Hi Dr.'s, I had a question and would absolutely appreciate some feedback. For those of us contemplating non-surgical rhinoplasty to improve a flat nasal tip, I hear a HA filler can be great. But can Radiesse provide a more thorough/effective result in sharpening a flat nasal tip than Restylane or Juvederm? Also, I hear that Radiesse lasts around a year, but at what point are "repeat injections" in the tip going to be unsafe with the cumulative effects of Radiesse? It seems unpractical this way.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Issues with Repeat Injections?
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Non-surgical rhinoplasty with filler
I prefer Restylane filler for the nose. It is a safe hyaluronic acid filler that can last 6 to 12 months and can be dissolved if needed.
Any filler can be used on a nasal tip but hyaluronic acid fillers are safest
I do many non-surgical rhinoplasties (lunch time nose jobs) and get similar results with all the fillers, but... I currently prefer using Juvederm and Restylane since they are reversable. Reversable products can be dissolved quickly if any problems arise. Radiesse might last a little longer but that is unclear. Artefill would be permanent (as would silicone but I don't recommend silicone) but while the risk of having a problem is small, it is always better if the product can be dissolved if that should occur. There are no specific risks associated with repeatedly using a filler in the nose, that I am aware of. Using fillers in a nose that has undergone previous surgery however may be riskier as the circulation may be compromised after surgery.
Web reference: http://www.ocdermatology.com/juvederm-restylane/
Non - Surgical Nose Job
Any filler whether radiesse or restylane or silicone will give a temporary result. Your better off investing in a rhinoplasty and making the results permanent. I dont think there are any good studies showing the longevity of readiesse when used repeatedly.
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