips appear very wide and big. As bulbous nose tips are very prominent, they may take away from the beauty of other facial features.
Nose threads are able to lift the nose, making it look sharper and smaller by reducing nose tip width. Conversely, as fillers can only add volume, they may make a bulbous nose even look bigger.
A crooked nose significantly affects the harmony and hence attractiveness of the face.
Nose threads are able to reduce crooked noses to enhance symmetry of the face.
If you are thinking of enhancing your nose, take some time to reflect on what exactly you want to change and the outcome(s) you want to achieve. If you are not too sure what you would like, a doctor can make recommendations during your consultation. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us at 6254 1622 or use the contact form below.
1 Northpoint Drive, Northpoint City, #B1-176 (South Wing), Singapore 768019
Tel: 6254 1622 | Fax: 6254 3367
Dr Louis Loo
MBBS (Singapore), MMED (Family Medicine), GDFP (Dermatology)
With a keen appreciation for beauty in the human face, Dr Louis Loo is primarily concerned in reaching out those who seek aesthetic treatments to enhance their features with renewed confidence in facing the world. Nose threads are Dr Loo's forte - he has a keen interest in the procedure and has many years of hands-on experience.